The MacBook Selfie Stick Is The Art Project Apple Lovers Deserve

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First there was the selfie. Then there was the Selfie Stick. Now we have the MacBook Selfie Stick. The device—a selfie stick outfitted with a full-size MacBook—is the product of an art project by Moises, John Yuyi and Tom Galle, who were behind the real-world Netflix and Chill Room. The device could, say, be used for FaceTime conversations or taking photos, much like a Selfie Stick kitted with an iPhone.

h/t: time

Seflie Sticks have been banned from many public venues, museums, concert halls, as well as some of the world’s most famous tourist destinations. And yet they have managed to stay in vogue. In other words, there may be a market for the MacBook Selfie Stick, statement art or not.












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“Orcs Of New York” Is The Brilliant Facebook Parody You Need To Be Following

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Harry Aspinwall cleverly created ‘Orcs of New York’, a parody of the popular “Humans of New York” series.

The hilarious series tells the stories of Orcs who have ended up in the big apple and documents their struggle to fit in. Or as the Facebook page puts it, the series covers “Mordor diaspora in New York, one orc at a time”. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, and you’ll never see Orcs the same way again. Believe it or not, Orcs struggle with all the same issues we face. You’ll hear stories of Orcs who work weird hours and have recently turned to dating apps. Or actor hopefuls who move to New York to try to give young Orcs back home role models to look up to in popular media.

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Beautiful Monica Bellucci And Her Never-Before-Seen Pictures

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Following a successful modelling career, Monica Bellucci decides to turn herself towards acting and stars in her first Italian film, in 1990. Having travelled throughout the world and mastering foreign languages, she rapidly participates to American and French productions alternating blockbusters and independent, often dark, films. Incarnating Mediterranean beauty, the actress revives the spirit of 1950s Italian divas with her dark hair, feline eyes and curvaceous forms and perfectly combines the multiple identities of women, from sensual lover to la mamma: roles she has been portraying for 20 years for Dolce & Gabbana. Some kind of contemporary Roman she-wolf.

h/t: theredlist, dailymail


Monica Bellucci by Chico Bialas for Vanity Fair, 1996


Monica Bellucci photographed by Chico Bialas, 1997


Monica Bellucci for ELLE France, January 2004


Monica Bellucci by Adrian Green


Monica Bellucci by Vincent Peters for Io Donna, August 2010


Monica Bellucci by Ellen Von Unwerth for Max, February 2006


Monica Bellucci by Ellen Von Unwerth for Max, February 2006


Monica Bellucci by Pamela Hanson, 1994


Monica Bellucci by Pamela Hanson, 1994


Monica Bellucci in The Matrix Reloaded by Andy and Lana Wachowski, 2003


Monica Bellucci by Pamela Hanson, 1994


Monica Bellucci by Peter Lindbergh for GQ, 2002


Monica Bellucci by Fabrizio Ferri for Esquire, 1 February 2001



Monica Bellucci by Helmut Newton



Monica Bellucci by Pamela Hanson, 1994


Monica Bellucci by Fabrizio Ferri for Esquire, 1 February 2001


Monica Bellucci by John Nollet for ELLE Russia, 2011


Breakfast with Monica Bellucci by Bettina Rheims, November 1995, Paris


Monica Bellucci by John Nollet for ELLE Russia, 2011


Monica Bellucci and Yasmeen Ghauri


Monica Bellucci by Simon Hawk


Monica Bellucci and Isabella Rossellini for Dolce & Gabbana, 1992



Monica Bellucci and Isabella Rossellini for Dolce & Gabbana, 1992


Monica Bellucci, Michaela Bercu, and Florina Kendrick in Bram Stoker’s Dracula by Ford Coppola, 1992


Monica Bellucci in The Brothers Grimm by Terry Gilliam, 2005


Monica Bellucci for Dolce & Gabbana, 1992



Monica Bellucci for King Magazine


Vincent Cassel and Monica Bellucci by Jean-Baptiste Mondino


Monica Bellucci by Jean-Baptiste Mondino


Monica Bellucci by Pamela Hanson, 1994 ( for the german Vogue, 1995)



Monica Bellucci by Chico Bialas


Monica Bellucci for Dolce & Gabbana, 1992


Monica Bellucci by Bettina Rheims for Madame Figaro Russia, May 2006


Monica Bellucci for Dolce & Gabbana, 1992


Monica Bellucci by Andrea Blanch, 1996


Monica Bellucci by Andrea Blanch, 1996


Monica Bellucci by Andrea Blanch, 1996


Monica Bellucci by Ruven Afanador for Tatler, February 2011



Monica Bellucci in Le Pacte des loups by Christophe Gans, 2001


Monica Bellucci by Ruven Afanador for Tatler, February 2011


Monica Bellucci by Frederic Meylan, 1991

Monica Bellucci, here aged 18, was completely self-confident in her first photoshoots and comfortable posing for the camera, according to the hairdresser who discovered her:


Monica Bellucci, here aged 18


Monica Bellucci styled at 18-years-old by Piero Montanucci, the hairdresser who discovered her


Monica Bellucci styled at 18-years-old by Piero Montanucci


Enchanting aged 18: Mr Bellucci says keeping her hair short as a child is the reason it’s so long and beautiful today

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16 Classic Photos That Capture Nylon Stockings’ Allure In The 1940s And 1950s

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Before the 1920s, stockings, if worn, were worn for warmth. In the 1920s, as hemlines of dresses rose, people began to wear stockings to cover the exposed legs. These stockings were sheer, first made of silk or rayon (then known as “artificial silk”), and after 1940 of nylon.

The introduction of nylon in 1939 by chemical company DuPont began a high demand for stockings in the United States with up to 4 million pairs being purchased in one day. Nylon stockings were cheap, durable, and sheer compared to their cotton and silk counterparts. When America entered World War II on December 11, 1941, DuPont ceased production of nylon stockings and retooled their factories to produce parachutes, airplane cords, and rope. This led to a mass shortage and creation of a black market for stockings. At the end of the war DuPont announced that the company would return to producing stockings but could not meet demand. This led to a series of disturbances in American stores labeled the nylon riots until DuPont was able to ramp up production.

h/t: vintag.es

Woman inspecting her nylon stockings, 1942

Thomas D. McAvoy—The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images

A model wearing “hotsies,” wool-lined silk faille girdle and bra, 1942

Gjon Mili—The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images

“Curtain” stockings, 1943

Walter Sanders—The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images

“Curtain” stockings, 1943

Walter Sanders—The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images

Nylon stockings, 1945

Peter Stackpole—The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images

Model wearing black stockings, fitted dress coat, fur trimmed hat and fur muff, adjusting garter, 1946

Gjon Mili—The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images

Model with stockings, 1948

Peter Stackpole—The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images

Lace stockings with panels that run to mid-calf and enhance slim ankles, 1948

Nina Leen—The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images

Chorus girl Linda Lombard, resting her legs after a tough night on stage, 1949

George Silk—The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images

Model wearing black nylon hose permanently attached to high heeled satin mules by Herbert Levine, 1950

Gjon Mili—The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images

Dancer Mary Ellen Terry talking with her legs up in telephone booth, 1952

Gordon Parks—The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images

Cancan dancers flinging up their legs while they dance in Paris, 1952

Nat Farbman—The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images

Model wearing new stay-up stocking with elastic cord spiraling around thigh, 1954

Gjon Mili—The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images

Teenage girls resting feet at a formal dance, 1954

Cornell Capa—The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images

Stockings and garters, 1954

Gordon Parks—The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images

Scene at a beatnik night club, 1960

A. Y.—The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images

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Bizarre Cameras Used Before GoPros Existed – This Is How People Filmed Their Stuff

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What did we do before GoPro? When it comes to capturing speed, back in the day, photogs tied themselves to the back of cars, hung off of trucks and then when that wasn’t enough, they jury-rigged point-of-view (POV) cameras on racer’s their helmets with metal brackets, cordes and special made contraptions.

h/t: vintag.es, bromygod

Dat camera! Just imagine all the beefy neck muscles they had because this rig.

The fuck it strap me to the car rig, or those moments you want big hood ornament.

Thank God for GoPros people don’t have to race the race cars anymore to get that perfect shot.

Check out this huge onboard camera, we’re sure drives appreciate technology getting smaller.

Anyone up for a piggy back ride?

This is how they filmed parts of mad max… looks like fun.

They were getting closer to the GoPro size and idea here, but still a little bulky and it had cables.

Here’s another bizarre camera rig that even had some strange helmet mounting to stabilize the camera.

Ready to lose the race with this bad boy?

This is probably the biggest rig of them all…

It didn’t do video but it probably snagged some rad photos.

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Beautiful Photographs Of The Natural And Urban Landscapes Covered In Fog

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A general view of a mountainous landscape in Pamplona covered in a thick blanket of smog on 23 December 2015, in Pamplona, northern Spain. (Photo by Jesus Diges/EPA)

The top of a skyscaper peeps through the fog in the early morning in Bern, Switzerland December 29, 2015. (Photo by Ruben Sprich/Reuters)

The Washington Monument is seen beyond a heavy fog clinging to the Potomac River as a cyclist makes his way along a riverbank path in Washington December 23, 2015. (Photo by Kevin Lamarque/Reuters)

Poeple walk on a field on the Gurten mountain in the early morning in Bern, Switzerland December 29, 2015. (Photo by Ruben Sprich/Reuters)

The 67-storey-high “The Masterpiece”, one of Hong Kong’s most luxurious high-rise residential buildings, is seen during foggy conditions under the influence of a warm maritime airstream at sunset in Hong Kong in this March 21, 2011 file photo. (Photo by Tyrone Siu/Reuters)

Morning fog covers local inland hillsides near San Marcos, California January 19, 2016. (Photo by Mike Blake/Reuters)

Skyscrapers Oriental Pearl Tower and Jin Mao Tower (L) are seen from the Shanghai World Financial Center, in rain at the financial district of Pudong in Shanghai, China, January 28, 2016. (Photo by Aly Song/Reuters)

Morning mist sits in the valley of the Spey River near Kincraig Scotland Britain, February 12, 2016. (Photo by Russell Cheyne/Reuters)

Low mist picks up the colour of the sky just before sunrise on the Somerset Levels near Glastonbury in Somerset, UK on February 17, 2016. (Photo by Ben Birchall/PA Wire)

View of the Alps from Sulzbach am Inn, Germany, 22 February 2016. (Photo by Armin Weigel/DPA)

A photo made available on 28 December 2015 shows a starry sky above the fog-covered city of Pecs from Makarteto viewpoint, 232 kms south of Budapest, Hungary, 27 December 2015. (Photo by Tamas Soki/EPA)

A man walks through the morning mist in a park in Rozzano, near Milan, northern Italy, Thursday, December 17, 2015. (Photo by Antonio Calanni/AP Photo)

The sun rises behind a forest shrouded in fog near Baunatal, Germany, 08 December 2015. (Photo by Uwe Zucchi/EPA)

An early morning mist veils the view from the Bavarian Forest onto the Alps near the town of Lalling, Bavaria, Germany, December 12, 2015. (Photo by Armin Weigel/EPA)

A photo made available on 28 December 2015 at Dobogoko hikers’ lookout spot shows peaks of the Visegradi Mountain rising above a blanket of fog, which is illuminated from beneath by the lights emanating from settlements near Pilisszentkereszt, 30 kms northwest of Budapest, Hungary, 27 December 2015. (Photo by Balazs Mohai/EPA)

A Swiss landscape is covered with fog in Langnau am Albis, near Zuerich, Switzerland, 29 December 2015. (Photo by Patrick B. Kraemer/EPA)

In this Monday, December 7, 2015 photo a television transmission tower is seen in a huge cloud of fog in Pecs, 196 kms south of Budapest, Hungary. The photo was taken from the top of the 611-meter high Tubes Mountain belonging to the city. (Photo by Tamas Soki/MTI via AP Photo)

Bill Woodruff of Alexandria paddles along the Potomac on Christmas day in Washington, DC, on December 25, 2015. The weather was unseasonably warm and foggy. (Photo by Bonnie Jo Mount/The Washington Post)

The Art Deco top of the Chrysler Building is seen through the fog in Midtown New York on December 17, 2015. (Photo by Timothy A. Clary/AFP Photo)

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17 Seriously Intriguing Photographs That Will Trick Your Eyes

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Have a look at these once-in-a-lifetime pictures. Aren’t they amazing? Sometimes a photographer has to spend hours planning his future shot before he finally takes some really great pictures. But sometimes all you need is to be in the right place and to press the shutter at the right time. The main thing here is to be creative, open-minded and to have a keen eye for details. When all of these components come together as one, amazing and perfectly timed pictures are guaranteed.

h/t: brightside

This giant anteater’s front paw really looks like a panda bear.

Image via keptelenseg

I fell asleep on the bus. When I woke up, this ’creature’ almost gave me a heart attack.

Image via elafter

High five!

Image via twistedsifter

A moon celebrating Halloween. Spooky, huh?

Image via ask.fm

Om nom nom nom, leaning tower of Pisa!

Image via Mchael Hughes

Every cat is a little tiger in some way.

Image via subscribe

Relax, it’s just alien invasion.

Image via vk

Three-headed deer.

Image via naturephoto

A car riding a skateboard.

Image via Eldy Tendero

The Seagulliver

Image via imgur

I’ll take a double, please.

Image via flickr

A deer couple hitchhiking.

Image via twistedsifter

The face of Paris. Look from a distance.

Image via Gianni Sarcone

And this is my llama face.

Image via reddit

Optical illusion with apples.

Image via Sid Avery

So that’s who leaves those circles on the water…

Image via instantshift

A transparent screen!

Image via funcage

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Sony World Photography Awards 2016 Final Shortlist, Part 2

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Maroesjka Lavigne, Belgium. Shortlist, Professional, Landscape. A country named after a desert. One of the least densely populated places on earth. Defined by its rich variety of colors yet in a forever changing, yet completely barren landscape. Namibia’s landscape draws you in, through a vast brown plain of scorched earth, and steers you over the white surface of a salt pan to finally arrive in the gold tones of the sand dunes. Patience is required to discover the wide range of Namibia’s subtle scenery. It literally takes you hours, driving though nothing, to at long last arrive at…more of nothing.

The sight of other people is rare and only the strategically located gas stations are a reminder of the world beyond. This country is in another time zone, time seems to move slower but it feels more logical, somehow. Captivated by these washed out yet delicately colored landscapes, you can drive for hours. Chaperoned by herds of giraffes or zebras, shadowed by flocks of flamingos, suddenly stumbling upon a family of elephants. The animals look up curiously, but soon forget about you and slowly continue their journey, unhurried by your presence, at their own pace. (Photo by Maroesjka Lavigne/Sony World Photography Awards)

Tan Jia Yi, Malaysia. Shortlisted, Open Competition, Travel. Clouds rise above the beach in Sanur, Indonesia. (Photo by Tan Jia Yi/Sony World Photography Awards)

Tugo Cheng, China. Shortlisted, Open Competition, Travel. A fisherman is farming the sea in between the bamboo rods constructed for aquaculture off the coast in southern China. (Photo by Tugo Cheng/Sony World Photography Awards)

Tanveer Rohan, Bangladesh. Shortlisted, Open Competition, Smile. After a long tiring day a group of kids who are studying in Madrasa (school for religious studies) find solace in a make shift football game. It didn’t matter to them who won or lost after the game but to cherish the soft rays of the evening sun by what they might call as the celebration with sand and joy. This photograph was taken from near Dhaka, Bangladesh. (Photo by Tanveer Rohan/Sony World Photography Awards)

Amir Hoosein, Iran. Shortlisted, Open Competition, Arts and Culture. Religious views on the land of Muslims, always has been and will remain. In Persian culture it refers to condolence theater and Naqqali which are traditional Persian theatrical genres in which the drama is conveyed wholly or predominantly through music and singing. It dates from before the Islamic era and the tragedy of Saiawush in Shahnameh is one of the best examples. In Persian tradition, Tazieh and Parde-khani, inspired by historical and religious events, symbolize epic spirit and resistance.

The common themes are heroic tales of love and sacrifice and of resistance against the evil. While in the west the two major genres of drama have been comedy and tragedy, in Persia, Tazieh seems to be the dominant genre. Considered as Persian opera, Tazieh resembles European opera in many respects. Persian cinema and Persian symphonic music have been influenced by the long tradition of Tazieh in Iran. Abbas Kiarostami, famous Iranian film maker, made a documentary movie titled “A Look to Tazieh” in which he explores the relationship of the audience to this theatrical form. Nasser Taghvaee also made a documentary on Tazieh titled Tamrin e Akhar. (Photo by Amir Hoosein/Sony World Photography Awards)

Nader Saadallah, Egypt. Shortlisted, Open Competition, Arts and Culture. This is the Impression Lijiang, it is a cultural theatrical show that describes the lifestyle and several interesting traditions of the Naxi, Yi and Bai people in a colourful and flamboyant outdoor production.The show is innovatively staged in the morning and afternoon. Lijiang city, China. (Photo by Nader Saadallah/Sony World Photography Awards)

Longing Xie, China. Shortlisted, Open Competition, Arts and Culture. Two five year Chinese New Year, gannan Tibetan autonomous prefecture, gansu province LangMu temple, as will start, a heavy snow falling from the sky, the monks look different. (Photo by Longing Xie/Sony World Photography Awards)

Sandra Hoyn, Germany. Shortlist, Professional, Daily Life. Jenny and Dirk cuddling in bed. The series “Jenny’s Soul” shows the relationship between a man and his silicone doll. Is it possible for a human being to develop feelings for a doll, to love her’ Dirk (name changed) has been living together with his silicone doll Jenny for four years now. He bought the doll for 6000 Euros after suffering a breakdown and because he was feeling lonely.

Because the doll looks so real, she is not just a sex toy, she has become a partner to him. Dirk has forged a strong emotional relationship with Jenny. He is able to hear Jenny, talk to her and perceive her soul. Dirk is happy. His doll gives him a sense of closeness and security. He would not want to live without her. Their everyday life takes place. (Photo by Sandra Hoyn/Sony World Photography Awards)

Anton Unitsyn, Russia. Shortlist, Professional, Daily Life. Parkour jumpers on their daily training. On the background – one of the main Solvychegodsk sights – Blagoveshchensky Cathedral. This church is among 3 churches, that survived soviet times. At the begining of 20th century there were 13 churches in Solvichegodsk. After breakdown of the communism, Solvichegodsk as many small towns in russia is stuck in it’s past. Despite everything, people in Solvichegodsk still belive in their positive future, and wait for wind of change. (Photo by Anton Unitsyn/Sony World Photography Awards)

Sandra Hoyn, Germany. Shortlist, Professional, Daily Life. Big Cats Trainer and Presenter Alexander Lacey brushes the mane of lion Masai before a performance. Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus started in 1919 when the circus created by James Anthony Bailey and P. T. Barnum merged with the Ringling Brothers Circus. Currently, the circus maintains two circus train-based shows, the Blue Tour and the Red Tour, as well as the truck-based Gold Tour. Each train is a mile long with roughly 60 cars: 40 passenger cars and 20 freight. Each train presents a different “edition” of the show, using a numbering scheme that dates back to circus origins in 1871 – the first year of P.T. Barnum’s show. (Photo by Sandra Hoyn/Sony World Photography Awards)

Yiogos Doukanaris, Greece. Shortlisted, Open Competition, Low Light. A refugee woman sitting inside her tent in Calais France. (Photo by Yiogos Doukanaris/Sony World Photography Awards)

Alexander Semenov, Russia. Shortlist, Professional, Environment. This series represent exploration of the most extreme and far cold-water seas, washing the coasts of Russia, because only few people in the world had chance to dive there. These seas are true pearls of nature, hiding mysteries and treasures not only for divers and scientists – there is another universe with it’s own aliens and fantastic creatures. These strange animals are mostly undescribed.

Some of them are tiny, some are hidden because of their complete transparency, some are beautiful and gentle giants – in the underwater world you can find living things for the first time in the history of humanity, but they were there for millions of years. Modern diving and photo equipment give us a chance to reveal this beauty hidden in the dark. (Photo by Alexander Semenov/Sony World Photography Awards)

Kevin Frayer, Canada. Shortlist, Professional, Environment. January 30, 2015 in Xinjiang, China. The Eagle Hunting festival, organised by the local hunting community, is part of an effort to promote and grow traditional hunting practices for new generations in the mountainous region of western China that borders Kazakhstan, Russia and Mongolia. The training and handling of the large birds of prey follows a strict set of ancient rules that Kazakh eagle hunters are preserving for future generations. (Photo by Kevin Frayer/Sony World Photography Awards)

Mohammed Yousef, Kuwait. Shortlist, Professional, Environment. Her name is Malaika. She is well known in Masai Mara reservation (Kenya). her behavior towards her cubs is a great example of perfect motherhood. She spends the whole day trying to keep her cubs safe. After a lioness killed one of her cubs, she is left with five cubs. Series of wildlife images taken in Masai Mara reserve in Africa. (Photo by Mohammed Yousef/Sony World Photography Awards)

Kevin Frayer, Canada. Shortlist, Professional, People. Tibetan nomads put up a string of Buddhist prayer flags near a government resettlement community on July 24, 2015 on the Tibetan Plateau in Madou County, Qinghai, China. Tibetan nomads face many challenges to their traditional way of life including political pressures, forced resettlement by China’s government, climate change and rapid modernization. (Photo by Kevin Frayer/Getty Images/Sony World Photography Awards)

Christian Massari, Italy. Shortlisted, Open Competition, Nature and Wild Life. Penguin chicks in Argentina are dying as a direct consequence of climate change, according to new research. The picture shows the large colony of Magellan Penguins in Punta Tombo peninsula in Chubut Province, Argentina. The colony is the largest in South America and stay at the site until April, incubating their eggs, raising their chicks, and preparing for migration to south Brazil. Due to the effect of increased rainfall and temperature extreme which cause altered fish behaviour and make penguins nests similar to swimming pools the dead of the chicks has increased significantly in the last decades. (Photo by Christian Massari/Sony World Photography Awards)

Nikolai Linares, Denmark. Shortlist, Professional, Sport. Portraits of the silver medal winners just after loosing their final at the Zealand boxing Championships held in Copenhagen in March, 2015. (Photo by Nikolai Linares/Sony World Photography Awards)

Asghar Khamseh, Iran. Shortlist, Professional, Contemporary Issues. Acid throwing is a kind of violence and according to the official statistics and local news increased compare to the past Iran. This kind of violence is mostly against women and children. These attacks have been done with intent to disfigure, maim, torture and destroy the social life and the future of the victim. The motivation to commit this type of violence is cultural destitiution, intolerance and happens in situations such as family conflicts, rejected marriage proposal, revenge and divorce requests.

Victims in addition physical and psychological damages are faced the experience of social stigma, blame and social unpleasant tags. The victims are in dire need of medical and financial support and counseling services. Unfortunately there is no governmental and nongovernmental organizations to follow these issues in the country and they have to treat themselves only by public aid and donations. (Photo by Asghar Khamseh/Sony World Photography Awards)

Valter Bernardeschi, Italy. Shortlisted, Open Competition, Nature and Wild Life. A great crested grebe female defends her babies from attack by a big male. This happens on Garda Lake (Italy) during the breeding time. (Photo by Valter Bernardeschi/Sony World Photography Awards)

Patrick Willocq, France. Shortlist, Professional, Portraiture. For the Ekondas pygmies in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the most important moment in the life of a woman is the birth of her first child. The young mother is called walé (primiparous nursing mother). A walè carries both responsibilities and status: she returns to her parents, where she remains secluded for a period of 2 to 5 years, and must adhere to several strict taboos during this time.

The ritual is highly competitive, as it’s about having more prestige and power than other walé, so she takes on a nickname to differentiate herself from rivals. Every day the young woman engages in an elaborate beautification ritual to draw attention to herself. She spreads a red preparation, a mixture of powder of ngola wood with palm oil, over her own body. The sophisticated hairstyles, made of a mud like paste, a mixture of ashes from bopokoloko leaves and palm oil, are yet another way for walé to flaunt their uniqueness. Actresses act and stage appearance. (Photo by Patrick Willocq/Sony World Photography Awards)

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Tokyo-Based Artist Miki Takahashi Launches New Double-Exposure Pics

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Three years have past since Miki Takahashi published her popular multiple exposure series “Look,” “Inside” and “In Urban Sense”. Recently launching new photos — her first series “Utakata” displays various greeneries and rain drops overlaying and intertwining with a female face (which looks to be the face of the artist). The second series “Redolent of Flowers” is not double-exposure related, but absolutely gorgeous portraiture and still life done in a photographic poster style.

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In 1973, Teens Got Stoned In Front Of A Government Photographer

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Image: Marc St. Gil / National Archives

In the 1970s, the newly created Environmental Protection Agency commissioned nearly 100 photographers to document environmental issues around the country. Marc St. Gil was assigned to record images related to the water and air pollution crisis in the area around Houston, Texas. While photographing the Frio River and cedar woods near the town of Leakey in May 1973, St. Gil encountered a group of friendly teenagers, who allowed him to take pictures as they enjoyed the sun, water and a joint or three.

h/t: mashable


Image: Marc St. Gil / National Archives


Image: Marc St. Gil / National Archives


Image: Marc St. Gil / National Archives


Image: Marc St. Gil / National Archives


Image: Marc St. Gil / National Archives


Image: Marc St. Gil / National Archives


Image: Marc St. Gil / National Archives

Image: Marc St. Gil / National Archives


Image: Marc St. Gil / National Archives


Image: Marc St. Gil / National Archives


Image: Marc St. Gil / National Archives


Image: Marc St. Gil / National Archives

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