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via The New York Times - Staking Out the Great White Shark

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Michael Muller, a photographer, used waterproof strobe lights he designed himself and a boat dragging a seal decoy to get a rare photo of a shark breaching at night. Muller, who traveled to False Bay, South Africa, to photograph sharks for a book coming out in 2015 from Taschen, said waiting for a shark in the dark is an intense experience. “They come up like a missile, knock the seal to shock it and then they bite it,” he says. “There’s no noise, no warning. I’m sitting there for hours on end looking through my lens, and then all of a sudden the shark appears.” Julie Bosman

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via The New York Times - Staking Out the Great White Shark
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Michael Muller, a photographer, used waterproof strobe lights he designed himself and a boat dragging a seal decoy to get a rare photo of a shark breaching at night. Muller, who traveled to False Bay, South Africa, to photograph sharks for a book coming out in 2015 from Taschen, said waiting for a shark in the dark is an intense experience. “They come up like a missile, knock the seal to shock it and then they bite it,” he says. “There’s no noise, no warning. I’m sitting there for hours on end looking through my lens, and then all of a sudden the shark appears.” Julie Bosman

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via The New York Times - Into a Lava-Lined Underworld Near Albuquerque

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El Malpais — Spanish for The Badlands, pronounced el-mal-pie-EES — is the common name for the Zuni-Bandera Volcanic Field, a petrified sea of buckled and bulging basalt that sprawls over 100,000-plus acres, an hour west of Albuquerque. Five distinct lava flows lie beside and atop one another, in some places 475 feet thick.


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Harriman State Park

Last week I did a five day solo backpacking trip in Harriman State Park. I arrived at the Metro North Manitou Station on Sunday afternoon, picked up the Bear Mountain Suffern Trail shortly after crossing the Hudson River, and went from there. I left from Tuxedo, NY, on the southwest border of the park.


















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"Seven years ago, when I co-curated an exhibition of works by Dionne Simpson, I was also recovering from Hodgkin’s diseaseAfter the exhibition was over, Simpson gave me the most minimal of the works, and my favourite of her deconstructed canvases. Now, this piece hangs in my bedroom, and I wake up to it every morning - a daily reminder of the generosity of the human spirit, and the gems that await you after life’s struggles.”

Patricia Ritacca was photographed in Toronto on May 16th. You can follow her just-launched curatorial collective on Instagram.

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"Seven years ago, when I co-curated an exhibition of works by Dionne Simpson, I was also recovering from Hodgkin’s disease. After the exhibition was over, Simpson gave me the most minimal of the works, and my favourite of her deconstructed canvases. Now, this piece hangs in my bedroom, and I wake up to it every morning - a daily reminder of the generosity of the human spirit, and the gems that await you after life’s struggles.”
Patricia Ritacca was photographed in Toronto on May 16th. You can follow her just-launched curatorial collective on Instagram.

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"My mom made this box and I brought it with me when I left home - Ethiopia - in 1975. The color isn’t as vibrant now but we still use it. Every time I see it I remember my mom."

Alma Filaté was photographed in Toronto on May 19th.

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"My mom made this box and I brought it with me when I left home - Ethiopia - in 1975. The color isn’t as vibrant now but we still use it. Every time I see it I remember my mom."
Alma Filaté was photographed in Toronto on May 19th.

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"Fava beans, snow peas, cooking onion, garlic, zucchini, cucumber, beets, tomatoes, wax pepper and banana pepper, and then corn. This is my best tool. For the garden and for life."

Attena Filaté was photographed on May 19th in Toronto.

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"Fava beans, snow peas, cooking onion, garlic, zucchini, cucumber, beets, tomatoes, wax pepper and banana pepper, and then corn. This is my best tool. For the garden and for life."


Attena Filaté was photographed on May 19th in Toronto.

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via NPR’s Picture Show - Before Drone Cameras: Kite Cameras!

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George R. Lawrence, a commercial photographer at the turn of the last century, was known to tinker. (His Chicago studio advertised “The hitherto impossible in photography is our specialty.”) He was often hired to photograph conventions and banquet halls with a specialized panoramic camera he had built himself. In 1901, he had a loftier idea: to lift his panoramic camera off the ground. And not just a few feet — but hundreds.


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via The NPR’s Picture Show - Burrowed In Brooklyn: A Little Ukrainian Beach Town

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Resting on the southern shore of Brooklyn, between Coney Island and Manhattan Beach, is a place known to New York City dwellers as Brighton Beach. To some, though, it’s just “Little Odessa.”

Photographer Uliana Bazar grew up in Ukraine and had heard of “Little Odessa” during her childhood. The New York community is named after a Ukrainian city on the Black Sea — and today it’s a community of mostly Eastern Europeans, many of whom immigrated after 1970.


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via The New York Times Lens Blog - Where the Ice, and the Population, Is Thinning

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The landscape in Ciril Jazbec’s photographs of the Arctic is impressive, but not nearly as captivating to him as the people whose daily routines have been affected by rising temperatures and tides. “I am interested in the people,” he said. “Climate change is merely in the background.”


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from Everything Guide to the Early Morning

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from Everything Guide to the Early Morning

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by R. de Give

Roosevelt Island Tram, NYC


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via Feature Shoot

Haunting Photographs of a Family Vacation Spot Off the Coast of Maine

“I see these photos as a part of the family album that at one point I’d like to put back into the album, so that 100 years from now someone can look at it and say, ‘Jeez, that guy was working through some issues.” Richmond-based photographer Paul Thulin’s to Feature Shoot.

Pine Tree Ballads is set on the land where Thulin’s family has spent their summers for the past 100 years—a place called Gray’s Point, just off the coast of Maine. 


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via The New Yorker

ALONG THE HUNDREDTH MERIDIAN

The Hundredth Meridian is a longitudinal line that crosses six states in the Midwest. It is traditionally understood to divide the arid western half of the Great Plains from the more fertile region to the east.

Andrew Moore began taking photographs along the Meridian in 2005. He became captivated by the rural communities and the diverse terrain, and soon befriended a number of people who live there. He spent nine years documenting life on the land, where the daily reality is often defined by drought and hardship.


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via My Modern Met

Woman Photoshops Present-Day Self into Childhood Photos

Tokyo-born, London-based photographer Chino Otsuka takes the past and present photo project to a new level of expert photo manipulation with her series titled Imagine Finding Me. Rather than simply recreating old photographs as an adult, she inserts her present-day self into photos from her childhood.