life:

Dancers photographed from above with a Polaroid SX-70 camera, 1972. See more photos here.

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I just finished reading a book about this…so interesting.

ianbrooks:

Exploring the Exclusion Zone photos by Hélène Veilleux

After the Chernobyl nuclear disaster in April 1986, the Ukrainian government created the Exclusion Zone, an area of restricted access meant to contain the degenerative effects of the radioactive fallout from the blast and a way to keep curious eyes away from one of the worst nuclear power plant accidents in history. However, despite a natural population that still persists to this day, tourists can be granted day passes to explore the irradiated ruins of Chernobyl and neighboring city Pripyat. Hélène’s photo journal documents her travel into the Zone, uncovering the remnants of lives left behind in the two ghost towns, which still stand to this day as twin sacrifices to the alter of scientific progress.

Photog: Flickr / Facebook

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ucsdmedialab:

Check out this excellent timelapse of various places in San Diego!

WELCOME HOME TIMELAPSE (by Michael Shainblum)

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seensense:

“Facies Dolorosa” by Dr. Hans Killian 

“Originally published in 1935, Dr. Hans Killian created this photographic study of the faces of patients awaiting death for doctors and physicians. This powerful and disturbing document sensitively captures the beauty and fragility of the human condition. Despite the difficult subject matter, each plate provokingly captures these moments with empathy. Facies Dolorosa holds an important place in the history of photography, cited by many as a photographic masterpiece.”

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photojojo:

Mark Bramley composes breathtaking landscape photographs in wide open spaces.

He captures everything from the Bonneville Salt Flats above to the underbelly of sprawling overpasses. Click through below to see Mark’s full Landscape portfolio in all of its high resolution glory. 

Wide Open Spaces

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sugar-factory:

From the brilliant series “Where Children Sleep” by James Mollison.

Top to bottom: China, New York, Senegal, Tokyo

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ucresearch:

Ronald Fischer, Beekeeper by Richard Avedon, 1981. 

To get the bees to land on Fischer, photographer Richard Avedon enlisted the help of UC Davis entomologist (and professional bee wrangler) Dr. Norman Gary, who smeared the beekeeper with queen bee pheromone and a dash of plant extract similar to peppermint — a method he devised himself.

Norman Gary, a professor emeritus, also has quite the impressive imdb page — with bee wrangling credits ranging from My Girl to The X-Files.

really-shit:

Invasive Species by Dillon Marsh

In 1996 a palm tree appeared almost overnight in a suburb of Cape Town. This was the world’s first ever disguised cell phone tower.

Since then, these trees have spread across the city, South Africa and the rest of the world. Invasive Species explores the relationship between the environment and the disguised towers of Cape Town and its surroundings.

I must make the trip to San Francisco to see this photography show of Garry Winogrand.  He is one of my heros.

(via Garry Winogrand’s Photography Retrospective Brings 250,000 Unknown Images To SFMOMA (PHOTOS))

thekimonogallery:

The palanquin was a form of taxi during 19th century Japan - for those that could afford such luxuries.  Hand-colored photo, 1870’s, Japan.  Photographer Felice Beato

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AMAZING - French WWI images found still in camera

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THE IPAD AS A HANDHELD DARKROOM.

The Apple iPad detects when a camera is connected and allows you to select which images you want to import. Various apps and accessories make it possible to edit pictures on the device

exhibition: ‘war/photography: images of armed conflict and its aftermath’ at the museum of fine arts, houston

workman:

firsttimeuser:

A family flees across the border in the Bavarian Forest to the West, 1948-49

photo by Hilmar Pabel

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