Animals around the world are mistreated in the name of scientific advancement, human adornment, and nourishment. A series explores the thin line between humans and our non-human animal counterparts.
A look at the differing zoo habitats around the world using one animal—the polar bear—as an example of the complex ethics behind these entertainment centers.
Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2016
Breathtaking shots of the natural world which remind us of the beauty and fragility of our home—highlights from the latest edition of the Wildlife Photographer of the Year.
A dreamlike domain tests the limits of our perception: in these images, humans and alien creatures coexist in an uncharted, in-between, liquid-black realm.
The Last Stand
Finalist, LensCulture Earth Awards: Spectral remains of the old forest peek through gaps in new growth—a daunting reminder of one family’s part in British Columbia’s forest industry.
Make, Don’t Take: Establishing Rapport With Your Subjects
Know and respect your subject; a sense of trust is critical—advice from National Geographic photographer Melissa Farlow on how to get past people’s barriers and create powerful photographs.
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The Prostitutes and the Priest
Faced with no other option, young women in Namibia turn to sex work in order to survive. In this short film, they talk about their tireless advocate: a German priest who broke ranks with his institution to do what he felt was right.
Winners: LensCulture Exposure Awards 2017
Discover the diverse and talented group of photographers recognized in this year’s LensCulture Exposure Awards—a delightful, surprising, inspiring range of work that showcases the vibrancy of contemporary photography being made all over the world!
Irish-born Tom Wood photographed the working-class people of Liverpool for almost three decades — at once affectionate and grimly realistic. Review by Sean Sheehan.
Exploring Bygone Soviet Grandeur—and Turbulent Regional Identity—in Abkhazia
Once known as a prime holiday destination for the Russian elite, Abkhazia is now filled with frozen, in-between spaces that convey the tension within its past, present and future.
Mixing historical and contemporary photographic practices, these multi-layered images push beyond the edge of artistic control and emerge as complex and unconstrained.
In My Backyard: Iceland
Set against the grand, wild majesty of the eastern Icelandic landscape, these searching self-portraits are one woman’s attempts to connect with herself and forge a basic understanding with her environment.