“They are fed up with the dark narrative international media keep reporting on their region.” See how young photographers in Congo are using photography to tell new stories about their nation.
Belgian photographer Kurt Stallaert’s “Bodybuilder’s World” is a series of digitally-manipulated photographs that portrays how children would look like if they were all gym-crazy fitness buffs.
Photographing his subjects in daily life settings—such as by the poolside, or getting ready for bed—Stallaert has produced shots that are both thought-provoking and very creepy at the same time.
Fr. Louiders Jean Pierre of Sacred Heart Parish walks through an empty plot of land behind St. Mary Magdalene in Thiotte, Haiti, Wednesday, April 27, 2011 (top). The plot was transformed by December 7, 2011 (bottom) into a bustling new school. The St. Mary Magdalene School is one of three Jesuit Refugee Service/USA-funded projects in Thiotte. (Christian Fuchs — Jesuit Refugee Service/USA)
Photographer W. Eugene Smith’s picture of a Marine drinking from his canteen during 1944’s Battle of Saipan is as iconic a war picture as any ever made. In fact, when the U.S. Postal Service released a “Masters of American Photography” series of commemorative stamps in 2002, Smith was included — and this image was chosen as representative of his body of work.
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Nastassja Kinski - Vogue by Richard Avedon, 1981
Russian artists Leonid Tishkov and Boris Bendikov created a fantastic world illuminated with the moonlight where they tried to convey relations between the man and the Moon. This is a romantic story about a man who met the Moon and decided to stay with it forever. They named the installation ‘Private Moon’.
“I took this portrait of Gabby Douglas in Des Moines, Iowa, where she was living with a host family, in order to train under local coach Liang Chow. Though only 16, she left her family in Virginia to pursue her dream: competing in the London Olympic games this summer. Despite the growing pressure and all-consuming training, she was incredibly relaxed and easy-going. I like the image because it tries to detail the mysterious ways athletes of this caliber carry their round-the-clock determination and discipline into their most daily routines.”
— Photographer Martin Schoeller. From “Flip Artist” in TIME’s 2012 Olympics Special Issue, July 30, 2012. See more of our best portraits of 2012 here.
via ornamentedbeing: I’m researching Edwardian coats and I keep coming across this picture. The cut of the coat is stunning. c. 1910
“During my nine days in Syria and five days in the besieged Bab Amr district, I worked a total of less than three hours. Just after the tragic shelling of the media center on our first day, I didn’t feel like a photographer anymore — just a human who wanted to save his life. I couldn’t touch my cameras anymore. I felt like they were responsible for the situation we were in and of the death of our friend and colleague.
This picture was shot during one of the rare and short moments during which I became a photographer again. The shelling stopped for a couple of hours, which never really happened during the day. We used this opportunity to cross the quarter by car to see Rémi’s and Marie’s bodies and collect some of their belongings that we couldn’t get before. I shot dozens of pictures from the car. When we passed this place, we drove very fast in fear of the snipers. This is how Bab Amr was at that time. Buildings disemboweled by shelling, an atmosphere of the end of the world.”
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Happy birthday, Hillary Rodham Clinton.
To honor her 65th birthday, we present a series of portraits of Hillary as a young graduate in 1969 — these photos ran in LIFE in an article titled, simply, “The Class of ’69.”
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For all New Yorkers out there, the presentation of the W. Eugene Smith Grant is Wednesday, October 17.
The program will include presentations of photo essays by this year’s grant and fellowship recipients and finalists, a unique tribute to the work of W. Eugene Smith, a special keynote speech, and the announcement and presentation of the 2012 jurors’ discretionary grant, the 2012 Howard Chapnick grant, and the 2012 W. Eugene Smith Grant.
More info at smithfund.org
Model Nancy Berg; photo by Nina Leen, July 1952.