Posts in the Category: Photography

Jan
02

‘Before they pass away’, an explorational journey of tribes around the world

posted on January 2nd 2015 in Documentary & Photography & Social & Travel with 0 Comments

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The purity of humanity exists. It is there in the mountains, the ice fields, the jungle, along the rivers and in the valleys. Jimmy Nelson found the last tribesmen and observed them. He smiled and drank their mysterious brews before taking out his camera.

He shared what real people share: vibrations, invisible but palpable. He adjusted his antenna to the same frequency as theirs. As trust grew, a shared understanding of the mission developed: the world must never forget the way things were.

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Nov
06

Downtown Divas: portraits of Russian sex workers in designer clothing (NSFW)

posted on November 6th 2014 in Photography & Social with 0 Comments

For Downtown Divas, artists Loral Amir and Gigi Ben Artzi constructed studio portraits of heroin-addicted Russian prostitutes living in a confidential city. Adorning their subjects in clothing by brands like Miu Miu, Louis Vuitton, and Alexander Wang, Amir and Artzi remove them from the context of their daily lives, and place them, sometimes uncomfortably, within the realm of high fashion.

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Oct
24

Signs around the world

posted on October 24th 2014 in Documentary & Photography & Travel with 0 Comments

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Signs are one of the most important symbols of traveling. If you understand the language they are written on they are useful. If not, some of them might be seen as art. Here is a little collection of some I´ve found during my trips.

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Jun
11

‘What I Be’ Project Reveals People’s Darkest Insecurities In Stunning Photos

posted on June 11th 2014 in Photography & Social with 0 Comments

Photographer Steve Rosenfield recently asked subjects far and wide to complete the following statement: “I am not my ___ “ He prompted individuals to fill in the blank with their deepest and darkest insecurities, moving people to bring issues regarding body image, substance abuse, mental illness, race and sexuality to the forefront.

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May
12

Creative ‘Selfies from Nature’ Ads Feature Animals Snapping Mirror Selfies

posted on May 12th 2014 in Arts & Inspiration & Photography with 0 Comments

Brazilian stock photo agency Diomedia recently found themselves in need of a creative advertising campaign. They were debuting a National Geographic Collection, and they needed to share this news in a way that would resonate with today’s culture.

What they came up with is a creative and fun campaign featuring (what else?) the almighty selfie.

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Apr
15

Photography as social speaker in Romania

posted on April 15th 2014 in Photography & Social with 0 Comments

Mugur Varzariu, Romanian 44, was not able to handle a camera until four years ago. Before that he was a marketing strategist in large companies and the truth is he doesn’t lose the opportunity to ‘sell’ his work. Images are for him a way to denounce the social problems. And he does not rule out using other, like politics. In his early works he traveled the world in search of conflicts such as Syria, but soon he realised he didn’t need to leave the borders of his country to find injustice. The measures that the French President at that time, Nicolas Sarkozy, took to deport Romanian Gypsies, made him see a conflict that, according to him, nobody was caring about. Now he devotes most of his time to them, to report the abuses they suffer and to do to activism to avoid them. Varzariu reviews here some of the most significant snapshots of his still short career as a reporter.

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