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The big picture: the Rwandan Daughters project

Portraits of Rwandan rape victims and their children reveal the aftermath of the genocide 25 years ago Today marks 25 years since the onset of the Rwandan genocide. In just 100 days, between 7 April and 15 July 1994, seven in 10 Tutsis living in Rwanda were murdered by their Hutu neighbours. As many as 1 million people, including 10,000 Batwa pygmies, died. Whats less well known about those terrible months is that up to 250,000 women were raped. Many were infected with HIV and later died of Aids-related illness.…

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4 Years Ago, I Saw A Ridiculous-Looking Picture Of A Cat On A Glass Table, And Turned It Into An Under-Cats Project (24 New Pics)

“Underlook” project started four years ago when I saw a ridiculous looking picture on the Internet. It was a cat sitting on a glass table that was photographed from underneath. I decided to level up the idea and photograph it professionally to see those paws in hi-res and that is how the “Underlook” project was born. More info: getunderlook.com | Instagram #1 British Shorthair #2 Maine Coon 3 reply #5 British Shorthair #6 Selkik Rex Longhair A cat that is gentle, sociable, and loves cuddling! The Selkirk Rex is a…

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Urban Density: My Photo Series That Shows The True Side Of Living In Hong Kong

In these ‘Urban Density’ series, I explore the urban landscape of Hong Kong And Macau. Like Hong Kong, Macau is a special administrative region of the People’s Republic of China, and crowded apartments similar to Hong Kong can be found. #1 reply #2 reply View More Replies… #3 reply View More Replies… #4 reply View More Replies… #5 reply #6 reply View More Replies… #7 reply View More Replies… #8 reply reply View More Replies… #11 reply View More Replies… #12 reply View More Replies… #13 reply View More Replies……

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9 Photography Tricks Advertisers Use to Make Food Look More Delicious

Photographing food in a studio creates unique challenges. The bright studio lights and lengthy setup times for the perfect shot means food sits around longer than usual. That’s why many commercial photo shoots include ‘food stylists’ that use tricks and hacks to make the food last longer (e.g., not melt) and appear even more delicious than real life. Read more: https://twistedsifter.com/videos/photography-tricks-advertisers-use-to-make-food-look-delicious/

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50 Of The Most Incredible Photos Of The National Geographic Photo Contest Of 2018

Jassen Todorov, a violinist and professor of music at San Francisco State University, whose aerial shot shows a vast boneyard in Southern California’s Mojave Desert. The area is well known for storing retired aircraft, where the dry air keeps corrosion away before they are eventually dismantled and scrapped for parts. What many are unaware of, however, is the huge stretch of land nearby that is set aside for recalled vehicles and is filled with row-upon-row of Audis and Volkswagens that cheated emissions tests between 2009-2015. “I have flown and explored…

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At long last, pet portraits with background blur are possible on the iPhone XR

The new iPhones have some great new photography features, but the XR lacks a couple, for instance portrait mode for non-people subjects, owing to its sadly having only the one camera. So last year! Fortunately third-party camera app Halide is here to help you get that professional-looking bokeh in your doggo shots. There’s more to this than simply the lack of a second camera. As you know, because you read my article, The future of photography is code — and the present too, really. What’s great about this is that…

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Flickr cuts down storage for free users, for some interesting reasons

Flickr is cutting down on storage for free users.Image: LightRocket via Getty Images Flickr found new ownership under Smugmug earlier this year, and inevitably, that comes with changes. The image hosting service has made a big one: Free accounts will be limited to 1,000 photos from Jan. 8, 2019, a significant cut from the terabyte of storage that was previously offered to users. SEE ALSO: Apple’s new MacBook Air is fine. Just fine. If you’ve reached 1,000 photos, you won’t be able to upload any more. If you’re already over…

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Protest and parade on the streets of San Francisco

The 80s were a decade of demonstration for California photographer Janet Delaney. As her photos are collected in a book and the city stirs again she talks about her work In 1981, at the start of the Reagan years, photographer Janet Delaney decamped from the South of Market or SoMa neighbourhood in her beloved San Francisco, where she had lived since her teens, to a new home in the Mission district. Aged just 29, she had spent the previous few years documenting social change and gentrification in SoMa. I was…

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Do you look like your dog? Canine-human lookalikes in pictures

Canine-human lookalikes photographed by Gerrard Gethings Gerrard Gethings says: Certain breeds would be essential because of their unique characteristics: Afghan hounds, poodles, pugs, bulldogs etc. I put out the word on social media and was inundated with dogs. I chose 10 of them and then set out to find their human counterpart. Fenella and Georgine, a Saluki Fenella and Georgine, a saluki The plan was to shoot the dogs, find the humans, style them, then have them behave or pose in a similar way. This process would be repeated until…

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I Went To Paris To Show That It Is Not All About The Eiffel Tower And Fancy Shops

I’m David Tesinsky from Prague and I’m an independent photographer of the subcultures, urban cultures, street stories and people’s stories in general AKA reportage/social documentary photography. I’ve made this series about “different” perspective of this city when you point your eyes up from Eiffel tower down to the ground to show that this city is not just a fake romance.

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The Ecologist on a Mission to Count New York’s Whales

The first thing you notice about ecologist Arthur Kopelman is his giant white beard. The second is the gold whale charm dangling from his earlobe—a symbol of the creature that has consumed his thoughts for decades. “I don't think I’ve ever seen him without it,” says Joe Carrotta, a photographer who documented Kopelman's whale-watching cruises up and down the New York coast last summer. The boat rides allow Kopelman to collect data for the Coastal Research and Education Society of Long Island—an organization he co-founded in 1996—while also educating passengers…

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Nigerian Photographer Takes Stunning Portraits Of Diverse African People

Her name is Bisola Mofeoluwa Bamuyiwa, owner of her own photography company BMB studio in Lagos, Nigeria. With a talent like hers you would think she had studied photography all her life, but in fact, her only degree is in Project Management Technology from the Lagos State University. Bamuyiwa said she was self-taught with the help of YouTube and photography mentors. In high-school she bought her first camera, documenting school parties, and began her professional career in 2012. While her work traditionally falls under the ‘lifestyle, portrait and wedding” categories, she has…

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How Differently The Same Ugly/Ordinary Location Looks To Professional Photographer Vs Amateur

We’ve all become so blind to the beauty around us that you have to retrain your brain to see things in a new way. This was one of my biggest fears when I first started. I thought I had to have the best locations to have full control over the environment I would be shooting in. That’s when I discovered that almost any location can be a good location, you just have to learn how to see it. Martin, expensive gear isn’t necessary. If you have a cheaper ‘slower’ telephoto…

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