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Photos of Romanians Having Their Homes Blessed by Priests

Pay the priest what you'd like, and he'll ward off any evil spirits haunting your abode.<p><i>Top image: The photographer's mother-in-law and priest Felix during a blessing ceremony.</i><i>This article originally appeared on VICE Romania.</i>Every year close to the Christmas holidays, my grandmother would call the …

Christianity

An artist who draws monsters next to unsuspecting subway riders is blowing up on social media

Rubin has always been an artist.<p>'I've been drawing all my life, though there was a time where, for a couple years, I just didn't do much art,' he …

Social Media

Remembering Jack Layton, 2011 and what might have been

Five years after his passing is a good moment in time to reflect on what Canada gained from Jack Layton's life, and lost with his death. As a …

Abandoned Orient Express Train Reminds Us Of The Luxury Travel Of The Past

A Rotterdam-based urban photographer who goes by the name of Brian has managed to capture a piece of history that’s slowly fading into oblivion, …

Luxury Travel

Peter Lindbergh: ‘I don’t retouch anything’

The photographer who created the supermodels talks to Tamsin Blanchard on the eve of his exhibition<p>Flying into Rotterdam as the early mist hangs over the seemingly endless docks, it strikes me that this is an appropriate location in which to meet the photographer Peter Lindbergh. This is the man …

The Arts

Abandoned Orient Express Train in Belgium

Brian est un photographe vivant à Rotterdam, aux Pays-Bas. Il explore les lieux abandonnés. Un de ses séries concerne une rame du célèbre Orient …

Saul Leiter in Black and White

Saul Leiter lived in an apartment on a quiet street in New York’s East Village, a neighborhood that evolved, during the six decades he lived there, nearly as much as Leiter himself. An undervalued photographer for most of his life, Leiter quietly amassed a body of work that has only recently begun …