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Exclusive Interview with ‘The Cut’ Photo Editor Emily Shornick About Online Editing and Her Quirky Collection of Offset Imagery

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The Cut is a division of New York Magazine devoted entirely to female-driven content, covering everything from breaking fashion news to complex explorations of contemporary women’s issues. In addition to keeping its millions of readers appraised of the latest celebrity gossip and most engaging political debates, The Cut has helped define the voice of the Millennial Generation, generating viral content that speaks to a diverse group of 20-something women. The Cut seamlessly merges the sex and relationship advice of Cosmopolitan, the fashion of Vogue, and the stimulating content of Ms. Magazine, securing its position as a leading daily resource for women.

Photo du Jour: A Tale of Two Baby Squirrels

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In early September of this year, I discovered a baby squirrel on the side of the road. With unopened eyes and just a downy layer of fur, she was unable to fend for herself. I picked her up and carried her in my hands to the nearest vet’s office, her small snout burrowing into my skin in search of food.

‘Fifty Shrinks': A Fascinating Look Inside the Offices of Dozens of NYC Therapists

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“… I have been an analyst for more than fifty years and I still find it astonishing that every patient has something new to communicate. Sometimes I’ll encounter a patient who has so much new to say that it’s bewildering. It is as if any analyst is living not only his own life, but also the lives of countless other people. So I think I am making a bargain with Death. I am cheating. I am living more than one life.” — Marin Bergmann, PhD

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“… My taste is for African art that comes from my Afro-centric perspective. That’s a part of who I am. If a white analyst puts African art in her office, it is perceived as nothing more than her having good taste. For me, as an African American, when I choose to display African art, it is interpreted differently, more personally, as an aspect of my identity, which is also true. I can imagine that to some new black patients, their first reaction might be” ‘I want to get out of here. This guy has his black self right up front and out there. I don’t want to deal with the black part of myself. I’d rather go to a white analyst.’ In a way, I’m challenging those patients to respond. It opens the dialogue where I can say, ‘okay let’s see what we can do with that response,’ and then the real therapeutic work can begin…” — Kirkland C. Vaughns, PhD

For Fifty Shrinks, New York City-based photographer and psychiatrist Sebastian Zimmermann shot dozens of therapists and psychoanalysts standing or seated within their private offices. The seedling ideas for the project began to take root as Zimmermann built his own practice in Upper West Side Manhattan, where he observed within himself a sense of remoteness from the outside world. While his patients shared with him intimate portions of themselves, the role of psychiatrist necessitated a detached and discrete existence.

English Phone Booth

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Photo du Jour: Lone Stars

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For It’s only a short walk from home, New York-based photographer Courtney Dudley returns to her hometown just beyond the borders of Dallas, Texas, capturing her surroundings through a lens that is at once intimate and alien.

Photos of Wayward Farmers Reinterpret the Mythos of the American West

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For Manifest, photographer Kristine Potter reinterprets quintessential visions of the American West, reframing the Colorado Western Slope and its remote inhabitants in such a way that distorts and obscures traditional legends of the past. Here, the emblematic cowboy and his mountains are abandoned for lonesome farmers and forgotten wildness, lost souls and phantasms.

Playful and Absurd Still Lifes by Molly Cranna

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Los Angeles-based photographer Molly Cranna’s playful still lifes position themselves at the border of the seductive and the grotesque. Scouring dollar stores for eye-popping objects, Cranna pulls together compositions that are both elegant and absurd. She describes her aesthetic as hip with a twist of retro flare, incorporating strong graphic elements that imbue her work with an abiding and everlasting allure.

Photographer Journeys Around the Globe in Search of the Oldest Living Organisms

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La Llareta #0308-2B31 (2,000+ years old; Atacama Desert, Chile)

What looks like moss covering rocks is actually a very dense, flowering shrub that happens to be a relative of parsley, living in the extremely high elevations of the Atacama Desert.

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Dead Huon Pine adjacent to living population segment #1211-3609 (10,500 years old, Mount Read, Tasmania)

Fire destroyed much of this clonal colony of Huon Pines (as seen in this photograph) on Mount Read, Tasmania, but a substantial portion of it survived. The age of the colony was discovered by carbon dating ancient pollen found at the bottom of a nearby lakebed, which was genetically matched to the living colony.

For The Oldest Living Things in the World, Brooklyn-based photographer Rachel Sussman traveled to all seven earthly continents in search of the planet’s most resilient living organisms. Working backwards from the year zero, the photographer collaborated with some of the world’s top biologists and researchers to track down individual plants, corals, fungi, and bacteria that have persisted through at least 2,000 years to arrive at the present moment in human history.

Abandoned Room with a View

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Photo du Jour: A Forest of Internet Photos

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We have all downloaded that ocean scene or forest desktop background, so saturated with color and disreality, yet somehow alluring enough to draw us in. Anastasia Samoylova uses the Internet’s infinite resource of nature imagery to assemble temporary sculptures for her series Landscape Sublime. Playing with ideas of the human desire to experience something beautiful beyond themselves, Samoylova examines this concept through popular screen-based photographs and the transformation that occurs when they take on a more physical form.