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Photos of Winter Waves Capture the Power of Mother Nature

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For his series Wave Pacific, photographer Scott Hoyle captures that chaotic and sublime moment when two opposing forces simultaneously collide together in a burst of emotion. In stark black and white, each violent crash is unique in shape and form. The dark background in contrast with the whiteness of the wave indicates an absence of location and environmental reference. These waves could be anywhere.

Photographer Dons Her Late Mother’s Clothes in Incredibly Moving Photo Series

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“Holiday” clothes. It’s summer; the intensively bright sun, the smell of freshly brewed coffee and mom’s voice wakes us up. I have a quick peek through the curtains, a line of washing must have been hung outside early in the morning; it looks completely dry. I cannot see anyone, but I know she’s there. I crane my neck, and I am just able to make out blonde locks and cigarette smoke. The morning “gossip” with the neighbors is in full swing. Bare-footed and in pajamas, my sister and I jump out on the balcony and join the discussion. We love summer. We have our mom to ourselves for a whole 2 months of holidays.

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“Winter” clothes. She would leave for work in darkness; we would all be still asleep. She would take a red bus to her work at the music school. We didn’t have a car. Waiting for the bus, bitter cold, the uncertainty whether it would come, shifting from foot to foot. On the way back she would do the shopping. She would move slowly with heavy bags, being careful not to slip. Freezing cold, with a red nose and cheeks, she would enter the house. Every night her soaked black boots would stand in a puddle of melted snow under a radiator in the kitchen.

Polish photographer Karolina Jonderko embarked on Self-portrait with my Mother without any intention of releasing the images. The pictures she made were for herself and for her mother, a way of grieving and way of feeling near to the woman who had raised her and passed away. Four years after losing her mother, Jonderko found her once more by trying on the clothing she left behind.

Help Artbridge Bring Public Art Exhibitions to NYC Streets

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Untitled #7, from the series Mimesis © Birthe Piontek

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New York City is a mecca for artists, drawing countless creative powerhouses from around the globe every year, and yet remarkable talents in the metropolis’s underserved communities continue to remain unseen. Artbridge, and its groundbreaking Radical Arts Fund, is helping to change all that by honing in on and empowering emerging artists from East Harlem, Brownsville, the South Bronx, East New York, and Far Rockaway. A whopping 190 miles of our city is consumed by street-level construction fencing; Artbridge transforms these eyesores into large-scale gallery caliber public art exhibitions. In giving space for local artists to exhibit work, in addition to hosting neighborhood events and introducing after-school arts programs, the Radical Arts Fund is working to reshape and revamp the city, allowing it to truly become a place where diverse and powerful voices can be heard.

Ancient African Trees Illuminated by Starlight

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San Francisco-based photographer Beth Moon has spent more than a decade of her life hunting down our planet’s aboriginal trees, chasing them to their isolated and solitary bowers at the edges of civilization. After devoting fourteen years to shooting ancient trees by day, the photographer embarked on Diamond Nights, for which she captured the looming plants under the black shroud of midnight and illuminated by a dusting of twinkling stars.

Your Art Gallery Connects Photographers with Collectors and Curators Worldwide (Sponsored)

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It’s no secret that photography is changing, and although it can be a scary time to be a photographer, it’s also an incredibly exciting one. Your Art Gallery, a new online art gallery, is at the vanguard of a new movement in the art-selling industry, devoted connecting passionate photographers with a worldwide community of collectors and curators.

Ecstatic Youth Photographed at a Rolling Stones Concert in 1978

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On June 17th of 1978, two seniors students at Malverne High School in Long Island approached their teacher, New York-based photographer Joseph Szabo, and offered him a deal: in exchange for driving them to Philadelphia’s JFK Stadium, he was invited to attend his first ever rock concert, a Rolling Stones performance with an estimated audience of 90,000 euphoric youngsters. Rolling Stones Fans, released this month, is his album of the event. 

Mystical Photos Capture a Fairytale Universe Dreamt Up by a 7-Year-Old Girl

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Fairytale, says Polish photographer Marta Berens, is co-authored by her seven-year-old daughter. The distinction is important; Tosia is not her subject but her collaborator, and this is the story they have written together.

15 Photographs of Landscapes Covered in Fog and Mist

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Fog over a river and hill in Russia © Cavan Images / Offset

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Three trees rising out of the mist © Cavan Images / Offset

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Running track obscured by fog © Walter Shintani / Offset

Fog is often described as a type of low-hanging cloud, a mass constructed of many minuscule drops of water suspended mid-air. It’s no wonder, then, that the emergence of fog can transform even the most terrestrial landscape into a heavenly vision. In Norse mythology, fog is associated both with the primordial spirit world and with the creation of the earth. Fog is a motif that appears time and again through art history and literature, a symbolic bridge between our universe and whatever lies beyond, but nothing can truly capture the mystical essence of fog quite like the landscape photograph.

Sally Mann on Love, Photography, and Her New Book ‘Hold Still’

As a child, Sally Munger rode horses through the Virginian countryside; as a teenager, she could be found ditching class and canoodling with boys in the library of Vermont’s prestigious Putney School. In adulthood, Sally Munger became Sally Mann, one of America’s most beloved and controversial photographers.

Astonishing 5-Minute Film Follows One Woman From Girlhood Into Old Age

Danielle is a single person composed of several persons; she is both real and a figment of the imagination. Her lifespan is exactly four minutes and fifty-eight seconds. Danielle is a short film created by Los Angeles-based filmmaker Anthony Cerniello, conceived by digitally animating a series of still portraits culled from the various generations of a single family and tracing human maturation process from early girlhood and into senectitude.