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

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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

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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

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Roxy Theatre, Northampton, Pennsylvania

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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

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We Are Not Enemies but Friends © Noel Jabbour 2012

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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

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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.

Congratulations to Przemyslaw Hensel, Vanessa Quijano and Chris Sorensen, 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.

Female Photographer Imagines Her Life with Dozens of Different Partners in ‘Self Portraits with Men’

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Who do you want to be? Or, more accurately, who could you have been? Czech photographer Dita Pepe takes these musings quite literally, re-imaging her life in a hundred different scenarios in her series Self Portraits with Men. Pepe’s photographs are disarming in their nonchalant subtly, the artist possessing an uncanny ability to become a seamless member of each family.

Photos of the Elusive, Vagabond Circuses of El Salvador

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For Circo El Salvador, New York-based Photographer Steven Laxton captures the magical moments behind the scenes of El Salvador’s traveling circuses. Living out of their vans, these performers, young and old, devote themselves to their craft and to a nomadic existence free from conventional definitions of home.

Photos of a Florida Trailer Park Home to Retired Couples From Quebec

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Benoit et Suzanne, from the series Snowbirds, 2012

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Gilles, from the series, Snowbirds, 2012

For Snowbirds, Montreal-based photographer Mika Goodfriend documents the abundant world contained within Pompano Beach’s Breezy Hill, a small trailer and RV park on the Florida seaside. Home to a thriving community of retired couples from Quebec, the intimate setting fosters a close bond between the families and their shared place of origin.

The Negative Collection Sells Prints from Found Vintage Negatives

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A rare color slide of Duke Ellington

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A woman in postwar Denmark walking through an open air market

Native New Yorker Matthew Salacuse is successful editorial and documentary photographer. When not shooting celebrities or high-profile commercial clients, Salacuse spends his time accumulating old negatives and slides that have been lost or abandoned by their original owners. Sifting through thousands of images, he has chosen the best to sell as limited edition prints on his site The Negative Collection. The shop is brimming with unique finds, each one a fascinating or surprising glimpse into a stranger’s history. We asked Salacuse about his inspiration behind the project and had him share some of his most recent acquisitions.

Arresting Photos Capture Childhood Fear and Wonder

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In his highly contrasted black and white images, Helsinki, Finland-based photographer Johan Entchev dreams up a world a childhood anxiety and wonderment. In photographing his sons, whom he has documented since they were born, he abandons objective realities for subjective desire, always viewing the children partly obscured as if through a veil of adult nostalgia.