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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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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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Drawings by Kids with Serious Health Conditions Turned Into Magical Photographs – Starring Themselves

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By Lost At E Minor in New Photography on Wednesday 9 April 2014

In this ambitious and heart-wrenching project, Shawn Van Daele takes drawings done by children born or living with serious health conditions, and brings them to life as real photographs – starring the children themselves, showing them that Anything Is Possible. Indeed.

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Claustrophobic? Don’t ride Tokyo’s subway during rush hour

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Photography on Tuesday 8 April 2014

‘Tokyo Compression’ is a series by photographer Michael Wolf, in which he documents the daily grind of commuters in the packed subways of the busy metropolis. The series, which has already been published into three books, show the stressed out and tired faces of commuters through the subway windows during peak hours of the rush hour.

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Photo series on lead singers from the Melbourne leg of the Vans Warped Tour

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By Lost At E Minor in New Photography on Tuesday 8 April 2014

The Melbourne skyline provided a very different backdrop for this series on lead singers from the Melbourne leg of the Vans Warped Tour. Frontmen are typically captured against the backdrop of bright lights and smoke machines. However, the Frontmen series sees them against nothing but white, almost as though they were shot in a studio.

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Sunsets look like stained glass art when captured through shattered mirrors

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Photography on Tuesday 8 April 2014

One of the profoundest things in life: sunsets. One thing that’s more profound than sunsets: looking at a sunset through the reflection of a broken mirror. Very deep stuff. New York-based photographer Bing Wright has captured the beauty of the setting sun as it reflects off of shattered mirrors in a series called ‘Broken Mirror/Evening Sky’.

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Magical shots of beautiful girls interacting tenderly with wild animals

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By Marta Millere in New Photography on Saturday 5 April 2014

In times when half of the magic in photography is achieved with Photoshop, Katerina Plotnikova captures real, breathtaking scenes of girls interacting with, and embracing, wild sometimes dangerous animals. Plotnikova’s photographs bring to life a mythical world inhibited by stunning princesses whose best friends are bears, owls and even camels.

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Brutally honest job titles that are more accurate than the official ones

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By Low Lai Chow in New Photography on Friday 4 April 2014

This list is marvelous. If you have ever wondered what a Head of IT does (Director of Turning Things Off and Back On), or what a Receptionist does (Executive In Charge Of Signing For That), well, now you know. Of course, nothing beats being a Social Media Strategist — he’s rightfully the Person With the […]

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