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Landscape Painting © Slinkachu, Courtesy Andipa Contemporary

EXHIBITION: Slinkachu: Miniaturesque, Andipa Contemporary, 162 Walton Street, 13 March – 11 April 2015
Artist Slinkachu constructs a fantasy realm in which miniature human figurines populate the small and inconspicuous corners of wilderness that remain within the city of London. Through photographs and sculptural works, he touches on our instinctual urge to reconnect with the natural world.

The Best Links of the Week (March 14-20)

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

  • ‘John And Yoko Shine On In These Rarely Seen Photographs From 1980′ [Dangerous Minds]
  • Photographic Armageddon and how “the most photographed generation will have no pictures in 10 years” [Amateur Photographer]
  • ‘Look out Instagram, here comes LinkedIn’ [Digiday]
  • ‘Acid Attack Survivor Calendar Shows Beauty Is Much More Than a Pretty Face’ [WSJ]
  • Photographs that are ‘Too Hard to Keep’ [VICE]
  • ’10 Amusing Reenactments Of Romance Novel Covers Featuring Real People’ [Beautiful/Decay]
  • How Instagram helped a father and son cope with illness and grief [TIME]
  • “The photographer said his night-vision photos evoke the internal circuitry of microchips.” [NYTimes.com]
  • Neil Selkirk to talks Elizabeth Avedon about Richard Avedon, Diane Arbus, and making $3,000 a year [The Eye of Photography]

Photographer Gregory Heisler on the Importance of “Shooting What You Can’t Help But Shoot”

In a field that’s evolving as rapidly as photography, it can be easy to lose sight of what makes your voice and your vision enduring and significant. The best photographers, like portrait master Gregory Heisler, are able to adapt while remaining steadfast and true to their authentic style. Heisler’s prolific career has seen his portraits on the covers and pages of TIME, LIFE, The New York Times Magazine, Sports Illustrated, and ESPN. Whether he’s shooting inside the White House or out on the sports field, he continues to propel his craft into new and innovative directions.

Astonishing Photos of Millions Flocking to Bishwa Ijtema, a Muslim Congregation in Bangladesh

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Amidst the crowds of millions of devotees, Dhaka-based photographer Mahmudul Ahsan captures fleeting moments within the whirling rush of Bishwa Ijtema, a yearly Muslim congregation that unfolds along the The Turag River in Tongi, Bangladesh.

Mother and Daughter Collaborate on Painterly Photographs that Capture the Beauty of Childhood

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© Caroline Jensen / Offset

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Minnesota-based photographer Caroline Jensen lives across two hundred acres of wide-open prairie on which she and her family roam freely amidst the wild flowers and thickets of verdant grass. She and her daughter, now ten, have been collaborating since the child was four years old, building together an evolving diary of childhood play and discovery.

‘Artsy Nudes': Photography Students Recreate Famous Nudes from Art History (NSFW)

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After Henri Matisse © Noah Boskey, Erin Carr, Emma Castelbolognesi, Crystelle Colucci, Alberto Inamagua, and Allison Schaller

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After Mert and Marcus © Anthony Costa, Jessica Frankl, Mikaela Keen Lumongsod, Frankie Mule, Gabrielia Priyma, Balazs Sebok, and Valeriya Vaynerman

For photographer, VICE Photo Editor, and educator Matthew Leifheit, borrowing, duplicating, and reinterpreting the work of artists who came before is an integral element of photography. For this reason, he recently asked his students at New York City’s School of Visual Arts to reproduce in photographs the some of their favorite artworks centered around the nude human form, a figure that has been nearly ubiquitous throughout the last few millennia of art history.

Sobering Portraits Look at the Residents of São Paulo’s ‘Crackland’

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Crack addition has reached epidemic levels in Brazil. It’s a topic that’s not getting addressed but instead getting swept under the rug — or rather, into a small infected enclave of São Paulo, appropriately named Cracolândia, or Crackland. It’s a place where crack addicts don’t go to die or rehabilitate, instead they go to live in a state of drug-fuelled chaos intertwined with inertia – a kind of frenetic energy trapped inside a cage. As you can imagine, Cracolândia is rife with drugs, poverty, disease, and mental illness.

Moments of Detachment and Solitude Captured by Street Photographer Caspar Claasen

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For the last few years, Amsterdam-based street photographer Caspar Claasen has been documenting the different sides of solitude, exploring the camera’s ability to isolate and express private moments of detachment experienced by subjects both young and old, human and nonhuman.

‘Forest Punk': Photographer Hunts Down Abandoned Vintage Cars Lost in the Woods

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Polisot, France, 2013 – Citroen & Renault, ca. 1928

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2012, Bastnäs, Sweden, Ford Prefect, Fors Popular, Ford Taunus

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Polisot, France, 2013 – ca. Peugeot, 1928

For Forest Punk, Cologne-based photographer Dieter Klein tracks rust-speckled vintage automobiles into the depths of neglected junkyards and verdant woods, where they have sat, untouched, for decades.

Powerful Portraits of Vietnamese Veterans by Ruben Hamelink

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“When the war started we were sixteen boys defending the village, but after four years only four of us were left alive,” remembers Ho Cu Chanh, a veteran of the Vietnam War. The aged veteran is one of 29 others photographed and quoted in Dutch photographer Ruben Hamelink’s debut book. In Vietnamese Veterans, the young photographer traveled around Vietnam with an Italian anthropologist seeking out past fighters. Vietnam has fought a war with four countries over the past century: America, China, Cambodia and France.