Every week, we curate the best new photography and photojournalism on the web, so you can spend your weekend kicking back and enjoying some beautiful pictures. Here are this week’s picks:
Often referred to as Africa’s largest slum, Kibera is home to up to a million people living side by side in ramshackle homes. Poverty, crime and hardship have long defined its visual narrative. Mr. Otieno, who had grown up in Kibera, saw beyond those stark realities.
[See the photos at The New York Times]
Now that weed is legal in Canada, a lot of couples want it to be a part of their big day.
[See the photos at Vice]
For years, photographer Bill Bamberger traveled all over the US and to a dozen other countries in search of one thing: basketball hoops.
[See the photos at CityLab]
Brightly colored wallpaper peeling off the walls, dilapidated houses now inundated in rolling banks of sand … this is Kolmanskop, a ghost town in southern Africa’s Namib Desert, in the middle of a region known as “the forbidden zone.”
[See the photos at National Geographic]
“The Brokpas live a fairly disconnected life and some even thought that I—an American—was from India because that’s as foreign as they could wrap their minds around,” Studer tells My Modern Met. “It was so surreal and inspiring to be living with and photographing the Brokpa’s unique way of life. Many of the men wear these incredible yak hide jackets and carry machetes on their belts.”
[See the photos at My Modern Met]
Photographer Eloisa Lopez documented commuters through the gridlocked streets of the Philippines metropolis – some of them travelling three hours each way to and from work
[See the photos at The Guardian]