Posts tagged: portrait photography

Raw and Unflinching Photographs of Newborn Babies Directly After C-Sections


Romane – born May 20, 2014 at 10:51 a.m. 2kg 935 – 8 seconds of life


Kevin – born December 27, 2013 at 10:36 a.m. 4kg 366 – 13 seconds of life


Liza – born February 26, 2013 at 8:45 a.m. 3kg 200 – 3 seconds of life

The night before French photographer Christian Berthelot shot his first Caesarean section was a sleepless one, and by morning, his mind had returned to the previous year, when his own son was cut from his wife’s womb. Coated in blood and vernix, the child had cried out, emerging in his father’s eyes as “a warrior who has just won his first battle.”

Photo Series Looks at the Amazing Diversity of New York City’s Barbershops


The Blind Barber (Robert McMillen), Alphabet city, Manahttan


Tony’s Barber Shop, Sunset Park


Levels Barbershop, Clinton Hill

When French photographer Franck Bohbot moved to New York City, he set out to photograph what was in plain sight – the things we all see, but never give a second thought. Heavily influenced by Robert Frank’s The Americans, Bohbot sought after real people in their natural environments. Intrigued by the local barbershops he would stumble across in every neighborhood he passed through, he decided to take on the barber as his subject, in what would become his series Cuts.

Powerful Photos Document Survivors of Sex Trafficking in Romania and Moldova


Tunde, 24-years-old, Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Tunde was living with a street gang when she was trafficked by her boyfriend. The gang was regularly assaulted by police.


“We were a very large gang. We would live here. It was me, my sister, her boyfriend, my boyfriend, a whole bunch of us. […] The hardest thing is to end up in a hole like this, where you can’t even put your clothes away neatly. It’s always dirty here.”

- Tunde, about one of the several places she lived in while on the streets. During that time, she was trafficked by her boyfriend.

A highway runs through forestland in Moldova. It is often lined with buckets, where one can pull over his or her vehicle and order a car wash. The car wash, however, is code for buying sex. Girls hide behind tree trunks and wait to be signaled – once it is safe to appear, they escort their clients into the woods for sex.

Photographer Eric Gottesman Collaborates with Ethiopian Teens to Make Incredibly Powerful Images


I tell my family I am HIV+. They forgot me and ate at the table.


If I could see your face, I would not need food.


The best day of my life was the day I was reunited with my sister. Photograph by Mesfin Muhammed and Eric Gottesman.

Ok, let’s do this together. Stop for a second and think about the country Ethiopia. What’s the first image that comes to mind? The second? The third?

Princess Culture: Portraits of Little Girls Dressed Up as Their Favorite Disney Princesses




For Dress Rehearsal, Massachusetts-based photographer Blake Fitch invites girls to play dress-up, quietly observing that time in a young woman’s life when she becomes enamored with the idea of princesses and make-believe adventures. Contacting family members and friends with children, as well as approaching the parents of girls she encountered out in the world, she photographed the young princesses in their favorite Disney costumes as they romped about the New England landscape.

Empowering, Stylized Photos of 100 Naked Women (NSFW)



For 100 Naked Women, London-based photographer Nadia Lee Cohen takes a bold approach to body positivity, shooting nude portraits of dozens of women of varied shapes and sizes bearing it all for her camera.

Enchanting Portraits of Identical Twin Farmers in the Hungarian Countryside



With The Twins, Germany-based photographer Janos Stekovics remembers the lives and rituals of a since-passed set of identical twin farmers, János and István Lukács, who worked their entire lives along the Hungarian countryside.

Raw, Visceral Photos Capture a Photographer’s Struggle with Mental Illness



For Fragmentary, London-based photographer Daniel Regan visualizes the tensions, contradictions, and isolation of mental illness through a series of self-portraits captured during times of heightened psychological anguish. Through each shadowed and enigmatical vision of the self, he inserts his own medical records, exhumed from the archives of the Brighton & Hove mental health services.

Cinematic Photos Show Daily Life Inside the Moscow Metro




Intrigued by images seen online of the Moscow Metro, Israeli photographer Tomer Ifrah traveled to the Russian capital with the intentions of photographing the bustling transit system. Drawn to its grandiose architecture and history, built in 1935, the metro is the largest in Europe, carrying close to 7 million passengers a day. Many stations were built in the 1930s and 1940s with classic Soviet architecture, and no two stations look the same. His series, titled Moscow Metro, captures the reality of daily life, set amongst a historic backdrop of a beautifully preserved, romantic Russian transit system.

One Photographer Constructs A Fictional Narrative Centered Around a Single Mother and Her Two Daughters Over 22 Years


Amy, Brooklyn 1991


Amy, Beth & Val, Brooklyn 1992


Val and Beth, Brooklyn 2007

When Los Angeles-based photographer Zsolt Kadar first met Amy in Brooklyn in 1991, he could not have foretold his decades-long collaboration of the woman, who would become a single mother of two girls, Beth and Val, in the years following. From that first encounter until 2009, the photographer would visit and revisit her home multiple times each year, observing the evolution of the three women as they stepped boldly into the 21st Century.