‘Woven Portraits’ by Photographer David Samuel Stern


Kosuke Kawahara, Artist (I)


Emma Bailey, Poet

There is something allusive about the artist, their creative process and inspirational muses always a bit of a mystery. Photographer David Samuel Stern plays upon this idea by transforming the faces of composers, designers and other creatives into abstract objects for his series Woven Portraits.

Photo du Jour: A Sex Worker in Athens


For The Attendants, photographer Myrto Papadopoulos captures moments in the lives of sex workers living in Greece, bringing to light the painful nuances of the sex industry. After meeting with charitable organizations, government officials, and medical professionals, Papadopoulos discovered that the distinctions between prostitution and sex trafficking were sometimes blurred, making it almost impossible to judge whether a woman was working voluntarily or by force.

Remarkable Airbrushed Busses Discovered in a Small Town in Bolivia



For Bolivian Busses, Berlin-based photographer Daniel Hofer captures the colorful airbrushed artworks that adorn the public busses traveling from La Paz into the Amazon Basin. Hofer chanced upon the eye-catching vehicles in Villa Fátima, a small neighborhood from which busloads of passengers and extracted products were carried to and from the jungle. He describes Villa Fátima as a relatively poor area with a locally-run market; without the busses, it would stand out no more remarkable than any other neighborhood.

Photos Reveal the Bathtub of a 72-Year-Old Hoarder



For George’s Bath, photographer Corinna Kern focuses her lens on the unassuming bathtub of George Fowler, a 72-year-old man struggling with compulsive hoarding. After befriending him at an eviction resistance event and discovering that he had lived as a squatter in the 1970s, Kern stayed with Fowler for two months, and each day she witnessed the shocking versatility of his bathtub. Sequestered from the chaos that permeates the rest of the large home, the small tub had been transformed into an unlikely site of household order, where everything from dishes to clothes are carefully cleansed and tidied.

Under the Big Top: Photos of Circus Troupes Across America


© John Lee / Offset


© John Lee / Offset

Early in his career, photographer John Lee interned for various newspapers across the United States, using his free time to document different circuses that traveled throughout the country. The troupes frequented small towns, delighting locals with their performances and exotic animals. Lee was able to spend time with the Bentley Bros, the Wenatchee Youth Circus, and the Chinese Imperial Circus in different locations in the U.S. The black and white photographs appear as if from a bygone age, each image a glimpse into the everyday life of the entertainers. Although his full time staff position at the Chicago Tribune eventually took precedent over capturing circuses, the unassuming and quirky photographs continue to be a source fascination and enthrall.

Creatures of the Night: Photos Capture the Wonder of Nocturnal Animals



For Nocturne: Creatures of the Night, Rhode Island-based animal photographer Traer Scott intimately connects with world’s most mysterious and evasive nocturnal creatures, photographing animals and diverse as the vampire bat, the Indian flying fox, the African serval, and the Capybara. Ranging from adorable to fearsome, Scott’s magnificent creatures give shape to all that goes bump in the night.

Photo du Jour: The Hand of God


Swimming out into the water with a waterproof camera in hand, Greek photographer Costas Masseras captures the country’s islands in miniature, the hilly terrain fitting perfectly into his opened hand. Striving to make order from the chaos of daily life, Masseras imagines the world through the eyes of the gods. Under rippling rays of light, his enormous hand becomes divine, as if it had just sculpted the verdurous land from a fistful of primordial matter.

‘Celluloid Dreams’: A Photographers Quest to Preserve the Memory of Historic Theaters Across America


Roxy Theatre, Northampton, Pennsylvania


Mayan Theatre, Denver, Colorado

In an age of multiplexes, 3D cinema and pirated movies, the theatre is on the decline and rapidly fading in oblivion. Art Deco movie palaces, as they were called, could once be found in every American city during the Hollywood’s golden age of cinema spanning from the 1920s through the 1940s. These opulent, single-screen theatres represent an important aspect of American popular culture. Celluloid Dreams is the decade long project by Boston photographer, Stefanie Klavens, who seeks to preserve the memory of these historic movie palaces before they disappear forever.

Palestinian Photographers Turn Their Lenses on Israel’s Separation Wall

Keep Your Eye on the Wall

We Are Not Enemies but Friends © Noel Jabbour 2012

Keep Your Eye on the Wall

From the series Towards the Sky, Arab Palestinian villages, Galilee region © Raed Bawayah 2012

Last November, the United Nations decreed 2014 to be the Year of Solidarity with the Palestinian People, meant to bring peace and greater understanding between Israel and Palestine. It is also the 10th anniversary of the International Court of Justice’s ruling that the Separation Wall is illegal. As Israel has made rubble of Gaza and the number of Palestinian civilian casualties climbs, these declarations seem a cruel joke.

Group Show: 31 Photos of Sweeping Desert Landscapes


© Przemyslaw Hensel

Vanessa Quijano 1340-Deadvlei IIII

© Vanessa Quijano


© Chris Sorensen

We’re sending you out on an adventure across the dusty, endless terrain with our latest group show ‘Desert Landscapes’. Photographer and curator Heidi Romano judged the submissions for our call. Aside from her bimonthly online photography journal Unless You Will, Romano is also the festival director of Photobook Melbourne, running February 12 – 22nd, 2015.

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