Stunning Winning Photos Of Wellcome Photography Prize 2021

Here are the winners of “Wellcome Photography Prize 2021”. Our two winners for 2021 are ‘Untangling’, Jameisha Prescod’s picture of herself knitting to block out her depression during lockdown, and ‘Trans Woman: Between Colour and Voice’, Yoppy Pieter’s series chronicling how the Covid-19 pandemic has made life harder for trans women in Indonesia.

The two winning entries were chosen by a diverse panel of judges from more than 10,000 images submitted from all over the world. Entries spanned six categories: Managing Mental Health series and single image, Fighting Infections series and single image, and Health in a Heating World series and single image.

The other category winners show volunteers disinfecting a theatre near the origin of the first Covid-19 outbreak, a man struggling to survive in the aftermath of a cyclone, a fantasy of depression as a sinister, ever-present fish, and a community whose fertile wetlands have turned to desert.

Managing Mental Health (single image): Untangling by Jameisha Prescod

“The isolation of lockdown exacerbated London film maker Jameisha Prescod’s depression, as she spent most of her time in the concentrated chaos of this room. “It’s where I work a full-time job, eat, sleep, catch up with friends and most importantly cry.” Before long, she felt like she was “drowning in the clutter”. For escape, she turned to knitting, which helps to soothe her mind. It may not be a cure, but it does at least put “everything else on pause” for a while.”

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Managing Mental Health (series): The Big Fish by Morteza Niknahad

“Inspired by a local Iranian myth, Morteza Niknahad reimagined his mother’s long-standing depression as a fish-like monster inside of her, a constant enemy to struggle against.”

Friendship Bench Zimbabwe by Brent Stirton

“Through Zimbabwe’s Friendship Bench programme, trained volunteers counsel people with depression and other problems using principles from cognitive behavioural therapy – in the informal setting of a chat on a bench.”

Birds of a Feather Flock Together by Rebekah Williams

“Spending time in nature can be beneficial for mental health, and Flock Together is a London-based birdwatching club for people of colour, building a community of mutual support.”

Morpheus by Agnese Carlotta Morganti

“ASMR artists create videos to induce soothing, tingly sensations (known as ‘autonomous sensory meridian response’) that can help to ease stress and insomnia. Watching or just listening has become a bedtime ritual for a growing online community around the world. Morpheus documents the work of four ASMR artists in Italy.”

ADHD Portraits by Nora Nord

“In the UK, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is ill-understood and under-diagnosed. The resultant lack of support makes life so much harder, causing mental health problems. To expand the conversation, Nora Nord photographs ADHD-diagnosed queer and trans people.”

Fighting Infections (single image): Fighting Pandemic by Sudipto Das

“It’s exhausting. A tram conductor in Kolkata, India, wears protective clothing from head to toe even in the heat of a summer afternoon. This was when restrictions were easing after India’s first Covid-19 lockdown – public transport was running, but staff were advised to suit up like this. We’ve all grown used to saluting the efforts of healthcare workers, but plenty of other people in public-facing jobs have performed gruelling duties too to keep people safe.”

Fighting Infections (series): Trans Woman: Between Colour and Voice by Yoppy Pieter

“Trans women in Indonesia face many obstacles in life: it’s hard to get a job, and to access healthcare and other government services. All of these difficulties have been made much harder by Covid-19.”

The Next Pandemic by Hugh Kinsella Cunningham

“Deadly new viruses can spread from animals to humans, and areas of rich biodiversity, like the forests of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, have been implicated in the emergence of viruses such as HIV and Ebola. Hugh Kinsella Cunningham investigated in collaboration with writer and public health professional Amelia Goldsmith.”

Metres: Masked Portraits on Ridley Road by Gideon Mendel (assisted by Maria Quigley)

“Portraits taken during the UK’s first lockdown on Ridley Road in Hackney, east London. It’s usually the site of a bustling market, but its hours were restricted and distancing lines were painted on the road.”

Measure and Middle by Ingmar Björn Nolting

“Covid-19 and lockdowns disrupted almost every aspect of life, challenging people, governments and organisations of every kind to find ways to adapt. Ingmar Björn Nolting travelled through Germany in April 2020 to see what was going on.”

Conflict and Covid-19 in Nagorno-Karabakh by Anastasia Taylor-Lind

“The war in Nagorno-Karabakh was the first conflict to start during the pandemic, and the overlap of the two crises was deadly. Infections spiralled out of control, caused by the pressure put on healthcare facilities and the mass movement of people in and out of this disputed territory (officially part of Azerbaijan, for years it has operated as a breakaway state backed by Armenia).”

Health in a Heating World (single image): Tears of Drought by Sharwar Apo

“Parents take their child to hospital in Rajshahi, Bangladesh, 10-15 miles across this drought-parched land, the mother holding a saline drip all the way. For much of the year, the land is dead like this, but for four months it’s flooded. Either way, safe drinking water is scarce, crops can’t grow, health problems abound – from dehydration to infection – and transport is limited. This family’s journey succeeded, and the child was treated for her diarrhoea. But many of those who attempt this journey are not so lucky.”

Health in a Heating World (series): An Elegy for the Death of Hamun by Hashem Shakeri

“For centuries, Sistan and Baluchestan has been a fertile region of Iran, with forests and productive cropland. But rapid climate change is turning it into a desert, bringing drought, hunger, unemployment and mass emigration.”

Until the Corn Grows Back by Lys Arango

“Increasingly erratic climate patterns have produced year after year of failed harvests in Guatemala, forcing thousands of people to migrate, trying to escape poverty and malnutrition.”

Diving Maldives by Edoardo Delille and Giulia Piermartiri

“As sea levels rise, the low-lying Maldives are predicted to be submerged by the end of the century. The government is working on solutions like barriers, and moving towards a net zero economy to promote sustainable living. To illustrate the future dangers, Edoardo Delille and Giulia Piermartiri projected tourist diving photos onto local scenes.”

Sun, Not Salt by Ayomitunde Adeleke

“There’s evidence that rising temperatures are increasing the risk of skin cancer – a particular danger to people with albinism. In Nigeria, the connection is not always well understood, and people often think the symptoms are caused by eating too much salt.”

Burnt Memory: Archaeology from a Climate Emergency by Gideon Mendel and Jonathan Pierredon

“The Carr fire in 2018 was one of California’s most devastating wildfires ever, spreading across dry land and accelerated by a tornado. It destroyed 359 square miles of land and forced 36,000 people to evacuate, and its smoke spread across five states. Eight people died. Rising temperatures and extreme weather events make fires like this an ever-greater threat to human life. Gideon Mendel worked with Jonathan Pierredon to create tintype photos of damaged objects found in the ruins of people’s homes.”

SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/08/stunning-winning-photos-of-wellcome-photography-prize-2021/

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Vintage Cars, Palms & Backyard Pools in Californian Inspired Paintings by Danny Heller

Danny Heller is a Californian native artist, inspired by older things like homes, publics buildings, furnitures or cars that tend to have a story.

“I specifically focus on the period of 1950s and 1960s American because it’s what I’m familiar with. I grew up in the suburbs of Los Angeles where there was a big development boom after World War II. This led to a lot of midcentury relics throughout where I lived, even though I didn’t actually grew up in the 50s and 60s. These places and thing are so dynamic ! The cars with bold colors and space-age styling, the houses with dramatic angles and large expanses of windows and the furniture with graceful curves. These things all had an impact on me and in my work,” he says.

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SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/09/vintage-cars-palms-backyard-pools-in-californian-inspired-paintings-by-danny-heller/

Spectacular Winning Images of The Bird Photographer of the Year 2021

With over 22,000 images entered into the competition this year, Bird Photographer of the Year is pleased to present our winners. Celebrating bird life from around the world, these images comprise some of the most incredible bird photos in the world taken by talented photographers.


Best portrait, gold winner: Underwater Portrait, Felipe Foncueva, Spain. This image of a brown pelican was taken off the Pacific coast of Costa Rica, near the mouth of the Tárcoles River. (Photo by Felipe Foncueva/2021 Bird Photographer of the Year)

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Best portrait, silver winner: Sing Heartily, Maofeng Shen, China. June marks the start of the breeding season for demoiselle cranes on the vast grasslands of Keshiketeng in Inner Mongolia. (Photo by Shen Maofeng/2021 Bird Photographer of the Year)


Birds in the environment, gold winner and bird photographer of the year: Blocked, Alejandro Prieto, Mexico. The 2,000-mile US–Mexico border crosses some of the continent’s most biologically diverse regions. (Photo by Alejandro Prieto/2021 Bird Photographer of the Year)


Birds in the environment, silver winner: Claiming the Forest Floor, Joshua Galicki, US. A male ovenbird singing on top of a fallen log. The bird is staking its claim to a breeding territory shortly after arriving from a lengthy migration to the north-east US from wintering grounds in Central America. (Photo by Joshua Galicki/2021 Bird Photographer of the Year)


Attention to detail, gold winner: Disappearing, Rafael Armada, Spain. A penguin reflected in the water. (Photo by Rafael Armada/2021 Bird Photographer of the Year)


Attention to detail, silver winner: Growing Up, Raymond Hennessy, US. Great northern divers (known as common loons in North America) and their chicks take to the water soon after the chicks hatch. The size difference between adult and youngster is evident in this image and shows just how much growing is left for this tiny chick. (Photo by Raymond Hennessy/2021 Bird Photographer of the Year)


Birds in flight, gold winner: Thirsty, Tzahi Finkelstein, Israel. Common swifts live their lives on the wing and are a challenge to capture in flight. With a diet of flying insects, they need to drink from time to time, and they even do that on the wing. (Photo by Tzahi Finkelstein/2021 Bird Photographer of the Year)


Birds in flight, silver winner: The Art of Motion, Nicolas Reusens, Spain. A hummingbird feeds from a flower. (Photo by Nicolas Reusens/2021 Bird Photographer of the Year)


Bird behaviour, gold winner: Floral Bathtub, Mousam Ray, India. This image was taken at North Bengal Agricultural University in Cooch Behar, West Bengal. (Photo by Mousam Ray/2021 Bird Photographer of the Year)


Bird behaviour, silver winner: The Face of Death, Massimiliano Apollo, Italy. In northern Italy in late summer, prior to migrating south, purple herons try to feed as much as possible and take advantage of the abundance of prey present in the rice fields. (Photo by Massimiliano Apollo/2021 Bird Photographer of the Year)


Black and white, gold winner: Chinstrap Penguin, Renato Granieri, United Kingdom. A single chinstrap penguin on top of a giant iceberg. (Photo by Renato Granieri/2021 Bird Photographer of the Year)


Black and white, silver winner: Feather Light, James Rogerson, United Kingdom. A preening northern gannet. (Photo by James Rogerson/2021 Bird Photographer of the Year)


Urban birds, gold winner: Dipper On Shopping Trolley, Terry Whittaker, United Kingdom. A white-throated dipper nests under an old road bridge in Greater Manchester. (Photo by Terry Whittaker/2021 Bird Photographer of the Year)


Urban birds, silver winner: Lockdown, William Steel, South Africa. A karoo prinia searching for insects on a security gate in South Africa. (Photo by William Steel/2021 Bird Photographer of the Year)


Creative imagery, gold winner: Sprats and Bread, Ruediger Schulz, Germany. (Photo by Ruediger Schulz/2021 Bird Photographer of the Year)


Creative imagery, silver winner: Funnel, Kathryn Cooper, United Kingdom. Between November and March, tens of thousands of common starlings migrate to Yorkshire Wildlife Trust’s Potteric Carr nature reserve. (Photo by Kathryn Cooper/2021 Bird Photographer of the Year)


Portfolio award, winner: Puffins: Wing Stretch, Kevin Morgans, United Kingdom. (Photo by Kevin Morgans/2021 Bird Photographer of the Year)


Portfolio award, winner: Puffins: Lost in Thought, Kevin Morgans, United Kingdom. (Photo by Kevin Morgans/2021 Bird Photographer of the Year)


Conservation award, gold winner: Hargila Army: Beautiful Scavengers, Carla Rhodes, US. Towering at 1.5 metres tall and with a wingspan of 2.5 metres, greater adjutants are the most endangered species of stork on the planet. These birds were pictured in Assam in north-east India where they live on a landfill site. (Photo by Carla Rhodes/2021 Bird Photographer of the Year)


Conservation award, gold winner: Hargila Army: Beautiful Scavengers, Carla Rhodes, US. Workers sorting garbage at the Boragaon landfill in Guwahati in north-east India where the greater adjutant storks live. (Photo by Carla Rhodes/2021 Bird Photographer of the Year)


14–17 years, gold winner and young bird photographer of the year: Black Grouse Lekking at Sunrise, Levi Fitze, Switzerland. (Photo by Levi Fitze/2021 Bird Photographer of the Year)


9–13 years, gold winner: In the Woodland, Andrés L Domínguez Blanco, Spain. This Eurasian nuthatch regularly uses the trunk of a Portuguese oak as a route to go down to drink. (Photo by Andres Dominguez Blanco/2021 Bird Photographer of the Year)

SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/09/spectacular-winning-images-of-the-bird-photographer-of-the-year-2021/

Amazing Photos of the Third Generation of the Ford Thunderbird, 1961-1963

The third generation of the Ford Thunderbird is a personal luxury car produced by Ford for the 1961 to 1963 model years. It featured new and much sleeker styling (done by Bill Boyer) than the second generation models. Sales were strong, if not quite up to record-breaking 1960, at 73,051 including 10,516 convertibles.

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A new, larger 390 cu in (6.4 L) FE-series V8 was the only engine available (in 1961). The Thunderbird was 1961’s Indianapolis 500 pace car, and featured prominently in US President John F. Kennedy’s inaugural parade, probably aided by the appointment of Ford executive Robert McNamara as Secretary of Defense. It shared some styling cues with the much smaller European Ford Corsair.

It was replaced by the 4th generation Thunderbird for model year 1964. Here is a set of amazing photos of the third generation of the Ford Thunderbird (1961-1963).
























SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/09/amazing-photos-of-the-third-generation-of-the-ford-thunderbird-1961-1963/

The Art of Japanese Portrait Photography by Kishin Shinoyama

Japanese photographer Kishin Shinoyama has dedicated his practice to exploring intimacy and the human body, as well as documenting his home place of Tokyo. His sensual photographs often depict the body within the architecture of the city or conversely, the inherent sculptural qualities of the naked human form. Shinoyama was born in 1940, in Tokyo, Japan. He studied in the Department of Photography at Nippon University and was awarded the Advertising Photographer’s Association prize. After being employed at the Light Publicity advertising company, he started to work as an independent photographer in 1968.

Kishin Shinoyama’s work has long captured the changing urban landscape of Tokyo; its politics, culture, and society. His ‘shino-rama’ images of the 1980s capture the extensive commercial developments and excessive consumer lifestyles of the era by utilizing multiple cameras to produce vast panoramas.

Shinoyama’s early nudes from the sixties and seventies, often shot in black and white, framed bodies as expressive objects in the natural environment; living sculptures of flesh and bone. More recently, the pictures he terms ‘Gekisha’ stage young and amateur female models, usually naked, amongst the neon lights and concrete structures of the city. A recent nude photo shoot in a cemetery sparked controversy which the artist has not shied away from. Shinoyama documented the aftermath of the earthquake and tsunami that struck the east coast of Japan in March, 2011, adding another layer of texture to his vision of Japan.

In addition to the diverse landscapes of his country, Shinoyama is also acclaimed for his portraits of celebrities such as John Lennon and Yoko Ono, Rie Miyazawa, and other famous personalities. In 1980 Yoko Ono asked Shinoyama to shoot the artwork for her and John Lennon’s collaborative album Double Fantasy.










































SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/09/the-art-of-japanese-portrait-photography-by-kishin-shinoyama/

てっぺんとったど~!屋根の上に誇らしげに立つダックスフント(イギリス)

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 短い手足ながら、面長で品格のある顔立ちをしたミニチュア・ダックスフントは、フレンドリーな性格で、愛嬌を振りまいてくれるかわいい犬だ。

 地面の巣穴にいるアナグマを狩るのはお得意なのだが、高いところが得意なイメージはまったくない。ところが、そんなダックスフントが、このほど地面から遠く離れた屋根の上で目撃された。

 「てっぺんとったど~!」と言わんばかりの誇らしげなダックスフントの姿を見た男性は、思わず写真に撮ってSNSでシェア。するとたちまち注目を集めたようだ。 続きを読む

SOURCE: https://karapaia.com/archives/52305865.html

美女が並び、龍が舞う。台湾黒社会組織トップの盛大なる葬儀風景

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 台湾黒社会(犯罪組織)のトップが亡くなったそうで、その葬儀映像が公開されていた。

 台湾の葬儀は一大イベントとなっており、様々な演目やパレードなどが行われる。近年は昔ほど派手に行われなくなったそうだが、巨大な黒社会組織のトップともなると、多くの参列者が訪れ、盛大に行われたようだ。 続きを読む

SOURCE: https://karapaia.com/archives/52306151.html

これは怖いもの知らずなのか、それとも勇敢な行為なのか?自分よりも強い相手にちょっかいを出す動物たち(爬虫類出演中)

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 自分より身体の大きい相手、数の多い相手にも、ときには立ち向かっていかなければならないこともある。勇気ひとつを友だちにして…。

 とはいうものの、あまりにも無謀なシチュエーションでは単なる自殺行為になっちゃうケースもあるわけなので、相手を見極める眼を持つことも大切なんじゃないかと思うんだ。

 今日は果敢にも、そんな強そうな相手に向かっていく動物たちをご紹介するよ。爬虫類・ニョロニョロさんが登場するシーンもあるので、苦手なお友だちは閲覧注意でお願いするね。 続きを読む

SOURCE: https://karapaia.com/archives/52306184.html

人間はなぜ尻尾を失ったのか?遺伝子の突然変異だった可能性

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 動物界では、尾というものは標準装備で、その存在にはもっともな理由がある。魚にとっては推進力になり、ウシにとってはハエたたき代わりになり、ワニは尾に脂肪を蓄えている。サルは尻尾でバランスをとり、物をつかんだりさえする。

 人間も、実は胎児の頃には尻尾があり、この世に生まれ落ちる頃にはそれが衰退して椎骨と融合し消えてしまう。尾てい骨として知られている尾骨が尾の名残だ。

 ではなぜ人間は尻尾を持たなくなったのだろうか?その理由がわかるかもしれない遺伝子が特定された。どうやら突然変異による可能性があるという。 続きを読む

SOURCE: https://karapaia.com/archives/52306094.html

“Annihilation of Humanity”: The Superb Metal Bands Logo Design by Irina Voland

Do you like heavy metal as much as I do? If your answer is yes, then you’ll be impressed with these beautiful logos created by Irina Voland. Exellent lettering!

According to an artist: “My friends used to call me ‘Mods’. Prefix ‘Mod-‘ stuck to me because I like to modify, customize everything. The other bit is because the Moon is the black soul of night, i enjoy silence and stillness of the night. The Moon is near the Earth, but still far away – I can relate to that.”

More: Irina Voland, Instagram, Facebook

“I’ve always been looking for something special – dark, mystic, melancholic, even before I’ve got into art and subcultures. So i’ve decided to do my own thing, that connects my passion for music with drawing as my job.

I’m into graphic arts since 2004, after i quit working with PC hardware in my youth. Earlier years I used to work with german, swedish, british and american studios to get expericence and reliable name, very few of them were about dark design, most jobs were fashion and entertainment related. Though i don’t regret doing it because it gave me the experience i needed. Nowdays i prefer to have more freedom rather than being tied up with contracts. I manually draw lettering art like name tattoos, band or artist logos, personal emblems and monograms.

I want to make artworks more interesting, not like soulless “neutral style” corporate designs. I prefer more artistic, atmospheric designs. I like giving soul to my lettering art, making it speak, tell a story maybe.”

“Music is my passion, basically avantgarde and progressive Black Metal, Doom, Dark Ambient, Prog/Alternative Rock. The older i become the more genres i embrace, i catch myself listening to lots of Blues Rock and Darkjazz lately. My favourite bands are Anathema, Agrypnie, Paradise Lost, VAST, Nocte Obducta, Khold, Diary of Dreams, Behemoth, Nyktalgia, Satyricon, Desiderii Marginis, Hypnogaja, Black Lab, Anorexia Nervosa, Nortt, Antimatter, Godsmack, Shinedown, Five Finger Death Punch. Music and Art is my lifestyle, the blood in my veins, the air i breathe.”








































SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/09/annihilation-of-humanity-the-superb-metal-bands-logo-design-by-irina-voland/

クモ恐怖症を克服したい?蜘蛛に慣れるための拡張現実アプリが開発される

蜘蛛恐怖症克服用の拡張現実アプリが開発される
 様々な恐怖症があるが、クモ恐怖症(アラクノフォビア)は世界的に見ても上位で、蜘蛛に異常な恐怖感を抱く人は多い。

 苦手というレベルならまだ日常生活を営めるが、クモ恐怖症を持つ人は、蜘蛛がいそうな場所、蜘蛛の巣を見ただけで落ち着かなくなる。本体を見るとそのパニックになり、周囲に近づけなくなる。

 多くの蜘蛛はダニやノミなどの害虫を食べてくれるいわば益虫だ。せめて家の中にいる小さなクモくらい冷静に対処できる程には慣れておいた方がいいだろう。

 そこで開発されたのが『Phobys』という拡張現実アプリだ。まずはヴァーチャルの蜘蛛に慣れることで、恐怖をやわらげようというのだ。 続きを読む

SOURCE: https://karapaia.com/archives/52306154.html