Portraits of One Person as Two Genders
The Montreal-based photographer JJ Levine has been photographing the trans and queer communities since 2006. His portraiture work includes series that are personal and intimate and others that challenge the ways in which sexuality and the gender binary play out in contemporary society.
The Young Girls of Romania
Delphine Schacher’s inspiration for her project that captures young girls comes from when she herself was a child. In 1991 her father visited a small village in Transylvania, Romania. He was greatly affected by the experience, and Schacher who was 10 years old at the time, soaked up the images he brought back. Twenty years later, Schacher, now a photographer herself, decided to visit Romania.
The Fabulous Roller Skaters of 1970s Florida
Photographer Bill Yates had an amazing photography project on his hands, but he just didn’t know it—for about 40 years. In 1972, Yates, then in his final year at the University of South Florida, spent seven months photographing young revelers at the Sweetheart Roller Skating Rink in Tampa, Fla. He mostly forgot about the work up until recently, when he unearthed about 800 negatives from his archives and scanned them. The result is a delightful time capsule from a simpler, groovier era.
The Real Lives of 21st-Century Cowboys
Today's cowboys live in the shadow of myth, but their lifestyle has evolved a great deal over the years. British photographer Peter Byrne became interested in documenting contemporary cowboy culture after visiting a ranch in Texas on a road trip. The photos from his series “Riding the Line,” taken during the course of a year at 45 ranches in 12 states, offer a window into a storied but often misunderstood world.
An Uncensored Look at the Real Sochi
With the 2014 Winter Olympic Games kicking off this week, the world will get a fast and likely incomplete introduction to Sochi, Russia.. But for Dutch photographer Rob Hornstra and journalist Arnold van Bruggen, Sochi is familiar territory. They’ve spent the past five years painstakingly reporting on Sochi and the surrounding region, determined to transcend the Olympic glow that now engulfs the city. A look at their expansive work, “The Sochi Project,” fills in the blanks of the city’s story, revealing an incredibly complicated place steeped in history and conflict.
Celebrating One Photographer’s Rare 20th-Century Look at Africa
Forty years after the death of Life magazine photojournalist Eliot Elisofon, the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African Art is celebrating the legacy of the photographer who offered an extensive look at post–World War II Africa over several decades.
Dreamy Images of Dreamland
Lika Banshoya is fascinated by the moment we slip into dreams and everything that follows. For her, the dream state is tied to the idea of death and the concept of the end of life transforming into what she calls an eternal sleep. Banshoya, who had been looking for a project that involved multiple-exposure photography, decided create the series she titled “Oneiroi.”
An Unparalleled Look Inside the European Space Agency
Photographer Edgar Martins has long been fascinated by space. So, in 2012, when he read a blog post by the communications director of the European Space Agency explaining the need of his organization to engage with the public, Martins jumped at the opportunity. He sent a proposal to produce the most comprehensive photographic survey of ESA ever conducted. The agency agreed.
Warm Up With These Photos of Blissful Sunbathers
On a summer afternoon in New York in 2008, photographer Caitlin Teal Price decided to head to Coney Island. Although the mix of people hanging out at the beach was fascinating to Price, it was the sunbathers who inspired her as they lay on their backs “a bit vulnerable and poised for observation,” she said.
Mesmerizingly Quiet Photos of Synchronized Swimming
Paul Schlemmer had never photographed underwater before. But when a friend asked if he would like to photograph the youth synchronized swimming club Synchro Olomouc’s Christmas showcase in the eastern Czech city of Olomouc, he jumped at the opportunity. “I was interested because I love being in water and I love shooting and I’m always trying to be as curious about the world around me as possible,” Schlemmer said via email.