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Photographers Elo Vazquez, Adam McCauley, Thom Davies, Sam Edmonds, and Giulia Marchi Take Over Our Instagram

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Elo Vazquez [@elovzqz] / September 23, 24, 25

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Our latest lineup of Guest Instagrammers invite us to explore all corners of the globe, from tourist destinations to local treasures. We’ll begin with Elo Vazquez in his hometown of Sevilla, Spain before following the beautiful and endangered pygmy elephants of Sabah, Malaysia with Adam McCauley. Next, we will hop over to Japan with Thom Davies and explore some of the longterm consequences of Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant disaster. From there, we’ll visit Australia with conservation photographer Sam Edmonds and finish up in Shanghai with Giulia Marchi. This lineup promises something for everyone, from fun snapshots to thought-provoking documentary imagery from around the world.

A Photographer Documents the Beautiful Life of Her 93-Year-Old Grandmother

this photo is part of the photo series "adelaide".

this photo is part of the photo series "adelaide".

“She is my absolute muse, in photography and in life,” says photographer Adelaide Ivánova of her 93-year-old grandmother, also named Adelaide. Her ongoing project Adelaide chronicles the life of the matriarch, deconstructing stereotypes surrounding old age by presenting a vibrant and complex vision of elderliness. As the older Adelaide navigates her twilight years, the younger becomes her shadow, giving voice to the joys and frustrations of her days.

A Portrait of Ukraine in a Time of Crisis

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Having visited Ukraine in the past as a tourist, photographer Christopher Nunn returned again in 2013, this time with the intention of working on a photography project. Having no specific vision in mind, only his grandmother’s early life as a displaced person, he began exploring the city of Kalush and surrounding areas. What he didn’t predict, is that during this time, the country would become the center of political turmoil on the brink of a revolution. Using this as a jumping off point, Nunn got to know some of Ukraine’s residents and listen to their stories. Despite not knowing the language, he slowly started to understand the Ukrainian state of mind during this heated time. We spoke to him about the resulting series A Row of Bones.

The Wild Birds of Australia

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When Sydney-based photographer Leila Jeffreys was a child, she was surrounded by wildlife of all sorts growing up in Papua New Guinea, Australia, and India. While living in Australia, she and her father would often come across birds and other wildlife which they would rescue and nurse back to health before re-releasing them into the wild.

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.

‘City of the Dead': Arresting Photos Capture Life in a Cairo Cemetery

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For City of the Dead, Beirut-based photographer Tamara Abdul Hadi chronicles the experience of the Abdel Lateef family, one of the many impoverished families living in Bab el Nasr cemetery in Cairo. The City of the Dead slum, a Muslim necropolis composed of Bab el Nasr and four other major cemeteries, currently houses an estimated population of over 500,000 individuals unable to afford lodging in a city overcrowded by the astronomical migration of the past decades.

Photographer Mourns the Death of His Friend, Offers a Glimpse Into South Korean Gang Life (NSFW)

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For The Best Days, photographer Yang Seung Woo returns from Japan to his hometown in South Korea, documenting his boyhood friends as a means of reconnecting with both the wonder and the trauma that shaped his young adulthood. By photographing the camaraderie shared between his surviving friends, Mr. Yang traces the memory of a dear high school friend who tragically hanged himself after being convicted of murder, sent to prison, and becoming a flunky for the organized crime group Yakuza.

Photo du Jour: 100 Women Bare Their Breasts for ‘Bare Reality’ (NSFW)

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For Bare Reality, photographer Laura Dodsworth courageously delves into one of the greatest taboos of our time, photographing breasts belonging to one hundred women ranging from the ages of nineteen to one hundred and one. Leading up to the release of the book, Dodsworth will showcase one image per week, accompanied by passages drawn from interviews with each woman.

Photo du Jour: Kosovo

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For his 2013 book Kosovo, Swiss photographer Bertrand Cottet explores the emerging country of Kosovo, beginning with its independence in 2008. He was drawn to the area after befriending some of the many Albanian refugees forced out of their homes during the Kosovo War and through the course of Serbian President Slobodan Miloševic’s time in office. Cottet explains that for this project, he slowed down from his usual fast-paced process, concentrating on creating iconic imagery that spoke to the history and uncertain future of the country.

Intimate Portraits of Young Lovers in San Francisco’s Dolores Park

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Intrigued by the idea of what it means to be young and in love, San Francisco based photographer Leah Fasten explores what intimacy looks like through photography. For her series Lovers in Dolores Park, she approaches strangers who have a clear physical attraction to one another. After asking politely if she can photograph these young couples embracing, Fasten would get up close to capture a kiss, a cuddle or a loving gaze.