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Loneliness and Nightfall in the Baltimore Streets

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“I like capturing what’s hidden and also what’s fragile,” Baltimore photographer Patrick Joust says of shooting the city at night. The Baltimore in his pictures is the secret Baltimore, the Baltimore that only reveals itself after long walks in the dark.

Painful But Unforgettable Portraits of Life on Skid Row

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Los Angeles Street near Winston St: Jerry has been on Skid Row for years. Despite his devastating facial injury, caused by a rifle shot to the face as he sat at a bus stop over a decade ago, he’s very easy to talk to and joke with and is very honest about his life. He’s routinely bullied and has his belongings stolen regularly. He’s in very poor condition physically, and I haven’t seen him in months.

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Spring Street between 5th and 6th: Larry first saw Rebel being beaten brutally by his owner on Skid Row around San Pedro Street. He implored the guy to allow him to take the dog, because he knew that the dog wouldn’t survive much longer. He was given the dog, named him Rebel, and they are now inseparable life partners

“Get the fuck out of the car already, because if you don’t, you’ll never forgive yourself,” photographer Suzanne Stein told herself as she passed by Jennifer’s tent on Skid Row. She’d been photographing the faces of the area since October of the previous year, but this block could be unpredictable, and she was frightened. Still, Jennifer was worth the risk.

Colorful Compositions Found in the Streets of Burano, Italy

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Different people have different theories about why the island of Burano is so colorful. Some, Italian photographer Mirko Saviane admits, believe the bright buildings are meant to guide the fisherman as they make their way back home. Others suggest that once upon a time the houses were painted to signify which family owned the property; as the artist puts it, “different family, different color.”

Hillary Clinton’s Wardrobe Celebrated on New Instagram

Six years ago, when she was Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton was asked the following question during a trip to Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan: “Which designers do you prefer?”

She responded with a question: “What designers of clothes?”??When the interviewer replied that yes, that’s indeed what he had meant, she said, “Would you ever ask a man that question?”

Clinton’s political career has been tainted by sexism, and her fashion choices are just one avenue by which her critics have chosen to disparage her. She’s heard more pantsuit jokes than I’m sure she can count; a meme about her $12,000 Armani jacket when viral a few months ago, while no mention of male candidate’s bespoke suits made headlines.

The Instagram account Hillarystreetstyle, which pairs Clinton’s outfits with similar ones sported by international fashion icons throughout the decades, is in many ways a rebuttal to all the people who’ve disparaged the presidential nominee on the basis of her appearance.

What it’s Like to Be a Fly on the Wall in New York’s Meatpacking District

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For New York photographer Dina Litovsky, the Meatpacking District of Manhattan is the one place where revelry, voyeurism, and desire are laid bare. When the sun sets and the clubs open, the rules of daytime fade into the background; the air becomes erotically charged. The following hours are a kind of foreplay en masse, and watching is half the fun.

Photos by a Young and Curious Diane Arbus

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Jack Dracula at a bar, New London, Conn. 1961 © The Estate of Diane Arbus, LLC. All Rights Reserved

In 1971, a photographer died, leaving in her basement dozens of DuPont photographic paper boxes, filled with some 709 rolls of film shot over a span of about seven years. It would take about ten years for the collection to be officially inventoried; 43 for much of it to be shown publicly. The address of that house, home to a series of glassine sleeves of negatives and the resulting silver gelatin prints, was 29 Charles Street, New York. The photographer, of course, was Diane Arbus.

The Beautiful Story of One Man Who Taught Himself Photography in Prison

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His name is Rosario. He was born in Sicily. At a very young age, he was abandoned by his caregivers after his parents died tragically in a car accident. He said the scar tissue in his eye was from a fight he had in an orphanage he occupied as a child. These days, he lives the best he can working odd jobs for local small businesses.

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“As a child, I witnessed a lot of traumatic things,” New York City photographer Donato Di Camillo says, “I saw my first friend die at the age of nine, right by my feet.” They were playing whiffle ball outside, and the boy was killed by a passing car. Growing up in Brooklyn in the 1978s and 1980s, the artist explains, he “had to learn to think quick and use street instincts.”

Uncovering 60+ Years of Work by One Historic Photographer

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“One project lasted his whole lifetime,” gallerist Daniel Cooney says of Len Speier, the 88-year-old artist who has devoted decades to capturing life on the streets, in the clubs, at the parks of New York City, Europe, and Asia. His life and career was never broken into chapters or series; it’s a single long strand connecting who he was as a young man to who he his today.

Unforgettable Portraits from an American Road Trip in the 1980s

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In the 1980s, Massachusetts photographer Sage Sohier hit the road. She was 20-something years old, recently graduated from Harvard University, and enamored with the street. She approached strangers, toting around a clunky medium-format camera with a flash in search of serendipity.

Bold Patterns Created by Animals and their Shadows

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Alexey Menschikov uses photography to construct graphic patterns. Taking shapes from real life – cats, birds, people, jutting architectural lines – he plays with light and shadow, reproducing the images in Photoshop to make playful grids of repeating form.

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