"In aggregate, the photographs appear quite banal. In some ways that’s the terror-our own police department thought it necessary to map entire communities of people for no other reason than who they are or where they worship."
GIFs have, for most of their history, been considered a fairly lowbrow form of media. There’s nothing funnier than watching a TV graphic come out of a football player’s butt on loop. Or a model tripping again and again…and again.
But we’ve seen a growing number of institutions acknowledge their artistic merit. That list now includes The Saatchi Gallery and Google+, which not only proclaimed the medium its own genre—“motion photography”—but launched a six-category competition to recognize artists pushing the genre forward.
“Most Americans are too busy watching reality television to fully understand the reality that surrounds them.” - Eerie Photos Of Abandoned Shopping Malls Show The Changing Face Of Suburbia
"This isn’t a rock, it’s actually moss from a Chilean desert, and it’s been there for more than 2,000 years."
Since Sigmund Freud’s Victorian consulting room, with its oriental rug-draped couch, analysts have learned to use interior design as a therapeutic tool.
Despite all the hype surrounding drones (rumors that Amazon will be unleashing a drone delivery service among them), “drones are not what they seem to people who haven’t played around with them,” Slavin says. “They’re just remote controlled quadcopters.”
Dutch photographer Frans Hofmeester released the latest montage of his 14-year-old daughter, whom he’s filmed every week since birth, and it’s both delightful and heart-wrenching.
In Darkened Cities, the lights from these famous metropolises have been removed, giving you a glimpse at what a city would look like without the power of electricity.
Nice Nosing You is the rare set of photographs that can turn an ordinary dog into an abstract piece of art, just by finding a novel angle.
"People have various opinions about the government. But even if they didn’t like the government, they did like their public library." - A Visual Tour Of America’s Most Fascinating Public Libraries
This is what happens when you take pictures of all the planes that take off from Los Angeles International Airport each day and smush them together into one image.
It was a spontaneous project. “I was down at the airport a week ago with a friend of mine watching planes take off and land, and thinking it would be really cool if I could get all of the planes into one picture,” Kelley says. “Then on Sunday I woke up and it was unbelievably clear. If you’ve ever been to LA, to be able to see as far as you can is a once-in-a-year kind of thing.”
"It’s the permanency of the tattoo and the symbolism of ‘We’ll never forget,’ and to have that lasting sentiment to have created art on your own body."
Coral is actually a living creature, but the human eye rarely catches it moving. This incredibly slow-motion video lets you see the ocean life you don’t notice, before it’s destroyed by climate change.