Florida’s Strange and Beautiful Mermaid Theme Park
The Whimsical World Inches Above the Earth
Your shin lives in a pretty cool world.
Photographer Michael Reese has spent a year getting to know that world. He creates a humorous and fantastical series of images he titled “Inches Above Earth” that incorporates aviation into a world less than a foot off the ground.
Kenya’s Largest Slum Looks Different Than You Think
Maureen Ruddy Burkhart found herself examining her life last March while preparing to memorialize her recently deceased mother.
Enthralling and Majestic Space Photography
As long as people have been making photographs, they’ve been trying to capture the night sky and the celestial bodies that occupy it. A new exhibition at the George Eastman House, “The History of Space Photography,” traces the effort to photograph both planets and views of Earth from space over time.
This Is What a Cowboy Poet Looks Like
In the American imagination, cowboys are known for gun slinging, hard drinking, and less than friendly relations with Native Americans. But poetry—not so much. As photographer Jay B Sauceda demonstrates in his series “All-Around Cowboys,” poetry recitation and composition is, in fact, an important aspect of cowboy culture.
Combining 19th-Century Portraits With Birds for a Magical Effect
Sara Angelucci had been collecting vintage photographs for many years and wasn’t quite sure what to do with them. Although she found many of the fiber-based photographs to be beautiful, she also found them to be heartbreaking—she was the keeper of a memory of someone perhaps long forgotten. “They seemed so lost and misplaced, and no one cared about them anyone,” she said about the photographs. “It was heartbreaking to see these lost personages.”
An Immigrant Projects Herself Into the Family She Left Behind
When Pimprae Hiranprueck was 13, her parents sat her down and told her she would be leaving Thailand for a military boarding school in Florida. Her father had come to the United States in 1967 as an exchange student and wanted his daughter to receive an American education, a sentiment Hiranprueck didn’t share. “I was devastated,” she said. “For a 13-year-old girl who didn’t speak English very well, moving to a foreign country was a terrifying idea.”
Amazing Animals You Never Knew Existed
Can we all agree to show the ribbon worm some more love?
Up-Close and Quirky Photos With the Glorious Residents of Portland
When Kirk Crippens went on a five-week residency at Newspace Center for Photography in Portland, Ore., he welcomed the opportunity to shift gears a bit. The residency allowed him to work without distraction from life’s daily grind, and he was able to shift focus away from his long-term project about the recession toward something more whimsical. The result was a portrait-based series, “Portraitlandia,” in which he turned his camera on the people of Portland.
What Does the Inside of Your Fridge Say About You?
If we all are indeed what we eat, then surely our refrigerators are a kind of canvas of selfhood—a place where we reveal ourselves by the kind of food we keep. That was the idea, anyway, when Mark Menjivar started photographing these spaces for his series “You Are What You Eat” in 2007.