thebacchant:

mpdrolet:

From Ah Wilderness
Nadav Kander

thebacchant:

mpdrolet:

From Ah Wilderness

Nadav Kander

2 days ago · 4,316 notes · Source · Reblogged from lord-kitschener

"Fewer and fewer individuals [in Central Asia] have by no means been to Russia,” documentary photographer Elyor Nematov told Hyperallergic. Nematov was born in Uzbekistan, and he counts his father and brother amongst the migrants. It is what impressed him to doc the practice journey from Bishkek that many take into Russia, the challenges they face as soon as they arrive, and what occurs to their family members again residence. Nematov’s I AM A FOREIGNER, quickly to be on show at New York’s Photoville, illuminates an necessary chapter in the history of the area.

“Every migrant employee has his personal expertise, however many are second-class individuals in Russia. Prejudice towards migrants is the basis for an understanding of migrants,” Nematov stated, alluding to the proven fact that Central Asians typically migrate illegally and, for that purpose, are more simply exploited. They reside and work in typically-occasions poor circumstances, typically receiving solely one-third of their promised wage wage, and sending the little pay they get again residence to their households. Fewer than 10% have medical insurance.
http://www.radiofree.org/us/picturing-russias-central-asian-diaspora/

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wreckamic:

Misty Copeland - 1st African American Woman to join American Ballet Theatre

6 days ago · 78,491 notes · Source · Reblogged from platoapproved

gunnarolla:

dcaseyjones:

Happy Accidents (2014)

This is one of the coolest stories I have. Hear me out.

Last summer, my father brought home an old Canon FT QL 35mm SLR film camera back from England, which had belonged to my grandfather, who died in 2001. When we popped the back open to load some new film, we discovered with horror that there was still a roll of film loaded, that we had just exposed to light. It’s not every day that you ruin the last roll of undeveloped film that your grandfather shot before he died.

I was pretty disappointed about this for a long time. What a terrible loss. My curiosity of what was on that roll of film before we ruined it ate away at me for almost a year. According to my memory, we pulled out the roll, threw it away, and inserted a new one. As I found out this summer, that’s not what happened.

When I had my first roll that I shot on the camera developed, the prints were all a mess of double and triple-exposed shots I don’t remember taking. Eventually I figured it out: last summer, my father hadn’t thrown out the old roll of film, he’d manually re-rolled and reloaded my grandfather’s last roll back into the camera.

I realized that my grandfather’s final roll of film was not destroyed, but rather that, over the course of a few months, I had effectively shot over it.

Most of the prints from it are an incomprehensible mess of double and triple-exposed shots, (with warped colour quality from being stuck in the camera for some 15 years,) but after looking at them closely, some of them were actually kind of amazing. Some of them showed a beautiful blend of scenes between England circa the late 1990s and Toronto circa 2014. A completely accidental photo collaboration between my dead grandfather and I that was about 15 years in the making.

If you have the time, take a few minutes to really inspect these photos. These photos are the happiest accidents I’ve ever stumbled into. They’re probably the coolest photos I’ll ever take, and I had no idea I was even taking them.

WAY COOL

6 days ago · 564 notes · Source · Reblogged from platoapproved

domme-chronicles:

smilefor-medarling:

Some of these are so awkward, and some are great, and there’s that one with the dad that’s just 100% heartbreaking.

I just felt a full range of human emotions. I hate everything.

1 week ago · 453,211 notes · Source · Reblogged from crossallthewires

ourafrica:

Bashar Shglila captures life in the Libyan deserts.

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cloudyskiesandcatharsis:

Mirrors and Windows by Gabriele Galimberti and Edoardo Dilelle

The portrait series draws insight into the lives of women across the world based on their intimate living spaces.While some have countless possessions, living in the lap of luxury, others are clearly not as fortunate.

The project states: “In a world that is increasingly shaped by global standardization and IKEA aesthetics, this work explores the rooms of the conventional and the eccentric, the rich and the poor, the mother and the single, the pious and the unbelieving, the sports-obsessed and the shopping-addicted, the tomboy and the girly-girl, the tidy and the shambolic… These bedrooms are the mirrors of the history, personality, culture, obsessions and social status of the girls that occupy them, but are also unique windows into these young women’s worlds.

Source: Gabriele Galimberti website

             Edoardo Delille website

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photojojo:

Munich-based photographer Nick Frank is an absolute genius when it comes to transforming dull, ordinary buildings into fascinating images.

One of his latest projects involves a rather unusual shopping mall in Germany. Nick uses the building’s vibrant colors and myriad of shapes to create these delightfully minimalist photos.

Strange Shopping Mall is a Backdrop for Minimalist Photos

via The Jealous Curator

2 weeks ago · 429 notes · Reblogged from photojojo

thepunkparade:

8:27 pm

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asylum-art:

Historic Black and White Pictures Restored in Color 

The history of photography is only about two hundred years old and the period when it was possible to take coloured pictures is a lot shorter than that. However, colour makes us perceive the image we view as more realistic. Fortunately, there are communities of colourizing black and white photography enthusiasts, such as  r/ColorizedHistory , that bring us emotionally closer to our roots with their work.

1..2 .Marilyn Monroe, 1957.  Original photo by Richard Avedon
                                                          Colourized by Zuzzah

3.4. Louis Armstrong practicing in his dressing room, ca 1946.                                             Original photo by William Gottlieb
                                                       Colourized by DanaKeller

5.6. Theoretical physicist Albert Einstein,1921. 
                                            Original photo by Ferdinand Schmutzer
                                                                      Colourized by Klassixx

7.8. Helen Keller meeting Charlie Chaplin in 1919.
       Original photo by Roy Export Company / Cineteca diBologna
                                                           Colourized photoby 

9.10. Construction of the Golden Gate Bridge ca 1935.
                                                        Original photo source unknown
                                                                Colourized by Dana Keller

Via  boredpanda

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sydneyflapper:

nudiemuse:

ersassmus:

African American flappers and Jazz Age women

HOLY SHIT I HAVE NEVER SEEN BLACK FLAPPERS BEFORE!

There were many fabulous African American flappers. No wonder - it was African American musicians who put the Jazz in “The Jazz Age”! The Charleston dance iteself, which so epitomizes the era, made its debut in the all-Black musical “Runnin’ Wild”, and no one danced that flapper number better than Josephine Baker…save possibly for fellow Black artist Florence Mills, who claimed credit for inventing it (she said she debuted it in her “Plantation Revue” in the early 20s, developing it from a dance popular among slaves). The Charleston song was written by Black composer James P Johnson. Without women and girls like those above, the 1920s would never have roared.

3 weeks ago · 60,815 notes · Source · Reblogged from autisticdean

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Ivan Dokov

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