Close-ups of plain foods (p.e. bread), from the series Au centre de la terre by artist Nadege Meriau.
A group of scarabs photographed by Edwin L. Wisherd, for National Geographic, July 1929
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picture by Lidija Kljakic
The largest crystals in the world at Cueva de los Cristales aka Cave of Crystals, one of the most extreme places on the planet discovered in 2000 by two brothers drilling for silver at Naica Mine, in Chihuahuan Desert. Mexico.
Air Temperature of 50C(122F) + Relative Humidity of over 90% = Humidex Value of 105C (228F)
The giant crystals of the main chamber are made mainly of Gypsum and under extremely rare conditions were allowed to grow unimpeded
ΑΚΟΛΟΥΘΙ aka The attendants, ongoing study on prostitution and trafficking by Greek photographer Myrto Papadopoulos.
” The reason, which made me launch this study, was the immediate increase of porn films in Greece in 2009 at the beginning of the financial crisis.. Many people are involved in the sex industry, some by choice but others by force. Greece continues to be on the primary gateways for illegal immigrants to enter the European Union and is described as a key entry point for people smuggling networks. One report suggests up to 90% of victims trafficked into the European member states will end up in the sex industry..According to the Hellenic Center for Disease Control and Prevention, the rate of Aids in Greece has gone up 60 percent since 2010..”
PLZ find more and support artist’s project on Emphas.is
Previously: Tokyo hotel by Nathalie Daoust
Spring festivals in the Pyrenees feature local men playing the role of bears awakening from hibernation
Every five years the men of Telfs collect lichen to create Wilder Mann, or Wild Man, costumes for the town’s Carnival festival. Tradition dictates that they nibble on a piece of this lichen before the festivities.
Macidulas on New Year’s Day
Strohmann at Carnival
On New Year’s Day men cover themselves with goatskins to impersonate the Kukeri, who both embody and chase away evil spirits. In the past they’d brush against women to bestow fertility.
Juantramposo, a mischief-maker, appears on Mardi Gras in Alsasua. The festival ends with all the participants taking part in a celebratory dance.
Portraits of men in traditional ritual costumes for festivals that occur across Europe from the beginning of December until Easter by photographer Charles Fréger
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Images from the photographic project Private Moon by Russian physician / artist Leonid Tishkov
Two women from the Himba tribe shopping at a supermarket in Swakopmund, Namibia, image by London based creative director Toufic Beyhum.
I’m desperate from the project: Signs that say what you want them to say and not signs that someone else wants you to say (1992-93), by British photographer / video artist Gillian Wearing. Standing in a busy area of South London, Wearing stopped passers-by and asked them to write down what was on their mind. With their permission, she then photographed them holding their statement.
In a 1996 interview Wearing described how ‘People are still surprised that someone in a suit could actually admit to anything, especially in the early 1990s, just after the crash… I think he was actually shocked by what he had written, which suggests it must have been true. Then he got a bit angry, handed back the piece of paper, and stormed off.’ (Unpublished interview with Marcus Spinelli, South Bank Centre 1997) via Tate