This excellent essay examines the tensions between aging and youth, mothers and daughters, beauty and strangeness. The photographer captures her mother, a former model, well past the point of her professional career but still in the full bloom of personality. The work offers a heartwarming exclamation to continue to seek for a second look.
There's something truly compelling about Swarat Ghosh's depictions of street life in India. He considers himself an amateur photographer, but it's clear from his instinct, patience, and timing that he possesses an unmistakable raw, natural talent. His quirky, layered images seem to reveal themselves the longer the viewer holds their gaze, and alternate between odd juxtapositions and the offbeat positioning of limbs. Their grainy, black and white quality only lends to their enchantment. Many of the images, like the third in the series of the child on the ground, are reminiscent of one of the greats (and my favorites): South Africa–based photographer Roger Ballen. If this is the beginning of Mr. Ghosh’s photographic career, he’s already in great company.
Before the Beatles notoriously abandoned touring in the mid-’60s, the Fab Four made a quick three-day run of concerts in Japan during the week of June 29, 1966. These pictures candidly document this journey by four mop-headed lads from Liverpool, miles away from home on the adventure of a lifetime. For me, the most interesting images here are the somewhat blurry pictures taken in their hotel suites, which seem to dissolve any bit of their stardom and ego.
In the 15th year of the war on terror and in a country that has been in conflict for close to two generations, it is difficult to pinpoint anything as a definitive “after” point. Nonetheless, this makes the work of Father Georges and Alessio Mamo all the more impressive, the former for seeking out to document every house in Qaraqosh that was affected by the fighting with ISIS and the latter for documenting the process. The images form an important record for where "after" can start.
Here’s an in-depth look into the lives of people in Antarctica. It may be the most thrilling gig — and one that several can only dream of — but it’s actually serious work. This Huffington Post feature demonstrates just how important their jobs are in informing us about the impact the Antarctic region has in the planet’s future. And it’s chilling how much change they’re seeing with their very eyes.
—Anna Mendoza, photo editor, BuzzFeed Australia
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