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In South Africa, One Photographer Breaks the Taboo Surrounding Albinism

In many parts of the world, the facts about albinism are often obscured by folklore, prejudice, and false assumptions. In Tanzania and Burundi, …

Explore Salvador Dalí's World in Virtual Reality

Drift through Dali's 'Archaeological Reminiscence of Millet’s Angelus' on Google Cardboard, an iPhone, or your browser.<p>Fairly early in Salvador Dalí's career, between 1933 and 1935, he worked on a painting titled <i>Archaeological Reminiscence of Millet's Angelus.</i> A surreal interpretation of …

South African Artist Explores Feminism Through Intimate Sculptures

Faux pearl earrings and acrylic nails comprise the works of artist (and former vajazzler) Frances Goodman.<p>Artist Frances Goodman once spent hours at a time sitting in between naked women’s legs, adorning their vaginas with individual stones (a process also known as “vajazzling”). She was …

Female Photographers Discuss The Real Anxieties Of Being Women

Warning: This post contains nudity and may be inappropriate for work.<p>"A woman must continually watch herself," critic John Berger wrote in <i>Ways of Seeing.</i> "One might simplify this by saying: men act and women appear. Men look at women. Women watch themselves being looked at."<p>As a bona fide woman, I …

Young Iranians Are Expressing a Collective Identity Crisis Through Art

Tehran's art scene is booming, with thousands of young painters and sculptors turning contemporary art into a powerful social force.<p>More than once I have heard it said that Jackson Pollock, not Reagan, won the Cold War. After all, in those first two decades, when it was a matter of deciding which …