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What Remains of Paris’ La Petite Ceinture

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Stretching 32 kilometres around the city centre of Paris lies la petite ceinture, a railway built more than two centuries ago that now sits unused. The line was built out of a necessity to efficiently transport goods and people in a city that was still reliant on horse-drawn carriages. With the boom in automobiles and the expansive underground system, the need for the railway eventually disappeared. Since going out of operation in 1934, the infrastructure has remained in tact. Subtle changes have occurred, but mostly just the flowers and small trees that have sprouted from its bed. French photographer Pierre Folk became absorbed by its presence. For him, exploring endless corridors and empty stations is a way to observe Paris from a completely new perspective, from a lens of the past. His series, By The Silent Line, investigates the ambiguity of disused spaces and their function in modern society.

Colorful Sculptures Reveal the Devastating Volume of Plastics Washed Ashore in Sian Ka’an, Mexico

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Along the lush banks of Sian Ka’an reserve in Mexico, Brooklyn-based photographer Alejandro Durán has discovered heaps of plastic refuse originating from more than fifty countries and all six human-inhabited continents. For Washed Up, he culls large volumes of waste from the shores, constructing site-specific installations in which trash can be seen literally encroaching upon the delicate ecosystem.

Call for Submissions: Photos of Vertical Living

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With population growth and urbanization, mankind has substituted outward expansion for upward development. Vertical living, a phenomenon that encompasses high-rises, tower blocks, and skyscrapers, is changing how we inhabit the world, in both beneficial and unsettling ways. Is vertical living the solution to poverty, overpopulation, and environmental destruction, or is it the cause of greater pollution and unsustainable living conditions? For our latest group show, we’re looking for your photographs of vertical living.

This group show will be curated by Feature Shoot Editor-in-Chief and Founder, Alison Zavos. Winners will have their work exhibited online on Feature Shoot, DPReview and in person at PIX 2015, a 2-day photography event happening this October 6 and 7 in Seattle. PIX 2015 is a live and live-streamed event that includes inspirational talks from leading photographers, educational demonstrations for aspiring photographers, and hands-on activities geared towards showing photographers how to use new gear and learn new techniques.

To submit, email up to five images (620 pixels wide on the shortest side, saved for web, no borders or watermarks) titled with your name and the number of the image (ex: yourname_01.jpg) to fsgroupshow (at) gmail (dot) com with “Vertical Living” in the subject line. Please include your full name, website and image captions within the body of the email. Copyright remains with the photographer.

You may also submit via Instagram by posting your images using the hashtag #verticallivingfs.

Deadline for submissions is September 9, 2015.

Exploring the Modern South with a Soundtrack: Road Trippin’ with Photographer Sam Jones

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Who among us has not had the pleasure and privilege of driving along some great expanse of the wide open road, windows down and wind in our face, music blasting? What is the soundtrack of your life, and could these mental pictures we come to time and again endure without the music? After some time spent at the North-South access of Highway 55, situated along the Mississippi River, Los Angeles based photographer, Sam Jones, has found his soundtrack. In Somewhere Else, a photographic and musical collaboration with musician Blake Mills, Jones seeks a new way of imparting visual work by including a vinyl record of original music to accompany the reading of his images. The book, 152 pages of images from the modern South, offers readers something Jones long wished for: a “cinematic dialogue” of images and music that complement and encourage deeper readings of the another.

Portraits of a Community Living Off the Grid in a Remote Spanish Ecovillage

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Photographer Kevin Faingnaert first heard about Matavenero, a remote ecovillage high up in the isolated mountainous region of Northwest Spain, from a friend who had cycled across Europe. Intrigued by the idea of abandoned villages that were quickly becoming populated again by groups of eco-friendly, independently-minded people living off the grid, he knew it was worth exploring. Without asking permission, he simply arrived at the village, set up a tent and tried to become part of the community. The resulting series, Matavenero, was taken over the course of his one month stay there.

Rio de Janeiro’s Sports Fields From Above

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In Rio de Janeiro, say Italian photographers Gabriele Galimberti and Edoardo Delille, life is divided into social stratas, the urban slums separated from the affluent residents of the city’s South Zone in all but one arena: the sports field.

Portraits of ‘Vision Questers’ in a Small Eco Village in Colombia

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In February of 2015, London based photographer Baker traveled to a small eco-village in southern Colombia to take part in a Vision Quest. In this ancient ceremony, ‘questers’ spend several days in the wilderness without food or water praying to the great spirit for a vision to guide them on their path in life. We speak to him about his experience here and the photographs he captured on this spiritual journey.

Photographer Makes Landscapes of Contaminated Areas, Treats Film with the Same Harsh Chemicals

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Photographer Brandon Seilder remembers well the chemical spill that took place alongside Route 287 in northern New Jersey, when six hundred gallons of toxic methyl methacrylate were dumped into the surrounding environment. Years later, in his senior year as an undergraduate, he returned to the site of the spill to photograph the terrain; this time, he planned to re-conceptualize the spill on a smaller—and far less devastating—scale. For Impure, the photographer chemically manipulates his negatives using the same chemicals that were once spilled in the very landscapes they depict, evidencing the sinister ramifications such accidents might have for our environment in uncanny, distorted images.

45 Astonishing, Abstract Aerial Images Found on Google Earth

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In the fourteen years since Google Earth has redefined the map, using satellite and drone imagery, aerial photography, and government archived shots to chart and catalogue the world. Virtual travel is available with the click of a button, transporting us from Chile to China, Greenland to Antarctica, and back again.

Photos Dare You to Imagine a World where Mars Is Just Another Tourist Hot Spot

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Imagine a world where Mars was just another tourist hot spot; a place we visited to get away from the hustle and bustle of Earth. French photographer Julien Mauve believes this idea isn’t too far fetched. Thanks to NASA and Space X, he imagines humans will walk on Mars in the next 50 years. He sought out to create a series that considers the idea of space exploration and the uncovering of a new world, just like Christopher Columbus’ discovery of America some 500 years ago. Greetings from Mars investigates what it might be like for the average person to visit new and uncharted territory in the 21st century.