What Beauty Means Around The World, And More Of The Best Photography Of The Week

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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:

Borderline Surreal Images Celebrate Waning Summer Days On Greek Beaches

In Kamarotos's "Breath of Salt" series, mundane beach scenes turn borderline surreal. His quirky eye patiently observes until the right image materializes. With the summer days waning, the languid postures in his work feel relatable. The calm and relaxing rhythm that beachgoers get lulled into during the late afternoon sun makes them seem unaware that they are even being photographed.

See the photos at The Washington Post

After The Fall: Documenting The End Of The Caliphate

In September 2017, Ivor Prickett met Nadhira Aziz, sat in a plastic chair 15 feet from where an excavator was digging through the ruins of her home in Mosul, Iraq. "At times, she was engulfed in dust as the driver dumped mounds of stone and parts of her house beside her," Prickett writes in his remarkable new book, End of the Caliphate, published by Steidl. "But she refused to move." He stayed there with her, until eventually they found the remains of two women – Mrs Aziz's sister and niece, who had been killed by an airstrike that hit the home in June, three months prior.

See the photos at British Journal of Photography

What Is Beauty? Mihaela Norok Traveled Around The World To Answer The Perennial Question

Romanian photographer Mihaela Norok embarked on a journey throughout the globe to create The Atlas of Beauty, an ambitious project that seeks out to prove that beauty is everywhere around us and comes in all shapes, colors, and sizes.

See the photos at Feature Shoot

The Grind Of Life On The Road

A couple of years ago, Mason realised that the amount of downtime involved in inter- national skate trips actually kinda sucked. As a way to kill time, he began toying with a Nikon camera that the photographer Brian Gaberman gifted him, capturing candid moments that illustrate what a travelling life actually looks like. The interminable pauses. The empty spaces. The cuts and grazes. The countless little ways that exhaustion manifests itself.

See the photos at Huck Magazine

Surreal Portraits Of A Slowly Fading American Dream

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"These are portraits of forgotten spaces and the sometimes lone people who inhabit them."

See the photos at BuzzFeed

A Rediscovered Archive From California In The Seventies

Though Jang had worked locally as a successful professional photographer, he had all but forgotten about the work he had done in the seventies, when he was an art student who snuck into lavish parties, went to punk shows, and wandered the streets. 

See the photos at The New Yorker
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The Strange Collections Behind Belgian Windows, And More Best Photography Of The Week

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​​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:

The Strange Things Behind Belgian Windows

Photographer Jean-Luc Feixa roamed the streets and avenues of Belgium for months, with his camera at hand, curious about the hidden spots and the unique colours of his new hometown. 

[See the photos at Design Your Trust]

Photographer Captures ISS Transiting The Sun During First Solar Photoshoot

Photographer Mack Murdoc is always up for a challenge. And he certainly gave himself one when he decided to capture the International Space Station moving across the Sun. Though the ISS transits the Sun quite often—the space station orbits the Earth every 90 minutes—getting good images of it takes a lot of research and skill.

[See the photos at My Modern Met]

The Flimsy Veneer Of Gigantic Advertisements

Next time your eyes are drawn to a billboard or a commercial facade, try to notice what it's obscuring.

[See the photos at Wired]

A Visual Dispatch From One Of The World's Most Remote Islands

The six-by-six-mile volcanic island of Tristan da Cunha (the main island of an archipelago bearing the same name) sits in the remote waters of the South Atlantic, roughly equidistant from South Africa and Brazil, and about 1,500 miles from its nearest neighbor, the island of St. Helena. Lacking an airport, Tristan, part of a British Overseas Territory, can only be reached by ship — a journey that lasts about a week.

[See the photos at The New York Times]

A Summer In Sicily That Shows 'The Other Side Of The Postcard'

Shot exclusively on iPhone, Leandro's portrait of his home in Sicily is an up close and personal documentation through the eyes of a local.

[See the photos at It's Nice That]

The Cities That Went Silent Before Lockdown

When Mat Hennek shot some of the world's great cities - from Paris to Shanghai - without any people, he had no idea that empty streets would soon become the new normal

[See the photos at The Guardian]

Teenage Runaways In The Wild, And More Of The Best Photography Of The Week

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​​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:

'An Army Of Teenage Runaways': American Girls In The Wild

Justine Kurland's iconic five-year journey across the US captured young girls roaming fearless and free

[See the photos at The Guardian]

Hope In Hydrangeas

"The Colombian flower sector was perhaps the first sector in Colombia that was affected by the coronavirus crisis," says Augusto Solano, executive president of Asocolflores. As soon as the virus appeared in China, and progressed across Europe, country after country began to cancel orders.

[See the photos at The Washington Post]

Looking For America

Good Morning, America is a compelling, unflinching yet meditative examination of the country, far beyond the image it projects to the world. Growing up in a relatively monochrome Britain, Power has set out to see if he can find the technicolour America promised in his youth via television, films, music and advertising. What he finds, and how he finds it, is much more complex, troubling and revealing than he expected.

[See the photos at Magnum Photos]

Eerie Photos Of Locked-Down London

"Generally people are trying to stay positive and it shows on the streets, people smile and say hello a lot more now. Perhaps that's just a way of acknowledging that we're respecting one another's space, but it definitely feels like there is more of a community spirit - that people are escaping their blinkered nine-to-five existences and becoming more aware of the world and the people around them." 

[See the photos at Huck Magazine]

The Witticisms Of Still Lifes

In response to lockdown as a result of the COVID-19 emergency, New York based photographer Sharon Radisch has created a series of nifty still lifes using found objects around her home and neighborhood to keep her artistic temperament active.

[See the photos at iGNANT]

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