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Nigeria to postpone elections to fight Boko Haram

Nigeria’s electoral commission will postpone next Saturday’s presidential and legislative elections for six weeks to give a new multinational force time to secure north-eastern areas under the sway of Boko Haram, an official close to the commission told the Associated Press on Saturday.<p>Millions …

Paint

Project info<p>Katerina Belkina’s works can be interpreted as one giant statement of mankind looking for its place in the whole of social and cultural reality. The fact that Belkina nearly always is her own model in the various series she exhibits indicates that she fully identifies with this …

Portrait of Egypt: Going South Along the Nile - Photographs and text by Myriam Abdelaziz | LensCulture

In Egypt, where my blood is from, I traveled south…<p>I needed to be closer to the sun. I was looking for a warmer place. I wanted to be with people who see the sun everyday, people whose skin has darkened, filled with all that sun. I knew that every single place, every single thing I would see there …

Syrian Refugees in Greece - Photographs and text by Enri Canaj | LensCulture

As the civil war in Syria gets worse, day by day, the number of refugees constantly increases. Greece is the entrance point for Syrian refugees who try to reach Europe. Nowadays 80 percent of the refugees coming to Greece are from Syria.<p>Unfortunately, many of them never complete their trip. They …

Architexture

Project info<p>This series comprising photographs made across South and North America, Australia and Europe tends to demonstrate that well thought out architecture can be self-sufficient. Antique, post-modernist or organically fluid as required by contemporary trends; pristine, derelict or even under …

Architecture

Who are you?

Project info<p>Do you believe that you can tell a person’s character by looking at their shoes? A simple test for you! Look down at your shoes right now. What are you wearing? Sneakers? Shiny, well-polished shoes? High heels? Well, whatever your choice, this test shows that shoes can paint a picture …

Pictures of the Week 1.22.15

Apart Together

Project info<p>According to the International Organisation of Migration, there are over 200 million migrants worldwide and the geographic region of Europe is home to the highest number. There are economic reasons, civil wars and effects of global warming that force people to leave their home country. …

The Mediterranean and the Continuity of Man

Since we first published this series on LensCulture a few years ago, it has continually proved to be one of our most popular articles. Something about the project’s distinctive mix of deadpan humor and political, environmental savvy has made it stand out, again and again, for thousands of …

How to Create Value for Yourself as a Music Photographer

Every year the barrier of entry for music photography seems to get lower. This isn’t a bad thing, in fact I think it’s awesome. But what it means is …

Bands

Telling a Story in a Single Image - Tips from a Photojournalist

Photography is visual communication medium. You can follow and use some rules, through composition and technique – but photojournalism takes it a …

Photojournalism