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Photographs that Challenge the Stereotype of the Absent Black Father

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If you trust the image painted by popular culture and the media at large, it’s easy to come to the assumption that African-American fatherhood is something of an oxymoron. The stereotype depicts black fathers as universally absent, uncaring or otherwise uninvolved.

But as with most stereotypes, it misses the mark. And photographer Zun Lee‘s powerful new book “Father Figure: Exploring Alternate Notions of Black Fatherhood” seeks to show the other side of the coin and challenge this generalization.
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Photos of Some of the Wackiest Novelty Toy Cameras Made in The Past

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Sometime after George Eastman brought a camera into every home and before Apple put a capable camera into every pocket, the toy camera was born. And the new book “Camera Crazy” by Christopher D. Salyers and Buzz Poole celebrates the rich, colorful, and sometimes silly history of these novelty shooters by introducing you to some of the most iconic of the many that have been released. Read more…

This Backwards Video Sends an Anti-War Message That’s Impossible to Ignore

Words simply won’t do this ad justice, and that ought to be the beginning and end of this post. But just in case you need further encouragement to click play, or you’d like to find out more about this video, you can read on. Read more…

Biracial Woman Asks Photoshop Artists From 18 Countries to ‘Make Her Beautiful’

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Two months ago we shared with you the interesting experiment by journalist Esther Honing that involved taking one photograph and having people from 27 countries Photoshop it to end up with what they considered to be their countries definition of beautiful.

Fellow journalist and friend of Honig’s Priscilla Yuki Wilson wanted to try the same thing, and see how her biracial ethnicity would affect the outcome. Read more…

10 Wedding Photos by Australia’s Best Professional Photographer

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As of this last Monday, photographer James Simmons can officially call himself Australia’s best professional photographer. A wedding photographer by trade, he’s joined distinguished ranks as this year’s Canon AIPP Australian Professional Photographer of the Year and earned himself some viral fame in the process. Read more…

These Beers Display the Pantone Color of the Brew on the Can Itself

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Spanish creative agency Txaber has taken the art of craft beer brewing to its hipster epitome by using the Pantone Color Matching System to match the packaging of the beer with the equivalent Pantone Color. Read more…

Spellbinding Macro Photos of Fish and Reptile Eyes… and an Owlet

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Photographer Suren Manvelyan is back with more of the types of images that he’s made his name capturing. Namely: intense macro photographs of the strange shapes and landscapes found in animals’ eyes.

In 2011 we shared part one, in 2013 part two, and now we get to share part three: a fishy exploration into the eyes of animals that spend much or all of their time underwater… and an owlet. Read more…

Photographer Recreates a 100-Year-Old Film Showing the Dutch City of Alkmaar

This video is a “then-and-now” comparison showing the Dutch city of Alkmaar in 1914 and in 2014. It was created by Dutch photographer Frits de Beer, Tara Rikkers and Michael de Vreugd, Alkmaar natives who wanted to see how his city had changed over the past 100 years.
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The World’s Largest Salt Flat, Where Heaven Meets Earth: Bolivia’s Salar de Uyuni

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Salar de Uyuni is a gigantic salt flat found in southwest Bolivia. Measuring over 4,000 square miles (10,000+ square km), it’s the world’s largest salt flat. The ground is especially flat and white, and is often used to calibrate instruments on satellites due to its properties.

Japanese photographer Asako Shimizu visited and captured images of this location for a project titled On Her Skin. It’s a series of 9 square photographs showing how the flat blurs the distinction between heaven and Earth.
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Catlike Creature Caught on Wildlife Camera Hitching Rides on Rhinos and Buffalo

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So you think the Lion is the king of the jungle, eh? Well, the large-spotted genet, a catlike creature found in the wilds of Africa, might have reason to dispute that after a wildlife camera caught one of the little animals using buffalo and white rhinos as its own personal Uber service. Read more…