Menu

The Story of One Dying Man and the Photographer He Trusted

feinbursoni_j-01

To Be Dressed

feinbursoni_j-04

Degrees of Deterioration

When photographer Justine Bursoni gave birth to her son, midwife Ray Spooner stood by her, and when Ray Spooner died, Justine Bursoni stood by him.

A quirky and honest look at the Swiss

unnamed

unnamed

The Swiss is Swedish photographer Christian Nilson’s homage to the country he has come to call home, evidently Switzerland. After thirteen years spent living there and four years photographing Swiss people as an integrated outsider, his images provide an intimate and sometimes unexpected glimpse into the ordinary lives of people living in one of the wealthiest countries on earth.

Ornithological Photographs at the Intersection of Art and Science

Boat-billed Flycatcher (Megarynchus pitangua)

Megarynchus pitangua

Keel-billed Toucan (Ramphastos sulfuratus)

Keel-billed Toucan

Beyond their minimalist, painterly quality, at first glance these photographs of small birds caught in mist nets might induce a certain degree of panic in the viewer. As photographer Todd Forsgren puts it, “the captured creatures appear embarrassed, fearful, angry and vulnerable.” It’s necessary to emphasize that no birds were harmed in the process of creating the series Ornithological Photographs. Todd portrayed the birds during the decisive moment in which they were caught as part of scientific studies and ornithological research — after the scientists collected sufficient data the birds were released into the wild.

The First Photo Vogue Festival Launches in Milan

donna-trope-blow-up-1997-donna-trope

© Donna Trope, 1997

Fashion photographers and dedicated followers of fashion alike will rejoice at the news that Vogue Italia’s inaugural Photo Vogue Festival is opening in Milan this week — and that it’s likely to become an annual event.

These hybrid beasts allude to the monster in all of us

chimera-72

Chimera

tiresias-72

Tiresias

What exactly are the hybrid creatures we see in these antique photographs? The illusion is quite convincing, but Bestiary is the fusion of Greek artist Viktor Koen’s longstanding fascination with Greek mythology and early 19th century photography. Viktor created these monsters, some of which may be familiar to classicists, using the faces of the deceased who now only exist in photographic archives.

The Legacy of the Indian Residential Schools as Seen in Photos

MIKE PINAY
Qu’Appelle Indian Residential School
1953-1963
“It was the worst ten years of my life. I was away from my family from the age of 6 to 16. How do you learn about family? I didn’t know what love was. We weren’t even known by names back then. I was a number.”
“Do you remember your number?”
“73.”

Daniella Zalcman’s project, Signs of Your Identity, focusses on the legacy of the Indian Residential schools implemented by the Canadian government in the 1840s. The schools were intended to assimilate young indigenous students into western Canadian culture, but used brutalising tactics to achieve this end. Zalcman creates multiple-exposure portraits of former residents of the schools and conducts interviews with them about their stories, exploring the repercussions of their treatment. The effect is an overlaying of the past with the present, of memory with identity; the ways that our histories, both personal and societal, shape us.

A Transient Community in the Industrial Ruins of the Netherlands

Venturing out one February morning in 2012, Netherlands-based photographer Gerard Kingma, had a fixed idea in his mind about what images he wanted to shoot that day. As a member of a local photography group, he was invited by a museum to produce an exhibition exploring the industrial heritage of Groningen, the most northern province of the Netherlands, where the photographer lives. Kingma decided to photograph the once thriving brickworks industry. Amid a landscape scattered with smoke stacks, drying sheds and the ruins of 55 factories, just one factory remains.

Tragedy and Hope on the Front Lines of the Fight Against ISIS

datta_featureshoot03

Jalal Jabat Uddin, 23, sits with his unit comrades an hour after his best friend and fellow Peshmerga solider, Bemal, 22, was killed by sniper fire during a six hour operation to retake a village from ISIS, north of Mosul. Peshmerga forces have hugely outnumbered ISIS in recent offensives, but fatalities have remained high and struck at the heart of the force. From suicide bombings to booby traps, snipers to posing as refugees, IS has employed tactics for the sole purpose of maximising the body count.

datta_featureshoot29

Anah, 8, is the last surviving sibling of five. Her three brothers and younger sister were killed in fighting earlier this year as ISIS tightened its grip on their village near Qayarra during Peshmerga and Iraqi offensives. She now lives with her mother and aunts in Debaga camp.

“I’ve always been more interested in the effects of war than the spectacle of it,” photojournalist Souvid Datta explains.

Capturing the Unexpected in the Streets of Mexico

awc_10

Comitán, Chiapas, 2007  from Alex Webb: La Calle (Aperture/Televisa Foundation, 2016)

awc_8

Near Creel, Chihuahua, 1978  from Alex Webb: La Calle (Aperture/Televisa Foundation, 2016)

Curated by Alfonso Morales, La Calle brings together over thirty years of street photography by San Francisco-born Magnum photographer Alex Webb, spanning from 1975 to 2007. In this selection of photographs all taken on the streets of Mexico, the multi-layered compositions touch on multiple genres. As Geoff Dyer writes, “Wherever he goes, Webb always ends up in a Bermuda-shaped triangle where the distinctions between photojournalism, documentary and art blur and disappear.”

Tales from the Cold Wilderness of the Russian Far North

elena_anosova_out-of-the-way_001

elena_anosova_out-of-the-way_020

Elena Anosova pays an unusual and meticulous attention to textures. Their feature throughout her project, Out-Of-The-Way, is striking and varied; the patterns of a wallpaper not quite the same as the icing sugar rush of falling snow, a lacelike net curtain creating a different visual effect than a roiling cloud of mist above a landscape. Of her textural focus, she explains: “there are many lifestyle details that immerse the viewer… My approach is one of the additional strokes that tells the story of this place, its state of being frozen in time and space.”

Subscribe to our newsletter

Get some visual inspiration into your day!