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Banksy's new artwork criticises use of teargas in Calais refugee camp

A new artwork by Banksy criticising the use of teargas in the “Jungle” refugee camp in Calais has appeared on the French embassy in London.<p>The artwork, which depicts a young girl from the film and musical Les Misérables with tears in her eyes as CS gas billows towards her, appeared overnight on …

Streetwear

Facebook accuses bug hunter of unethical behavior

A security researcher who uncovered a major Instagram hole has gotten into a tiff with Facebook and opened up a can of worms about the boundaries of "bug bounty" programs. Wesley Wineberg is a well-known bug hunter, having received $24,000 from Microsoft for stopping a nasty Outlook worm. He then …

Information Security

Winners of the Outdoor Photographer of the Year 2014

The winners of the Outdoor Photographer of the Year 2014 were just announced! UK landscape photographer Greg Whitton nabbed the top prize with his stunning image of light hitting the Southern Highlands in Iceland. It was taken during a six-day wild camping trip in Iceland with four other …

Landscape Photography

Lessons From a Leica Master, Street Photographer Eolo Perfido

He scared the you-know-what out of us with his recent Clownville series and has assisted some of the greats in the field – Steve McCurry, Elliott …

The Forgotten Faces of Contemporary China - Photographs and text by Nick Ng | LensCulture

<i>We first discovered this work after it was submitted to the Visual Storytelling Awards 2014. Although it was not chosen as a finalist by the jury, the editors of LensCulture were impressed and decided to publish this feature article about it. Enjoy!</i><p>The rise of China over the past three decades has …

China

New Photos of Vik, a Breathtaking Black Sand Beach in Iceland

On his way home from London, New York-based photographer Navid Baraty made the most of his 17 hour layover in Iceland. Having arrived in the country around midnight and with his flight the next day at 5pm, he knew had only a limited amount of time to explore Iceland's stunning sites. Since daylight …

European Travel

Point of View: Japanese Street Photography - Photographs and text by Yusuke Sakai | LensCulture

These photographs were taken on the street.<p>In this series, I regard an impending spectacle as an aggregate of figures.<p>When I have found my place, I wait for the moment when each figure will harmonize beautifully.<p>—Yusuke Sakai

Street Photography

The Wall of the Wonders

Project info<p>The Malecón from Havana, Cuba, represents more than 8 km of concrete. It is one of the most emblematic places that distinguishes the city, and is one of the most visited sites by Cubans and tourists. It is like a sofa with the best view on any spectacle that takes place nearby.

Cuba

New Banksy Piece: "The Girl with the Pierced Eardrum"

A new Banksy piece has just been spotted in his hometown of Bristol. This time, the elusive street artist pays tribute to Dutch painter Johannes Vermeer's 1665 masterpiece <i>Girl with a Pearl Earring</i>. Of course, in true Banksy style, there's something a little off about the piece. The pearl earring …

Streetwear

Trompe-l'il Paintings of Windows Create Fantastic Optical Illusions in Istanbul

If you were walking past these small and decorative windows, you might not assume that they're fake. But, you'd be mistaken. These windows are actually paintings by the Spanish street artist Pejac. He recently stopped in Istanbul, Turkey to create three new trompe-l'il pieces in the district of …

Digital Art

Minimalist Photos Document the Colorful Details of Havana

This beautifully simple series by photographer Tom Blachford features the everyday life, architecture, and cars found throughout the city of Havana. Using his signature minimalist approach, Blachford documented his travels throughout Cuba's capital from every angle.<p>Blachford captured pedestrians …

Minimalism

Translucent Paint Layers Capture the Energy of Ocean Waves

Cambridge-based visual artist Lia Melia creates strikingly energetic paintings where curling and crashing ocean waves splash and splatter across the canvas. Having grown up near the sea, that is where artist Lia Melia continues to find her inspiration. “The seas moods can always express my deepest …

Visual Art

The days of credit card fraud are numbered

In 1960, an IBM engineer named Forrest Parry was developing a new type of ID card for the CIA when he had an epiphany: Why not make each card a tiny …

No Man’s Job: Portraits of Senegal’s Female Auto Mechanics

In 2011, award-winning ‘art documentary’ photographer Anthony Kurtz was volunteering in Senegal when he saw a clip about a female-owned shop in Dakar …

Geometric Arrangements of Colorful Glass Reflect Gorgeous Patterns of Light

Given her last name, you wouldn't immediately expect that Cambridgeshire-based artist Chris Wood's material of choice is delicate pieces of glass. Using small squares, Wood designs captivating arrangements and relies on light and reflection to influence her colorfully dazzling final products.<p>Wood …

InterAct

Featured Film Photographer: Vincent Montibus

About Vincent Montibus<p>Je suis un photographe basé près de Paris. Depuis 2 ans maintenant, j'ai recommencé à pratiquer la photographie argentique et …

Paris

An Italian Photographer travels around the world with his film camera & the results are amazing

Luca Marella is a travel and documentary photographer from Venice, Italy. The most spectacular thing about his portfolio is his passion to travel …

Our nanny, the photographer Vivian Maier

Vivian Maier was a Chicago nanny who left behind a vast, secret hoard of her pictures. Now she's being hailed as one of the best street US street photographers of the 20th century<p>"Honestly, my reaction when this process started was, oh, they're doing a movie on my crazy nanny who I never really …

7 Questions: Frank Machalowski On ‘Monsters,’ His Eerie Long Exposure Photos of Crowds

Frank Machalowski is an award-winning German photographer, who lives and work in Berlin. After studying economic studies in Berlin and applying …

Polaroid photographer Kathy Rankin

We asked the talented Polaroid photographer Kathy Rankin to tell us a little bit about herself and her photography.<p><b>Kathy Rankin</b>: I’m an instant photographer and teacher currently living in Seoul, Korea. I began shooting Polaroid about 6 or 7 years ago.To me, there’s something extraordinary about shooting instant film. The colors, the softness, the blur, the unpredictability of it all, the fact that you can hold something tangible in your hands~ these are just some of the qualities that make …

Photographer Discovers an Old Leica and 20K Slides in Late Grandfather’s Belongings

Photographer John Oliver of Film Foto Forever didn’t know his grandfather-in-law, Jackson McIntosh Holliday, was a photographer until it was too …

(New) Urban Dwellers: The Mongols - Photographs and text by Lucile Chombart De Lauwe | LensCulture

Mongolia is a country in transition. A once (and very long-time) rural population is being rebuilt around cities. This rapidly changing world is guided not by seasons nor rainfall nor nomadic impulses but by the development of a market economy.<p>This photographic series tracks these changes in ways …

Urbanism

Meticulously Layered Installations Created Using Debris from Abandoned Buildings

Dutch artist Marjan Teeuwen creates incredible installations from the demolition found in abandoned houses. Using architectural debris from a building's rooms, she transforms the spaces into spectacular sculptural works by meticulously layering the collected fragments into aesthetically-pleasing …

Abandoned Buildings

Powerful Black and White Photos of Hong Kong in the 1950's and '60s

From a very young age, self-taught Chinese photographer Fan Ho began documenting the world around him. In this collection of work, titled <i>Hong Kong Yesterday</i>, he captured the essence of the city throughout the 1950s and 1960s. He was fascinated by the hustle and bustle of the urban environment and …

Hong Kong

Freaky Physics Experiment May Prove Our Universe Is A Two-Dimensional Hologram

Everyone knows the universe exists in three dimensions, right? Maybe not. For some time now serious physicists have been pondering the seemingly absurd possibility that three-dimensional space is merely an illusion--and that we actually live in a two-dimensional "hologram."<p>And now scientists at the …

Notting Hill Carnival: the early years

In January 1959, a ‘Caribbean Carnival’ took place in St Pancras town hall, London. It was the precursor to the Notting Hill carnival, which has taken place every August bank holiday in west London for the past 50 years. Here, we take a look at the carnival in its earlier years

Physicists create tractor beam made of water

A water-based tractor beam that could contain oil spills and manipulate floating objects cannot yet be explained by mathematical theory.<p>A surprising new technique created by a team of physicists led by Professor Michael Shats at the Australian National University reveals that simple wave generators …

Quantum Mechanics

Judge rejects Apple and Google wage-fixing settlement, suggests $380M as minimum

Advertisement<p>8 Comments<p>Credit: Ruslan Grumble/Shutterstock<p>A federal judge issued a surprise ruling on Friday in a closely-watched court case over an …