An illustrated stop-motion science explanation in 60 seconds for colour nerds.Read Article
Posts in the Category: Documentary
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.Read Article
The Arctic is under pressure from oil companies seeking to exploit its fossil resources. They see the melting of the sea ice, not as a warning, but as a business opportunity. Take a journey into the arctic and explore for yourself its natural wonders, the threat of the encroaching oil industry, and follow the struggle to save the Arctic.Read Article
The Dadaab refugee camp is the largest in the world. The people that live here have remarkable stories to tell -they just need a place to share them.Read Article
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.Read Article
You are a Hazara, and you’ve been on the run for centuries. Now you’re in Syria, and things aren’t looking up.Read Article
Before streetlights became the standard way to light cities, town leaders looked to “moonlight towers” to provide mass illumination.
First they tried to make moons.Read Article
Editor’s note: This photo gallery contains graphic content that some viewers may find disturbing.
Nearly two years ago, Arab Spring–inspired protests kicked off in the impoverished Syrian agricultural town of Dara‘a. The mini-uprising, defined by its peaceful character, met a brutal response, one that few observers at the time could have anticipated would blow up into a far wider rebellion against President Bashar Assad and the entrenched, decades-long rule of his family. With Syrian authorities clamping down on journalistic access and freedoms, we saw glimpses of the unrest there for months only through grainy YouTube footage—images as uncertain and hard to corroborate as the events on the ground.Read Article
Photographer Khánh Hmong takes pictures of Vietnamese landscapes and buildings with old photos superimposed on them in order to merge two historical periods in one frame.Read Article
Photographer Lynn Johnson takes you to rural India, where women volunteers save lives.
They are not doctors. They are not nurses. They are illiterate women from India’s Untouchable castes. Yet as trained health workers, they are delivering babies, curing disease, and saving lives -including their own.Read Article