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A group of wildlife enthusiasts were looking forward to their lunch during an expedition to the Arctic island of Svalbard. But they soon discovered a hungry polar bear was also rather keen to try their cauliflower soup. The giant predator poked his head through the open porthole into the kitchen of the ship, which had(…)
Seamus Murphy began photographing Afghanistan in 1994, and his new book A Darkness Visible: Afghanistan, is a classic on the rise of the Taliban and the impact of U.S. invasion. For two decades, he has worked extensively in the Middle East, Asia, Africa, Latin America and most recently America on an ongoing project during what(…)
Because of the devastation of World War II, Russian “girls” in the ’40s and ’50s were taught to be tough and work hard. I am saddened by the fact that Russia never had the chance to enjoy the happy pin-up times of America’s postwar period. In fact, cheerful American pin-up art was considered in Soviet(…)
From the Austrian Cultural Forum: Gregor Graf’s exploration of urban architecture involves taking medium format images of mundane urban settings and painstakingly removing all text and symbolic references from the image, producing an anonymous and generic metropolis, yet evoking a sense of familiarity. In 2006 Graf was commissioned by the Visual Arts Platform to produce(…)
Each picture represents a before and after ‘the dissapearance’ shot. Picture above (1970): Maria Irma Ferreira, Maria Susana Ferreira; picture below (2006): Maria Susana Ferreira From Zeit Online: During the military dictatorship in Argentina from 1976 to 1983 nearly 30,000 people disappeared without trace. Der Fotograf Gustavo Germano gehört zu den Opfern des Staatsterrors. The(…)
Portrait of Slam Stewart, Three Deuces(?), New York, N.Y., ca. Sept. 1946 Click images for larger. Portrait of Django Reinhardt, Aquarium, New York, N.Y., ca. Nov. 1946 Portrait of Kaiser Marshall, Art Hodes, Sandy Williams, Cecil (Xavier) Scott, and Henry (Clay) Goodwin, Times Square, New York, N.Y., ca. July 1947 Portrait of Billie Holiday, Downbeat(?),(…)
From CNN: Los Angeles, California (CNN) — Rick Norsigian’s hobby of picking through piles of unwanted items at garage sales in search of antiques has paid off for the Fresno, California, painter. Two small boxes he bought 10 years ago for $45 — negotiated down from $70 — are now estimated to be worth at(…)