Wellcome Photography Prize 2021 Shortlist

Wellcome Photography Prize has announced its 2021 shortlist. Now in its third year, the 2021 prize covers three areas of interest which reflect Wellcome’s three worldwide health challenge areas – mental health, global heating and infectious disease.

The shortlist comprises 90 photos by 31 professional, amateur and student photographers, from across the world. Covering topics from the impact of Covid-19 on transgender women in Jakarta, to rising temperatures in the Arctic Ocean, to addiction and the process of recovery, the prize aims to tell provocative visual stories and challenge preconceptions of these urgent health issues of our time.


Managing Mental Health (single image). Disconnected by Kate Rosewell. “Experiences of dissociation involve feeling separated from yourself, like watching your life as if it were a film. Distanced self-portraits such as this one capture a sense of that for Kate Rosewell, and help her to make sense of what’s in her mind. Dissociation can be a way of deflecting intense trauma, but it can also occur in less extreme situations, not least the isolation of lockdown, which in another way has separated so many of us from reality”. (Photo by Kate Rosewell/Wellcome Photography Prize 2021)

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Managing Mental Health (single image). Untangling by Jameisha Prescod. “The isolation of lockdown exacerbated London film-maker 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”. (Photo by Jameisha Prescod/Wellcome Photography Prize 2021)


Managing Mental Health (series). ADHD Portraits by Nora Nord. “Rachelle (she/her) keeps her bedroom meticulously organised, an extension of her ADHD brain, filled to the brim with ideas and creativity. ‘I’ve always felt like I am too intense, but now that I understand that this is a symptom of my cognitive processing I feel unapologetic about it’”. (Photo by Nora Nord/Wellcome Photography Prize 2021)


Managing Mental Health (series). Friendship Benches Zimbabwe by Brent Stirton. “Elizabeth Mapaire is a volunteer in the Zaka area. Here she talks to Sophia Nyamuwngi, who had been feeling suicidal after her husband left her. The grandmothers work as voluntary counsellors for those who would otherwise have no access to mental health services. The participants are taught a structured approach to identifying problems and to find workable solutions. Elizabeth referred her to a more experienced counsellor, and talked to her again later about potential support measures”. (Photo by Brent Stirton/Wellcome Photography Prize 2021)


Fighting Infections (single image). The Time of Coronavirus by Aly Song. “The global fight against Covid-19 has been enormous, deploying many different tactics. Here, in Wuhan, China – near where the pandemic started – in April 2020, volunteers are disinfecting the Qintai Grand Theatre. They work for the Blue Sky Rescue team, the largest humanitarian NGO in China. As the pandemic has progressed, we have learned more about which measures are most effective. Some may do more to boost public confidence than prevent the spread of the virus”. (Photo by Aly Song/Wellcome Photography Prize 2021)


Fighting Infections (single image). Corona Bride by Hadi Dehghanpour. “Covid-19 and social distancing rules have disrupted life in so many ways, causing families all over the world to miss out on countless special occasions. This staged picture in Sabzevar, Iran, imagines how a bride and groom would have to interact if they were kept apart. No wedding ceremony, no cheering guests, no kiss. Love will have to adapt”. (Photo by Hadi Dehghanpour/Wellcome Photography Prize 2021)


Fighting Infections (series). The Next Pandemic by Hugh Kinsella Cunningham. “Deadly new viruses can spread from animals to humans, and areas of rich biodiversity, such as the forests of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, have been implicated in the emergence of viruses such as HIV and Ebola.Muzuka is a six-year-old mountain gorilla. She was rescued from a poacher’s snare, losing her foot in the process. Virunga National Park operates a shelter for gorillas that have been orphaned or rescued, giving them a safe place to live, free of intrusive human contact”. (Photo by Hugh Kinsella Cunningham/Wellcome Photography Prize 2021)


Fighting Infections (series). 2 Metres: Masked Portraits on Ridley Road by Gideon Mendel. “Hana Lameiras, IT project manager. ‘The biggest impact on my life is my redundancy. I cried when I heard because I was feeling like a failure and I was ashamed. Now I am grateful for where I’m at and excited because it taught me to be resilient and to have the courage to grow into the unknown’”. (Photo by Gideon Mendel/Wellcome Photography Prize 2021)


Fighting Infections (series). Measure and Middle by Ingmar Björn Nolting. “Young couples meet at the previously open border between Konstanz, Germany, and Kreuzlingen, Switzerland. The authorities put up a fence, and later a second one to force distancing more effectively. Here, on a stretch on private ground, there was only one old fence, allowing a little physical contact”. (Photo by Björn Nolting/Wellcome Photography Prize 2021)


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”. (Photo by Sudipto Das/Wellcome Photography Prize 2021)


Health in a Heating World (single image). Eliminating Fossil Fuels in Germany by Krisztián Bócsi. “Prevention is better than cure. The faster the world can cut greenhouse emissions, the better we’ll be able to avoid the health dangers posed by global heating. A big part of this will come from replacing fossil fuel use, like the Jänschwalde lignite power plant in Peitz, Germany. Lignite, also known as brown coal, is one of the most carbon-intensive sources of power. The German government is committed to eliminating coal use by 2038 as the country moves more into renewables”. (Photo by Krisztián Bócsi/Wellcome Photography Prize 2021)


Health in a Heating World (series). 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. Victoria lost her brother and sister to skin cancer. Their jobs exposed them to harsh sunlight every day. After uncertainty about why they were getting ill, they were eventually taken to hospital, but by then it was too late”. (Photo by Ayomitunde Adeleke/Wellcome Photography Prize 2021)


Health in a Heating World (series). Diving Maldives Edoardo Delille and Giulia Piermartiri. “As sea levels rise, the low-lying Maldives is predicted to be submerged by the end of the century. The government is working on solutions such as 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 on to local scenes”. (Photo by Edoardo Delille and Giulia Piermartiri/Wellcome Photography Prize 2021)


Health in a Heating World (series). Burnt Memory: Archaeology from a Climate Emergency 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 sq 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. Mendel worked with Pierredon to create tintype photos of damaged objects found in the ruins of people’s homes”. (Photo by Gideon Mendel and Jonathan Pierredon/Wellcome Photography Prize 2021)


Health in a Heating World (single image). Tears of Drought 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 is 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”. (Photo by Sharwar Apo/Wellcome Photography Prize 2021)


Health in a Heating World (series). An Elegy for the Death of Hamun 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. Abdullah, who is fasting, is resting under a fruit tree that has recently dried out and been infested by beetles. There are still plenty of green trees around, but he believes that farming will soon become unviable here”. (Photo by Hashem Shakeri/Wellcome Photography Prize 2021)


Health in a Heating World (single image). The Family at the End of the World by Michael Snyder. “Here, on the edge of the northernmost town in the world, a little girl has gone out to play. Saga Bernlow and her family live on the Norwegian archipelago of Svalbard in the Arctic ocean, where temperatures are rising fast. Their dogsledding business faces an uncertain future as the snowpack melts earlier every year. And other risks lurk too: scientists fear that melting permafrost may release long-extinct bacteria or viruses back into the atmosphere”. (Photo by Michael Snyder/Wellcome Photography Prize 2021)

SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/06/wellcome-photography-prize-2021-shortlist/

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人間にとってかわいくない生き物だって、平等に守るべき命である

見た目が不気味な生き物も生態系を維持するうえで平等に保護しなければならない
 ここ数年の異常気象のおかげで、世界各地で山火事や洪水、熱波などの自然災害が多発しており、野生でくらす生き物たちも大打撃を受けている。

 オーストラリアを襲った森林火災で火傷を負ったコアラたちの姿を見て、心を痛めた人もたくさんいるだろう。

 だが、そうした危機に直面している動物の中には、ヘビ、コウモリ、クモといった人間に忌み嫌われる生き物たちもいる。

 彼らをかわいいと思う人は少ない。それどころか嫌悪感を持つ人も多い。それでも人間がかわいいと感じている他の動物たちと同じように守るべき命だと、さまざまな専門家がVICEで伝えている。
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SOURCE: https://karapaia.com/archives/52303875.html

悪夢を見るのは脳の再生?

本日も最新おもしろニュース!

睡眠中に新生ニューロンが恐怖記憶を定着させている!?


髪の毛や皮膚細胞などのヒトの身体を構成している細胞は毎日新たに作られ、ある一定期間が経過して、古くなった物は皮膚の垢のように脱落していきます。そのため、通常の怪我の場合、創傷治癒過程を辿り、皮膚が再形成され、元の状態に戻りますが、
脳の神経細胞の場合は特殊であり、失われたら二度と再生しないといわれています。


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SOURCE: https://note.com/team_building/n/n20057144149e

性善説でコミュニティは成り立つのか?

ボクたちの仲間で楽しみながら実験をしています。
人はいずれ100%死ぬことを考えると、こういう実験をやりたくなりますね。
相田 みつを先生曰く、
【うばい合えば足らぬ わけ合えばあまる】
のだそうです。
↓↓↓↓↓↓↓↓↓↓↓↓↓↓↓↓↓↓↓↓↓↓↓↓



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SOURCE: https://note.com/team_building/n/nc8aad0c8cba1

This UFO Spaceship McDonald’s Used to Exist in Alconbury, England in the 1990s

For many kids, getting a McDonald’s on a long drive would be the ultimate treat. And if you grew up in or around Cambridgeshire in the 1990s, you’ll probably remember getting a Happy Meal at the spaceship McDonald’s just off the A1 at Alconbury, near Huntingdon.

h/t: vintag.es

Originally built in 1990 as a Megatron, the restaurant was going to be the first of many in the chain. But the plans never happened, and instead the building became a McDonald’s in 1993.


The UFO Maccies sadly closed in 2000 due to soaring maintenance costs. It then remained empty for a number of years before it was demolished in 2008.


SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/07/this-ufo-spaceship-mcdonalds-used-to-exist-in-alconbury-england-in-the-1990s/

Artist Who Turned To Painting After Finishing Her Studies In Radiation Chemistry

Today, Zoya Kriminskaya lives in a small town near Moscow and devotes most of her time to creativity. Zoya edits books and creates dreamy illustrations that she sells on microstock. The first time she picked up a colored pencil was 70 years ago. However, pursuing an artistic career is not something she considered at first. As a result, she received a degree in engineering physics and devoted her time to radiation chemistry research.

Zoya turned to art twenty years ago. She started painting with oils, pastels, and watercolors again and even participated in art exhibitions. So, we decided to share some of her works with you; they’re full of Kandinsky, Picasso, Claude Monet, and Sumi-e references!

More: Depositphotos, ShutterStock h/t: boredpanda

Kriminskaya’s biography confirms that a scientific career does not prevent a real artist from developing their talents. Even as a student at the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, Zoya created small watercolor landscapes.

“As soon as I learned to hold a pencil in my hand, my mother bought me a set of colored pencils and sketchbook, in which I drew beauties; many beauties with braids and bright ribbons in their hair. This was almost 70 years ago. Since then, I have been fond of visual arts, ” Zoya told Bored Panda.

Zoya Kriminskaya moved on from science in 1994. It was a sphere that required too much of her time and financial resources. She returned to conducting laboratory work in physical chemistry several times. However, this was when she also started considering visual arts.

“Since 2004, I’ve been an active member of my city’s art studios. For this reason, coming here and meeting the head of our studio was one of the most important moments in my life,” Kriminskaya added.

Kriminskaya is already retired, and painting for her is much more than just a hobby. Every day, she masters new art techniques, illustrates books written by her and other authors, and actively expands her portfolio at Depositphotos, while earning income from it.

Zoya admits that she is also interested in watching how audiences react to her work. “A lot of people download my illustration titled Performance of Chorus with an Orchestra, as well as an image in Sumi-e technique called Red Russian Dragon. There, the dragon has three heads instead of one, as is customary in the East.”

You can find intriguing references to Kandinsky, Picasso, and Claude Monet in Zoya’s works. And she has numerous personal stories that explain her unique attitude towards these great artists.

Here is one of them: “I love Claude Monet’s landscapes. They are full of summer air. So, in tough winter years, I would go to the museum, sit in front of his paintings, and look at it until it felt like summer.”

Zoya Kriminskayas work was highly influenced by the works of Kandinsky. She often references his compositions or color schemes.

Kriminskaya loves to re-imagine his works: “I consider Kandinsky a great colorist, but some of his works, although completely abstract, still contain elements of the external, illustrative world, and I try to show this by interpreting his work.”

Zoya’s illustrations can be inspired by a street scene, a beautiful view, or even a TV program.

She creates illustrations quickly. “Oftentimes, art that is done quickly and easily turns out better than art that is constantly re-worked and re-visited,” Kriminskaya admits. Sometimes, ideas on how to improve her work come with time: “There was one winter landscape that I had for a long time. One day, I suddenly grabbed my brushes and made two bushes disappeared from the foreground. The composition became much better.”

Zoya Kriminskaya’s story teaches us that painting is an excellent tool for reflection, as well as an activity that can bring pleasure, profit, new acquaintances, and hope for a better future. Therefore, don’t be afraid to turn to creativity if your profession no longer inspires you. Your experience can be the driving force for new ideas and masterpieces.

Discover more of Kriminskaya’s inspiring illustrations, or start surfing the Depositphotos or ShutterStock for stock visuals, audio tracks, and videos.

















SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/07/artist-who-turned-to-painting-after-finishing-her-studies-in-radiation-chemistry/

Illustrator Creates Posters With Deep And Hidden Meanings

32% Of British Women Don’t Feel Safe Walking Alone At Night Survey Says

According to Laurie Allen: “I am an editorial illustrator that works in publishing and advertisement. The goal with my illustrations is to help the viewer think deeply about the text. Articles can be cold—merely reporting facts or sharing a story without the personal details. My illustrations allow you to understand the article on a personal level, making it easier to connect to and adding a deeper layer to the piece. Enjoy!”

More: Laurie Allen h/t: boredpanda

How Search Engines Reinforce Our Beliefs

What Would Happen To Earth If Humans Went Extinct?

Cleaning The Slate: Difficulties Of Life After Prison

Record Levels Of Plastic Found In Arctic Sea Ice

Opinion: In 2008 We Bailed Out Companies, But Not People. Are We About To Do It Again?

Parenting In The Screen Age

Biden Addresses Global Vaccine Shortage

Framing Britney Spears Exposes The Contradictions Of American Womanhood

How A Neighborhood Coped After A Grisly Homicide

Aunt Jemima Announces New Name, Removes “Racial Stereotypes” From Product

How Right-Wing Radio Stoked Anger Before The Capitol Siege

Fixing America’s Prison Problem

Where Are The Female Drivers In Formula One?

Spying Eyes: The Future Of Surveillance

Finding Peace On Nun Twitter

Transgender Issues: Who Should Compete In Women’s Sports?

SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/07/illustrator-creates-posters-with-deep-and-hidden-meanings/

猫が!猫が!犬が!指鉄砲で次々と倒れていく死亡遊戯の連鎖

死んだふりが上手な2匹の猫と犬、指でっぽうで次々と倒れていく死亡遊戯連鎖
 飼い主が指で鉄砲の形を作りバンッ!と撃ったふりをすると、ゴロンと倒れる猫。だが1匹だけでは終わらなかった。

 隣にいた猫が、最後には犬まで指鉄砲で倒れてしまう、見事なる死亡遊戯の連鎖だ。飼い主は3匹を次々と倒しこのゲームステージをクリアしたようだ。 続きを読む

SOURCE: https://karapaia.com/archives/52304409.html

Quarantine Life With A Cat In Cute Illustration By Annada Menon

Food Baby With Floof Baby

According to Annada: “These were made in the month of February of 2021. Several people during the lockdown were unable to travel back home to their families in 2020. There are people who were/are stuck in the city of their jobs currently working from home. With the current situation of another major lockdown in India, many will relate to these illustrations.

So here is an ode to those who are indulging in new hobbies, working from home, relaxing, and most importantly, being accompanied by a floof to get by each day.”

More: Instagram, Behance, Patreon h/t: boredpanda

14th Feb – Floofs Are The Best Valentine

A 5 Minute Break At The Work Desk

Movie Nights On A Weekend

Grooving To The Best Music With You

Waking Up Is Difficult On Some Days

Taking Up Painting… Those Surprise Sneezes Though

Snacks Just Call Out To You Every Time You Set Foot In The Kitchen

The Best Weights For A Workout

Discovering Money In Those Freshly Laundered Clothes

Baking With The Best Company

Those Post Work Stretches

Trying On Good Clothes Them To Check If I Still Fit Into Them

Best Time To Test Those Green Fingers

SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/07/quarantine-life-with-a-cat-in-cute-illustration-by-annada-menon/

Lamborghini Athon, an Amazing But Forgotten Concept Car From 1980

At the 58th Turin Motor Show, held in April 1980, Bertone introduced a new concept car based on a Lamborghini chassis – a slightly unusual choice, given that Lamborghini was in dire financial straits at the time. The press release from the Turin coachbuilder made it clear that Bertone wanted to support the company. The name Athon, referring to the Egyptian cult of the sun, was appropriate as the car was a spider, completely devoid of a top and intended as a fair-weather car.

h/t: vintag.es

The Athon was the first Bertone concept car created under the direction of Frenchman Marc Deschamps, following the departure of Marcello Gandini at the end of 1979. Some observers had expected Bertone to embrace a different school of design, but under the guidance of Nuccio Bertone, Deschamps seemed to follow closely in the footsteps of his predecessor. The Athon was thus based on similar aesthetic codes to the Bertone concept cars shown since the 1970s, with tense surfaces and highly sculpted geometric volumes delineated by clear edges and cut-lines. Likewise, the Athon explored themes close to Bertone’s heart in the treatment of glass surfaces as integrated parts of the bodywork or as openings.

Mechanically, the car was based on the Silhouette, itself closely derived from the Urraco. The three-litre V-8 gave 260 bhp at 7,500 rpm fed by four Weber carburettors and was mated to a five-speed manual gearbox. The wheelbase was unchanged, but the overall length was under four metres due mainly to the short rear overhang. With no soundproofing, driving the Athon at any speed was a glorious aural experience, as noted by Italian magazine Quattroruote in its July 1980 test review. Without any serious modification to the mechanicals, the car was reported to retain all the positive attributes of the Silhouette in terms of road-holding and handling.

The Athon’s proportions were unusual for a spider, with a forward-set cabin and a long and relatively tall rear deck underlining the mid-engine configuration. The engine cover was treated as a separate item, painted semi-matte to subtly offset it from the rest of the bodywork. Designed in such a way as to intentionally blur the boundary between the body and the mechanicals it contained, it even incorporated “dummy” air-filter boxes on its top surface. In contrast, the smooth wraparound windscreen made use of state-of-the-art glass technology and was smoked to integrate even more with the warm gunmetal grey body color.

It was a highly graphic but also a highly sculpted car: whilst the overall shape might appear somewhat monolithic – a sure sign of Deschamps’s intention – surfaces were deeply recessed on the flanks. The interaction of volumes between doors and side sills is especially dramatic. Taillights were but thin grooves recessed in the rear corners, so as to interfere as little as possible with the solid appearance of the rear end. The two-piece alloy wheels were manufactured by Campagnolo and were close enough to production form that they would be adopted on the new Jalpa a year later.

Although built in a short time span, the Athon shows the same quality of construction inherent in all Bertone prototypes, with a surprising level of attention paid to the interior detailing, both ergonomically and aesthetically. The innovative digital instrument display was developed with the Italian supplier Veglia, while secondary controls normally found on stalks – such as the windscreen wipers and indicators – were instead grouped in a pod a hand-width from the left of the steering wheel. These details, as well as the single-spoke steering wheel itself, were good examples of Bertone seeking to push the envelope with regard to interior ergonomics.



SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/07/lamborghini-athon-an-amazing-but-forgotten-concept-car-from-1980/

Toymaker Creates Creepy But Cute Toys

According to an artist, LeleaCreatures: “Hello! I am lelea_creatures, and I am an aspiring toymaker. I want to share some of my recent work with you! All dolls are handmade as a single copy from polymer clay and artificial fur, filled with padding polyester. I will be very happy to receive support!”

More: Instagram, Etsy, DeviantArt h/t: boredpanda
























































SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/07/toymaker-creates-creepy-but-cute-toys/