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January 22, 2014
Ukrainian authorities have confirmed that three people were killed during clashes between protesters and police forces today, including two people who died as a result of bullet wounds. They’re the first  confirmed fatalities since protests began roughly two months ago, after Ukrainian leaders shirked an opportunity to join the European Union in favor of a bailout from (and closer relations with) the Russian government. To make matters worse, another meeting between President Yanukovych and opposition leaders yielded zero results on Wednesday, leading opposition leaders to say they’d “go on the attack” if progress wasn’t made soon. (Photo courtesy of VK.com, via Gawker)

Ukrainian authorities have confirmed that three people were killed during clashes between protesters and police forces today, including two people who died as a result of bullet wounds. They’re the first  confirmed fatalities since protests began roughly two months ago, after Ukrainian leaders shirked an opportunity to join the European Union in favor of a bailout from (and closer relations with) the Russian government. To make matters worse, another meeting between President Yanukovych and opposition leaders yielded zero results on Wednesday, leading opposition leaders to say they’d “go on the attack” if progress wasn’t made soon. (Photo courtesy of VK.com, via Gawker)

17:18 // 7 months ago
December 17, 2013

The Washington Post has published a collection of what they believe to be the most eye-catching photographs captured during 2013. We’ve posted a couple of our favorites above, from a collection that includes 86 photos in all, and you can find the full set here.

19:45 // 9 months ago
November 25, 2013
sasquatchmedia:

"Girl, you so big!"
— Obama reacting to Mount Rainier (h/t Bettina Hansen of The Seattle Times)

The President too likes sunsets!

sasquatchmedia:

"Girl, you so big!"

— Obama reacting to Mount Rainier (h/t Bettina Hansen of The Seattle Times)

The President too likes sunsets!

15:35 // 9 months ago
November 22, 2013

These are real snowflakes, photographed by Alexey Kljatov with a macro lens. Truly beautiful stuff in this collection. As a bonus, he’s posted high-res versions too, and they’re all free to download. source

15:16 // 9 months ago
November 9, 2013

bobbycaputo:

Colorized Vintage Photos Make the Past Look Like Today

While black and white photography is an excellent tool for bringing out form and shade in images, it fails miserably at one aspect: reality. For the years before the 1960s – before color photography went solidly mainstream – we are left with imagery that often fails to look like it really happened. Thanks to modern digital colorization tools however, artists like Sanna DullawayDana Keller and Jordan Lloyd are updating the past, adding back in the missing element of color and giving us a window into history that’s more real than ever before.

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Amazing.

11:06 // 10 months ago
November 3, 2013
breakingnews:

Partial solar eclipse lights up the sky 
USA Today: A rare solar eclipse was seen by millions at sunrise on Sunday morning.
The display was seen on across the east coast of the United States as far west as eastern Ohio, and as far south as Florida.
A total eclipse of the sun was visible to those in central Africa.
Photo: Solar eclipse sighted from Garden City, NY (Michael Diolosa)

Look at this gem!

breakingnews:

Partial solar eclipse lights up the sky 

USA Today: A rare solar eclipse was seen by millions at sunrise on Sunday morning.

The display was seen on across the east coast of the United States as far west as eastern Ohio, and as far south as Florida.

A total eclipse of the sun was visible to those in central Africa.

Photo: Solar eclipse sighted from Garden City, NY (Michael Diolosa)

Look at this gem!

11:21 // 10 months ago
October 3, 2013
reuters:

Shortly after the mandatory evacuation was announced on television, Fumio Okubo put on his best clothes and his daughter-in-law served up his favorite dinner. By morning, the 102-year-old was dead. He had hanged himself before dawn.
A rope knitted from plastic bags is certainly not a tanto knife. Nor was his death a dramatic one, with the public in attendance and blood all around but what an old farmer did that morning recalls the act of a samurai in ancient times – to die with honor. Okubo, who was born and lived his entire life between Iitate’s rice fields and cedar trees, wanted to die in his beautiful village, here and nowhere else.
For most people on Japan’s eastern coast – at least for those survivors who lost nobody and nothing – the true horror of the powerful earthquake and tsunami it triggered was over quickly. But for many unfortunate souls in otherwise prosperous Fukushima prefecture, March 11, 2011 was just the start of what for me is one of the most heart-rending stories I have ever covered outside the misery of the developing world.

Reuters photographer Damir Sagolj has posted a series of photos and observations from his recent time in Japan, speaking with former residents from Fukushima prefecture and the surrounding areas, to see what life is like for those forced to evacuate in the wake of the 2011 tsunami and nuclear meltdown.

reuters:

Shortly after the mandatory evacuation was announced on television, Fumio Okubo put on his best clothes and his daughter-in-law served up his favorite dinner. By morning, the 102-year-old was dead. He had hanged himself before dawn.

A rope knitted from plastic bags is certainly not a tanto knife. Nor was his death a dramatic one, with the public in attendance and blood all around but what an old farmer did that morning recalls the act of a samurai in ancient times – to die with honor. Okubo, who was born and lived his entire life between Iitate’s rice fields and cedar trees, wanted to die in his beautiful village, here and nowhere else.

For most people on Japan’s eastern coast – at least for those survivors who lost nobody and nothing – the true horror of the powerful earthquake and tsunami it triggered was over quickly. But for many unfortunate souls in otherwise prosperous Fukushima prefecture, March 11, 2011 was just the start of what for me is one of the most heart-rending stories I have ever covered outside the misery of the developing world.

Reuters photographer Damir Sagolj has posted a series of photos and observations from his recent time in Japan, speaking with former residents from Fukushima prefecture and the surrounding areas, to see what life is like for those forced to evacuate in the wake of the 2011 tsunami and nuclear meltdown.

19:52 // 11 months ago
September 16, 2013

bobbycaputo:

Australian Designer Luke Duggan has created this stunning series of photo-manipulations entitled “Uneven Playing Fields”

Try playing on those fields. I’d like to see it happen. 

10:37 // 1 year ago
August 28, 2013
Boston Magazine published dozens of new photos from the final hours of the hunt for accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, including the moments shortly before and after he was taken into custody and sent to a Boston-area hospital for treatment. (The photos were shot by former Sgt. Sean Murphy, who lost his job after releasing some photos to the magazine back in July, in retaliation for the Rolling Stone issue featuring Tsarnaev on the cover.) Head over to the official Boston Magazine site for dozens of additional images.

Boston Magazine published dozens of new photos from the final hours of the hunt for accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, including the moments shortly before and after he was taken into custody and sent to a Boston-area hospital for treatment. (The photos were shot by former Sgt. Sean Murphy, who lost his job after releasing some photos to the magazine back in July, in retaliation for the Rolling Stone issue featuring Tsarnaev on the cover.) Head over to the official Boston Magazine site for dozens of additional images.

17:52 // 1 year ago
July 10, 2013

bobbycaputo:

anythingphotography:

These Are the First Combat Zone Tintype Photos Created Since the Civil War

Ed Drew is an artist who’s studying at the San Francisco Art Institute, pursuing a BFA in sculpture with a minor in photography. He’s also a defensive heavy weapons and tactics specialist for the California Air National Guard.

When Drew was deployed to Helmand Province, Afghanistan this past April as a helicopter aerial gunner, he decided to bring his passion for photography with him. What resulted were the first tintype photos to be created in a combat zone since the Civil War.

The Brooklyn-born photographer tells us that his motivation for the project was to stay sharp and not get rusty while he was away from home. “I was really interested in making art while I was in Afghanistan so I wouldn’t lose my momentum in my absence from art school,” he says.

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In case you missed my post earlier. this is so fucking awesome.

Amazing stuff.

21:18 // 1 year ago