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Empowering, Stylized Photos of 100 Naked Women (NSFW)

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For 100 Naked Women, London-based photographer Nadia Lee Cohen takes a bold approach to body positivity, shooting nude portraits of dozens of women of varied shapes and sizes bearing it all for her camera.

Enchanting Portraits of Identical Twin Farmers in the Hungarian Countryside

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With The Twins, Germany-based photographer Janos Stekovics remembers the lives and rituals of a since-passed set of identical twin farmers, János and István Lukács, who worked their entire lives along the Hungarian countryside.

Raw, Visceral Photos Capture a Photographer’s Struggle with Mental Illness

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For Fragmentary, London-based photographer Daniel Regan visualizes the tensions, contradictions, and isolation of mental illness through a series of self-portraits captured during times of heightened psychological anguish. Through each shadowed and enigmatical vision of the self, he inserts his own medical records, exhumed from the archives of the Brighton & Hove mental health services.

Cinematic Photos Show Daily Life Inside the Moscow Metro

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Intrigued by images seen online of the Moscow Metro, Israeli photographer Tomer Ifrah traveled to the Russian capital with the intentions of photographing the bustling transit system. Drawn to its grandiose architecture and history, built in 1935, the metro is the largest in Europe, carrying close to 7 million passengers a day. Many stations were built in the 1930s and 1940s with classic Soviet architecture, and no two stations look the same. His series, titled Moscow Metro, captures the reality of daily life, set amongst a historic backdrop of a beautifully preserved, romantic Russian transit system.

Feature Shoot Recommends: Top 10 Photo Events and Happenings in New York (Jan. 25- 31)

 

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Liz Nielsen, Crystal Mountains, 2014. Unique C-Print. 40 x 50 inches. Courtesy the artist/Denny Gallery, NYC.

EXHIBITION: Liz Nielsen: Wolf Moon, Denny Gallery, 261 Broome Street, January 29 – March 8, 2015
Artist Liz Nielson presents a series of photograms produced by setting handmade negatives and colored gels atop light-sensitive paper. In the place of the white figures we normally associate with photograms, Neilson reveals shades of red, blue, and yellow arranged into beguiling and otherworldly landscapes.

Group Show: 25 Photos of Life in the Country

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© Chelsea Miller

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For our latest group show, we invited you to share with us your photographs of life in the country. Judged by Keren Sachs, Director of Content Development for Offset, a curated high end collection of photography from around the world, this collection reminds us of our essential connection to the land, inviting us to roam across open fields with herds of cows or to come into the barn for a quiet communion with the sheep. Ranging from such breathtaking locations as Ukraine’s Carpathian Mountains to the French Pyrenees, these photos truly capture the beauty of a harmonious and bustling life spent with the earth, animals, and family.

Congratulations to winning photographer Anna Mia Davidson, who will receive a GoPro Hero4 Black, and to runners up Chelsea Miller, Emilia Wojdylak, and Andrei Nacu. All submitting photographers were considered to join Offset.

Feature Shoot Recommends: Top 10 Photo Events and Happenings in London (Jan. 25- 31)

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EXHIBITION: Don’t Stop Now: Fashion Photography Next, Fashion Space Gallery, London College of Fashion, 20 John Princes Street, 15 January – 28 February 2015
Under the curation of Magdalene Keaney, this group exhibition features a variety of contemporary imagery that continues to expand the limits of fashion photography. As part one in a series of two shows, the exhibition explores concepts of play and materiality within the field, particularly highlighting those artists who are in the process of exploring new applications for analogue skills in an increasingly digital world.

The Best Photo Links of the Week (Jan 19-23)

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

  • ‘Sports Illustrated Lays Off All Staff Photographers’ [NPPA]
  • 18-year-old Stanley Kubrick photographs the NYC subway [Mashable]
  • What the world’s largest fresh water lake looks like frozen [Core77]
  • ‘Photo LA Is Not Art Basel, and That’s OK’ [Hyperallergic]
  • ‘From Mad Men Secretary to One of the Best Picture Editors of All Time’ [Medium]
  • 46 of the best photos from young European photographers [LensCulture]

A Short Film on Photography Featuring Juergen Teller, Petra Collins, Nobuyoshi Araki, and Arne Svenson

For Reely and Truly, London-based photographer Tyrone Lebon pays tribute to the medium by tracking down and interviewing dozens of artists and photojournalists, including Juergen Teller, Petra Collins, Nobuyoshi Araki, and Arne Svenson. Tracing a non-linear narrative, the film moves in hallucinatory frames from one photographer to the next, their disparate lives threaded together by recorded conversations between the filmmaker and his father, fashion photographer Mark Lebon.

One Photographer Constructs A Fictional Narrative Centered Around a Single Mother and Her Two Daughters Over 22 Years

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Amy, Beth & Val, Brooklyn 1992

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Val and Beth, Brooklyn 2007

When Los Angeles-based photographer Zsolt Kadar first met Amy in Brooklyn in 1991, he could not have foretold his decades-long collaboration of the woman, who would become a single mother of two girls, Beth and Val, in the years following. From that first encounter until 2009, the photographer would visit and revisit her home multiple times each year, observing the evolution of the three women as they stepped boldly into the 21st Century.