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With the invention of the digital camera, photography has become an accessible art form for so many people. This means that haunting, dazzling, unbelievable, amazing and thought provoking images are springing up all over the world, every day. Here we curate the best – analogue or digital. Prepare to be wowed.

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Incredible snail photos reveal the secret life of our mollusc friends

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By Eugenia Viti in New Photography on Wednesday 16 April 2014

Snails looking at their reflections? Snails kissing? What about smelling a flower? These snails, shot by Ukrainian photographer Vyacheslav Mishchenko, appear to be creatures of deep sentience. These crisp, colourful, heartfelt photos look like they could be part of a fairy tale.

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Beautiful portraits of supermodels, actors, and others who fled war torn South Sudan

Marta Millere Contributor

By Marta Millere in New Photography on Wednesday 16 April 2014

New York-based photographer Mike Mellia recently joined supermodel Nykhor Paul and other figures to turn the world’s attention to the crisis in South Sudan through a portrait collection entitled Our side of the story: South Sudan. This collection of 14 portraits illustrates the anguish of those who escaped their war-torn country and lived to tell a powerful story. [above: Ajak Deng: Supermodel (Louis Vuitton, Vogue, Lanvin), activist, and refugee].

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Unbelievable images of Venice’s frozen canals

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Photography on Tuesday 15 April 2014

Venice, do you wanna build a snowman? Sadly – or not sadly, depending on how you love/hate cold weather – this is not the work of nature, but the work of some cool photo manipulation. Photographer and art director Robert Jahns, known on Instagram as nois7, turned the lagoon city into a winter wonderland with his amazing photo editing skills.

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Photo series mocks some of the most ridiculous laws in America: we interviewed the photographer

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Photography on Tuesday 15 April 2014

Manhattan-based photographer Olivia Locher’s popular series I Fought the Law illustrates the absurdity of some existing state laws in the US. For example, did you know it’s illegal in Wisconsin to serve apple pie in public restaurants without cheese on it? This is where your taxes go, people. In this interview, she talks more about the series and her work as a budding photographer. [Read our original post about this photo series]

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Photos of a farmer and his 1,200 pigs will make you want to stop eating bacon

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Photography on Monday 14 April 2014

An adorable piglet chilling by the beach, a different piglet sleeping on its farmer’s chest, and another smiling for the camera. These heart-warming photos by Kagawa-based photographer Toshiteru Yamaji will definitely make you want to swear off pork for good. In his series, ‘Pigs and Papa’, Yamaji captures the tender bond between a farmer, Otchan, and his 1,200 pigs.

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Photos of skunks and their owners at Skunk Fest

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Photography on Monday 14 April 2014

We’ve heard of snakes and ferrets as pets, but skunks? Also, did you know that every year, skunk owners gather in Ohio for a celebration they call Skunk Fest? In a National Geographic cover story about wild pets, animal photographer Vincent J. Musi explores the world of skunks and their humans through an unconventional but endearing photo series.

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Single woman’s hilarious holiday snapshots with fake mannequin family

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Photography on Saturday 12 April 2014

This is brilliant: 14 years ago, Colorado-based art director Suzanne Heintz decided she had enough of her mum asking when she was going to settle down and get married, so she went ahead to buy herself a mannequin husband and daughter. It’s a hoot looking at Heintz’s insanely huge grin as she poses for these […]

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A solemn look inside China’s toy factories

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Photography on Saturday 12 April 2014

Extreme poverty in China’s rural areas drive many people from the countryside to the city to gain toy factory jobs, where the average salary stays around $240 per month. German photographer Michael Wolf documented what he calls ‘The Real Toy Story’ to show us what workers’ lives are like as they make toys, and many […]

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Pole dancers at home by photographer Tom Sanders

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Photography on Saturday 12 April 2014

By looking at these pictures, you may just think photographer Tom Sanders has the best job in the world. After all, his project Pole Dancing at Home tracks down 20 women in San Francisco that love a good pole dance. Sanders says, ‘I stereotyped them at first because I thought they were strippers. So I […]

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Little girls photographed as iconic role models of the past and present

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Photography on Friday 11 April 2014

In honour of Black History Month and Women’s History Month, photographer Eunique Jones created the project ‘Because of Them, We Can’. It shows little girls transformed into iconic women of the past and present, with an insightful quote from each woman. From Gloria Steinem and Frida Kahlo to Michelle Obama and Anne Frank, this series […]

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Photographer shoots wild meerkats, gets climbed on and used as lookout post instead

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Eco, New Photography on Friday 11 April 2014

Tree-climbing goats, move over now. Photographer Will Burrard-Lucas was minding his own business in the Makgadikgadi Pans region of Botswana and shooting away at meerkats, when, one day, the meerkats — including a three-week-old litter of babies — decided he could be trusted and would make quite a decent vantage point.

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When everyday meals get a colourful makeover

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Photography on Thursday 10 April 2014

Purple turkey, green corn, blue crackers? Looks delicious. Or not. California-based photographer Lawrie Brown highlights the effects of food colouring on our eating preferences and perspectives through her unappetizing ‘Colored Food Series’. She takes regular meals like pasta, toast, and cereal, and dabs them with vibrant, unnatural colours using latex house paint, presenting us with […]

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The beauty of quantum mechanics in photographs

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Photography on Thursday 10 April 2014

Forget about your aversion towards anything scientific – these chalkboards are simply beautiful! London- and Madrid-based photographer Alejandro Guijarro spent three years traveling from one quantum mechanics institute to another, ‘exploring the scientific havens that serve as home to some of the world’s greatest thinkers’. His series is titled Momentum (clever!) and each chalkboard appears […]

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Isolated Building Studies of Chicago: photos by David Schalliol

Milo Sumner Contributor

By Milo Sumner in New Photography on Wednesday 9 April 2014

Inherently, living in a city means distraction, noise, crowded streets and homes piled on top of each other. For the urban-dweller, it’s almost a reassurance to hear the sound of strangers living out their lives just the other side of your bedroom wall. Quiet, solitariness and isolation are not aspects one expects to find in […]

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Reflections: a challenging portrait series of the elderly seeing their youth

Tristan Rayner Contributor

By Tristan Rayner in New Photography on Wednesday 9 April 2014

Photographer Tom Hussey had a conversation with an 80-year-old World War II veteran. The man commented to him that he couldn’t believe how quickly time had passed. He didn’t feel it was possible that he could be 80 years of age. That’s when Hussey had a lightbulb moment.

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