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A Photographer's Farewell to China

Shooting of the film "Liao Zhong Kai" by Tang Xiao Dan. The film is set in the 1920s. Shanghai, China, 1982.<br>Patrick Zachmann—Magnum Photos<p>1 of …


Louie Palu's Kandahar Journals

Photojournalist Louie Palu spent five years covering the war in Afghanistan, from 2006 to 2010, much of the time in Kandahar Province, going out with NATO and Afghan troops on hundreds of patrols and combat missions. Palu wrote a series of journals reflecting on his personal experience, capturing …


Norway Then and Now: Tilbakeblikk

"Tilbakeblikk" is the name of a joint project between the Norwegian Forest and Landscape Institute and Norsk Folkemuseum. <i>Tilbakeblikk</i> means “retrospect” or “looking back” in Norwegian, describing the project’s use of photographs taken of the same places separated by long periods of time to …

Running a Business Without a Bank

More than 3,300 people from 77 countries entered this year's photography competition run by the Consultative Group to Assist the Poor (CGAP), a World Bank initiative that advocates for more financial services in vulnerable communities. According to the group, there are nearly two billion people …

West Bengal

Henri Cartier-Bresson and Martine Franck: Love Through a Lens

Martine Franck in Switzerland in 1984.<br>Henri Cartier-Bresson—Magnum Photos<p>1 of 14<p>In a 2010 interview with Charlie Rose, photographer Martine Franck …

Street Photography

Articles about indonesia green roofed container home stands heat on - Dwell

In 1892, when John Muir founded the Sierra Club, the only "web" he knew about was the kind spun by spiders, and social...<p>Using shipping containers to create affordable housing is an emerging trend.<p>An innovative glass addition adds contrast to a timber mountain lodge in France.<p>Maslow's Hierarchy of …


TIME Picks the Best Photobooks of 2014

Disco Night September 11 by Peter van Agtmael, published by Redhook Editions, selected by Paul Moakley, deputy director<p>... VIEW MORE<p>Red Hook …

Face to Face with Europe's Military Cadets

Cadets in the seafront, Italian Naval Academy, Livorno, Italy, Nov. 21, 2012.<br>Paolo Verzone—Agence VU<p>1 of 20<p>One of the most striking things, Paolo …

2015 National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest

The 27th annual National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest is under way, and entries will be accepted for another seven weeks, until June 30, 2015. First prize winner will receive an eight-day photo expedition for two, to Costa Rica and the Panama Canal. National Geographic was once again kind …

San Francisco

Russia Marks 70th Anniversary of End of WW2 in Europe

German History

Stunning Early Entries in 2015 National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest

One of our very favorite photo contests has just kicked off! The 2015 National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest brings out the most breathtaking shots in travel photography. This year, the prizes are really exciting! The grand prize winner will receive an eight day National Geographic Photo …

Nature Photography

In pictures: Sony World Photography Awards 2015

American John Moore's pictures of the Ebola epidemic in Liberia have been selected from more than 180,000 entries to win this year's L'Iris D'Or Sony World Photography Award.

Photographer Dad Makes His Son With Down Syndrome Fly In Adorable Photo Series

18-month-old William (Wil) Lawrence, the youngest in his family, was born a little bit different from the rest of his brothers and sisters, but that …

20+ Babies And Their Tattooed Parents That Look Absolutely Beautiful Together

Tattoos have quite a few nasty stereotypes associated with them that it's about time we change. The people in this post are all wonderful young …

David Alan Harvey About His Photography Journey – A Must Watch Interview

In this Video Legendary Photographer David Alan Harvey taking about his photography journey. David born on June 6, 1944 in United States of America. …


Double Exposure Portraits of City Council Members and Things Important to Them

Photojournalist Kyle Grantham of The News Journal in Delaware recently shot a creative series of portraits of the city council members of Wilmington, …

City Politics

South Korea's breathtaking deep sea diver women – in pictures

For centuries, haenyeo women from the island province of Jeju have made their living diving for seafood on the ocean floor ... without ever using an air tank. They dive as deep as 10 metres for two minutes at a time, with lead weights strapped to their waists so they sink faster, and they leave a …

South Korea

In pictures: Open, Youth and Mobile

The category winners in the Open and Youth Competitions of the 2015 Sony World Photography Awards have been announced.

Smithsonian Magazine's 2014 Photo Contest

The editors of <i>Smithsonian</i> magazine have just announced the finalists in their 12th annual photo contest, selected from more than 26,500 entries. They've kindly allowed me to share several of these images here from the competition's six categories: The Natural World, Travel, People, Americana, …

New South Wales

Beauty in the Ceasefire: A Pageant in Donetsk

Over the weekend in Ukraine's breakaway republic of Donetsk, self-proclaimed authorities celebrated International Women's Day by holding a beauty pageant. The contestants were all female soldiers fighting with pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine. Presenting portraits of themselves, and modeling …

Tokyo Blur

Project info<p>“I'm in Tokyo. It's dark and raining. Everything blurs around me. The faces, lights, the times I’ve gone through. I feel myself fading away, losing control. I’m not worried, far from it: a sense of stillness, recognition and renewal flows through me. Beyond the first mists that hampered …

Mount Fuji

G'Day, Taliban

With truly extraordinary photographs, a new book captures the struggle faced by Australian soldiers fighting in Afghanistan.<p>Gary Ramage

Pictures of the Year International competition

Top prizes in the 72nd Pictures of the Year International photojournalism contest went to photographers for the New York Times and the Commercial Appeal.<p>Daniel Berehulak, a freelancer for the New York Times, won photographer of the year and Brad Vest of the Commercial Appeal in Memphis, Tenn., was …

Life on the line: photographs from the Arctic Circle

Arctic Circle

The 2015 Sony World Photography Awards

The Sony World Photography Awards, an annual competition hosted by the World Photography Organisation, just announced its shortlist of winners. This year's contest attracted 173,444 entries from 171 countries. The organizers have been kind enough to share some of their shortlisted images with us, …

West Africa

Sony World Photography Awards: 2015 shortlist

A man jumping through fire, a shepherd in a snow storm and frogs hanging on a branch are just three of the fantastic photographs shortlisted for this year’s Sony World Photography Awards.

World Press Photo of the Year

The winners of the World Press Photo 2015 contest, selected from more than 95,000 images, have been announced. Here are the winning photographs.