Category Archives: Photography

The Descendants: Photographer Drew Gardner Recreates Portraits of Historically Significant Figures

To prepare for a recent portrait, Shannon LaNier pulled a black coat over his head and wrapped a thick, layered collar around his neck, a costume to match what Thomas Jefferson wore in an iconic 18th-century painting. The Houston news anchor … Continue reading

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Vivid Photographs by Trung Huy Pham Capture Annual Water Lily Harvest in Vietnam

Each year as the Mekong Delta floods, locals gather hordes of long-stemmed lilies from the water-covered rice fields. Photographer Trung Huy Pham recently captured the annual harvest in a vivid series taken in the Long An and An Giang provinces … Continue reading

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The calm and the chaos

This image, one of photographer Ketan Khambhatta’s favorites, shows the different personalities of two different species. During the river crossings in the Masai Mara, zebras tend to be very careful, looking out for crocodiles in the water before moving forward … Continue reading

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50 Years of the MacRobert Award for Engineering Innovation | National Science and Media Museum

To mark the 50th anniversary of the MacRobert Award for engineering innovation, the Royal Academy of Engineering commissioned conceptual photographer Ted Humble-Smith to create the images in this online exclusive exhibition.[…] More: 50 Years of the MacRobert Award for Engineering … Continue reading

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Does photographing a moment steal the experience from you?

When we witness something amazing, many of us instinctively pull out our phones and snap pictures. Is this obsession with photographing everything impacting our experiences? In a meditative talk, Erin Sullivan reflects on how being more intentional with her lens … Continue reading

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Quarantined Photographer Creates Mini “Outdoor” Scenes With Food | My Modern Met

By Emma Taggart on June 6, 2020   When Los Angeles-based writer and travel photographer Erin Sullivan found herself stuck inside due to COVID-19 lockdowns, she wanted to find a way to keep her imagination and creative practice alive. Using … Continue reading

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130-Year-Old Photo Shows Rare Smiling Portrait of Indigenous Woman

By Megan Cooper on June 9, 2020   In the early age of photography, portraits of people were few and far between, but they had one thing in common: serious faces. Nowadays, you’d expect to see an emotionless face in … Continue reading

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Earth from Space: Barcelona

  The Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission takes us over Barcelona, the second largest city in Spain, in this week’s edition of the Earth from Space programme. Download the image: https://www.esa.int/ESA_Multimedia/Im…

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Incredible Underwater Photo of a Mother Whale & Child Wins $120,000

“Essence of Life” by Jasmine Carey (Australia). Grand Prize Winner. A mother humpback whale is seen resting with her newly born calf in the Kingdom of Tonga. The rain fell rhythmically in a soothing pitter-patter on the water’s surface, gently … Continue reading

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Striking Portraits by Artist Tawny Chatmon Embellished with Gold Garments and Ornate Backdrops

In The Redemption, photography-based artist Tawny Chatmon (previously) celebrates the beauty of Black hair through a series of arresting portraits superimposed with 24 karat gold flourishes. Each photograph features a solemn child who’s dressed in hand-painted ornate, gilt garments that … Continue reading

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