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John Malkovich As Your Favorite David Lynch Characters

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John Malkovich as David Lynch

“He inspired me to pick up a camera, to shoot things that are different,” photographer and filmmaker Sandro Miller, who was in his late teens when Eraserhead was released, says of David Lynch.

Playing Lynch, created in collaboration with John Malkovich, Sandro’s longtime collaborator, offered him the rare opportunity to step into Lynch’s shoes and see the world through his eyes. Two years in the making, the project stars Malkovich in a series of vignettes directed by Sandro, each meticulously recreating a memorable scene from Lynch.

Tender Photos of the Bond Between Children and Animals

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Ana Rosenberg isn’t interested in the “rules” of photography. Her coming of age story, starring her two children, is at once timeless and fleeting.

Quirky Observations of Japan from a Free Climber’s Perspective

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One day, when returning back from climbing… I realized I wasn’t viewing the environment with the climber’s eye after a certain point. I became curious of the ‘border line’ — and decided to approach the city with the climber’s eye. — Ryota Kikuchi

Japanese free-climber stroke artist Ryota Kikuchi uses his camera to present a unique perspective of the city in his latest project Respectablandscape. Covering areas of Chiba and Tokyo, the artist utilizes his skills and perspectives as a free­-climber to explore these public realms and question the ‘invisible borderlines,’ in his quirky observations of the city. In the following images, the city becomes Kikuchi’s solitary playground, where signs, bridges and lampposts all become on which objects to climb.

Heart-Stopping Photos of the Void That Is Turkey’s Salt Lake

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The Salt Lake, known as Tuz Gölü in Turkish, haunted Peter Edel for two years after his first visit to the Central Anatolia Region until at long last he was able to return to make the pictures that previously existed only inside his head.

Colorful Compositions Found in the Streets of Burano, Italy

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Different people have different theories about why the island of Burano is so colorful. Some, Italian photographer Mirko Saviane admits, believe the bright buildings are meant to guide the fisherman as they make their way back home. Others suggest that once upon a time the houses were painted to signify which family owned the property; as the artist puts it, “different family, different color.”

15 Photoville Exhibitions We Can’t Wait to See

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There’s nothing like Photoville. For New York City’s single largest annual photography event, United Photo Industries has repurposed over sixty shipping containers, transforming them into miniature art galleries lining Brooklyn Bridge Park.

Part of what makes Photoville so unique is it’s diversity, and this year’s lineup touches on the most pressing topics of our time: climate change, human rights, and yes, even animal rights. From photographer Sophie Gamand’s pit bull adoption event, where visitors can meet their new best friend, to the unforgettable and deeply human work of the late Chris Hondros and other conflict photographs who followed in his footsteps, Photoville 2016 takes us around the world and back home again, reminding us of the power photography has always held while pointing to a future none of us can predict.

We put together this list of 15 exhibitions we’re most excited to see, ranging from the clever to the profound and everything in between. Photoville opens today at 4:00 PM.

EXHIBITION: Flower Power, September 21 – 25, 2016.
Presented by Sophie Gamand.
The photography of Sophie Gamand has saved the lives of countless shelter dogs, including pit bull type dogs, who are euthanized across the country more frequently than any other kind of dog (about one million per year) due to prejudice and stereotypes. By dressing homeless pit bulls in flower crowns, Gamand has not only helped to further the worldwide movement against breed-based discrimination and legislation, but she has also encouraged people to adopt many of the gentle creatures featured in her portraits. Photoville 2016 marks the artist’s first solo exhibition in the United States, and to celebrate the occasion some of her canine models will be joining her for a very Special Flower Power Dog Adoption event. All will be on the lookout for loving homes in the crowd.

Growing Up in the Magical Woods of South Carolina

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Photographer Jen Ervin first visited Ark Lodge when she was just seventeen. She was still relatively new to South Carolina, and she had met a boy in a record store. He brought her to his family’s cabin.

“At first sight, I was simultaneously fascinated and terrified of its hauntingly beautiful setting,” the photographer says; years later, the boy named Francis is her husband, and they have three children. They continue to make pilgrimages to the enigmatical cabin in the woods where they first began their story.

Incredibly Intricate Mandalas Honoring Dead Animals

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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.

Intense Aerial Photos Reveal Mankind’s Effect on the Planet

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

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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.

Intimate Photographs of Tiny Creatures in Human Hands

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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.

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