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Underground Neo-Nazi Skinheads in Canada Photographed by Brett Gundlock

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Toronto-based photographer Brett Gundlock‘s The “Movement” captures an intimate look inside the lives of underground neo-Nazi skinheads living in Canada. The access Gundlock acquired is fascinating, and the work unveils the complex existence of an extremist group living among, yet completely apart from the rest of society. We recently talked to him about the powerful experience.

Photo du jour: Portrait of a Powerlifter

Jason-Myers

Photo: Jason Myers

Portraits of Metalheads by Jorg Bruggemann

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Photographer Jorg Bruggemann’s book ‘Metalheads’ begins with a Susan Sontag quote: “It’s good because it’s awful.”

Intimate Portraits of Vietnamese Gay and Lesbian Couples

Maika Elan

Maika Elan is a 25-year-old freelance photographer based in Hanoi, Vietnam. Her recent photo series about gay and lesbian couples in Vietnam portrays an intimate, private view of love behind closed doors. Named The Pink Choice after a website for gay travelers, it documents same sex relationships in a nation and culture that has been hesitant to accept them.

Kabul’s Most Historical Sites Host Public 3D Photography Exhibitions

Mountain2Mountain

Mountain2Mountain is a non-profit that works in conflict regions to create education and opportunity for women and girls to be agents of change within their communities and cultures.

Evocative Photos From Fog-Shrouded, Boar-Filled Forests in Italy

Roberto-Schena SP 67 photography

Roberto Schena’s SP 67 is a book of photographs about being in-between. In between day and night, waking and dreaming, and the beginning and end of a journey. Schena spent three years documenting 13 kilometers of fog-shrouded, boar-filled forests between Italy’s Genoa and Calcinara.

Guantanamo As Seen Through Still-life Imagery of Personal Space and Possessions

Edmund-Clark Guantanamo photographyHome. This was my room when I came back from Guantanamo. I felt very comfortable in it, even though it was so small and the ceiling came down so close. It felt like I was sleeping in my cell, but I had control. I was able to turn the light on or off when I wanted, to wake up or sleep when I wanted. It was small like my cell but there was no harassment, no knocking on the door, no searches and no fights or beatings. Outside I had other problems but here in this room I was completely serene, comfortable, calm. —Omar Deghayes, ex-detainee

London-based photographer Edmund Clark is best known for his award-winning work on the representation of control and incarceration through the monographs “Guantanamo: If The Light Goes Out (2010)” and “Still Life Killing Time (2007)”.

Heartbreaking Series of Children Affected by the Bhopal Chemical Disaster Wins FotoEvidence Book Award

Alex-Masi Bhopal photographyPoonam, 8, is refreshing under the late monsoon rain in the impoverished Oriya Basti colony in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India, near the former Union Carbide (now DOW Chemicals) industrial complex. When the heavy monsoon rain falls every year, it seeps through the buried waste of UC, before proceeding to fill up and pollute the area’s underground reservoirs.

Alex Masi is an Italian documentary photographer and multimedia journalist based in London. His first-ever book “Bhopal Second Distaster” is a witness to the aftermath of the 1984 gas leak, widely thought to be one of the word’s most severe chemical disasters. The book is the stunning and heartbreaking product of the 2012 FotoEvidence Book Award, with an introduction by writer Indra Sinh, full-page color images, and an interview in the back by Svetlana Bachevanova, photographer and publisher at FotoEvidence. The images show the complex reality of lives affected by acute tragedy. “In Bhopal, once I began visiting disabled children, to see the way they and their families lived, it led to looking at how others were coping. I also wanted to show that there was life behind disaster.

Powerful Portraits of British Soldiers Before, During and After Deployment to Afghanistan

Photographer, journalist and filmmaker Lalage Snow shot this series of portraits of British soldiers over a period of seven months, before, during and after their operational deployment to Afghanistan on Op Herrick 12. The portraits are captioned with the thoughts and feelings of each individual. They speak of fear, being injured, losing a brother soldier, missing home, excitement, coming home, and what life is like on the frontline.

Snow, who trained with the soldiers prior to their deployment to Afghanistan, found that being a woman had some advantages and helped the soldiers relax. “They didn’t have to be super macho around me or feel threatened.”

Ed Wray Captures the Sad Reality of Indonesia’s Performing Street Monkeys and their Handlers

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For the past ten years, Ed Wray has been a photographer for the Associated Press, based in several capitals in Southeast Asia, most recently as Chief photographer in Jakarta. He approaches his work with a keen eye toward transformational situations – “in between” states where people are affected by the energies that change a situation from what was to what will be. We asked him about his Monkey Town series which he photographed in Jakarta.