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Delicate Demons: Picturing Womanhood - Photographs by Satu Haavisto and Aino Kannisto | LensCulture

<i>Editor’s Note: Satu Haavisto and Aino Kannisto’s photographs will be shown at the Belfast Photo Festival which will run from June 4 to June 30, 2015 in Belfast, Northern Ireland.</i><p>“Delicate Demons” is a collaborative effort by Finnish photographers Satu Haavisto and Aino Kannisto. In their …

Pine Tree Ballads - Photographs and text by Paul Thulin | LensCulture

<i>Paul Thulin is one of the 50 best emerging photographers for 2015, as voted by international jury for the LensCulture Emerging Talent Awards 2015. He was also one of the eight “jurors’ picks.” Here is his winning entry and artist’s statement. Below, you can also read more about what made his work</i> …

Striking Photos of Dancers in the Wilderness by Bertil Nilsson

London-based fine art photographer Bertil Nilsson returns to his rural Swedish roots in the ongoing series <i>Naturally</i>. Frequently featuring circus …

‘Engineering Marvel’ of Queen of Sheba’s City Damaged in Airstrike

The ancient Great Dam of Marib is one of several cultural casualties of Yemen conflict<p>One of the grandest engineering marvels of the ancient world—the Great Dam of Marib in central Yemen—has been damaged in an airstrike, according to local news reports and archaeological experts in touch with local …

Archaeology

Photography Archives

June 24, 2018<p>Imaginary Worlds Brought to Life With Unexpected Photo Combinations<p>Have you ever dreamt of surfing on clouds or exploring the sparkling spiral arms of the galaxy? German self-taught Photoshop expert Justin Peters visualizes these surreal fantasies in his growing portfolio of digital …

Pablo Picasso

Canada accused of 'cultural genocide'

<b>Ottawa -</b> In the late summer, as villages began the preparation for winter, the trucks would tour the villages. They knew where to go and what to say.<p>The man from the government would explain the children were being removed, taken away from their homes and their families and given a place at a …

17th century widow Louise de Quengo, wearing her shoes and cap, was found along with heart of her husband in lead coffin<p>French archaeologists have uncovered the well-preserved body of a noblewoman who died 350 years ago – along with the clothes in which she was buried, including her cap and shoes, …

Archaeology

Ivaylo Petrov's Fresh and Inspiring Perspective on Portraits

<i>All images by Ivaylo Petrov. Used with permission.</i><p>Ivaylo Petrov is a portrait, editorial and commercial photographer. But he’s not just any portrait …

Cleveland Agrees to Strict New Policing Rules After Federal Probe

The Cleveland Police Department agreed Tuesday to strict, legally binding new regulations, after a Justice Department probe found it had regularly …

Disorder - Photographs by Fernanda Chemale | LensCulture

Populated with theatrical images of archetypal characters, Fernanda Chemale’s <i>Disorder</i> pairs photography with Gisele Rodriguez’s evocative poetry. “Representing a historical collective unconscious,” these images create a visual dialogue between fine art photography and poetry. Chemale stages shots …

Infliction - Photographs and text by Heiko Tiemann | LensCulture

<i>Infliction</i> is as an ongoing project that began in a school for children with different degrees of learning difficulties, Asperger syndrome, autism and trauma in Duisburg, Germany.<p>Located in an area effected by a variety of social problems, the school is a place where such problems resurface quite …

In Silence and In Sorrow - Photographs by Uma Kinoshita | LensCulture

While her initial interests were focused on the female form and emotions, Fukushima’s nuclear disaster profoundly influenced Uma Kinoshita’s work. Since the triple disaster hit the prefecture on March 11, 2011, Kinoshita has been focused on photographing big social issues. “In Silence and In …

Same-sex marriage debate brought forward by Australian Greens

The Greens have brought forward a Senate debate on their marriage equality bill in a bid to capitalise on momentum for change following Ireland’s successful referendum to introduce same-sex marriage at the weekend.<p>The Greens senator Sarah Hanson-Young has a private member’s bill before parliament …

Australia

Gay couples awake to new Ireland, hope to wed by Christmas

DUBLIN (AP) — Gay couples of Ireland woke up Sunday in what felt like a nation reborn, with dreams of wedding plans dancing in their heads.<p>This new …

Ireland's Yes to Gays and No to Catholicism

Whatever happened to Ireland? Its people used to be relied upon to reject social change – in previous referenda they have said no to liberalised …

Ireland

Oregon outlaws gay conversion therapy, joining two other states

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Oregon this week became the third state to ban conversion therapy, a widely discredited practice aimed at changing the sexual orientation of individuals who identify as gay or lesbian.<p>Democratic Gov. Kate Brown, the first openly bisexual governor in the country, signed on Monday …

Suicide rates rising among young black children in U.S. | Reuters

(This May 19 story has been corrected to clarify a statement by Stacey Freedenthal in paragraph 13 to say suicide rates among adolescents and adults increased in the early 1990s and then declined.)<p>Boys look through the destroyed windows of the Flood Christian Church, which was set ablaze during …

New video surfaces showing Freddie Gray arrest in Baltimore | Reuters

(Reuters) - A new video has surfaced revealing a key part of the arrest of Freddie Gray, the Baltimore black man whose death from injuries sustained in police custody sparked riots and led to a federal investigation.<p>Demonstrators calling for social, economic and racial justice march in New York May …

Enda Kenny pleads on live TV before Ireland becomes only country in the world where electorate will vote over same-sex marriage<p>Ireland’s prime minister, Enda Kenny, has made a final plea for a yes vote in the referendum to legalise gay marriage.<p>The taoiseach told the Irish electorate on Wednesday …

LGBTQI

Jindal enacts 'religious freedom' order despite firms' discrimination concerns

Ignoring corporate pressure over “divisive” and potentially outright anti-LGBT discrimination, Louisiana governor Bobby Jindal has enacted another of the controversial “religious freedom” measures that have been sweeping conservative states.<p>Earlier this year in Indiana and Arkansas, governors have …

LGBTQI

Powerful Portraits of Individuals Before and Directly After Their Death

<i>Jan Andersen was 19 when he discovered that he was HIV-positive. On his 27th birthday he was told that he didn’t have much time left: cancer, a rare</i> …

Chelsea Flower Show in Pictures

Photographer Shoots Elaborate Photo Series in Her Tiny Attic

Canadian photographer Daniela Majic transformed her tiny attic into an amazing garden set to shoot her ongoing collection called <i>Secret Garden.</i> Majic …