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Meet The Cleanest Badasses In Japan

These are modern day heroes. Dressed in traditional threads, they walk the streets of Japan. When they see trash, they pick it up, and throw it away. …

Japan

For Decades, Our Coverage Was Racist. To Rise Above Our Past, We Must Acknowledge It

We asked a preeminent historian to investigate our coverage of people of color in the U.S. and abroad. Here’s what he found.<p>It is November 2, 1930, and <i>National Geographic</i> has sent a reporter and a photographer to cover a magnificent occasion: the crowning of Haile Selassie, King of Kings of …

Travel Photography

Ethical Dilemmas and The Documentary Photographer: An In-Depth Interview with J. Ross Baughman

<i>“Noose, Rhodesia” © J. Ross Baughman. This is part of a 1977 documentary that won Baughman a Pulitzer prize.</i><p>If there was ever anyone in the world of …

Chronography 12: Seiko’s Modern Mechanical Chronographs

In the last two installments of Chronography, we took a look at three excellent vintage chronograph families from Seiko and Citizen, and we then …

India in B\W with the Leica 262+ 50 APO Cron /28 Cron By Dan Bar

India in B\W with the Leica 262+ 50 APO Cron /28 Cron By Dan Bar Hello Steve! So here I am again in India with my lovely Leica 262. India is a …

Japan Just Approved a Record $43.6 Billion Military Budget to Counter China and North Korea

(TOKYO) – Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s government on Thursday approved an increase in defense spending to record levels to counter growing …

Ikuru Kuwajima photographed the Mari El republic in Russia over the course of a year, learning about everything from witchcraft to paranormal activity

Paranormal

​a guide to the new tokyo underground

As part of their latest exhibition Japanese art collective Chim↑Pom gathered some of Tokyo’s most off-beat performers together and set them loose on the city. Virtually unknown overseas, here are the gritty talents hidden under Tokyo’s surface.<p>Chim↑Pom are a daring collective of six young Tokyo …

This delightful gem from the archives captures some illuminating encounters between US jazz stars and the lively and welcoming Scandinavian jazz world a decade before the emergence of Jan Garbarek and the region’s other gamechanging originals. American bass and cello virtuoso Oscar Pettiford was a …

Jazz

Uncertainty in Colombia After Vote Against Peace

National Geographic photographer Sebastián Liste photographed Colombians voting for peace after five decades of war with the FARC.<p>The choice on the ballot was simple: yes or no.<p>After years of negotiations between the Colombian government and FARC leaders in Havana, Cuba, a countrywide referendum on …

South America

Off the Road: Explorers, Vans, and Life Off the Beaten Track

“<b>People don’t take trips, trips take people</b>”, <b>John Steinbeck</b> famously said, perfectly encapsulating the stories in “<b>Off the Road</b>”, an anthology of …

A Journey In India's Most Expensive Train Is Straight Out Of Your Dreams!

Insanely decadent and delightfully over-the-top, India's super-luxury trains are a treat reserved for those who can afford the price. The <i>Deccan</i> …

Travel

How to Shoot Through Glass Without Unwanted Reflections

My name is Justin Tierney, and I’m a time-lapse photographer based in Japan. The opening section of my latest time-lapse project features nocturnal …

Professional Women's Wrestling in Japan

Reuters photographer Thomas Peter spent time recently getting to know professional wrestler Kris Hernandez, who fights in Japan under the name Kris Wolf. She became the first foreigner to work her way up into the world of Japanese women's pro wrestling, as part of Tokyo promoter World Wonder Ring …

Anime

Miniatures - Tilt Shift (in camera Fuji XT-1) by... | Matthew Parrish Jazz Bassist

<b>Miniatures - Tilt Shift (in camera Fuji XT-1) by Matthew Parrish Bassist</b><i><br>Via Flickr:</i><br>These are from my world travels. I love creating these photos - …

3 photos by Matthew Parrish Bassist Last week... | Matthew Parrish Jazz Bassist

Last week Michelle Lordi and myself mixed a track from her upcoming c.d.<p>MilkBoy studios with great engineer Cody!<p>This will be a beautiful recording …

Performing all week - w/ Shelley Oliver’s Tap... | Matthew Parrish Jazz Bassist

<b>Performing all week - w/ Shelley Oliver’s Tap Dancers and David Leonhardt’s trio.</b><p><i>Do you like my little pretend theater? It kept me busy while waiting</i> …

Performing all week - w/ Shelley Oliver’s Tap... | Matthew Parrish Jazz Bassist

<b>Performing all week - w/ Shelley Oliver’s Tap Dancers and David Leonhardt’s trio.</b><p><i>Do you like my little pretend theater? It kept me busy while waiting</i> …

Return of the Flying Scotsman: Rail enthusiasts gather in Lancashire to see newly-restored locomotive

A crowd of several hundred stood in awe as the 92-year-old engine nicknamed “Colossus” made its triumphant return in Bury<p>At first, it could have been any train platform on a wet weekend morning. Waiting crowds impatiently tapping their feet. Apologies being muttered over the tannoy about …

Trains

Visions of Transience and Intrigue in Bangkok’s Central Station

Bangkok street photographer Rammy Narula has based his latest body of work on Bangkok’s central station, Hua Lamphong. In these images, he captures …

Compassionate Portraits Capture the Dignity and Grace of Farm Animals

As the global farming industry expands, mankind, suggests New Zealand-based photographer Cally Whitham, has in many ways failed to recognize the …

New Zealand

Don Cheadle takes to the studio as Miles Davis in clip from upcoming biopic — watch

Don Cheadle worked long and hard to make his Miles Davis biopic, <i>Miles Ahead,</i> a reality. His directorial debut, in which he also stars as the jazz …

20 Incredible Facts About Indian Railways That You Probably Did Not Know

Do you know everything about the next train you will catch? Or the next station you will visit? Here are 20 facts about the Indian Railways you might …

Nationwide Anti-Government Protests in Brazil

Ella and Friends: Portraits of the Queen of Jazz and Other Greats

Caption from LIFE. "Ella Fitzgerald, who sings love ballads daintily, can roar like a trombone through a jazz classic."<br>Eliot Elisofon—Time & Life …

Railway photography[1]

When the People's Republic of China was founded in 1949, China's railway mileage was only about 21,800 kilometers. Today, China's railway operating …

Blue Note Jazz Club to offer cultural trips to Cuba

<b>The company behind the famous New York jazz club is launching a music travel division.</b><p><b>Blue Note Entertainment Group</b> is offering cultural trips to …

Honam high speed railway inaugurated

SOUTH KOREA: The 182·3 km Honam High Speed Railway serving the southwest of the country was formally opened by President Park Geun-hye in a ceremony …