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Richard Mosse’s Enclave in Congo – Dreamlike & disturbing

In his work across eastern Congo, Richard Mosse focused on capturing the disturbing images of rebel groups fighting as they move from one place to another. The work displays the devastation brought about by the war, such as massacres, refugees, and systematic sexual violence. The entire journey across the country took four years – …

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Christopher Morris: How the New York Subway looked in the 1980s

A window on a long-gone New York 22-years-old at the time, Christopher Morris was working as an intern at the photo agency Black Star and was determined to make something of himself as a photographer. According to the agency, the recently rediscovered photographs “provide a window on a long-gone New York, a metropolis that once …

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Andreas Gursky’s sensational photos of North Korea’s mass games

About Andreas Gursky Renowned for his large-format color photographs charting themes of globalized society at work and play, Andreas Gursky’s production employs the digital technology to capture and refine an astounding compilation of detail on an epic scale. The perspective in many of Gursky’s photographs is drawn from an elevated vantage point. This position enables …

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Adel Abdessemed’s Hope – This boat transported illegal immigrants to the US

About Hope In 2012, Algerian born artist Adel Abdessemed showed Hope as part of his solo exhibition Who’s afraid of the big bad wolf at David Zwirner. The boat was found abandoned on a beach in the Florida Keys (US). Typically used to illegally transport immigrants in pursuit of a new life to the United …

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Alec Soth’s Broken Manual – Somewhere to Disappear

Broken Manual by photographer Alec Soth is a compelling series that was created over a four-year period, from 2006-2010. They reflect Soth’s increasing interest in the mounting anger and frustration that some—specifically male—Americans feel with societal constraints and their subsequent desire to remove themselves from civilization. The resultant work is a group of portraits …

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Sunghee Lee’s mesmerizing photos of empty billboards in Thailand

Sunghee Lee is a French-based Korean photographer. By producing his Panneaux – Empty Billboard series, he wanted to create something unique, which would keep his legacy going years after we all have perished. He wasn’t sure about his work initially as he knew that a large proportion of the population might not understand his …

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Andreas Gursky from 1980 to present – His best photos

About Andreas Gursky Andreas Gursky, born in 1955 in Leipzig, German, is a renowned photographer who uses colorful, large-scale depictions of modern life. Living and working in Düsseldorf, Germany, he represents a revaluation of realism within contemporary photography through conceptual staging and digital image editing. The German photographer popularised photography focusing on day to day …

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Nadav Kander: 3 years taking photos of China’s longest river

Nadav Kander – Chongqing I, Chongqing Municipality Nadav Kander’s trips to China For his Yangtze photos Nadav Kander came to China several times in 2005 to 2007, visited 186 cities and traveled along the world’s third-largest river, from the spring in the Himalaya to the mouth. Humans are usually just portrayed as small figures next …

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Impressive photos of Tokyo’s Hotaru Firefly festival & Sumida river

What happened on Sumida river? Fireflies have become a rare sight in Japan. Once they used to glow their low light all over the country in the summer time but now they have become an uncommon sight even in rural areas. Last month 100,000 LED lights floated down through Tokyo’s city centre on the Sumida …

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