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Surprising Portraits of Russian Teens Who Love and Idolize Vladimir Putin

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Tanya Arkhipova: “I like how Putin treats his children and wife, I think he’s a great husband. He made people respect Russia.”

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In 2007, Russian President Vladimir Putin was named TIME magazine’s Person of the Year. As then Managing Editor Richard Stengel sat down to pen the now-famous article and photographer Platon shot the austere, unsmiling cover portrait, another photographer, Hungarian-born Bela Doka, was documenting the Russian youngsters who were most touched by the quickly spreading global phenomenon surrounding their president. That same year, Doka unearthed a community of adolescents and young adults known as the Putin Fan Club, a group of more than a thousand individuals who venerated the Russian president to the point where he beat out pop stars and even religious figures for a place in their innermost hearts.

Photographs Capture the Worldwide Phenomenon Known as ‘Dark Tourism’

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The collapsed Xuankou school buildings, part of a tour of ruins from the 2008 Wenchuan earthquake, Sichuan, China.

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Genocide memorial site at Ntarama, Rwanda.

For I Was Here, Paris-based photographer Ambroise Tézenas delves the practice of grief tourism (or dark tourism), a global phenomenon whereby sightseers are drawn to the scenes of mass tragedies, from the sites of genocides to those of natural disasters. Shedding the privileges normally afforded to members of the press, he chose to embark on the journey just as his fellow travelers did, paying for his own guided tours and uncovering in the process a network of sinister locales, bound together by the rapt attention they inspire in day-trippers young and old.

Tina Barney Talks to Us About Her New Exhibition, The Passage of Time, and the True Meaning of Portraiture

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Lipstick “New York Stories, W Magazine,” 1999 © Tina Barney, Courtesy of Paul Kasmin Gallery

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Mr. and Mrs. Leo Castelli, W Magazine, 1998 © Tina Barney, Courtesy of Paul Kasmin Gallery

In decade in which we obsess over change, be it catastrophic or fortuitous, the photographs of Tina Barney continue to remind us of that which is constant. Beginning the 1980s, she has captured the world, her world, in large-scale analogue photographs, laying bare the push and pull of tension and familiarity that run beneath domestic life. Since then, her imagery has invited us not only into private interiors of life for affluent New Yorkers and elite New Englanders but also into the palatial homes of European aristocrats and small town American communities. Throughout it all, she has returned time and again to the family, to the home, and to the ubiquitous and essential need to belong.

A Look at London’s Elderly Population Through Images of Their Kitchen Sinks

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In many cultures, the kitchen is considered the heart of the home. As a traditional setting for mealtime gatherings, most homes, though they may differ vastly from one another in size, location, and style, share the connective thread of a place to prepare a meal.

London-based photographer Claude Savona has a keen interest in the effect that material possessions have on our identities. What began as a documentation of London’s elderly population in their homes, morphed into a typology of kitchen sinks.

Inside Philadelphia’s Neglected and Abandoned Row Houses

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Willie and Rose, South 47th Street, West Philadelphia, 2008.

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Brenda, 2008.

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19th and Seybert no.4, 2008.

For Abandoned, Philadelphia-based photographer Jeffrey Stockbridge chronicles the city’s forgotten houses, darkened and gutted structures that have fallen into disrepair in the face of poverty, relocations, and the deaths of their former inhabitants.

‘An Eye for an Eye': Powerful Portraits of Albanians Confined to Their Homes Due to Vendettas

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Kalmet, Albania: Rosa, 40, and her son Edi, 16. Edi is stuck in his house because of vendetta lasting 4 years. His father killed two neighbors in a dispute over severed power line, and despite the fact that his father has been killed by the family of his enemies, Edi is still at risk because his father killed two people.

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Blinisht is a small village in northern Albania where several families live stuck in their home because of fear of revenge. In the streets, there are always very few people.

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Shkoder, Albania: Dede Zef PjetergJoka, 45, lost his brother in a bank robbery. Dede is waiting for a good moment to avenge him.

According to the traditions of the Kanun, an Albanian code of law dating back six centuries, arguments between opposing families are to be settled with the blood of the enemy. When the honor of one clad is besmirched, its members are expected to retaliate with violence; when one person is killed, it is the responsibility of his kin to avenge his death by executing a relative of the murderer. For An Eye for an Eye, Italy-based photojournalist Stefano Schirato documents the harrowing reemergence of blood vengeance in northern villages of Albania, where the ancient law has returned in the wake of the fall of Communism.

Photographer Christopher Payne Talks to Us About Industrial Ruins, Gothic Castles, and What Goes Into Building a Piano

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Christopher Payne‘s Squarespace website

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Buffalo State Hospital, Buffalo, New York

With a background in architecture, New York City-based photographer Christopher Payne is drawn to abandoned buildings, neglected structures that jointly disclose forgotten chapters of America’s storied past.

Payne’s fascination with the antiquated and disused began with his documentation of the city’s outmoded manual subway systems, to which he was afforded unlimited access. In recent years, he has chronicled spaces ranging from the pervasive and once densely populated asylums of the 1800s and early 1900s to the eroded landscape of North Brother Island, where in the latter part of the 1800s, citizens afflicted with infectious diseases were quarantined from the remainder of the city. In his shadowy, evocative frames, America’s past becomes a mythical place, one that is both acutely fantastical and undeniably real. Here, the photographer illuminates the mysterious and haunting remnants of our shared history, playing the dual part of the detective and the preservationist.

In his more recent projects, Payne has turned his gaze towards contemporary America by capturing the inner workings of Astoria’s historic Steinway piano factory as well as New England’s older textile mills as compared with North and South Carolina’s more state-of-the-art factories. We spoke with the artist about his interest in both deserted and sustained industries and why he chose Squarespace to build his site.

Start 2015 Feeling Thankful: These 27 Photos Will Help You Get There

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Big feet, little feet 2 © Aleksandar Garevski

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Wellington, New Zealand, April 2012 © Camus Wyatt

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Family Traits © Sara Rubinstein

For our latest show, we asked photographers to submit images depicting what they are thankful for. Along with children, pets and loved ones, we also included a little boy “surf shopping” in Walmart, a beloved childhood treehouse and a stunning light-filled kitchen in Brooklyn. This show is a good reminder to stop and appreciate those tender, fleeting moments. Happy New Year!

Congratulations to top three winners Aleksandar Garevski, Camus Wyatt, and Sara Rubinstein, who will receive a one year subscription to Squarespace, an online publishing platform designed with photographers in mind. With award-winning design, domains, commerce, hosting, and 24/7 support, Squarespace helps photographers discover more ways to market themselves and expand their business.

Photos Showcase the Exquisite Intricacy of Iranian Mosques

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The Pink Mosque, or Nasir al-mulk Mosque, is a historical site located in Shiraz, Iran.

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Vakil mosque was built in the 18th century, during the Zand period. It is located in Shiraz, Iran and covers an area of 8,660 square meters.

About five years ago, Iranian photographer Mohammad Reza Domiri Ganji came across a series of photos from the interior of the Egyptian pyramids. That made him wonder whether he could take photos of historical sites as well. A self-taught photographer, he started to experiment with panorama, monument and landscape photography. In this series of photos, he captures the interplay between light and symmetry inside Iranian mosques, showing the world a rarely seen side of the country.

Abandoned Room with a View

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© Pete Ryan / National Geographic / Offset

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