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Incredibly Intricate Mandalas Honoring Dead Animals

Fleur Alston

Fleur Alston

In her series Kit and Caboodle, English artist Fleur Alston creates incredibly intricate collage mandalas, a dead animal at the center of each. The mandala, “a spiritual and ritual symbol in Hinduism and Buddhism that represent[s] the Universe,” serves as a memorial to the animal that the artist has happened upon, and symbolizes balance, a cycle, life, and death.

Daughters Steal the Show on Minimalist Fashion Instagram

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Photographer and fashion blogger Dominique Davis never meant for her daughters to be a part of her work. It just kind of happened one day. They slipped into her photographs, and they stole the show.

Intense Aerial Photos Reveal Mankind’s Effect on the Planet

Magenta Bloom, Fort Morgan, CO, 2014

Magenta Bloom, Fort Morgan, CO, 2014: Purple algae blooms in the nutrient-rich waste from a feedlot near Fort Morgan.

Improved Paradise, Castle Pines, CO, 2015

Improved Paradise, Castle Pines, CO, 2015: Many natural landscapes such as this are disrupted by the addition of a golf course.

Evan Anderman spent much of his childhood in Colorado’s Eastern Plains, exploring feral terrain with his father. As an adult, he was pulled back to the plains of Colorado, Wyoming, and Kansas – inspired in part by his own and our collective nostalgia for the landscape of the American West.

The Truth About the Bridgend Suicides

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A short drive from Cardiff through ploughed and green fields lined with hedgerows and the occasional leafy oak and you arrive in the small town of Bridgend in South Wales. Head north and pastoral lowlands will make way for secluded valleys and mountains, drive westward and you will arrive at the sea, but not before crossing the rugged cliffs and miles of unspoiled sand dunes dotted with wildflowers. “I like it here” says photographer Dan Wood discussing his home town. The mysterious suicides that appear to have plagued this small Welsh town since 2007 and its consequential negative media coverage was a natural photographic focus for Dan as a Bridgend local. A year into the series Suicide Machine and the narrative took a new turn as the photographer became a first time parent; what sort of town would his daughter be growing up in?

A Visual Journey Through California from the Desert to the Ocean

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© Gregory Halpern 2016 courtesy MACK

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© Gregory Halpern 2016 courtesy MACK

New York born photographer Gregory Halpern is no stranger to the West Coast. Like all places, California is a land of contradictions, though “to greater extremes” argues photographer Robert Adams discussing Halpern’s most recent series. Crossing California, a traveller encounters dramatic changes in scenery and social landscape in a relatively small geographical area; America’s most urban state, cultures coexist in its major municipalities and urban sprawl, juxtaposed against its arid, sometimes alpine wildernesses that are markedly clear of people. Halpern’s new photo book ZZYZX takes the viewer on a journey from east to west through the eyes of California’s people, animals and places, commencing in the desert east of Los Angeles and ending at the Pacific Ocean.

Hillary Clinton’s Wardrobe Celebrated on New Instagram

Six years ago, when she was Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton was asked the following question during a trip to Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan: “Which designers do you prefer?”

She responded with a question: “What designers of clothes?”??When the interviewer replied that yes, that’s indeed what he had meant, she said, “Would you ever ask a man that question?”

Clinton’s political career has been tainted by sexism, and her fashion choices are just one avenue by which her critics have chosen to disparage her. She’s heard more pantsuit jokes than I’m sure she can count; a meme about her $12,000 Armani jacket when viral a few months ago, while no mention of male candidate’s bespoke suits made headlines.

The Instagram account Hillarystreetstyle, which pairs Clinton’s outfits with similar ones sported by international fashion icons throughout the decades, is in many ways a rebuttal to all the people who’ve disparaged the presidential nominee on the basis of her appearance.

Intimate Photographs of Tiny Creatures in Human Hands

Tamara Lischka

Tamara Lischka

When I first saw these photographs by Portland artist Tamara Lischka, I wasn’t sure if what I was looking at was real. I wondered how these images were made, how the artist had access to the bodies of these creatures, which looked to me at times human, animal, alien, and even manmade or sculptural, perfectly formed and packed with detail.

These Drone Photos Will Inspire You to Explore the World (Sponsored)

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Ocean Drive, Fuerteventura, Canary Islands © Karolis Janulis / Offset

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Yoga in the park, Vilnius, Lithuania © Karolis Janulis / Offset

Offset Artist Karolis Janulis always wanted wings, to see the world not as humans see it but as the birds do. The self-taught Lithuanian photographer plunged headlong into drone photography when the DJI Phantom hit the market, but his intended destination has always been the sky.

Wet plate collodion portraits that will make you lose sense of space and time

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In this digital era where moments are captured at the click of a button, photographs are losing their value as artistic objects. Paris-born Spanish photographer Jacqueline Roberts goes against the grain producing portraits with a technique that was the primary photographic method from the early 1850s through to the late 1880s, namely wet plate collodion. The photographer applied this laborious, time-consuming method in the creation of Nebula, a series of portraits made on glass and metal plates. “‘Nebula’ is Latin for ‘mist’” explains Jacqueline, “the title reflects on the turmoil of growing up with all its relational, psychological and emotional changes”.

Stories of Hope, Strength and Reconciliation in Rwanda

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In 1994, an estimated 800,000 Rwandans were killed in just over a hundred days. The carefully organized killing spree targeted against the minority Tutsis, remains to this day one of the darkest and most unsettling phases of the country’s troubled history.

As part of the ‘Rwanda 20 Years’ exhibition, Rotterdam-based photographer Lana Mesic was invited to participate by an organization called Creative Court. “The idea was to revisit Rwanda 20 years after the genocide and photograph the victims and perpetrators,” explains Mesic. “For me it was important to tackle this subject with respect and integrity, and also that I stay true to myself as a creator, and not suddenly change the way I work.” As her work revolves around the realm of the invisible and its various representations, Mesic arrived at the idea to try and show the invisibility of reconciliation.

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