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An Astonishing View of the Sky, as Seen Though the World’s Skyscrapers

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Golden, Hong Kong.

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Black Hole, Shenzhen, China

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Four Seasons In The Clouds, Guangzhou, China

Earlier this month, we featured Hong-Kong-based Andy Yeung’s extraordinary drone photographs of the densely-packed city from above. Before he took to the skies, however, the photographer the world’s metropolises from the ground, peering up at sky through the spaces between some of the most well-recognized skyscrapers.

New Photo Book Shows the American landscape in Ruin

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Mt. Con Mine and Centerville, Butte, Montana, 1985.

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Fading Daylight along the Yellowstone River [Exxon Corporation, Billings, Montana], 1982.

It seems likely that the most enduring monuments that Western civilization will leave for future generations will not be Stonehenge, the Pyramids of Giza, the cathedral of Chatres, but rather the hazardous remains of our industry and technology. Landscapes of failed desire, these sites become both arena and metaphor for the most constructive and destructive aspects of the American spirit. The photographs become, finally, meditations on a ravaged landscape. – David T. Hanson

The American landscape has been heavily romanticized in the past through art, photography and literature, emphasizing nature as a source of human inspiration and portraying the landscape as a pure and untouched wilderness – a space symbolic of freedom, heroism and grandeur. In a new book called Wilderness to Wasteland, photographer David T. Hanson presents to us the ‘Luminist images of our time’– the American landscape in ruin. In these 83 never-before-published photographs, he reveals the tragic environmental costs of industrialization.

40 Eerie, Enchanted Images Shot During ‘Magic Hour’

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For our latest group show, we invited you to submit your photographs shot during “magic hour,” typically defined as the hour after sunrise and the hour before sunset. Curated by Feature Shoot Editor-in-Chief Alison Zavos, the final collection of images takes us not only around the globe, from the peaks of Mount Everest to the railways of Lousiana, but also gently from one genre into the next. Since we chose to focus on a period of time rather than a set subject, the winning images range from the abstract to the representational, from portraiture to landscape. Somewhere in the world the sun it setting, and somewhere else it is rising, so go ahead and step into the twilight with these mystical, enchanted pictures.

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The Untapped Potential of Slums Around the World

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Nakhalpara #1; Dhaka. 2013.

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New Homes; Asociacion Los Angeles de San Antonio Settlement, Lima. 2010.

It’s dawn in Mumbai, and as Philadelphia-based photographer Noah Addis looks out over an informal community of squatting families, a local woman brings him warm tea and something to eat. Over the course of his travels, the photographer has discovered that daily life for the estimated one billion people dwelling in “slums” is quite unlike how it’s often been portrayed in mainstream media.

Steve McCurry’s Unforgettable Photos of India, Shot Over 3 Decades

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Father and daughter on Dal Lake, Srinagar, Kashmir, 1996 © Steve McCurry

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Steam engine passes in front of the Taj Mahal, Agra, Uttar Pradesh, 1983 © Steve McCurry

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Rabari tribal elder, Rajasthan, 2010 © Steve McCurry

In 1978, a 28-year-old Steve McCurry embarked on his first journey to India. At the time, he wasn’t photographing in the vivid color that defined the majority of his career but in black and white. It was the country itself, he suggests, that propelled his transition into Kodachrome. He went through hundreds of rolls in that first visit.

The Breathtaking Urban Density of Hong Kong, As Seen From Above

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Landscape photographer Andy Yeung has lived in Hong Kong for his entire life, but it wasn’t until he gazed out his window on a recent flight that he realized the extend and implications of the metropolis’s population density.

Endearing Photographs of Staten Island in the 1980s

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The pictures she made in Staten Island, suggests New York-based photographer Christine Osinski, she produced only for her own unnamable reasons. The images remained tucked away for nearly thirty years, and until very recently, she held no plans to reveal them publicly. Summer Days: Staten Island is her homecoming, to the curious and friendly borough she came to know so well.

Dreamlike Photos of Tourists Dancing in the Adriatic Sea

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© Olivo Barbieri, Courtesy the Artist and Yancey Richardson Gallery

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Hovering by helicopter above land and water, Italian photographer Olivo Barbieri gazes down at the coastline of the historic Adriatic Sea, where once the Romans and the Byzantines made their homes. From his perch amongst the heavens, he notices as throngs of tourists assemble and scatter in the shallow tide; they’re dancing, following the lead of some anonymous guide, and Barbieri is watching, transfixed by the bizarre ceremony.

Poetic Landscapes Marry the Earth and the Female Body

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The White Sands of New Mexico stretch for hundreds of miles in either direction. As the sun sets over the dunes, the once-burning sand cools, bears only the footprints of three women. London-based photographers Eleanor Hardwick and Rachel Hardwick and Seattle-based Chrissie White sit bundled together for warmth until daybreak, when they can set out once more across the empty terrain.

Beautiful Photos of Dandelion Dewdrops Prove You Can Find Magic in Your Own Backyard with an iPhone

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While Autum had never owned a ‘real camera’, after she received her first iPhone, she says she was pleased with how good the quality of the photos were and how convenient it was to have around. Then, just over two-and-a-half years ago, Autum saw a macro picture posted on Instagram and noticed it was also taken with an iPhone.

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