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Feature Shoot Recommends: The Best Photo Links of the Week (Oct 27 – 31)

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From highbrow to lowbrow (and everything in between), this is what we found of interest in photo-land this week.

  • ‘The Best Part About These Dogs In Costumes Is That You Can Adopt Them’ [MTVact]
  • OK Go does it again. This time with drones. [Fstoppers]
  • ‘Goodbye, David Armstrong’ [VICE]
  • Katt Williams and Suge Knight steal a camera, get arrested [Gawker]
  • ‘Hey Baby, Take My Picture’ [Medium]
  • ‘University of North Carolina steals photographer’s work, claims it could not have known photo was not free to use’ [dvafoto]

Guillermo Cervera’s Mesmerizing Images on Exhibit at Anastasia Photo, NYC

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Havana Cuba, 2008

Meat Market at Cerro de Pasco, Peru, 2012

Meat Market, Cerro de Pasco, Peru, 2012

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New York, 2013 from The Last Patrol

For the past two decades, Spanish photojournalist Guillermo Cervera has chronicled some of the most devastating and acute armed conflicts of our time, producing iconic and transformative imagery of Bosnian War of 1993, the tail end of the decades-long Sri Lankan Civil War, and the Libyan and Egyptian Revolutions of 2011.

Haunted Houses and Spooky Landscapes by Ysbrand Cosijn

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Netherlands-based photographer Ysbrand Cosijn uses computer-generated imagery to create spine-chilling landscape photographs that harken back to his passion for eerie cinema and the great outdoors.

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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West Oakand BART platform, California © Colleen Cummins

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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.