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An Exciting New Fashion Line Created by L.A.’s Skid Row Residents

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When French photographer Géraldine Freyeisen moved to Los Angeles, she discovered a home away from home in Skid Row. In what’s sometimes called “the homeless capital of the United States,” she found a thriving community of people who cherished and looked out for one another, who inspired each other to make a difference through activism and good will. She found artists, and she found real fashion.

6 African Photographers Take On the NYC Art World

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“Time is a different concept there,” says French-Senegalese photographer Delphine Diallo of her return to Africa. The six photographers included in New African Photography at Red Hook Labs don’t conform to any one linear narrative, though they all, like Diallo, take us back to the continent in one way or another, revealing the ancient and contemporary stories the Western art history textbooks left out.

Stylish Seniors Who Make ‘The Golden Years’ Their Most Fabulous

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Roberta Haze, 78

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Joy Venturini Bianchi, 77

In his wonderful introduction Ari Seth Cohen’s new book, Advanced Style: Older & Wiser, a sequel to the original 2012 photo book and 2014 documentary, Simon Doonan names the photographer “the pied piper of glamorous oldsters.” Indeed, Cohen has spent the last eight years luring fabulous fashionable seniors out of the shadows and into the limelight.

The ‘Fattening’ of Fashion Models From Magazine Spreads

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For Toy with Proportions, Istanbul-based artist Nur Gürel uses layers of oil paint to augment the uniformly slender models featured in glossy magazine advertisements, taking them from slender to plus-sized with the stroke of a brush. 

The Style and Glamour of Everyday Life in Africa

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With her most recent book, entitled I love to dress like I am coming from somewhere and I have a place to go, photographer Flurina Rothenberger has set out to highlight and embrace the contradictions, inconsistencies, and similarities inherent in any landscape as large as Africa. While this perspective is common and canonized in Western portrayals of the United States—photographers like William Eggleston and Robert Frank famously portrayed personal visions of an incredibly varied, conflicting, exciting, and banal landscape—I love to dress suggests a continued lack of global exposure to similar visions of African countries.

FOAM To Host Retrospective of Helmut Newton’s Enduring Photographs (NSFW)

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Yves Saint Laurent, French Vogue, Rue Aubriot, Paris, 1975 © Helmut Newton / Helmut Newton Estate

My women are always victorious. – Helmut Newton

In the 1970s and 80s, to have a portrait by Helmut Newton was regarded as the ultimate validation of success. Today, Newton remains one of the most influential photographers of his time and was a key figure in bringing eroticism off the top shelves and into the mainstream.

Bettina Rheims’s Bold New Photo Book Is a Celebration of Female Sexuality

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Claire Stansfield crying at the Formosa Café, Février 1994, Los Angeles

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Autoportrait de Valeria Golino par moi-même, Los Angeles, Avril, 1991

Throughout her thirty-five years behind the camera, Parisian photographer Bettina Rheims has returned time and again to a single eternal muse: the female body. Having come into prominence at the end of the Second Wave and continuing work to well into the Third, the self-identified feminist photographer has made images of strippers and acrobats, celebrities and transgender youth; she’s photographed simulated orgasms, anonymous women in hotel rooms, the Madonna lactating the blood of Christ. Her new retrospective book, out now by Taschen, features over five hundred of her favorite snaps, images that when seen together offer a portrait of female eroticism that is both coherent and contradictory, raw and refined.

Quirky Fashion Shoot Features Residents of a South Wales Town in Serious Economic Decline

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Kyra, Age 6, Twynyrrodyn, Wearing top and trousers by Agi and Sam

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Margaret, Age 78, Retired Nurse, Fairview Terrace, Wearing Giles Deacon

Merthyr Rising is a collaboration between London-based photographer Tom Johnson and stylist Charlotte James that seeks to challenge the misconceptions of a small working class community in South Wales by combining two opposing mediums. The result is a series of photographs that cleverly merges documentary and fashion – a rarely-seen combination, which paints Wales in a refreshingly optimistic light.

Hollywood’s Most Glamorous Mid-Century Modern Homes Photographed Decades Later

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Kaufmann House, Richard Neuta © Stephanie Kloss

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Goldstein Residence, John Lautner © Stephanie Kloss

Since her days studying architecture in Berlin in the 1990s, German-born photographer Stephanie Kloss has held a soft spot for the mid-century modernist houses that pepper the landscape of Hollywood and Los Angeles suburbia. In the large windows, clean lines, and thoughtfully placed palm trees, she saw the ghosts of glamorous figures and their parties. Here, the memories of Frank Sinatra, John F. Kennedy, and Marilyn Monroe lingered, recalling visions of poolside lounging and vintage cocktails.

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.

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