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Berlin-based photographer Jeff Cowen creates sculptural, mural-size photographic prints that are featured in over 100 collections worldwide.
He comes to Paris to teach a 5-day masterclass May 23-27.
Alma Haser creates kaleidoscopic cubist portraits by folding photos into origami structures and then photographing them again over the original same-size photo portraits.
For upscale consumers, an American Girl doll can be customized to look exactly like its owner. Ilona Szwarc explores this phenomenon in a series of portraits of real girls with their avatars.
The Right Livelihood Award ( the “Alternative Nobel Prize”) honors people who have developed outstanding solutions to urgent problems of our times. Katharina Mouratidi traveled the world to meet and photograph these heros.
Gloriann Liu photographs the generations of Palestinians who live in small apartments stacked on top of each other, in camps that were set up originally in 1949.
Reza Golchin captures the blur and movement of buyers and sellers at fresh fruit and fish bazaars in contemporary Iran.
Michelle Sank’s project looks at young people under the age of 25 in the UK who have had or are considering having cosmetic surgery in order to become more acceptable to themselves and achieve their ideal of being “beautiful”.
The poorly regulated ship breaking industry in Bangladesh is estimated to generate annual revenues of $1.5 billion and employs as many as 50,000 mostly illiterate workers and children under dangerous low-paying conditions. Photo-essay by Jan Møller Hansen.
Grandiose public monuments and propagandist decoys meant to impress official visitors on guided (and guarded) tours are rendered lifeless by the total lack of ordinary everyday citizens. Photos by Maxime Delvaux.
Exclusive multimedia reports from inside the world of photo-journalism. Often disturbing, sometimes amusing, always insightful. Updated with fresh content weekly. This photo of winter bathers in Poland from a video by Maciek Nabrdalik.
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