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Touching Photographs of Gay and Lesbian Couples in the 1980s

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For At Home with Themselves: Same-Sex Couples in 1980s America, Massachusetts-based photographer Sage Sohier captures quiet moments in the domestic lives of homosexual families between 1986 and 1988, during the later years of the AIDS epidemic and at the beginning of a newly emerging gay rights movement.

Photo du Jour: At the Yushu Horse Racing Festival

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In July 2006, photographer John Lee was invited by the tourism bureau of Qinghai to visit the Yushu Horse Racing Festival. The annual event takes place near the Tibetan border on verdant grassland, along which visitors set up tents and camp. As Tibet’s largest horse festival, it drew over ten thousand visitors for a week of horse and yak racing, archery, and traditional Tibetan dancing, singing, and fashion shows.

Powerful Kaleidoscope Landscapes Explore Humans’ Impact on Climate Change (NSFW)

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Lunar Synthesis, Oregon Coast, 2014. Courtesy of the artist and Salon 94, New York.

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Crude Love in the Anthropocene, Los Angeles, California, 2014. Courtesy of the artist and Salon 94, New York.

Photographer David Benjamin Sherry’s latest series, Climate Vortex Sutra, is a study in landscape, still life and portraiture that hints to humans direct impact on a changing climate. Sherry juxtaposes monochrome landscapes with colorful nude portraits, showcasing the terrain of the human body.

35 Voyeuristic Photos of People on Public Transport Around the World

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Washington subway, D.C. © Frederic Ansermoz

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4, 5, 6 Subway Line © Andrea Harnick Tuchman

From Mexico City to Moscow, we asked you to show us images of the subway. Judged by Travis Ruse, Photography Director at Inc. Magazine, our latest group show presents 35 photos of underground public transport from around the globe.

Congratulations to Colleen Cummins, Frederic Ansermoz and Andrea Harnick Tuchman, who will receive a one-year subscription to Squarespace, the innovative website publishing platform perfect for the creative. They make it simple to create professional websites that are 100% customizable, making web design accessible to everyone. Complete with award-winning designs, hosting, domains, commerce, and 24/7 support, Squarespace offers photographers more ways to market themselves and grow their business.

Heroin Chic: Portraits of Russian Sex Workers in Designer Clothing (NSFW)

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For Downtown Divas, artists Loral Amir and Gigi Ben Artzi constructed studio portraits of heroin-addicted prostitutes living in a confidential city in Russia. Adorning their subjects in clothing by brands like Miu Miu, Louis Vuitton, and Alexander Wang, Amir and Artzi remove them from the context of their daily lives, and placing them, sometimes uncomfortably, within the realm of high fashion.

Modern Day Explorer Documents the World’s ‘Micronations’

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The Kingdom of Calsahara

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The Republic of Molossia

Drawn to small places with improbable histories, photographer Léo Delafontaine could be described as a modern day explorer. Upon the discovery of the Principality of Sealand, a military platform situated on international waters ruled by a constitutional monarchy, he knew this would be the start of a new documentary project. After some research he realized these independent entities, or Micronations, as the series is titled, are not an isolated phenomenon and many other similar nations exist throughout the world.

Idyllic Photos of a Shepherd’s Everyday Life

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When I first contacted Marco Sgarbi, he let me know that he is not a photographer, but a shepherd. An Italian trained as an architect, Sgarbi left the field as it was not “good for the soul,” lamenting that in his work he destroyed places “to build non-places.” A beautiful sentiment coming from someone who felt a calling and followed through to return to the land.

Humble Arts Foundation’s Founders Discuss Photography, Cats and New Trends

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© Jamie Campbell, from ‘New Cats in Art Photography’

Since 2005, the Humble Arts Foundation has been a resource and supporter for new photography, showcasing and promoting fresh ideas and artists around the globe. The site features regular group shows and artists’ profiles. Humble Arts also serves the photo community through exhibitions, grant making and educational programming.

Jon Feinstein and Amani Olu are the men behind the helm of this venture, both no stranger to fine art curation and publishing. Based in Seattle (Feinstein) and New York City (Olu), the pair directs Humble Arts long distance. Olu is an independent curator, writer and chief organizer of Young Curators, New Ideas, an annual exhibition that concentrates on curatorial practice. He has also interviewed the likes of William Eggleston and Gottfried Helnwein. Feinstein is a curator, photographer and Manager of Marketing and Partnerships at Shutterstock. Curating numerous exhibitions, Feinstein has lent his expertise to judging various contests including the New York Photo Awards, Photolucinda’s Critical Mass and Feature Shoot’s Emerging Photography Awards, to name a few. We asked the pair jointly about their love of photography, new trends they are excited about and how Squarespace made sharing great artists even easier.

From Skinheads to Fashion: British Photographer Gavin Watson Discusses His Career

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 Nev with his BMX, Micklefield, 1984. 

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Dr. Martens tee shoot, 2014.

As a young teen from High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, British photographer Gavin Watson captured the insular life of the skinhead scene in 1980’s England. He published two books on skinhead life, Skins and Skins and Punks. Beginning as an outlet for the shy teenager, Watson’s photography grew into something far greater after his photos began being recognized as a rare look inside this culture. In our chat, he frequently stated that skinhead life was innocent and wholly different before Neo-Nazi elements came into play later on. Leaving the scene in his early 20’s, Watson went on to have a family and expand his range of work. Most recently, his practice has ventured into the world of fashion, shooting for brands and media like Adidas, Dr. Martens, and Vice.

‘Flowers for Michael Brown’ Documents the Aftermath of the Shooting in Ferguson

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Karen Hill, 56, of Ferguson.

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A group of children dance and play during a protest on West Florissant Avenue by a truck, blasting music, with on a sign on it which reads “No shoot, No Loot.” Moments later the police came and made them get down from the top of the truck and turn off the music.

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A National Guard hummer drives past a Target in Ferguson, next to a base the guard has set up in the shopping center parking lot.

On August 9th, 2014, the community of Ferguson, Missouri was shaken and irate by the fatal shooting of Michael Brown. Unarmed and only 18 years old, the teenager was shot by St. Louis Police Officer Darren Wilson in broad daylight. The people of Ferguson took to the streets in protest and met with tear gas and rubber bullets from local law enforcement. Curfews, tactical military vehicles, machine guns and an overwhelming sense of unraveling authority were rampant through the suburb’s generally quiet streets. The aftermath swelled for days afterward, leaving a town and a country haunted by age-old questions of racism in America. With media and reporters flooding Ferguson’s neighborhoods, photographer Natalie Keyssar was witness to the events that took place while on assignment for The Wall Street Journal. She spoke with us about her on-the-ground experience, the people that she met and the stories that stayed with her long after she left.