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Portraits of Traditional Mongolian Nomads by Brian Hodges

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Mongolia – July 17, 2013: Mongolian family traveling by a motorcycle © Brian Hodges / Offset

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Mongolia – July 22, 2013: Mongolian man with a little fawn © Brian Hodges / Offset

Driven by what he describes as his “insatiable curiosity,” Santa Barbara-based photographer Brian Hodges is continuously reaching towards terra incognita, always in search of forming connections with unexplored landscapes and peoples. For Assouline’s upcoming book Gypset Living, he documented life in the traditional nomadic communities of Mongolia and lived himself in a traditional Mongolian ger. These families, he explains, migrate based on the season and the needs of their animals, who require ample grazing space and safeguarding from extreme temperatures.

Arresting Aerial Photos of Holland’s Tulip Fields

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When Gloucestershire-based travel photographer Peter Adams first saw the miles of tulip fields that stretched across the landscape of North Holland, he knew knew he would return in an aircraft. Having shot everywhere from Iceland to Namibia, the photographer explains aerial photography “always gives [him] a high that lasts days.” Years after his initial trip, Adams kept tabs on the tulip season through bed and breakfast proprietors living near the fields, and he journeyed back just prior to the harvest.

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24 Devastatingly Beautiful Photos of Manmade Landscapes Across the Globe

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A very large vineyard area to the east of Cape Town, South Africa © Michael Fay / National Geographic / Offset

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Seaweed farms in Bali, Indonesia © Brooke Whatnall / National Geographic / Offset

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Fish traps in Kosi Bay, South Africa © Michael Fay / National Geographic / Offset

From the ground, these landscapes look perfectly natural, verdant with trees, grasses, and flowers. When viewed from the air, however, these sweeping expanses reveal themselves to be entirely manmade, composed of stripes, grids, cubes, and any geometric pattern imaginable. Our latest Offset show pulls together aerial landscape images from around the globe, from the rice fields of China to the salt-works of Namibia. Whether we’re soaring above South Africa or touching down in France, the extent to which we have reshaped our planet and harnessed the powers of the earth has never been more devastatingly beautiful.

Photo du Jour: The Great Wildebeest Migration

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In Kenya’s Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kent-based photographer Mark Bridger captures a throng of wildebeest as they plummet into the Mara River from the elevated land. This is the Great Wildebeest Migration, a perilous journey undertaken by approximately one and a half million wildebeests and several hundred thousand gazelles and zebras annually.

Wistful Photos Capture Nomadic Life in the Bucolic Iberian Peninsula

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For Country Fictions, Madrid-based photographer Juan Aballe chronicles life in the rural corners of the Iberian Peninsula, capturing the quiet, bucolic lifestyle of its villages through a rose-colored lens. Inspired by a group of his friends, who had abandoned metropolitan areas for a life nearer to the natural landscape of places like La Mancha, Andalusia, and the Pyrenees, Aballe himself thought of relocating to the country; Country Fictions is the manifestation of his fantasy, a vision of a life that never came to be.

Purple Trees in Autumn

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‘Fatalistic Tendency': A Photographer Copes with Thoughts of Suicide

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For Fatalistic Tendency, Dhaka, Bangladesh-based documentary photographer Tushikur Rahman visualizes his own depression through scenes of violence and confusion. In his unnerving, claustrophobic frames, he confronts the painful suicidal impulses brought on by insomnia and anxiety attacks, using his camera as a means of recording a personal diary and intimate confessional.

Compelling Photos Reveal the Legacy of America’s Most Hated Corporation

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Amber Beller, resident of Poca River Basin, West Virginia 2012, holds a photograph of her mother, Shirley Beller, who died of ovarian cancer in 2006. The level of cancer has reached abnormal numbers in the communities located close the Monsanto’s dump sites in Poca River basin. Almost everybody has a family member affected by cancer.

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Choccolocco Creek Anniston, AL 2012

For nearly 40 years, while producing the now-banned industrial coolants known as PCBs at a local factory, Monsanto Co. routinely discharged toxic waste into a west Anniston creek and dumped millions of pounds of PCBs into oozing open-pit landfills. Thousands of pages of Monsanto documents – many emblazoned with warnings such as “CONFIDENTIAL: Read and Destroy” – show that for decades, the corporate giant concealed what it did and what it knew.

Over the past five years, photographer Mathieu Asselin has devoted his life to researching and documenting the controversial history of Monsanto, a leading American corporation manufacturing agricultural chemicals and genetically modified food products. For Monsanto: A Photographic Investigation, he has traveled throughout the country, from the PCB-contaminated creeks of Anniston, Alabama to the hazardous waste sites of Sauget, Illinois, photographing the landscapes and persons devastated by exposure Monsanto’s toxic products and the company’s monopoly on seeds. Included in Asselin’s dark portrait of Monsanto are objects collected by the photographer himself: vintage advertisements, memorabilia, and newspaper clippings.

Photographer Documents Her Brother, Who Abandoned Civilization for the Life of a Shepherd

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For Le Grand Silence, photographer Clementine Schneidermann explores her relationship with her brother Nicolas, who at seventeen years of age dropped out of school and left behind his family in Paris for a life as a shepherd in the southeastern corner of France. For the past few years, Schneidermann has documented her brother’s transition from late adolescence into young adulthood within the context of his faraway journeys.