Posts Tagged ‘life’

Filipino Domestic Worker Earns Prestigious Magnum Fellowship for Her Photography

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For the past 10 years, 27-year-old Xyza Cruz Bacani has been working as a domestic worker for a wealthy Chinese family in Hong Kong. On her days off, she brings her camera onto her city’s sidewalks and captures impressive street photos.

Yesterday, Bacani’s life took a dramatic turn: she was announced as a recipient of the 2015 Human Rights Fellowship by the Magnum Foundation, a prestigious scholarship that will give her the opportunity to study in an intensive, six-week-long program at New York University in NYC.
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Chart: The Daily Routines of Famous Creative People Throughout History

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How does your daily schedule compare to the 24-hour routines of some of the most famous creative individuals throughout history? Podio created the chart above using info from the book “Daily Rituals: How Artists Work” by Mason Currey. Though there aren’t any photographers on the list here, it’s an interesting look at how creative minds of the past approached things like work, sleep, and play.

The Daily Routines of Famous Creative People [Podio via Colossal]

Annie Leibovitz Compiles Her Life’s Work into a 476-Page, Limited Edition, $2,500 Book

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When you’ve captured as many photographs as renowned photographer Annie Leibovitz has, it’s not exactly a simple task to pick and choose your best work. Shooting for over four decades for the likes of Rolling Stone and Vanity Fair, her collection of work is as vast as it is rich.

And so, when it came time to create her latest book, rather than selecting just a few dozen of her photographs, she decided to step it up… a lot. Her latest book is a $2,500, 476-page visual journey through every single step of Leibovitz career. Read more…

Talented Artist Combines Photography and Illustration to Capture ‘The Sketch of a Life’

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Paris-based artist Sébastien Del Grosso combines his talents as an illustrator and photographer to create incredibly creative self-portraits. Taking on an almost cartoon-like aesthetic, the series is titled “L’esquisse d’une vie,” translating to “The Sketch of a Life.” Read more…

Woman’s Stroke Selfie Video Helps Doctors Properly Diagnose Her and Save Her Life

A woman in Toronto may have saved her own life in early April by recording her own mini-stroke on video as it happened. The ‘stroke selfie,’ as it has been dubbed by some, helped doctors who had dismissed her symptoms previously properly diagnose her the next day, saving her from what might have been a much more serious attack. Read more…

Then & Now Photos Pay Tribute to The 70th Anniversary of The Liberation of Paris

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August 19th, 1944 was the beginning of The Liberation of Paris, the six-day battle between the Parisian-led French Resistance and German forces. Occupied and governed by Nazi Germany since June of 1940, it was on this day that the Parisians decided to strike back against the German garrison. Read more…

Powerful Portraits of Incredible People Who are Facing Death with Acceptance & Peace

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Right Before I Die is a tearjerker. It’s a heartbreaking photo series by Andrew George that strikes at the very core of most people’s deepest fear, insofar as it is a series about death, but also manages to inspire, because it is about people who are staring down the great unknown with incredible acceptance and serenity. Read more…

Photograph Captures the Amazing Amount of Life Found in a Splash of Seawater

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Who knew a dipperful of seawater contained so much life? Well, photographer David Liittschwager, that’s who, because in 2006 he captured this eye-opening photograph for National Geographic. Read more…

LIFE’s Classic Photo Essay That Shined a Harsh Light on Heroin Addiction

Bill Eppridge's iconic 1965 work documented the horrors of heroin addiction in New York City.

Mar 04, 2014 · TJ Donegan

1.5-Year Spinning Selfie Time-Lapse Makes Us Wish Our Lives Were More Exciting

We’ve seen some really creative time-lapse videos that take stock of a year or more in someone’s life. They range from one second of footage every day day for a year videos — an idea that got so popular it became somewhat cliché (though it’s still something you should try) — to a lip sync video that took three years to make.

The video above shows yet another creative way to make a ‘highlight reel’ of your life. Put together by a student using a GoPro Hero 2 and 3 (and dedicated to “all students who are bored”) it spins you through one and a half years of his seemingly very exciting life as he travels to 20 different cities all around Europe.

(via PetaPixel Reader Tip)