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Fascinating Photos of Transnistria, a Moldovan Territory that Maintains a Pro-Russian Position

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In Hristovaia village, swimming in the lake is a popular pastime for youth.

For Transnistria Conglomerate, photographer Anton Polyakov traces the newly emerging generation of Transnistria, a state which, despite its official status as a region in Moldova, maintains a staunchly pro-Russian position.

Photographer Explores the Effects of Fukushima Three Years Later

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Nozaki and his family stand for a portrait in a snow covered vegetable field in the town of Aizuwakamatsu, Fukushima Prefecture. Nozaki and his wife are not overly concerned about radiation contaminating food and water, but how discrimination will impact the future for their 4 year-old daughter. February 2014.

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Main street in the town of Odaka, Fukushima, about 6 miles from the Daichi nuclear power plant. The city remains lifeless except for the sounds of grating coos of crows in the nearby distance. Residents may return for the day to survey the damage to their homes, but are not allowed to live in the city. March 2014

Life Within 90km is photographer Brian Driscoll’s reflection on the life of residents of Fukushima, three years after the earthquake and subsequent power plant explosion that left 160,000 people displaced and still seeking answers.

Playful Portraits of Hipsters Wearing Beards Made of Furry Critters

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It’s November, or as some like to call it “No Shave November,” the four weeks of the year in which citizens are invited to let their beards grow long in hopes of raising awareness about prostate cancer. During the hairiest month of the year, we return to the ad campaign that swept the world this summer: Schick’s “Free Your Skin,” a series of images men sporting beards that have morphed into fluffy ferrets of all shapes and colors.

Dynamic Nude Self Portraits Depict One Woman’s Changing Body Over Seven Years (NSFW)

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Over the duration of seven years, London based photographer Polly Penrose created a series of dynamic self portraits that examine a woman’s changing body and it’s emotional reaction to a physical space. The series, titled Body of Work, began in a purely organic way, stemming from her desire to capture eccentric nude portraits, while aware she could more accurately dictate concepts and ideas using herself as a subject rather than a model.

Intimacy, Love, and the Aging Body: Photographer Marna Clarke Documents Her Life Over 70 (NSFW)

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What happens when a photographer gives up photographing for 14 years? In the case of Marin-based photographer Marna Clarke, she returns to it after her partner Igor put a camera back in her hands. After a few years of fine art work, she began work on You’re Not Getting Any Younger when she was 70, unveiling private moments shared with the man who had encouraged her. By turning her lens inward, Clarke takes ownership of her body, not only as a woman but also as a human being coming to terms with aging. In a world that too often denies the sensual desires of those past middle age, she both validates and celebrates the joys and sorrows of the maturing self, riding each emotional tide with determination, frankness, and grace. She spoke to us in detail about her journey.

Our Latest Group Show Examines the Powerful – and Often Tragic – Pull of Addiction

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Daivd, Melbourne, 2014 © Harrison Moss

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While most of us think of drugs and alcohol when it comes to addiction, our latest group show reveals that this affliction can take many different forms.

“Addiction is a difficult thing to present honestly and subtly. We’ve all been bombarded with over-the-top images of addiction in movies and TV: the strung-out addict, the violent spouse, the jaded junkie. We chose Octavio, Harrison and Michele’s photos because they put a human face on addiction, subtly showing us how various addictions, from drugs to cigarettes to cell phones, creep into our lives and slowly change us.” Says the team behind Narratively. Together they have selected an inspired and confronting collection of work submitted by Feature Shoot readers.

Congratulations to Michele Selway, Harrison Moss, and Luis Octavio Silva Hoyos, who will receive a one-year subscription to Squarespace, the innovative website publishing platform perfect for the creative. They make it simple to create professional website that are 100% customizable, making web design accessible to everyone. Complete with award-winning designs, hosting, domains, commerce, and 24/7 support, Squarespace offers photographers more ways to market themselves and grow their business.

Photographer Captures Everyday Life Inside ‘The City of Children’

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The City of Children, located in the outskirts of Budapest, Hungary, is a housing facility for children seeking help from their dysfunctional and poverty-stricken families. New York based photographer Monika Merva, a first generation American of Hungarian descent, has been returning here over the course of seven years to document the everyday life of the children who have made this place their home. Merva’s interest in portraiture, children and her desire to help others through photography, led her to meet with the director of the children’s home. It wasn’t until a year later that she gained permission to photograph there in what would become her series, The City of Children.

Confronting Photos Reveal What Happens After We Die

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For About Dying, Denmark-based photographer Cathrine Ertmann chronicles the enigmatical journey of the deceased from death until burial. While keeping her subjects’ identities anonymous, she records the stages of death, including autopsies and cremations, in quiet detail. Lifting the veil of secrecy that so often surrounds these processes, she reveals moments that are both graphic and serene.

Photographer Creates Deeply Intimate Moments with Complete Strangers

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Urban environments and handheld technology can make the world an isolating and lonely place, genuine connections often replaced with texts or tweets. How long does it take to gain some one’s trust or become close enough to share secrets? Can intimacy be concocted in mere moments or does it take years? Hemya Moran plays with ideas of communion and relationships in her series Intimate Strangers. Approaching individuals in the street, Moran asked them to have an “intimate acquaintance with her”. They then enacted these private moments in a short exchange, resulting in a series that feels simultaneously unnatural and surreally familiar. The viewer must guess at the relationship, left to wonder at the origin and truthfulness of each staged setting.

Playful Photos of Fashion Models in Their Own Homes

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Elouise Morris at her family home in the hills of Avoca

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Suzi Leenaars in Manly, Sydney

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Tiernan Cowling in Laurel Canyon, Los Angeles

For Model-Maison, Australian fashion and music photographer Cybele Malinowski captures international models in their own homes, lifting the commercial veil that so often surrounds them to reveal distinctive nuances of character and personal style.