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.
Britain’s Drinking Culture Shows It’s Not Always Happy Hour
When Peter Dench was 11, he tried his first beer. Both his parents worked at Devenish Brewery in Weymouth, a seaside town in Dorset, England.
The Legends of Mississippi Blues You’ve Never Heard Of
Lou Bopp was mostly shooting corporate photos on Wall Street when the financial crash of 2008 dried up his client list. Perhaps not coincidentally, that’s when he started thinking about photographing blues culture.
Mexico’s Spiritual Healers
In Mexico, curanderos, or traditional healers, have long served an important role in peoples’ medical and spiritual lives. A select few have even become celebrities. In the early 20th century, El Niño Fidencio became one of the country’s most famous curanderos and was considered a miracle worker. Today he is regarded as a folk saint by thousands of his devotees, or fidencistas.
Capturing Colorful, Enchanting, and Sassy New York
The Young 21st-Century Mods of London
Started in the late 1950s by the young British working class, the modernist movement embraced a European sartorial sensibility and a love of modern jazz that redefined the idea that style was intrinsically tied to wealth and class. The movement grew in popularity during the 1960s. As the economy fluctuated and America’s worldwide cultural influence grew, so too did the ways in which the mods were defined.
When photographer Carlotta Cardana arrived in London a few years ago, her interest was piqued by a new wave of young mods walking around the streets dressed in the original 1960s mod style.