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Photo du Jour: Handstands

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Mara and Jessica in the director’s office, Summer 2013

We are all the hero of our own lives, a silent protagonist whose hopes and dreams the world secretly revolves around. Photographer Rachele Maistrello encourages people to play out their desires and aspirations right where they stand in A Hero’s Life.

Exclusive Interview with ‘The Cut’ Photo Editor Emily Shornick About Online Editing and Her Quirky Collection of Offset Imagery

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The Cut is a division of New York Magazine devoted entirely to female-driven content, covering everything from breaking fashion news to complex explorations of contemporary women’s issues. In addition to keeping its millions of readers appraised of the latest celebrity gossip and most engaging political debates, The Cut has helped define the voice of the Millennial Generation, generating viral content that speaks to a diverse group of 20-something women. The Cut seamlessly merges the sex and relationship advice of Cosmopolitan, the fashion of Vogue, and the stimulating content of Ms. Magazine, securing its position as a leading daily resource for women.

‘Fifty Shrinks': A Fascinating Look Inside the Offices of Dozens of NYC Therapists

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“… I have been an analyst for more than fifty years and I still find it astonishing that every patient has something new to communicate. Sometimes I’ll encounter a patient who has so much new to say that it’s bewildering. It is as if any analyst is living not only his own life, but also the lives of countless other people. So I think I am making a bargain with Death. I am cheating. I am living more than one life.” — Marin Bergmann, PhD

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“… My taste is for African art that comes from my Afro-centric perspective. That’s a part of who I am. If a white analyst puts African art in her office, it is perceived as nothing more than her having good taste. For me, as an African American, when I choose to display African art, it is interpreted differently, more personally, as an aspect of my identity, which is also true. I can imagine that to some new black patients, their first reaction might be” ‘I want to get out of here. This guy has his black self right up front and out there. I don’t want to deal with the black part of myself. I’d rather go to a white analyst.’ In a way, I’m challenging those patients to respond. It opens the dialogue where I can say, ‘okay let’s see what we can do with that response,’ and then the real therapeutic work can begin…” — Kirkland C. Vaughns, PhD

For Fifty Shrinks, New York City-based photographer and psychiatrist Sebastian Zimmermann shot dozens of therapists and psychoanalysts standing or seated within their private offices. The seedling ideas for the project began to take root as Zimmermann built his own practice in Upper West Side Manhattan, where he observed within himself a sense of remoteness from the outside world. While his patients shared with him intimate portions of themselves, the role of psychiatrist necessitated a detached and discrete existence.

‘Funny Business': Hilarious Portraits of Comedians in Their Homes

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For Funny Business, Brooklyn-based photographer Seth Olenick enters the homes of the biggest names in comedy, constructing playful scenes from their domestic surroundings. He began the project over six years ago, and has since traveled countless times from Los Angeles to New York and back, capturing hundreds of portraits of everyone from Hollywood’s treasured icons to stand-up’s emerging talent.

‘Scared Scientists’ Portrait Series Shows the Face of Climate Change

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SHAUNA MURRAY
Biological Scientist
University of Technology Sydney, University of Tokyo, University of New South Wales

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TIM FLANNERY
Mammologist, Palaeontologist
University of New South Wales,
Monash University, La Trobe University

For Scared Scientists, Australian photographer Nick Bowers records the terror that has descended upon leading scientists in the wake of new discoveries on climate change.

Photos of Wayward Farmers Reinterpret the Mythos of the American West

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For Manifest, photographer Kristine Potter reinterprets quintessential visions of the American West, reframing the Colorado Western Slope and its remote inhabitants in such a way that distorts and obscures traditional legends of the past. Here, the emblematic cowboy and his mountains are abandoned for lonesome farmers and forgotten wildness, lost souls and phantasms.

Heartbreaking Photos Capture Shelter Dogs in the Minutes Preceding Euthanasia

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2011/06/13 11:44 a.m. Taiwanese Public Animal Shelter Time until Euthanized: 40 Minutes

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2011/10/24 12:09 p.m. Taiwanese Public Animal Shelter Time until Euthanized: 1.9 Hours

For Memento Mori, Taiwanese photographer Yun-Fei Tou captures the final minutes in the lives of hundreds of shelter dogs awaiting euthanasia. For each, he visits on the day of their predetermined deaths. In the last instants of their existence, he often plays with them, feeds them, and gives them a voice that has eluded them for much of their troubled lives.

Poignant Photos of Nuns Who Live in Complete Silence

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Sisters of Sclerder is photographer Ibolya Feher‘s documentation of the simple life of The Carmelite order in the south west of Cornwall, England, one of the oldest and strictest orders of Nuns in the Catholic faith. They go about their day in absolute silence save for prayer and two brief recreational periods, talking only when necessary. The Sisters take vows of obedience, poverty and chastity, dedicating their lives to communing with God and praying for the outside world. Residing in the 200-year-old Sclerder Abbey, the women and the monastery are rarely open to outsiders.

‘Cholafied’ Turns Celebrities into Mexican Gang Divas

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Angelina Jolie – The Billy Bob Years

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Chola Mark Zuckerberg aka Daddy Nobucks

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Jay Z aka Chola HOVA – Kim K Sit Yo @ss Down

For Cholafied, Los Angeles-based artist and advertising student Michael Jason Enriquez transforms celebrities into 1990s street gang divas.

Photo du Jour: Dandelion Seeds

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For Let Me Fly, Berlin-based photographer David Catá shrouds his model in a veil of dandelion seeds, allowing the remnants of the expired flower to cradle her face like delicate, ghostly hands. Here, the fluffy seed becomes a physical manifestation of abstracted memories, recalling someone or something lost and irretrievable. However, memories, like the discarded germ of a dandelion, can also foster new life, borne from the remains of something long vanished.

Image © David Catá