These days, everybody has a headshot. If you don’t know what you’re doing with your eyes, your mouth, or your jaw to make sure that yours look their best, portrait photographer Peter Hurley is here to instruct you.
In the book Our Beautiful, Fragile World, photojournalist Peter Essick takes us on a tour of the world’s altered landscapes, from an eroded hillside in Joshua Tree National Park to an oil sands mining operation in Alberta, Canada’s boreal forest. “Our natural world is constantly changing,” writes Essick. “What is different among landscapes is the rate and degree of change. After viewing the images, it’s impossible not to wonder: how can we do better?”
Photographer Jimmy Nelson documents the world’s disappearing cultures in his book, Before They Pass Away.
E.B. Boyd, embedded reporter in Afghanistan, profiles the leadership transition from the Marines to the Afghan National Army, and the effort and innovation behind it.
Co.Exist spoke to Brandon Stanton, the photographer behind Humans of New York, about how he went from dropout to bestseller by doing what he loves.
These haunting ghostlike images are made using images of cross-sections of a human body. The twist is that the body belongs to Joseph Paul Jernigan, a convicted murderer executed on August 5, 1993.
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The story behind the minerals in your gadgets: you’re not going to feel great about your phone, but photographer Marcus Bleasdale’s Price of Precious also captures the positive change happening to the industry.
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Pregnant couples sleep differently. Not only is a woman instructed not to sleep on her back, she’s forced to negotiate aching, snoring, indigestion, gratuitous breasts, and a giant belly. And as a man in bed, you’re constantly aware of that belly—so you don’t fight for covers as much, and you’re always careful when you flip. You sleep so much worse and more clumsily, but also so much more tenderly than ever before.
Here is a peek into examples of ethical factory labor.
Behold the essence of today’s comedic giants, in photograph Matt Hoyle’s Comic Genius which features Steve Martin, Tina Fey, Carol Burnett, David Cross, and Mel Brooks, and many more.