Posts Tagged with: photographer

Dec
04

The daily life of a grandma and her odd-eyed cat

posted on December 4th 2013 in Photography with 3 Comments

For the last 13 years Japanese photographer Miyoko Ihara has been taking pictures of her grandma, Misao, to commemorate her life. 9 years ago, 88-year-old Misao found a stray odd-eyed cat in her shed: she called it Fukumaru, hoping that “the god of fuku (good fortune) would come and everything will be smoothed over like maru (circle).” Miyoko has been photographing their beautiful friendship and the way they go about their daily routine ever since.

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Nov
26

Among the Sámi

posted on November 26th 2013 in Photography & Social with 0 Comments

I came here to understand the primal drive of the modern hunter, writes photographer Erica Larsen, and to find a people who, when the land speaks, can interpret its language.

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Jun
21

Romanian immigrants and their magnificent mansions

posted on June 21st 2013 in Arts & Books & Documentary & Photography & Social with 0 Comments

Hey, British xenophobes: Ever wonder where all those Romanian immigrants who’ve been stealing your jobs have been spending your money? On the building of strange, gigantic mansions that no one lives in, and the planning of extravagant funerals back in their hometowns, apparently. Romanian photographer Petrut Calinescu hung out in the northern part of Romania for a while looking at how the culture of emigration has changed the landscape of traditional Romanian villages.

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Jun
03

The SCAR Project: Breast cancer is not a pink ribbon

posted on June 3rd 2013 in Documentary & Photography & Social with 4 Comments

David Jay has been shooting fashion and beauty professionally for over 15 years. His images have appeared in a multitude of international magazines and advertising campaigns. Like so many others personally touched by the disease, Jay was inspired to act when a dear friend was diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 32. Like the subjects themselves, Jay’s stark, bold portraits challenge traditional perceptions of the disease and capture the raw beauty, strength and character of so many extraordinary young women. Each portrait represents a singular, stripped-down vision of the life-changing journey that unites them all.

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May
07

Old Finnish People With Things On Their Heads

posted on May 7th 2013 in Photography with 354 Comments

Almost a year ago I discovered this photo series at Kiasma – The Museum of Modern Art in Helsinki, Finland.

Photographers, Karoline Hjorth and Riitta Ikonen came up with something truly peculiar and special, in their photo series Eyes As Big As Plates. Their subjects are old, super serious and Finnish, all while wearing ridiculous “organic” head pieces and attire…need I say more?

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