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Sunday, February 17th, 2013 by Christian, No Comments
If your house was burning, what would you take with you?
Curt Cobain’s daughter Frances photographed by Hedi Slimane.
The seemingly innocent copse of Robinia, a patch of waste landscape colonised by nature right in the heart of Berlin, has born the brunt of history and been neglected by it in turn. Between 1933 and 1945, it was the heart of the Third Reich and home to the headquarters of the Gestapo and SS. After the war, the area was erradicated and gradually turned into a piece of abandoned wasteland, and from 1961 the Berlin Wall ran along the northern edge of the then levelled terrain. In 1987, the site was landscaped and opened to the public.
Reuters photographer Lucas Jackson was invited to the 2011 Applied Physics Laboratory Ice Station, a temporary camp built out of plywood on Arctic sea ice. Far north of Prudhoe Bay, Alaska, the camp housed a couple dozen members of the British, Canadian, and U.S. navies and employees of the Applied Physics Laboratory.
Jackson spent two days at the camp, watching its residents conduct tests on underwater and under-ice communications and sonar technologies.
By Mark Tipple.
When Jonathan Harris turned 30, he began a simple ritual of taking one photo a day and posting it to his website before going to sleep, along with a short story. This is a short film about Jonathan’s project “Today”, made a few weeks after he stopped it after 440 days, by his friend, Scott Thrift. Via
These are Frank Hurley’s famous early colour photographs of the ill-fated Endurance voyage, as part of the British Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition, 1914-1917. Hurley was the official photographer on the expedition.
Early in 1915, their ship Endurance became trapped in the Antarctic ice. Hurley managed to salvage the photographic plates by diving into ice-water inside the sinking ship in October 1915.
Jodi Bieber from South Africa took this photograph of Bibi Aisha, an 18-year-old woman from Oruzgan province in Afghanistan who fled back to her family home from her husband’s house, complaining of violent treatment. The Taliban arrived one night, demanding Bibi be handed over to face justice. Bibi’s brother-in-law held her down and her husband sliced off her ears and then cut off her nose. Bibi was abandoned, but later rescued by aid workers. After time in a women’s refuge in Kabul, she was taken to America, where she received counseling and reconstructive surgery. She now lives in the United States.
A New York Times’ photoset celebrating the 106th anniversary of the New York City Subway spanning all the way back to 1916.