A Collection of Portraits of Underground Youth Culture Shot Around the World





Back in 2013, German photographer Oliver Sieber published an award-winning photobook containing a collection of portraits constituting to his own Imaginary Club. With 430 pages of photographs – most of which are portraits – his book embodies the inherent nature of the photographer as collector. “You can call it a self-portrait,” Sieber says of the project, “It’s all my personal interests and preferences put together in my personal context.”

The Spectacular Winners of the Arcaid Images 2015 Architectural Photography Awards


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Yick Cheong Building, Quarry Bay, Hong Kong by unknown architect © Tan Lingfei

The architectural photograph, suggest the architects, photographers, and editors behind the Arcaid Images Architectural Photography Award, is too often judged solely based on the merits of the architecture itself, rather than the ingenuity of the photographer and the interplay between the lens and the space. The winner and runners up of the prestigious award, presented in collaboration with the World Architecture Festival (WAF) in Singapore and Sto Werkstatt, London, was announced as part of the WAF Gala Dinner, and the results are breathtaking.

Ebru Yildiz on What it Takes to Become a Successful Music Photographer (Hint: it’s Sleepless Nights & Persistence) Sponsored



When DIY music venue Death By Audio announced its imminent closing, it was Brooklyn’s own Ebru Yildiz who rushed to the scene to photograph its final seventy-five days of band rehearsals, community living, and live shows. With her forthcoming book on the horizon, the photographer made time to chat with Feature Shoot about her remarkable body of work, the persistence required to work as a freelance artist, and her advice for emerging photographers.

As Feature Shoot Editor-in-Chief Alison Zavos spoke with the photographer, Yildiz’s passion for everything she does—from her commercial entertainment portraiture to her personal labor of love in the Brooklyn DIY scene—shone through in every response she offered.

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Spirited Portraits of Bangladeshi Children Who’ve Transformed a Landfill Site Into Their Personal Playground

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For his project, the Bangladeshi photographer Farhad Rahman travelled to the outskirts of Dhaka and came across areas where landfills were under construction. Here he met and befriended a small group of local children that made this land their playground. “That moment actually took me to the memory of my childhood,” he said, “When I used to live in a small town and spend lots of time with my friends playing in the field.” The children were lost in their own world and created scenes that amused them, like a fantasy game; their charades unfolded before the camera. Oblivious to the temporary nature of this playground, the children continued to play and entertain themselves over the six months that Rahman visited them.

‘Extra! Weegee’: A New Exhibition of Images by History’s Best Crime Photographer


“Who Said People Are All Alike?”, July 27, 1945


“Portrait of Weegee”, c. 1946 by Unknown Photographer

From 1938 to 1947, one man skulked through Manhattan every evening after dark, lurking in the shadows before dissolving them with his token flashgun, a cigar hanging from the side of his mouth. This fellow was born Ascher Fellig, but his eerie ability to outrun even the most seasoned police veterans to the scene of robbery, gang skirmish, or bar brawl earned him the moniker that is forever stamped into the history of photography: Weegee.

Apocalyptic Photographs of Divine Beings Warn of a Dark Future for Planet Earth

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The waters of bay run red with the blood and offal from an adjacent slaughterhouse, the sand dyed black with thick oil running back into the ocean. The fish are dying, and the scent is fowl and unforgettable, and as much as the scene resembles something from the apocalypse, the end of days, it actually happened. This is Hann Bay in Senegal, a once beautiful beach now poisoned by waste and closed to the swimmers and surfers that once called it a paradise. For The Prophecy, Dakar-based photographer Fabrice Monteiro paired up with designer Doulsy and the Ecofund Organization to tell the frightful tale of pollution in West Africa.

Every Single Object Touched by 62 Individuals Over the Course of One Day Compiled in Amazing New Photo Book

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The story of a person, suggests London-based photographer Paula Zuccotti, can be told by the items he or she uses, consumes, and handles. Even the most mundane and familiar objects of our daily lives, from our morning routines, workplace habits, to bedtime rituals, carry meanings about who we are, where we come from, and who we want to be.

Photojournalist Seamus Murphy and Musician PJ Harvey Travel to Kosovo, Afghanistan and Washington, D.C. for New Collaborative Book


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The Hollow of the Hand is a new collaborative book that combines photographs by photojournalist Seamus Murphy and poetry by singer/songwriter PJ Harvey. The two met after Harvey visited one of Murphy’s exhibitions of his series A Darkness Visible, which displayed images taken between 1994 -2004 in Afghanistan. The images had such a profound effect on Harvey that she was compelled to ask him if he’d want to work on some films for her new war-focused album, Let England Shake. In fact Murphy ended up making all 12 films for her album, and later Harvey proposed they work on a new project together, which this book is the result of. Following their travels through Kosovo, Afghanistan and finally Washington DC between 2011 and 2014, The Hollow of the Hand presents a 224-page dialogue between the two observing cycles of conflict, history, and power, in a trio of places that are representative of those ideas.

Photographer Chris Arnade on Street Addiction and the Devastation It Leaves in Its Wake


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On June 26th, Feature Shoot hosted the second edition of The BlowUp, a new quarterly event in which we ask a selected group of NYC-based photographers to tell the story behind one of their favorite images. This time, the theme was Subcultures, and Chris Arnade, who left his career as a Wall Street trader to photograph and share the stories of those struggling with drug addiction in the Hunts Point area of the Bronx, selected this image of Neecy, a woman who has become his collaborator and friend.

Neecy has battled addiction and lived in the streets for a quarter century with her found street family. Just a day prior to the moment of this photograph, she was living clean, but after a relapse, Niecy beckoned the photographer to her shelter beneath a bridge, where she stood naked and devastated. She asked him to capture the moment: “I want everyone to see how fucking shitty this life is.”

The next BlowUp event will take place on the evening of December 10, 2015 at ROOT (Drive In) from 6:30-9:00 PM, and this time, the theme will be photography that has gone viral. We have some incredible photographers lined up to speak including Sophie Gamand, Arne Svenson, Caroline Tompkins, Victoria Will, Kristine Potter, and Allaire Bartel. More photographers will be confirmed soon, but in the meantime, you can purchase tickets here.

The BlowUp is generously sponsored by Agency Access.

Powerful Portraits of Interracial Couples Paired with the Hateful Comments They’ve Received from Others


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Interracial couples have been free to marry—and to have their love recognized in the eyes of United States law—for nearly half a century, but as a new portrait series by Arkansas-based photographer Donna Pinckley suggests, the American public still has a long way to go not only in accepting and tolerating interracial couples but also in acknowledging the degree of racism that still pervades day-to-day life for many of these families. For Sticks and Stones, Pinckley photographs a diverse range of couples from all age brackets across her own state and throughout Southern territories like Mississippi, Tennessee, and Louisiana, before pairing their image with a hateful comment that has been thrown their way, handwritten below.