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"Where Children Sleep" by James Mollison. James Mollison was born in Kenya in 1973 and grew up in England.

"Where Children Sleep" by James Mollison

After studying Art and Design at Oxford Brookes University, and later film and photography at Newport School of Art and Design, he moved to Italy to work at Benetton’s creative lab, Fabrica. Jimmy Nelson Photographs Vanishing Tribes Before They Pass Away. Photographer Jimmy Nelson in Papua New Guinea I’ve been fascinated by tribal cultures for over 20 years, ever since I interviewed my grandfather about our family history and learned we had American Indian blood on both sides.

Jimmy Nelson Photographs Vanishing Tribes Before They Pass Away

In the years since, I’ve traveled to indigenous communities in Dominica, South Africa, Tahiti, the Peruvian Amazon and numerous other destinations in an effort to learn from the tribal cultures there. So you can imagine how much photographer Jimmy Nelson‘s new book, Before They Pass Away, resonated with me on a personal level. The project began in 2009, when the British photographer set out on a journey to visit and photograph 31 secluded, visually unique tribes. The quest would eventually take him (and his 4×5 large format camera) on 13 trips covering 44 countries. Traditional Kazakh hunters with their hunting partners. Children at play around the World. "You Are What You Eat" by Mark Menjivar. You Are What You Eat Mark Menjivar You Are What You Eat is a series of portraits made by examining the interiors of refrigerators in homes across the United States.

"You Are What You Eat" by Mark Menjivar

For three years I traveled around the country exploring food issues. The more time I spent speaking and listening to individual stories, the more I began to think about the foods we consume and the effects they have on us as individuals and communities. An intense curiosity and questions about stewardship led me to begin to make these unconventional portraits. Teenager hopped trains for 5 years and caught it all on camera. Holi 2014: The Festival of Colors. This week Hindus around the world celebrate Holi, the Festival of Colors.

Holi 2014: The Festival of Colors

Holi is a popular springtime celebration observed on the last full moon of the lunar month. Participants traditionally throw bright, vibrant powders at friends and strangers alike as they celebrate the arrival of spring, commemorate Krishna's pranks, and allow each other a momentary freedom -- a chance to drop their inhibitions and simply play and dance. Gathered here are images of this year's Holi festival from across India. See also India's 'High' Holiday. [24 photos] "Veteran Vision Project" series by Devin Mitchell. "This is how I ride" by Arnov Setyanto. Random photo Submit your photo Stumble Thru animal photography, people photography Tags: kids.

"This is how I ride" by Arnov Setyanto

"Mixed Blood" portraits by Cyjo. Photographer Cyjo's "Mixed Blood" portraits make a frank, sweeping statement about the evolution of ethnic identity—and in particular, the melting-pot that is our families.

"Mixed Blood" portraits by Cyjo

Taken from 2010 to 2013 in New York and Beijing, these photographs reveal how the average person is likely to look in the future. What are we, then, if we don't hew to the traditional cultural and visual cues we've longed allowed to define us? "A Chronicle of French Hipsters" by Theo Gosselin. A Chronicle of French Hipsters Posted by Morrison Conway on August 6, 2012 · 74 Comments Theo Gosselin is an amateur photographer from Paris.

"A Chronicle of French Hipsters" by Theo Gosselin

His photographs are full of young enthusiasm and youthful romance as he documents the hipster movement in France. Like this: "Toy Stories" by Gabriele Galimberti. Chiwa – Mchinji, Malawi Shot over a period of 18 months, Italian photographer Gabriele Galimberti‘s project Toy Stories compiles photos of children from around the world with their prized possesions—their toys.

"Toy Stories" by Gabriele Galimberti

Galimberti explores the universality of being a kid amidst the diversity of the countless corners of the world, saying, “at their age, they are pretty all much the same; they just want to play.” But it’s how they play that seemed to differ from country to country. Negrito woman of the Andaman Islands. "10/1" series by Bogdan Gîrbovan. Romanian photographer Bogdan Gîrbovan selected one typical ten-storey apartment block in Bucharest at random for a photography project.

"10/1" series by Bogdan Gîrbovan

It’s inhabitants live in identical apartments one on top of the other. But that’s not to say they lived in the same home as all their neighbours — each one was absolutely unique. Through Bogdan’s photos, we catch a glimpse of the vastly different ways in which people live in modern society, even when they’re right next to each other. 10th floor. Painted People From Around the World. We exist in a unique moment within the human narrative.

Painted People From Around the World

Where primitivism coalesces with modernity, and the wisdom of the ancients is embraced by 21st century visionaries. The great cycle is closing in, as we loop back to our true origins, while simultaneously bursting forth a magnificent new fractal reality. External Stimuli : Gerald Foster Photography, Amazonian Peoples, Hans Silvester Photography, Burning Man, Archaic Revival. “Spring-Autumn” by Qozop. For a series titled “Spring-Autumn,” photographer Qozop, snapped photos of hip, twenty-somethings with their elders, either a parent or a grandparent. Then the two family members exchanged outfits and had their photo taken again.

The comparisons are as sweet as they are intriguing… I could see this becoming a bit of a trend. "Technically Intimate" Series by Evan Baden. In Evan Baden's portrait series, "Technically Intimate," he explores sexting and online intimacy, focusing on a generation of youth who are becoming adults in the context of online media immersion. Taken from the perspective of an onlooker, the portraits create the unsettling sense that an ostensibly private moment is unsecured and uncontrolled. Each portrait in the series emerged from something real: an image or video posted online, quite likely without the subject's consent. From there, Baden recreates the scenes with models. "United Colors of India" by Floris Leeuwenberg. Random photo Submit your photo Stumble Thru people photography Tags: