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Photo du Jour: Handstands

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Mara and Jessica in the director’s office, Summer 2013

We are all the hero of our own lives, a silent protagonist whose hopes and dreams the world secretly revolves around. Photographer Rachele Maistrello encourages people to play out their desires and aspirations right where they stand in A Hero’s Life.

Photos Explore Male Gender Roles with Regards to Sports

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Chadric Devin (MFA 2015) is a Missouri-born artist and MFA candidate at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He has exhibited his work nationally and internationally in Gilbert, AZ, The Kinsey Institute in Bloomington, IN, and in Xi’an, China. His current work, Active Bodies: Physical and Nonphysical Interactions within the Male Gender, utilizes printmaking and alternative photographic processes to discuss the intricacy of the filial, social, and cultural relationships between men. He explores these ideas through a variety of materials that range from handmade Japanese paper to nontraditional surfaces, such as athletic tape.

Exclusive Interview with ‘The Cut’ Photo Editor Emily Shornick About Online Editing and Her Quirky Collection of Offset Imagery

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The Cut is a division of New York Magazine devoted entirely to female-driven content, covering everything from breaking fashion news to complex explorations of contemporary women’s issues. In addition to keeping its millions of readers appraised of the latest celebrity gossip and most engaging political debates, The Cut has helped define the voice of the Millennial Generation, generating viral content that speaks to a diverse group of 20-something women. The Cut seamlessly merges the sex and relationship advice of Cosmopolitan, the fashion of Vogue, and the stimulating content of Ms. Magazine, securing its position as a leading daily resource for women.

Stevie Raelynn Johnson’s Intimate Portraits of Thirty Men

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Stevie Raelynn Johnson is an American artist and recent graduate of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Her work involves exchanges she has with strangers and within her own personal relationships. Through photography and video, she explores new systems of exchange by documenting unusual interactions she constructs. In her project I did it all for you, she conducts a close examination of her own relationships, past and present, exploring the need to connect and the elements of give and take that inform each stage of connection.

Photo du Jour: A Tale of Two Baby Squirrels

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In early September of this year, I discovered a baby squirrel on the side of the road. With unopened eyes and just a downy layer of fur, she was unable to fend for herself. I picked her up and carried her in my hands to the nearest vet’s office, her small snout burrowing into my skin in search of food.

‘Fifty Shrinks': A Fascinating Look Inside the Offices of Dozens of NYC Therapists

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“… I have been an analyst for more than fifty years and I still find it astonishing that every patient has something new to communicate. Sometimes I’ll encounter a patient who has so much new to say that it’s bewildering. It is as if any analyst is living not only his own life, but also the lives of countless other people. So I think I am making a bargain with Death. I am cheating. I am living more than one life.” — Marin Bergmann, PhD

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“… My taste is for African art that comes from my Afro-centric perspective. That’s a part of who I am. If a white analyst puts African art in her office, it is perceived as nothing more than her having good taste. For me, as an African American, when I choose to display African art, it is interpreted differently, more personally, as an aspect of my identity, which is also true. I can imagine that to some new black patients, their first reaction might be” ‘I want to get out of here. This guy has his black self right up front and out there. I don’t want to deal with the black part of myself. I’d rather go to a white analyst.’ In a way, I’m challenging those patients to respond. It opens the dialogue where I can say, ‘okay let’s see what we can do with that response,’ and then the real therapeutic work can begin…” — Kirkland C. Vaughns, PhD

For Fifty Shrinks, New York City-based photographer and psychiatrist Sebastian Zimmermann shot dozens of therapists and psychoanalysts standing or seated within their private offices. The seedling ideas for the project began to take root as Zimmermann built his own practice in Upper West Side Manhattan, where he observed within himself a sense of remoteness from the outside world. While his patients shared with him intimate portions of themselves, the role of psychiatrist necessitated a detached and discrete existence.

‘Funny Business': Hilarious Portraits of Comedians in Their Homes

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For Funny Business, Brooklyn-based photographer Seth Olenick enters the homes of the biggest names in comedy, constructing playful scenes from their domestic surroundings. He began the project over six years ago, and has since traveled countless times from Los Angeles to New York and back, capturing hundreds of portraits of everyone from Hollywood’s treasured icons to stand-up’s emerging talent.

‘Scared Scientists’ Portrait Series Shows the Face of Climate Change

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Biological Scientist
University of Technology Sydney, University of Tokyo, University of New South Wales

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For Scared Scientists, Australian photographer Nick Bowers records the terror that has descended upon leading scientists in the wake of new discoveries on climate change.

Photographer Reenacts Clichéd Romantic Vacation Photos with Strange Men

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When London based photographer Hemya Moran was invited to do an artist residency in Deauville, France, she began collecting images and creating a mental picture of the utopian seaside town. Having been told Deauville is a romantic place, she used googled images as a jumping off point, amassing pictures of holiday locations, women and couples, all enjoying wonderful vacations on beaches, swimming pools, and gardens. The found images created a pseudo-reality of what Deauville could be – a lovers paradise, where women go with the hopes of finding a French companion and an escape from their every day lives.

Photo du Jour: Lone Stars

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For It’s only a short walk from home, New York-based photographer Courtney Dudley returns to her hometown just beyond the borders of Dallas, Texas, capturing her surroundings through a lens that is at once intimate and alien.