Student Captures What Happens When People Are Told They Are Beautiful

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How would you react if someone told you that you’re beautiful? 18-year-old Shea Glover, a highschool student from Chicago, conducted a social experiment to find out.

She posed people in front of her camera and then told them

“I’m taking pictures of things I find beautiful.”


The responses are touching. “I conducted an independent project which evidently turned into a social experiment regarding beauty,” Glover writes on YouTube. “I want to clarify that my intentions were not to get a reaction out of people. I was simply filming beauty and this is the result.”







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Perpetual Creativity. Photo by Bruce Omori



Perpetual Creativity. Photo by Bruce Omori

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16 Powerful Portraits Of Modern Cuban Migrants Taken Right After They Crossed The Border

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Cuban Daymara A., 20, poses for a photograph after she crossed the border from Colombia through the jungle into La Miel, in the province of Guna Yala, Panama December 2, 2015. According to local authorities in La Miel, some 100 to 150 Cubans have been entering Panama from Colombia every day for the last three months. Scores of Cubans have come to Panama as they seek overland passage towards the United States fearing a recent detente between Washington and Havana could end their preferential treatment. (Photo by Carlos Jasso/Reuters)

Cuban Laura Abrego, 50, a mother, poses for a photograph after she crossed the border from Colombia through the jungle into La Miel, in the province of Guna Yala, Panama December 2, 2015. Mrs Abrego will get together with her son in the U.S. (Photo by Carlos Jasso/Reuters)

Cuban Freddy Arca, 37, a carpenter, drinks soda as he poses for a photograph after he crossed the border from Colombia through the jungle into La Miel, in the province of Guna Yala, Panama December 2, 2015. (Photo by Carlos Jasso/Reuters)

Cuban Guillermo Cruz, 26, an electronic engineer, poses for a photograph after he crossed the border from Colombia through the jungle into La Miel, in the province of Guna Yala, Panama December 2, 2015. (Photo by Carlos Jasso/Reuters)

Cuban Leskey Grangel, 31, a farmer, poses for a photograph after he crossed the border from Colombia through the jungle into La Miel, in the province of Guna Yala, Panama December 2, 2015. (Photo by Carlos Jasso/Reuters)

Cuban Maria Hernadez, 43, a business manager, poses for a photograph after she crossed the border from Colombia through the jungle into La Miel, in the province of Guna Yala, Panama December 2, 2015. (Photo by Carlos Jasso/Reuters)

Cuban Medelin Morales, 40, a baker, poses for a photograph after she crossed the border from Colombia through the jungle into La Miel, in the province of Guna Yala, Panama December 2, 2015. (Photo by Carlos Jasso/Reuters)

Cuban Roxana Perez, 44, a draftswoman, drinks water as she poses for a photograph after she crossed the border from Colombia through the jungle into La Miel, in the province of Guna Yala, Panama December 2, 2015. (Photo by Carlos Jasso/Reuters)

Cuban Yanelis Rodriguez, 23, a student, poses for a photograph after she crossed the border from Colombia through the jungle into La Miel, in the province of Guna Yala, Panama December 2, 2015. (Photo by Carlos Jasso/Reuters)

Cuban Julian R., 25, a hair stylist, poses for a photograph after he crossed the border from Colombia through the jungle into La Miel, in the province of Guna Yala, Panama December 2, 2015. (Photo by Carlos Jasso/Reuters)

Cuban Lazara Suarez, 50, an economist, wipes her tears as she poses for a photograph after she crossed the border from Colombia through the jungle into La Miel, in the province of Guna Yala, Panama December 2, 2015. (Photo by Carlos Jasso/Reuters)

Cuban Pedro Delagado, 24, a businessman, holds his cross as he poses for a photograph after he crossed the border from Colombia through the jungle into La Miel, in the province of Guna Yala, Panama December 2, 2015. (Photo by Carlos Jasso/Reuters)

Cuban Estevez family poses for a photograph after they crossed the border from Colombia through the jungle into La Miel, in the province of Guna Yala, Panama December 2, 2015. (Photo by Carlos Jasso/Reuters)

A Cuban family poses for a photograph after they crossed the border from Colombia through the jungle into La Miel, in the province of Guna Yala, Panama December 2, 2015. (Photo by Carlos Jasso/Reuters)

Cuban Nunes family poses for a photograph after they crossed the border from Colombia through the jungle into La Miel, in the province of Guna Yala, Panama December 2, 2015. (Photo by Carlos Jasso/Reuters)

Cuban Maria del Carmen Flores, 42, poses for a photograph after she crossed the border from Colombia through the jungle into La Miel, in the province of Guna Yala, Panama December 2, 2015. (Photo by Carlos Jasso/Reuters)

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The 20 Photographs Of The Week

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The night sky lights up over the east coast of Sicily as Mount Etna’s Voragine crater erupts for the first time in two years. The giant plume of smoke and ash thrown up by the blast creates a dazzling display of volcanic lightning, a mysterious phenomenon seen in many of the most powerful volcanic eruptions. Photograph: Marco Restivo/Barcroft Med

Tiananmen Square is photographed on a day of heavy pollution in Beijing. China’s capital and many cities in the northern part of the country recorded the worst smog of the year with air quality devices in some areas unable to read such high levels of pollutants. Levels of PM 2.5, considered the most hazardous, crossed 600 units in Beijing, nearly 25 times the acceptable standard set by the World Health Organisation. The governments of more than 190 countries met in Paris last week for the UN climate change conference to set targets on reducing carbon emissions. Photograph: Kevin Frayer/Getty Images

The Perito Moreno glacier stands in Los Glaciares national park, part of the southern Patagonian ice field, in Argentina. The majority of the almost 50 large glaciers in Los Glaciares have been retreating for the past 50 years due to warming temperatures, according to the European Space Agency. The United States Geological Survey reports that over 68% of the world’s freshwater supplies are locked in ice caps and glaciers. Photograph: Mario Tama/Getty Images

The place de la République is covered with shoes as part of a symbolic rally during the forbidden COP21 demonstration in Paris, France. The demonstration was banned after the Paris terror attacks, but thousands of people gathered to protest against global warming ahead of the COP21conference and an estimated 200 people were arrested after fighting with police. Photograph: Aurelien Meunier/Getty Images

Two girls wear thermal blankets provided by volunteers after their arrival on the Greek island of Lesbos. About 5,000 migrants are reaching Europe each day over the so-called Balkan migrant route. Migrants and refugees on the border of Greece and Macedonia have attacked police with stones, enraged by the sight of Macedonian soldiers erecting a fence along the border. Photograph: Santi Palacios/AP

UN soldiers stand near Muslim faithful queuing to enter the central mosque in Bangui, Central African Republic. Pope Francis took the biggest security risk of his papacy to visit the mosque, under siege from armed Christian militias, to deliver a message of peace and reconciliation. Photograph: Jerome Delay/AP

rowds run after Pope Francis during a visit to the Koudoukou school after leaving the central mosque in the PK5 neighbourhood of Bangui. Under heavy UN and Vatican protection, Francis travelled in his open popemobile into the heart of PK5, where 15,000 Muslims are surrounded by Christian militias. Before the civil war erupted in March 2013, the Muslim population of the capital was about 122,000 but most have fled. Thousands gathered at the roadside, cheering as the papal entourage drove down red dirt roads. Photograph: Gianluigi Guercia/AFP/Getty Images

A man herds longhorn zebus through the empty market of the PK5 district in Bangui, Central African Republic. Photograph: Marco Longari/AFP/Getty Images

Monkeys enjoy a variety of fruits, vegetables and drinks during the monkey buffet festival at the Phra Prang Sam Yod temple in the city of Lopburi, Thailand. The festival is held every year to promote tourism in Lopburi, known as monkey city, and to thank the monkeys for drawing visitors to the town. Photograph: Diego Azubel/EPA

People dressed as members of the Beatles raise their hands during an attempt to set a new Guinness World Record for the most people dressed as the band at Chapultepec park in Mexico City. Click here to view more images of the Mexican lookalikes. Photograph: Anadolu Agency/Getty Images

A model presents a design during the 12th Chanel Métiers d’Art show ‘Paris-Rome’, an annual event to honour the craftsmanship that artisan partners bring to the fashion houses’ collections at the Cinecittà studios in Rome. Rome’s Cinecittà, a film set the size of Vatican City, is where Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton fell in love on the set of Cleopatra, the movie that almost bankrupted 20th Century Fox. Federico Fellini, who filmed La Dolce Vita there, called it the ‘temple of dreams’. Photograph: Gabriel Bouys/AFP/Getty Images

A man waits outside a barber shop in Pyongyang. The poster beside him shows the types of hairstyles worn by men in North Korea. Photograph: Wong Maye-E/AP

Syrian refugee children stand on the stairs of their Beirut apartment building damaged during Lebanon’s 1975-1990 civil war. Photograph: Hassan Ammar/AP

Migrants flee as police fire teargas into the entrance of the camp known as the ‘New Jungle’ in Calais, France. Thousands of migrants continue to live in the makeshift camp in the port town where they try to board vehicles heading for ferries or through the tunnel in an attempt to reach Britain. Photograph: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

A youth plays cricket in the Maidan area of Kolkata, India. Photograph: Dibyangshu Sarkar/AFP/Getty Images

Wladimir Klitschko clings on to Tyson Fury during the heavyweight world title fight at Esprit-Arena in Düsseldorf, Germany. Fury produced one of the biggest shocks in recent heavyweight history after defeating Klitschko in a unanimous decision. Fury said after the fight: ‘I knew all along I could win the fight. Wladimir knew, his whole team knew tonight. I saw in his eyes he knew he was going to lose the fight and he saw the new, hungry champion in me’. Photograph: Lars Baron/Bongarts/Getty Images

Members of the Mona Shores high school choir stand in the singing Christmas tree during a dress rehearsal performance at the Frauenthal Center in Muskegon, Michigan, US. The five-storey tree features 15 tiers on which about 220 student singers stand. Photograph: Mike Householder/AP

A guard of honour stands next to the coffin holding the body of Oleg Peshkov, the Russian pilot of the downed SU-24 jet, during a funeral ceremony in Lipetsk, Russia. Vladimir Putin used his annual address to Russia’s political elite to warn Turkey’s leaders that Moscow would never forget last week’s downing of the jet. The president said he was still bemused by the Turkish decision to shoot down the SU-24, and received applause for saying: ‘Perhaps only Allah knows why they did this.’ The pilot was awarded the hero of Russia award posthumously. Photograph: Maxim Zmeyev/Reuters

A satellite dish sits amid debris in a home destroyed when dams of an iron ore mine burst, causing a mudslide, in the village of Bento Rodrigues, Brazil. The village was home to about 600 people until the dam burst, unleashing a tsunami of mud that swept away nearly everything in its path, flattening houses, uprooting trees and tossing cars asunder. Photograph: Leo Correa/AP

A Typhoon warplane flies over RAF Akrotiri, a British air base near the coastal city of Limassol, Cyprus. British warplanes carried out airstrikes against Islamic State in Syria hours after parliament voted to authorise attacks. The first airstrikes targeted oilfields in the eastern Syrian desert that have been controlled for more than a year by Islamic State. Photograph: Pavlos Vrionides/AP

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Polish Sports Stars Strip Off for Risqué Charity Calendar

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After all their blood, sweat and tears in the gym, who could blame some of Poland’s hottest sports stars for wanting to strip off to show the fabulous results of all that hard work? Some of the country’s hottest stars have gone as nature intended to reveal their chiselled physiques for a new charity photo project. The stunning photos show the stars performing their sports, only this time in their birthday suits.

Rowing champ Ania Wierzbowska poses naked in a wooden rowing hut, surrounded by oars, glancing coyly over her shoulder


Photo © by Dominika Cuda

Dark haired 400m sprinter Edyta Litwiniuk let the wind through her hair, stripping off to run barefoot along a road beside a lake


Photo © by Dominika Cuda

Self-professed ‘yoga junkie’ Marta Witecka and Juri Kussmaul, both 29, practise Acroyoga, a combination of acrobatics and yoga


Photo © by Dominika Cuda

Acroyoga fanatics Marta Witecka and Juri Kussmaul pose together on a patch of grass for the One Year Fund diary


Photo © by Dominika Cuda

Kasia Bigos, who does pole dance and functional training, holds a gruelling pose for the calendar to raise money ing careers


Photo © by Dominika Cuda

“Sports and being an athlete forms the way our bodies look. What we look like and how our bodies appear says more about us than we know – it’s a road map of your experiences. It describes our lives, our passion and the journey we’re on.”, photographer Dominika Cuda told MailOnline.

Katarzyna Dziurska, who does bikini fitness, poses on the beach of a small creek. All the men and women featured in the diary are athletes, and many of them represent Poland in World Championships in a variety of sports


Photo © by Dominika Cuda

In the ‘One Year Fund‘ photo project, Poland’s finest athletes posed to raise money for the country’s sports stars of tomorrow.

Runner Katarzyna Wolska limbers up during the photo shoot. Photographer Dominika Cuda launched the project for young athletes to ‘focus on the sport and their love of it, not on whether they have enough money to make it work’


Photo © by Dominika Cuda

2 weeks ago: ‘Oxford University Women’s Rugby Team Strip off for Charity Calendar

Rower Ania Wierzbowska, 24, clutches an oar for a glamorous photo shoot against a backdrop of clear skies for this year’s diary


Photo © by Dominika Cuda

“Normally these basic costs are carried by parents, especially in the early years. But these young athletes should be able to focus on the sport and their love of it, not on worrying whether they have enough money to make it work. This is where the idea came from – to be able to help the athletic youth of Poland and reward their dedication to their respective sports – that’s how the Sports Calendar was born.”

Olga Chmielewska, who does Shotokan Karate, shows off her phenomenally toned muscles as she leaps off a digger


Photo © by Dominika Cuda

Marek Gunia takes part in the Japanese martial art Kobudo. Here he sits on a bar stool with a dark backdrop lit with luminous red

A week ago: ‘University of Birmingham Netball Team Bare All for Charity Calendar


Photo © by Dominika Cuda

Pilates expert Gosia Prochownik shows off her flexible limbs for the One Year Fund diary, a 300-page collection of Polish athletes


Photo © by Dominika Cuda

Tennis player Dominik Kruzel, 32, whose motto is ‘Go hard or go home’ gets ready to take a serve, but he’s forgotten his tennis whites


Photo © by Dominika Cuda

“All of the models shown in the calendar are athletes, and many of them represent Poland in World Championships in a variety of sports. They might not all be famous, but they’re all successful in their disciplines,” Dominika added.


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These Photographs Of Fathers And Their Sons Reveal The Full Wonder Of Human Genes

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As soon as a child appears in a family, the question inevitably gets asked — who does he or she look like? Sometimes, it can take many years before this question is answered as the child grows up, and even then there may be differences in perception on the part of family members. But there are also those rare occasions when the similarity between parent and offspring is so uncanny that there’s simply no room for argument whatsoever.

In one fascinating photo project, British photographer Craig Gibson combined images of a number of fathers and sons who looked almost identical in an attempt to find not their similarities, but instead the tiniest traces of differences between their physical appearances.

Can you tell them apart?








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University of Birmingham Netball Team Bare All for Charity Calendar

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A university sports team has posed naked in the freezing cold with only netballs to cover their modesty. But why?

Sixteen brave sportswomen from the University of Birmingham, England, UK, removed their clothes to pose naked — for a good cause. The students are raising money for a breast cancer awareness charity organization and their own netball club.

One of the organisers Liv Stables, 21, commented on the process of converting the unusual idea into reality: “Everyone was quite nervous to begin with, but when we did our first shoot I was surprised by how quickly everyone got their dressing gowns off.”

“It was absolutely freezing, which wasn’t ideal. We did it early in the morning to try and avoid people seeing us, but there were a few people around. It was great because everyone got really into it. It was really fun to do it with such a great group of girls.”

“We wanted to raise awareness about women checking their breasts by supporting CoppaFeel! It’s a great merger because it’s such an awful illness that affects so many women.”

And although the calendar leaves little to the imagination the girls have managed to make it natural and tasteful.

The charity encourages women under 30 to regularly check their breasts to help the early detection of breast cancer.

2 weeks ago: ‘Oxford University Women’s Rugby Team Strip off for Charity Calendar









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The Woman Who Turns Models into Monsters

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Flora Borsi was fed up of seeing perfect fashion photographs – so instead of retouching them, she started ‘detouching’ them, morphing the models into surrealist portraits that she calls her ‘little monsters’






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The 2016 Pirelli Calendar is Here and It’s Unlike Any You’ve Seen Before

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A far cry from last year’s version (and every year prior, for that matter), Pirelli unveils their 2016 calendar shot by the talented Annie Leibovitz. First previewed two months ago, this year’s installment features some of the world’s most influential women in beautiful black-and-white portraits.

In total, the roll call includes Yoko Ono, Patti Smith, Serena Williams, Fran Lebowitz, Amy Schumer, Tavi Gevinson, Ava DuVernay, Natalia Vodianova, Agnes Gund, Kathleen Kennedy, Mellody Hobson, Shirin Neshat and Yao Chen.

Regarding her approach to the shoot, Leibovitz related: “I started to think about the roles that women play, women who have achieved something. I wanted to make a classic set of portraits. I thought that the women should look strong but natural and I decided to keep it a very simple exercise of shooting in the studio. This calendar is so completely different. It is a departure. The idea was not to have any pretense in these pictures and be very straightforward.”

The result is nothing short of stunning and while the calendar won’t be for sale – it’s strictly given to an exclusive group of 20,000 “V.I.P.’s, musicians, politicians and royalty” – you can check out the shoot in all of its classic glory above.
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Bright Moments in Life of USSR People

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Some call those photos propaganda, some are being nostalgic and think this was the best of what happened to Russia and her people ever. Those photos are very bright and show a really bright side of life in the state which disappeared long ago. There are no actors in the photos, no models, just people caught having a good time. Take a look at this really interesting set of photos.

Crimea region, Ukrainian SSR in 1963

“Den Neptuna” or Day of Neptunus in youth camp in 1975. This was a must have holiday for all people spending their vacation on the Black Sea to dress up and party in Roman Neptunus style.

Sochi Rivera in 1970.

Green Parrot restaurant in Sochi, 1978.

Yacht voyage in Moscow region in 1963.

Moscow region, summer camping in 1967.

Gone camping to famous Issyk Kul lake. 1959.

Wine tasting in Novorossiysk in 1980s.

Having picnic on Don river shore in 1978.

“White Nights” in Leningrad – group of students celebrate their graduation.

Romantic dinner, Soviet style.

Tourists playing guitar and singing. 1970s.

Young adults help to build Soviet State objects across the country.

Family in the park in 1969.

Pre school on a field trip in 1966.

Summer camp for preschool kids in 1984 hosted by Moscow Automobile Factory.

First day of school in 1970s.

High schoolers modeling a train in 1970s.

Mushroom hunt went well circa 1981


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