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The North American Native

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Edward Sheriff Curtis (1868 – 1952) was an American photographer and ethnologist most famous for his extensive documentation of Native Americans. His publication The North American Indian, a 20-volume work was created between 1907 – 1930 and commissioned by his patron J.P. Morgan. Not only did he photograph members of over 80 tribes, he also made wax recordings of music and language. He documented many aspects of Native American life. Traditional foods, clothing, customs and […]

21st Century Hunter-Gatherers

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Photographer Kiliii Yuyan is dedicated to telling the story of Native cultures and natural history in stunning photographs. For his project Living Wild, he joined a group of people from the Stone Age Living Project. These people want to live the primitive life in the way of hunter-gatherers, away from modernity. During their month in the wilderness, Yuyan documented their activities. He also created very formal looking portraits of the members of the group, who look […]

The Writing of Birds

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Barcelona photographer Xavi Bou has a degree in Geology but has been working in photography since 2003. The inspiration for his project Ornitographies is his fascination with birds that was awakened during long walks with his grandfather as a child. During these times together, his grandfather taught him the names of the trekking birds along the Llobregat delta. XB: Curiosity led me to investigate a system that would capture the tracks of the birds in […]

Future Memory

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For his ongoing series Souvenir-d’un-Futur, French photographer Laurent Kronental documents life in large housing projects in the residential districts of Paris. These Grands Ensembles – built between 1950 and the 1980s – with their retro modernistic feel are still the home of many senior citizens. Kronental has captured both the buildings and their occupants; aging yet standing proud. Marked by the passing of time, these massive, gray buildings, like their elder residents, bear the signs […]

Snail Trails

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In the first photograph, they are neatly ordered, in the second, their trails form intricate lines and patterns. Boston-based artist Daniel Ranalli uses snails to ‘paint’ and the result is an interesting collaboration. DR: This series is based on the drawings made by snails on the wet sand in the intertidal zone. They are part of an ongoing series of works involving collaboration between the snails and me. I choreograph the snails starting positions, and […]

Funky Porcini

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Photographer Steve Axford spends a lot of time photographing mushrooms in New South West, Australia. Not your run-of-the-mill garden variety, but the funky, psychedelic ones with crazy colors and shapes. Many of them are very rare and may have never been seen before.“My photography has been my avenue into this world as it slows me down and allows me to look at things more closely. I try to combine the beauty I see with some […]

Stellar

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Artist / photographer Ignacio Torres produced his series “Stellar” by taking four photos from different angles with a synched flash while throwing reflective confetti and some dust into the mix. “In addition, space and time are heightened by the use of three-dimensional animated gifs. Their movement serves as a visual metaphor to the spatial link we share with stars as well as their separateness through time.” Torres: This project began from the theory that humans […]

Hong Kong Yesterday

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Actor, photographer and director Ho Fan (1931 – 2016) was born in Shanghai and moved to Hong Kong with his family in 1948. Hong Kong, under British rule at the time, was a chaotic city with a large population that was growing swiftly due to refugees fleeing the Chinese civil war and the Japanese invasion. In many of his photographs taken during the 1950s the strong diagonals and shadows create a dreamlike stillness far removed […]

Plastic Fantastic

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Can you fall in love with an inanimate object? Can you be intimate when the relationship is a one-way street? Can a hyper-realistic doll fill the loneliness that aches inside? This is something South Korean photographer June Korea explores in his photographic essay Still Lives: Eva. June Korea: “Many people are interested in the project and my life because it has to do with such an uncanny subject matter they have rarely seen. However, Eva and I […]