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Nadav Kander’s visit to eerie Chernobyl

Albert Museum, National Portrait Gallery, the Victoria, and many other museums host artworks from Nadav Kander. The renowned portraiture and landscape photographer has a portfolio of shots covering historical events and the world’s top personalities. Some top-ranking individuals in his catalog include Kissinger, Obama, Blair, and Rapper Tinie Tempah. In landscaping photography, the Yangtze …

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Susan Meiselas documents Nicaragua in intense photos

Background During her long and successful career, Nicaragua is a subject that Susan Meiselas has continued to explore over the years. Susan Meiselas, a well-known American photographer got close to the Nicaraguan revolutionaries during the late 1970s. At first, she lived amidst the insurgents but when the danger became too real, she traded in the …

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Who is photographer Hai Bo?

Who is Hai Bo? Hai Bo, born in 1962, is a photographer with special interests in intangible photography. His works usually aim at documenting changes in the social and economic environments of society. The main characteristic that defines Hai’s aesthetic is the fact that he captures the everyday moment and, at the same time, tries …

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Stephen Dupont’s Afghanistan photos – Live In the warzone

Australia has a couple of documentary photographers and Stephen Dupont is one of the most renowned and awarded. He’s also a photojournalist that has participated in several risky photographic scenes. He has an edge over the world, which also focuses on producing extraordinary photo essays from some of the most dangerous countries, such as …

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Catherine Opie takes us inside of Elizabeth Taylor’s extravagant house

Tons of books have been written about Elizabeth Taylor. The legendary actor, humanitarian, and musician has inspired authors, artists, and entertainers across different generations. For this reason, it’s little wonder that Catherine Opie also saw the wisdom in following those who blazed the trail before her. Through her Elizabeth Taylor work, Opie shows us …

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Potemkin villages by Gregor Sailer – These are fake towns

Gregor Sailer is an Austrian photographer born in 1980. He is known the world over for his architectural photographs. His most remarkable work is the Potemkin Village, in which he pairs together a couple of ‘fakes’ to create cities and towns. Gregor was educated in Austria and Germany, where he specialized in architectural photography. …

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Ragnar Axelsson - Hunter Ole Neylsen looking for a polar bear on the ice in Thule

Ragnar Axelsson: These might be the last days of the Arctic

Who is Ragnar Axelsson? Ragnar Axelsson is an Icelandic born photojournalist who has been a champion for preventive measures against global warming. Born in 1958 in Iceland, RAX, as he is commonly known, has been a vocal person about the effects that rapid climatic change has had on the Arctic region. Growing up passionate about …

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Burning Man & The best art cars

Every year, thousands of tourists and locals flock to Nevada’s Black Rock Desert to mark the Burning Man festival. They usually create Black Rock City, a time-based metropolis dedicated to self-expression, community, art, and independence. Every year, people turn this place into one of the most jam-packed cities in the world with tents, RVs, …

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This colorful Skybridge transforms Detroit’s skyline – Phillip K. Smith

In Larned, Detroit, a towering bridge connects two skyscrapers. It’s a bridge that strikes from afar with its extraordinary grace. It combines the vintage-styled Guarding building and the iconic One Woodward. Soaring in the 16th floors of the buildings, it illuminates the street with its dancing and moving colors. What is Detroit’s Skybridge? The …

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Martin Kippenberger – Metro stations in strangest places

Who was Martin Kippenberger? Martin Kippenberger was one extraordinary artist who could make art using any available medium. His projects were nothing short of exploration, first of the models and then of the history. If there was ever a creative who successfully interrogated art from a political perspective, Martin Kippenberger was his name. Kippenberger used …

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Garry Winogrand’s Women are beautiful – 50 years later

New York native born Garry Winogrand (b. 1928) is known to be the pioneer of street photography. In his Women are Beautiful series, he walked the streets of the United States and captured women in photography. The photographs were in quick and precise timing and through different angles. Winogrand picked the right period for …

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Mercedes Cabral in Isaac Julien's Playtime, 2014, Seven screen ultra high definition video installation with 7.1 surround sound, 66 min 57 sec.

Isaac Julien’s Playtime – A story of capitalism & crisis

What was Playtime by Isaac Julien? Playtime by Isaac Julien is an artwork that seeks to explore and bring to light the subject of capitalism. It consists of a seven-screen installation that was shot at Victoria Miro Wharf road in London. Amongst some of the prominent actors featured in this work are Merced Cabral, James …

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David Guttenfelder’s fascinating photos of Afghanistan at war

The war in Afghanistan has attracted many interested parties and photographer David Guttenfelder is one of them. He traveled to remote countries such as North Korea numerous times but also been to Afghanistan over 20 times since the 2001 US-Led invasion. His main aim here was to document the war and pinpoint its effects …

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Diane Arbus’ iconic Twins photo – What is the story behind it?

This iconic photo by Diane Arbus has been described in many different ways: Artistic, freakish, creepy or haunting. The photographer, however, called it differentness in identicalness’. Many people have different takes on this iconic photo and the meaning behind it. The eye of the beholder defines the art and the form that it takes; …

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The story of Steve McCurry & Sharbat Gula, the Afghan Girl

Sharbat Gula, the face of the Afghanistan tragedy Not many people would know which face to match with the name Sharbat Gula, yet her image is quite popular. As a young refugee in Afghanistan, she was photographed by the National Geographic photographer Steve McCurry. This photograph of the green-eyed girl that even the photographer would …

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Candida Höfer helps you discovering the world’s most stunning libraries

Nobody ever thinks of standing in the library aisles to take photographs, apart from Candida Höfer of course. She not only does a great job of bringing out the beautiful aspects of the spaces between books she takes but also captures the intensity of the reading mood. With no effort to stage any of …

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