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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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What’s it like to be a nun today? These photos show all

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Photography on Friday 10 October 2014

When you think of a nun, you might think of The Sound of Music’s Maria, The Singing Nun, or even Mother Teresa, but today’s nuns might just surprise you. Scotland-based photographer Craig Buchan created a photo series called Commitment that feature the sisters of the Poor Clare Monastery who ‘live in total devotion to the […]

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This is proof that rush hour is hell all over the world

Nicole Hughes Contributor

By Nicole Hughes in New Photography on Friday 10 October 2014

The clock is up. You’re free! Free to leave that office and head back home. Free to get locked in an enormous headache of traffic for the next hour or two. Photographers spanning the globe captured their experience of rush hour.

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Will the upside-down selfie become the next trend?

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Photography on Thursday 9 October 2014

Let’s hope not. But British photographer Caulton Morris doesn’t seem to be stopping his Upside photography project anytime soon. In this project, the photographer actually uses his 10-second timer and does not process a single picture, meaning no Photoshop and what you see is what you get.

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This is what 10 US presidents look like before and towards the end of their stressful terms in office

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Photography on Wednesday 8 October 2014

Being the leader of the United States of America can be quite stressful. You have to worry about the welfare and future of the world’s most powerful nation. Figuratively, you carry the fate of 316 million Americans on your shoulders, with the other 6.8 billion people around the globe watching your every move.

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Three friends, two dogs, one futon: the recipe for a perfect road-trip

Milo Sumner Contributor

By Milo Sumner in New Photography on Tuesday 7 October 2014

Prepare yourself to feel some serious travel-envy, these photos document one group of friends’ road-trip across America with two dogs and a sofa. Redditor thezim0090 uploaded this series of an expedition he took with two friends and two pooches in a camper van, and obviously it grabbed our attention.

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Incredible photos show persistent crocodiles trying to catch bats in mid-air

Milo Sumner Contributor

By Milo Sumner in New Photography on Tuesday 7 October 2014

The rainy season: a near-constant deluge that defines the face of a whole swathe of the planet. The areas of the world that are most heavily shaped by monsoon weather patterns are West Africa, Australia and the Indian subcontinent. Flora and fauna have to come to rely completely on these annual rains in such extraordinary ways that the BBC has produced a new documentary called Wonders of the Monsoon.

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This is Garfi, the world’s angriest cat

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Photography on Tuesday 7 October 2014

Move over Grumpy Cat, the internet has a new sensation: a Persian cat named Garfi, better known as Angry Cat. Living in Turkey with his owner Hulya Ozkok, Garfi is just like any other feline, except you know, he has the menacing face of a nefarious villain!

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Slittens: A tumblr page where they combine kittens with the faces of sloths

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Photography on Thursday 2 October 2014

The weirdness of the internet has now come full circle. First there were Dirds, dog faces superimposed on bird bodies. Then there were Meowls, cat faces photoshopped onto bird bodies.

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Photographer destroys racial stereotypes by showing photos of the same person as a ‘stereotype’ and as their real selves

Milo Sumner Contributor

By Milo Sumner in New Photography on Thursday 2 October 2014

Who among us is not guilty of occasionally stereotyping somebody that we see. While we are all familiar with the idiom ‘don’t judge a book by its cover’, how many of us have really never done so? Photographer Joel Parés explores the innate prejudice that pervades American culture, creating a powerful photographic series that places real people in front of the camera. In Judging America Parés takes two photos of each subject, one of how they might be perceived in a most stereotypical and narrow-minded way and the other of how they truly are.

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New York taxi drivers pose once again for pin-up calendar

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Photography on Wednesday 1 October 2014

The next time you hail a cab in New York City, think about the possibility of having a pin-up model as your driver! Last year, the ‘NYC Taxi Drivers Beefcake Calendar’ by photographers Philip Kirkman and Shannon McLaughlin became a big hit. So they decided to do it again this year! The 2015 calendar includes […]

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Although they might be called Paradise, these places certainly aren’t

Milo Sumner Contributor

By Milo Sumner in New Photography on Tuesday 30 September 2014

The word ‘Paradise’ certainly carries a weighty meaning. It ‘comes steeped in religious significance, the ultimate home of the just. All 3 of the Abrahamic religions have it. Paradise means heaven, the ideal place.’

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Awesome behind the scenes images from Jaws 1975

Milo Sumner Contributor

By Milo Sumner in New Photography on Tuesday 30 September 2014

These photos prove that, despite my most ardent fears as a small child, the movie Jaws was NOT a documentary. Phew! Having said that, even though it’s clearly a model and the production team seem happy enough to climb inside its mouth, you couldn’t get me into the water within a hundred yards of that thing for love nor money.

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Photographers pay tribute to the wonderful world of mushrooms

Milo Sumner Contributor

By Milo Sumner in New Photography on Tuesday 30 September 2014

Prepare to have your world turned upside down. Many people think of mushrooms as over-developed mould, ugly growths found in dank conditions. In reality this could not be further from the truth. As beautiful and varied as their leafy friends, mushrooms and other fungi can be found the world over in an unending range of brilliant colours and alien shapes.

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Photographer creates amazing abstract images of natural detail

Milo Sumner Contributor

By Milo Sumner in New Photography on Monday 29 September 2014

The natural world around us is extraordinarily diverse and vibrant, offering up an endless array of shapes, textures and colours every where you look. Washington-based Thorsten Scheuermann is an expert at seeking out and photographing the hidden details of nature.

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Gorgeous highlights of Autumn captured perfectly in photographs

Milo Sumner Contributor

By Milo Sumner in New Photography on Monday 29 September 2014

No doubt Autumn is a magical season, the changing colours and days herald the march of winter and around the world people enjoy mother nature’s show. Israeli photographer Alex Greenshpun pays special attention to Autumn, capturing these unique images as she goes.

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