Rodeo Girls is an ongoing portrait project about young girls from Texas who compete in rodeos.
These individuals have a fundamentally different idea about their femininity and a contrasting attitude towards gender roles. They are engaged in activities that traditionally were reserved for men; they possess great physical strength and demonstrate their dominance over animals.
I am interested in the limitation these girls face in expressing their femininity and the transference of it onto animals.
— Ilona Szwarc
Long before iPhones and Instagram: 60 years of one Dutch girl's "selfies" firing a gun into the camera! Outrageous lifetime photo concept — watch her age in the same pose — a split second after she pulls the trigger of her rifles — from age 16 to 88.
A stunning series of portraits of people — shortly before and just after they die — is touring Europe now, and tackling one of the biggest remaining taboos in Western societies. Photos by
uses photography and video as he incessantly documents and critiques the everyday urban and social realities in China (and elsewhere), and broadcasts it worldwide over blogs and Twitter. A major exhibition in Paris reveals the range of his prolific, provocative creativity.
Portraits of a new, educated, westernized middle class in Afghanistan that has grown from near zero to 10-15% of the country's total population since 2001.