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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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Brrr! Young kids of Denmark’s Polar Bear Ice Swimmer Club

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By Rachel Oakley in New Photography on Friday 18 April 2014

Just looking at these pictures will make you shiver! Photographer Daniel Hjorth, a student at the Danish School of Journalism was interning at the Danish newspaper Politiken when he was ‘assigned the task of illustrating a particularly cold and clingy winter’. He came across members of Copenhagen’s Amager Strand Sejlinstitution’s Polar Bear Ice Swimmer Club, […]

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The unsung cleaners of Melbourne’s tourist hotspots

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By Rachel Oakley in New Photography on Thursday 17 April 2014

Ever wondered what happens when the museums and theatres close for the evening? They get tended to by some of the hardest working people out there. Aussie photographer Greg Brigg’s series Melbourne Cleaners captures iconic settings such as Queen’s Hall in Parliament House and Melbourne Museum, to see just what happens when the tourists go […]

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The eerie photographs of a retirement village in Arizona

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By Rachel Oakley in New Photography on Thursday 17 April 2014

Sure, you can call Sun City a tranquil and pristine place – after all, it looks just like a movie set. But look a little more closely and you’ll see these photographs from Garry Owens are just a little too perfect. He happened upon this community while shooting for Victory Motorcycles in Arizona and went […]

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Remarkable photos show Indonesian volcanoes spewing blue flames

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By Rachel Oakley in New Photography on Thursday 17 April 2014

These amazing images by Olivier Grunewald show the bright blue glow of several volcanoes located within the 20km wide Ijen Caldera in East Java, Indonesia. At night, the hot gases of the volcanoes ‘burn to emit an eerie blue glow that is unique to Kawah Ijen. The gases emerge from the cracks in the volcano […]

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For the love of dogs: Humans making out with dogs

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Photography on Thursday 17 April 2014

‘For the Love of Dogs’ is a series by photographer Chris Sembrot, wherein he captures various dog owners in the act of kissing – and to some extent Frenching – their canine buddies. The Philadelphia-based photographer says he created this series to display the unconditional love between man and man’s best friend.

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Microscopic Mayhem: terrifying microscopic images of everyday mites

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By The Flying Dutchman in New Photography on Thursday 17 April 2014

Don’t look too close, you might not like what you see. That’s what these wonderful terrors boil down to. Microscopic images of creatures found all around us, all over us and often inside us will probably send some on a spiral of germophobic OCD, while others among us will no doubt grab a sketch pad […]

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Photographer takes pics of nothing but locals flipping the bird

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By Rachel Oakley in New Photography on Wednesday 16 April 2014

After French photographer Jolipunk was refused a picture while on his travels, it made him ‘think about his role as a photographer in today’s world, and he realized that many of his peers tend to exoticize and objectify people in the countries they travel to’. So what did he do? He started taking photos of locals all flipping the bird. Jolipunk has traveled through Jordan, Cuba, Peru, Turkey, and Bali, taking these pictures.

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The only possessions of LA’s homeless population

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By Rachel Oakley in New Photography on Wednesday 16 April 2014

Los Angeles isn’t all glitz and glamour. In fact, LA’s Skid Row neighbourhood houses one of the largest homeless populations in the United States. Vice contributor John Kilar went down to Skid Row and documented ‘the many varied possessions of the residents’ and explored ‘how they express their right to ownership’. Some own dogs, wheelchairs, […]

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Aussie photographers Shine a Light on What Matters Most to Them

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By Lost At E Minor in New Photography on Wednesday 16 April 2014

They say ‘an image has the power to change the world’, and we know that better than most. Over the course of the past nine years, we’ve run 73,262 images on Lost At E Minor. 73,262! That’s a lot of power we’ve unleashed on the world. So we’re pleased to have partnered up with our friends at Canon to present a collaborative project (#CanonShine) that celebrates the ‘deeper meaning‘ of images. [Photo above by Shine A Light Canon Master, Mike Langford]

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Models grow out their armpit hair to challenge female beauty standards

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Photography on Wednesday 16 April 2014

Let me guess, your first reaction upon seeing the photo of the unshaven pit was probably a mixture of ‘Eww’ and ‘Do you even wax, bro?’ London-based photographer Ben Hopper challenges us to ponder about this kind of reaction through his thought-provoking series, ‘Natural Beauty’, in which he photographs models who grew out their armpit hair.

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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