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The Ground Beneath Our Feet: Two Views from Nepal - Photographs by Probal Rashid and Nirvair Singh | LensCulture

<i>In spite of all evidence that life is discontinuous, a valley of rifts, and that random chance plays a great part in our fates, we go on believing in the continuity of things, in causation and meaning. But we live on a broken mirror, and fresh cracks appear in its surface every day.</i><br>—Salman …

Natural Disasters

Christmas Factory - Photographs by Ronghui Chen | LensCulture

<i>Wei, who comes from rural Guizhou (1,500 kilometers away) is not entirely sure what Christmas is. He thinks it could be a foreigners’ form of Chinese New Year.</i><p>In China, context is everything. When a Westerner sees the World Press Photo award-winning image above [photo 15], they are likely to reach …

China

Mindsuckers: Brain-Controlling Parasites - Photographs by Anand Varma | LensCulture

Anand Varma did not have a conventional upbringing in photography. He never owned a film camera, he never had the desire or a plan to become a professional. He actually came to photography from a background in biology. But after a chance job as a photography assistant turned out to be a lot more …

Photojournalism

Photographer's Series "Beauties" Documents Plastic Surgery Obsessed Youths of Colombia

Manuela Henao is a London-based photographer whose latest project entitled "Beauties" documents the dismaying state of feminine beauty standards in …

Makeup

You might be able to get a gender-neutral UK passport soon

Facebook and Google+ have expanded gender identity options for their users, and it looks like the UK could be following suit. There is growing cross-party support for the introduction of gender-neutral passports, aimed at British LGBT citizens who do not want to define themselves as male nor female.<p>…

We want to hear your housing horror stories

Chances are, if you're in your twenties you've lived or still live in bleak conditions. Housing is one of the most important issues for young people right now. We live in a time when a flat with a shower under the bed and no toilet can cost you £520 p/m. We live in time when music venues are being …

SJP, the Olsen Twins, and More

Here's Why U.K.-Argentina Tensions are Rising Again Over the Falklands

Argentina still poses a “very live threat” to the British-ruled Falkland Islands, Britain’s defense minister warned on Tuesday as he announced plans …

Buenos Aires

How to Transfer Your Photos Onto Wax Candles

Here’s an idea for a fun weekend project and/or personalized gift: make some custom candles that feature your photographs. It’s actually incredibly …

The Most Intimate Dance: Elinor Carucci's Photos of Motherhood

Induced, 2004<br>Elinor Carucci—INSTITUTE<p>1 of 18<p>This project, the third monograph by Elinor Carucci, follows a logical trajectory from her earlier work.</i> …

Microscope Photos Show the Abstract Beauty of the World All Around Us

Photographer Linden Gledhill is a photographer who uses his background in biochemistry to capture gorgeous abstract images of the world at a …

Photography

Scarcity-Waste: Facing Environmental Crisis Through Photography - Photographs by the winners and finalists of the Syngenta Photography Award | LensCulture

Something needs to change. In the past 50 years, the world's demand for natural resources has doubled. If we continue to use resources and generate waste at the current rate, by 2030 we will need the equivalent of two planets. Of course, we only have one.<p>In a world of limited resources, scarcity …

United Nations

Femininity - Photographs and text by Chiara Bonelli | LensCulture

A study begun more than a year ago. Try to picture what femininity is and how can It be drawn. Many skills explored and discovered, but in the end my thoughts stopped on the strength of femininity. This can make you yourself a hundred percent.<p>Everything but poses. Just naturalness, and daily …

Photography

Islands - Photographs and text by Emily Hanako Momohara | LensCulture

My family’s immigration from Okinawa to Hawaii has been shrouded by the passing down of stories. I heard that my great-grandparents lived on Momohara Island (hence, my name). It was said that you could only get there by foot at low tide. I imagined no one else lived on the island but our family. …

TV shows

Enhance the Eyes in Wildlife Photos to Add Some Pop

Steve Perry of Backcountry Gallery offers this short Photoshop tutorial on how you can enhance the eyes of your wildlife subjects and make them pop. …

Tutorials

Texas Lawmaker Receiving Death Threats for His Bill That Limits Photographing Cops

Texas House of Representatives lawmaker Jason Villalba sparked quite a controversy earlier this month after proposing a bill that would make it …

Journalism

Hong Kong Yesterday: The Pearl of the Orient in the 1950s

Construction, 1957<br>Fan Ho / Courtesy Modernbook Gallery<p>1 of 18<p>In the early 1950s, Fan Ho, a 21-year-old writer and film student, began photographing …

4 journalists from UK Sun acquitted of bribery charges

LONDON (AP) — Four senior journalists at the Rupert Murdoch-owned Sun were cleared Friday of bribing defense officials for tips, including information about Prince William and his brother Harry at Sandhurst military academy.<p>A jury deliberated for a total of 48 hours before finding former chief …

Corruption

Pope Francis to Dine with Gay and Transgender Inmates in Naples Prison

Pope Francis will have lunch on Saturday with some 90 inmates at a prison near Naples, including some that reportedly come from a ward housing gay, …

Pope Francis

Giant walking crocodile terrorised Earth before dinosaurs

A terrifying walking crocodile which stood 9ft tall and has been dubbed the 'Carolina Butcher' preyed on mammals before the rise of the dinosaurs<p>A terrifying crocodile which walked on its hind legs may have been the most deadly creature on Earth before the evolution of the biggest dinosaurs.<p>The …

Do you genes determine your entire life?

Some scientists claim that new discoveries have proved free will is an illusion. Nonsense, says Julian Baggini<p>Whenever you read stories about identical twins separated at birth, they tend to follow the template set by the most remarkable of them all: the “two Jims”. James Springer and James Lewis …

Genetics

How to Make Your Photos Pop With Punchier Colors in Photoshop CC

With Adobe’s fairly new pricing regime, Photoshop CC is now within the reach of many enthusiast photographers who might have balked at the idea of …

6 Eye-Catching Photos and How They Can Help You Improve Your Photography

Each photographer has their own way of approaching a scene, choosing which settings on their camera will best reflect their vision, and then crafting …