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What I Eat: Around the World in 80 Diets

Photojournalist Peter Menzel and writer-editor Faith D’Aluisio are a husband and wife team based in Napa, California. Together, they have published several books, including Hungry Planet, Material World: A Global Family Portrait, and, most recently, What I Eat: Around the World in 80 Diets. For What I Eat, they travelled to more than thirty countries over a span of three years, documenting the diversity of eating habits across nations, classes, ...

“Case Sospese”
 / “Suspended Homes” Photoset

“Case Sospese,”
 or “Suspended Homes,” is a visual exploration of landscape and architecture by documentary photographer Ettore Moni. Capturing scenes along the river Po, the Parma-born photographer delved into architectural and anthropological ideas of how people transform the banks of Italy and how their lives are in turn shaped by nature. Moni’s pictures take in the greater landscape while centralizing unusual houses on stilts, boats, and barges: the man-made forms ...

Justin Poulsen Still Life: At Play

Justin Poulsen, 24, is a recent graduate of the Alberta College of Art and Design whose beginnings in photography came about through filming skateboarding videos in his youth. Poulsen specializes in still life photography, but also dabbles in architecture. “The two tend to complement one another.” In the about section of his Facebook page one will find the terse summary, “I shoot dead things,” perhaps an ironic play-on-words as his ...

SMILE! A Photo Anthology by VII

SMILE! A Photo Anthology by VII will be on exhibit in New York City from April 4th – May 1st of this year. Commissioned by Arts Brookfield, the photo project will show at Brookfield Place Winter Garden, 220 Vesey Street. The anthology includes more than eighty photographs “celebrating one of life’s most basic yet complex reactions,” the smile. Global in scope and universal in appeal, the representative project shows people ...

MÍRAME, LIMA

Colors, photos, warmth, unity and love. Family. In the city of Lima there are 8 million and 432 thousand citizens, in which isolation, street violence and lack of information cause a vast social gap between one another. This large Peruvian capital is also recognized by its cultural, ethnical and religious diversity, shown in this magical series of 50 family portraits. Mírame, Lima is a collaborative project between photographers Jaime Travezan ...

West Coast Boondock by Andrew Waits

Photographer Andrew Waits’ “Boondock” series follows people who live in vehicles—campers, cars, vans, old school buses, and even a motorcycle—as they roam the West Coast. The two-part collection includes documentary photographs and portraits with interview clips, audio, and links to peoples’ blogs and web groups, exploring why and how people live outside of the ubiquitous American household. The majority of the people Waits met and photographed are on the road ...

“The Awakening City” by Anna Positano

Anna Positano documents the changing face of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia in her photo-essay “The Awakening City.” The city’s population is projected to double in the next decade, and the government is preparing by launching widespread projects for urban renewal. Currently in process, the redevelopment caters to tourists and the emerging middle class that can afford houses and cars as well as shopping and dining. Yet, many citizens of Addis Ababa ...

Comic Headshots by Kaija Straumanis

Photographer Kaija Straumanis’ headshots are self-portraits in which she gets whacked in the head by common objects, such as a book and a clutch of Easter eggs. The images shine in youthfully bright colors, setting the stage for hipster nostalgia, yet the action depicted isn’t fit for romance so much as discomfort comedy. If randomness be the fruit of art, play on. But, we hope no brain damage was sustained ...

Birthmarks on Russia’s Map

Photographer Valeriy Klamm began his career photographing the city of Novosibirsk, where he was born. Yet, increasingly, he felt compelled to reach outside of his urban experience and capture images of greater Russia. In 2000, he turned his lens to rural communities, documenting a side of Russia that he saw as under- and misrepresented by foreign media. Where others photographed what they had already made up in their minds–stereotypical images ...

Will It Beard by Stacy Thiot

Photographer Stacy Thiot’s quirky Tumblr project, Will It Beard, emphasizes the texture and holding power of facial hair. Using her husband as a model, Thiot embeds a half dozen or more household objects in his beard and snaps a close-up. The props include toothpicks, cocktail umbrellas, crayons, uncooked spaghetti, Dum Dums suckers, straws, razors, lit incense, q-tips, birthday candles, and bow ties. Whimsical, if sometimes a little frightening, the images ...