Michelle Mengsu Chang

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Sleep Under the Stars at This Stunning South African Resort

As many of us bide our time with ice, snow, and unpleasant temperatures, it's fun to daydream about exotic vacation resorts. The Lion Sands Game Reserve, located at the Sabie Sand Reserve in South Africa is the perfect escape. Here, you observe amazing wildlife like lions, hippos, and giraffes as …

South Africa

Touching Photo Series of Adopted Shelter Animals and Their Rescuers

How much can adopting a pet really change your life? <i>Why We Rescue</i> is a touching, year-long photo series shot by Theron Humphrey (of Maddie on Things) and put on by Purina One that traverses across all 50 states to highlight the happy, everyday stories of adopted shelter animals. Many people …

Pets

Powerful Inmate Portraits Paired with Letters to Younger Self

When photographer Trent Bell discovered that his friend–educated, employed, married, and a father of four–was sentenced to thirty-six years in prison, he was extremely distraught and, haunted by this terrible reality, he was inspired to create this powerful photo series entitled <i>Reflect: Convicts'</i> …

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Tolstoy Reads from His ‘Calendar of Wisdom’ in a Rare Recording Shortly Before His Death

<i>“I’m only interested in people engaged in a project of self-transformation,”</i> Susan Sontag famously confessed in her collected meditations on love. And yet, one some level, in ways both resolute and subtle, almost all of us are on a constant quest to get better at life.<p>In March of 1884, <b>Leo Tolstoly</b> …

Funny Portraits of Wet Dogs by Sophie Gamand

“Wet Dog is a series on dogs being washed during their grooming sessions. The way the water plays with their hair in a very painterly manner, and their facial expressions as the water is poured on them creates striking portraits that resemble famous humans or important characters. The dogs become …

Pets

Portraits Of The People Who Drive Richmond, Va.

The people who keep the world functioning — its garbage collectors, utility workers, public transit operators — often go unnoticed, existing as a kind of invisible backbone to our lives. But three residents of Richmond, Va., want to change that, by focusing on the city's bus drivers. Their project,</i> …

Picture of the week: Crisis wedding, Greece, by Nick Hannes

In austerity-torn Greece, a Belgian photographer found people adapting to their country's straitened circumstances<p>It's not your typical wedding reception venue, but the warm glow of the petrol pumps, the sturdy dancefloor and the soft breeze from the Gulf of Corinth beat a soggy marquee in Surrey …

The Journal Is The Destination (A Hat Tip To Dan Eldon)

Habitual journaling has given society insight into the minds of great writers, from Franz Kafka to Virginia Woolf. But how does a photographer keep a journal? What happens when the pencil is secondary?<p>Michael Todd, a Los Angeles-based photographer originally from Manchester, England, has been …

Adventures of a Serial Trespasser

Bradley Garrett, a photographer and researcher with a background in anthropology and archeology, has spent the past five years of his life exploring hidden and forgotten parts of cities all over the world. Sneaking into sewers and bunkers, through metro tunnels and up skyscrapers, Garrett calls his …

National Geographic: Then and Now – in pictures

National Geographic magazine has been at the forefront of photojournalism since it first began publishing photographs in 1890. An exhibition at Beetles + Huxley showcases over 100 vintage and contemporary prints from 26 September to 19 October 2013. Here are some of them<p>• Jonathan Jones on what the …

Glowing Silhouettes of Strangers in Chicago

Chicago-based Japanese photographer Satoki Nagata captures spectacular portraits of strangers for his ongoing series titled <i>Lights in Chicago</i>. The collection of images, which the photographer has been accumulating for over two-and-a-half years, present almost ghostly silhouettes of people walking …

Photography

The World's Most Dramatic Coastlines

Summer has officially drawn to a close, and the sunny days of sprawling on the sand are numbered. For fans of the coast, though, the end of summer doesn't necessarily mean the end of beach trips. The world is still full of spectacular coastlines to explore, many of which are more famous for their …

Cape Town

“I knew Pluto was popular among elementary schoolkids, but I had no idea they would mobilize into a ‘Save Pluto’ campaign

“I knew Pluto was popular among elementary schoolkids, but I had no idea they would mobilize into a ‘Save Pluto’ campaign. I now have a drawer full of hate letters from hundreds of elementary schoolchildren (with supportive cover letters from their science teachers) pleading with me to reverse my stance on Pluto. The file includes a photograph of the entire third grade of a school posing on their front steps and holding up a banner proclaiming, 'Dr. Tyson—Pluto is a Planet!’”<p>- <b>Neil deGrasse …

A Massive Rotating Supercell Filmed Near Booker, Texas by Mike Olbinski | Colossal

<p>On June 3rd of this year after four years of trying, Arizona photographer and storm chaser Mike Olbinski finally got the shot he’d been searching …

3D Ship Drawn on Three Flat Sheets of Paper by Ramon Bruin | Colossal

<p>Artist Ramon Bruin (previously) recently drew this fun anamorphic illusion that appears to be a 3D ship but is actually a skewed drawing on three …

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Wedding Photograph Features a Hungry T-Rex Chasing the Bridal Party

Here’s a fun wedding photo idea we’ve never seen before: dinosaur photobombing. Baton Rouge, Louisiana-based wedding photographer Quinn Miller …

Wayne Miller, Photographer Who Captured Black Chicago, Dies

Pioneering photographer Wayne Miller, who captured some of the first images of the destruction of Hiroshima, died this week at the age of 94. The Chicago native was renowned for a trailblazing series of postwar portraits of black Americans in Chicago and for co-curating the groundbreaking …

Wonderful Conceptual Photo-manipulations by 14-Year-Old Photographer “Fiddle Oak” | Colossal

<p>Today I discovered a photographer who has a camera named Betsy who tells me he’s been taking photographs for nearly six years. Y’know, since he was …

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Camera Captures What It’s Like to Get Eaten by a Grizzly Bear

When Brad Josephs took his GoPro camera out in beautiful Alaska, he was probably trying to get majestic footage of Grizzly bears for the BBC’s Great …

Harley Davidson National Rally in China

Last weekend, Reuters photographer Carlos Barria traveled to Zheijiang Province, China, to photograph some of the 1,000 Harley Davidson enthusiasts who attended China's 5th annual Harley Davidson National Rally, part of the company's 110-year anniversary. Harley Davidson only began official sales …

2013 National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest

The 25th annual National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest is under way, and entries will be accepted for another six weeks, until June 30, 2013. First prize winner will receive a 10-day Galapagos expedition for two. National Geographic was once more kind enough to allow me to share some of the …

Necessary Words, and Other News

By Sadie Stein May 17, 2013<p>In Japanese, <i>tsundoku</i> means “the act of buying books and not reading them, leaving them to pile up.”<p>The Cocktail Chart of Film and Literature is quite an achievement.<p>An inspirational poem is sweeping Little League fields across the nation.<p>“But even bigger than the novels, …

100 Words: Life And Death Of A Japanese Racehorse

Currently, more than 95 percent of Japan's racehorses are born and raised in the southeast of Hokkaido, an island in northern Japan. The region was known for its war horses until the early 1900s. The intensity of competition at the horse races increased to the point that the new motto is "Losers …

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At a public lecture in Pittsburgh in 1934, four hundred lucky students were privy to a lecture by Albert Einstein, in which the great man mathematically derived his famous mass-energy equivalence equation: E=mc2. What you see above is a photo from that lecture, and what is thought to be the only surviving photo that shows Einstein working on that derivation.<p>The photo was pulled from a halftone newspaper clipping by David Topper and Dwight Vincent of the University of Winnipeg, who discovered it …

Maddie !

Charming photos from the book “Maddie on things” a lovely book about the dog Maddie by photographer Theron Humphrey.

Hong Kong Harbor Invaded By Giant Rubber Duck

Hong Kong’s famous skyline was joined by a 54-foot rubber duck on Thursday. The duck, a traveling public exhibit by Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman …

The World’s Largest Rubber Duck Arrives in Hong Kong | Colossal

<p>This week conceptual artist Florentijin Hofman brought his gargantuan <i>Rubber Duck</i> artwork to Victoria Harbour in Hong Kong. The huge inflatable duck …