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The City Left Behind By China's Nuclear Ambitions

The City Left Behind By China's Nuclear Ambitions

Cities Photos World

Li Yang grew up in what he thought was a boring town. It was called 404, like the error code, and sat a couple hours from the nearest city, in the sun-beaten Gobi Desert of western China. It was once part of a massive nuclear weapons base in the People’s Republic of China.

Moonless Moonlit Nights

Moonless Moonlit Nights

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Commuters are generally too tired to notice the quickly passing scenery or the complicated reflections layered up on the short, fast train ride home from Tokyo to Yokohama. But photographer Yasunori Murayama pays attention. He captures multiple stories in single exposures.

The Shifting City: Shadows Of New York

The Shifting City: Shadows Of New York

Cities Photos

You might not always notice it, but under Manhattan’s bright sunshine, among the canyons of skyscrapers, stretches a secondary city. It unfurls throughout the day, and is gone by night: the city of shadows. They’re a photographer’s dream and a renter’s nightmare.

London Underground 1970-1980 By Mike Goldwater

London Underground 1970-1980 By Mike Goldwater

Cities History Photos

The first thing that strikes anyone who regularly rides on the London Underground is how clean it looks in Mike Goldwater’s photographs. Homeward bound tourists keen to recapture the thrill of minding the gap and cooling their heels on overcrowded platforms are not offered a range of signature scents.

Old Dubai, The City That No One Sees

Old Dubai, The City That No One Sees

Cities Photos

Chilean photographer Gonzalo Palavecino lived in Dubai for a while and, once his connection with photography was restored, he decided to show the “other side” of the apparent opulence of Dubai in a publication called ‘Old Dubai’.

They Came From Outer Finland: The Town Where Everyone Saw UFOs

They Came From Outer Finland: The Town Where Everyone Saw UFOs

Photos World

Photographer Maria Lax comes from a northern Finnish town where UFO sightings were common – so she set about looking for answers. “I’m from a small town in northern Finland surrounded by a vast, sparsely populated wilderness. Most pass through the town without ever knowing it was a hotspot for UFO sightings in the 1960s.”

Medellín, Expressed In Hip Hop

Medellín, Expressed In Hip Hop

Photos World

Alongside the government-level efforts to regenerate the city, some residents took matters into their own hands and formed grassroots arts, activism, and charitable projects. Photographer Ozzie Hoppe captures the Colombian city’s growing hip-hop community.

Virginia Mori

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Virginia Mori
Young Refugees Document The Squalor, And Hope, Around Them

Young Refugees Document The Squalor, And Hope, Around Them

Photos World

More than 4,100 refugees live in Samos Reception and Identification Center in Greece, a compound built for 650, awaiting their fate. Some have been here for years, and they include people from dozens of nations across the Middle East, Central Asia and Africa. They also include some 1,200 children, many of them unaccompanied minors.

Detroit's Salt Mine: A City Beneath The City

Detroit's Salt Mine: A City Beneath The City

Cities Photos

This gigantic mine, 1,160 feet beneath the surface, spreads out under Detroit over more than 1,400 acres with 50 miles of roads. A huge sea covering the region evaporated more than 400 million years ago, forming salt deposits that were gradually buried by glacial activity.

Smartphone Society

Smartphone Society

Photos Tech

In a world where the smartphone is now ubiquitous, photographers capture daily life in which the personal device is part of the moment. Whether it is used for communication, navigation, a flashlight, a wallet, or to take photos, it’s an essential part of life for many.

Photoprovocations By Russian Sergey Chilikov

Photoprovocations By Russian Sergey Chilikov

Art Photos World

Photography wasn’t given credence as a legitimate art form and even classic Soviet photography wasn’t included in museum exhibitions. In order to get their work seen, photographers started their own clubs, exchanging work with other clubs and organizing their own exhibitions and festivals.

Work, Protest And Play On The Streets Of Hackney

Work, Protest And Play On The Streets Of Hackney

History Photos

During the 1970s and first half of the 80s photographer Neil Martinson recorded the lives of those who lived and worked in Hackney, east London. At that time, children still played in the street and on old bomb sites yet to be developed.

Post-War East Harlem Photographed By Leo Goldstein

Post-War East Harlem Photographed By Leo Goldstein

History Photos

Leo Goldstein began capturing East Harlem in 1949 after he’d joined the New York Photo League, a photo club that originated around the beginning of the Great Depression. Having remained largely unseen for the last 70 years, his photographs are now the focus of a new book, East Harlem: The Postwar Years.

Matt Rota

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Matt Rota
Lisbon's Outdoor Art Gallery – In Pictures

Lisbon's Outdoor Art Gallery – In Pictures

Art Photos World

Street art has transformed Quinta do Mocho, an area once plagued by crime and unemployment. In 2014, local officials decided to improve the district’s image, and invited Portuguese and foreign artists to paint murals for what they now call ‘the biggest open-air art gallery in Europe’.

James Perolls’ Tale Of Sisterhood

James Perolls’ Tale Of Sisterhood

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The photographer’s collaboration with illustrator Tallulah Fontaine and stylist Yeon You is a fictional story about two sisters in late-80s California, and the love, tension and grief that they share.

100 Years Ago In Photos: A Look Back At 1919

100 Years Ago In Photos: A Look Back At 1919

History Photos

A century ago, the Treaty of Versailles was signed, as much of the world was still recovering from the devastation of World War I. Rebuilding was just beginning, refugees were returning home, orphans were being cared for, and a global influenza outbreak was being battled.

Ukrainian Railroad Ladies

Ukrainian Railroad Ladies

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Ukrainian Railroad Ladies is a series of portraits of women who work as traffic controllers and safety officers at railroad crossings in Ukraine. The women spend their long shifts in the little houses built specifically for them along the tracks.

World Underwater, Exploring The Future Of The Earth

World Underwater, Exploring The Future Of The Earth

Nature Photos

Inspired by a trip to Venice, Italy, the series World Underwater explores the future of Earth. It imagines our world absolutely overwhelmed by global floods and rising waters. Images by American photographer and 3D artist Hayden Clay.

Artists Create Incredible Model Sets To Imagine A Bleak Future Without Humans

Artists Create Incredible Model Sets To Imagine A Bleak Future Without Humans

Art Photos

In their haunting upcoming show, The City and Other Stories, US artists Lori Nix and Kathleen Gerber imagine what the world might look like when we’re all gone. But these photographs aren’t images of real places; they’re model sets that they’ve built collaboratively at their studios in Brooklyn and Cincinnati.

Joseph Ford

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Joseph Ford
A Space Shuttle On The Streets Of Los Angeles

A Space Shuttle On The Streets Of Los Angeles

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In October 2012, the space shuttle Endeavour is on its last mission, a 12-mile creep through Los Angeles city streets on a 160-wheeled carrier. It was passing through neighborhoods and strip malls, headed toward its final destination, the California Science Center in South Los Angeles.

A Rare Look At The Photography Of Andy Warhol

A Rare Look At The Photography Of Andy Warhol

Art Photos

While photography was central to Warhol’s artistic practice for 30 years, often as source material for his famous screen prints, his purely photographic works — in particular, his stitched gelatin prints of a single image printed multiple times and sewn together — only saw the light of day once while he was alive.

A Tribute To North Korea’s Air Koryo By Arthur Mebius

A Tribute To North Korea’s Air Koryo By Arthur Mebius

Photos World

Intrigued by the dedication of an airline crew who only fly to two destinations, photographer Arthur Mebius documents the experience of flying with North Korea’s Air Koryo. The photo series ‘Dear Sky’ offers an insight to Air Koryo’s aircraft and crew, from the perspective of Mebius as a passenger.

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