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Arresting Photos From the Coldest Village on Earth (-58 °F!)

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A local woman enters Preobrazhensky cathedral in a swirl of freezing mist.

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“Road of Bones”

The Russian village of Oymyakon is widely recognized as the coldest in the world, with average winter temperatures reaching below -58 degrees fahrenheit. Making the treacherous trip from the frigid city of Yakutsk, to the village, New Zealand-based travel photographer Amos Chapple documents daily life in the remote region, where the entirety of civilization is subject to the whims of the snowy Siberian landscape.

Captivating Photographs of Tour Buses Combine Past With Present

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I may not be one for organized tours, but I understand their popularity in many cities around the world. They offer an effortless way for unfamiliar tourists to see and capture the sites and learn the history of a certain location. Photographer Ross Paxton noticed one of these bus tours when he visited his hometown of Whitby, UK. As the bus load of tourists passed by the town’s landmark Abbey, as they reached for their cameras to snap pictures, he couldn’t help but notice there was something ironic at work. The past, present and future all seemed to collide into one moment. Intrigued by this idea, he has since ridden on dozens of bus tours scattered across the United Kingdom, for what would become his series, The General History of Timeless Landscapes.

‘The Polar Pom-Pom Project’ Explores Climate Change in the Arctic

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Deborah Hamon’s series The Polar Pom-Pom Project is a combination of both art and activism. In the fall of 2013 she boarded a tall ship in Svalbard, 10 degrees away from the North Pole, and embarked on an arctic journey with a small group of international artists. Armed with her camera, and over 2000 yarn pom-poms made by elementary school children, Hamon has created a project that explores the effects of climate change on a generational scale.

A Pediatrician’s Moving Photographs of Children at Play in Developing Countries

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As a pediatrician, Calvin Chen sees children at their best and their worst. He says his job is about how to “keep kids safe and healthy,” but during his travels to developing countries, he began to realize that “these two adjectives may not always coincide.”

Perhaps due to his natural ease around children, Chen’s photographs are candid, playful, and provide an intimate look into their lives. Not afraid to enter the fray, his close proximity to his subjects place the viewer into each activity, whether it’s a stickball game in the street, or a swim in the river.

Thomas Cristofoletti Documents the Rebirth of Cambodia

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The temples of Angkor Wat © Thomas Cristofoletti / Offset

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When documentary and travel photographer Thomas Cristofoletti first visited Cambodia in 2010, he was immediately taken with the country, its history and the evolution of its culture following years of political and economic unrest. Two years later, he would relocate permanently to Phnom Penh.

Photographer Captures Mankind Dwarfed by the Sprawling and Infinite Terrain of Iceland

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Jökulsárlón, Iceland, 2014

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For Places of Interest, Glasgow-based photographer Peter Holliday captures the Icelandic landscape in the vein of the great Romanic painters, capturing mankind as he exists within sprawling and infinite terrain.

Sublime Visions of Iceland by Aldo Filiberto

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Having lived in large cities for the majority of his life, London-based photographer Aldo Filiberto is drawn to the infinite unknown that lies beyond the hustle and bustle of daily life. This hunger for exploration is what brought the artist to foreign shores of Iceland, where he went for long meditative drives on unpaved roads, immersing himself in its unpeopled landscapes.

Photography Website Makeover: The Human Condition

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The Human Condition’s Squarespace Website

Argentinian photographer Rodrigo Llauro and Australian filmmaker and writer Natalia Cartney created The Human Condition as a platform for exploring and documenting diverse communities ranging from the vintage automobile subculture of Biloxi, Mississippi to the indigenous tribes of Peru. As our world becomes increasingly global, The Human Condition shines light not only on the value of our differences but also on the essential core that ties together all of humanity.

Whether they are celebrating the beauty of the Indian Holi festival or opening an ethical and moral dialogue about cockfighting in the Peruvian Amazon, Llauro and Cartney display an unfaltering cultural sensitivity. They used Squarespace to build a website that showcases their without distracting from the potency of their message. Creating their own site allowed them to focus on what really matters: giving voice to peoples throughout the world. Without having to worry about complex coding, Llauro and Cartney are ready to carve out the time for their travels. We spoke to Llauro about the new site.

Strange and Unnerving Photos Capture the Chaos of Life and Death

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For Everything Is Fine, San Diego-based photographer Brooke Frederick unearths violent aspects of the familiar, recording quietly obscene moments in the lives of unsuspecting strangers she encounters during her travels. Navigating such diverse regions as California, Costa Rica, Berlin, and Russia, she traces the grotesque and beguiling threads that ultimately bind us together.

Photography Duo ‘New York Is Killing Me’ Discuss What It Takes to Make It in NYC

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N.Y.K.M’s Squarespace site

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Photography duo New York Is Killing Me was founded by Kamil Tyebally and Saami Siddiqui as a fun and creative way to share their work with the world. As a side project for the Brooklyn-based roommates, NY Is Killing Me has accrued a portfolio that is both distinctive and multifaceted, with projects spanning the genres of portraiture, landscape, documentary, and commercial photography. Siddiqui, who serves as the team’s Art Director, and Tyebally, the man behind the camera, have both lived in diverse regions around the globe, bringing to each shoot both the technical acumen and cultural insight gathered from years of travel. Together, they have developed a carefully honed yet youthful aesthetic that renders everything from models in New York to the wooded trails of Big Sur in stunning detail.

NY Is Killing Me is just one of many projects Tyebally and Siddiqui are currently working on, and the former has recently began Documenting Dubai, in which he chronicles his own perceptions of the vibrant city. They spoke to us about their work, what it takes to make it in New York City and why they use a Squarespace online photography portfolio.