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Big Brother’s Jedward represent a new stage in celebrity evolution

As they make a mockery of the other contestants in the Big Brother house, I find my heart swelling with national pride<p>Wed, Jan 11, 2017, 14:00 …

by the world forgot - Photographs by Christoph Lingg | LensCulture

A term like <i>indigenous peoples</i> is a dangerous one; it can come with a certain (heavy) set of expectations. In describing thousands of groups, scattered across the world, it can also flatten and generalize, rather than allowing us to focus on the singular experiences within each group. However, in …

Father Photoshops Three Daughters into Fantastical Scenes

Just by looking at these photos, it's hard to tell who's having more fun..the father or his three girls! About three years ago, John Wilhelm felt as though something was missing with his photography. Bored with just straight out of the camera shooting, he entered the world of digital manipulation. …

Photographer Visits Real Life Haunted Houses Across America

For his book <i>13: An American Horror Story</i>, photographer Seph Lawless visited a number of real life “haunted houses” across the United States. The …

15 Gravity-Defying Homes From Around the World

Ingenious engineering and the will of slightly crazy homeowners, brings architecture to new heights.<p>Ingenious engineering and the will of slightly crazy homeowners, brings architecture to new heights.

Architecture

10 Images That Show Our Wildly Changing View of the Cosmos

Cosmigraphics, a coffee table book of the most incredible images in the history of astronomy, is out now.<p><i>Cosmigraphics</i>, a coffee table book of the most incredible images in the history of astronomy, is out now.

Astronomy

Steve McCurry Retrospective Presents 150 Striking Portraits of People and Cultures Around the World

In his new exhibition <i>Oltre lo Sguardo</i>, acclaimed American photographer Steve McCurry displays 150 of his photos from a career that has spanned over 30 years and countless treks across the globe. McCurry, who is perhaps best known for his iconic <i>Afghan Girl</i> photo, is celebrated for his rich, …

Most Expressive Pumpkin Faces Ever!

Just when we thought our pumpkin carvings were creative, we ran across these! We've seen Ray Villafane's expert hand at sand sculpting, but his original expertise lies in pumpkin carving. With Halloween creeping up on us, the New York native's pumpkin sculptures are in season. Each wrinkly, orange …

Sculpture

Old Faithful: Studio Portraits of Really Old Dogs

Toronto-based photographer Pete Thorne has been shooting a series of studio portraits of dogs. Not just any dogs, though: Thorne is only accepting …

Rare Portraits of the Nigerian Royal Court from the Mid-1900s

Noted Nigerian photographer Chief S.O. Alonge was the very first indigenous photographer of the Royal Court of Benin in Nigeria, and for some five …

Lords of the Mangrove - Photographs and text by Felipe Jacome | LensCulture

In the northwestern corner of Ecuador live the tallest mangrove trees in the world. Amidst the trees’ towering, almost fantastical, roots, you will often find (young) members of the local Afro-Ecuadorian communities. Some are simply playing in the forests but most are there to make a living, to …

Exodus - Photographs and text by Marcus Lyon | LensCulture

My early work took me to the slums and ghettos of the developing world to explore issues surrounding street children and child labour. I was then, and remain now, inspired by the resilience and adaptive skills of humanity at the edge of existence. The ability—en masse, against all odds—to negotiate …

Globalization

Broody octopus keeps record-breaking four-year vigil

<b>For four years and five months, she clung to the rock and guarded her eggs.</b><p>In a feat that surely made good use of all eight arms, an octopus revealed a new secret of deep sea life when ecologists observed her record-breaking behaviour from a robotic submarine.<p>This doubles the longest brooding time …