The Places We Live: A Narrated Slideshow of Slums Around the World.

Started in 2005 by Jonas Bendiksen, “The Places We Live” is a project about urban poverty and slums. The purpose is document how families live in the poorest conditions around the world. Taking 3 years to complete, Jonas visited dozens of families in four slums around the world. The project consists of first hand narratives of families that live in the slums along with panoramic pictures of their living conditions. It’s an amazing project that will both astound and humble you as well as put things into perspective. The Places We Live

December 2, 2016

Sexy French Farmers Pose for Shirtless 2017 Calendar

Last year, the holiday season was set ablaze by France’s Pompiers Sans Frontières (Firefighters Without Borders) and their sizzling, stripped-down calendar. Shot for a good cause by renowned Paris-based fashion photographer Fred Goudon, the risqué calendar proved to be a popular Christmas gift—both in France and abroad. In keeping with tradition, Goudon has photographed a new crop of au naturel pin-up models for his 2018 edition: French farmers.

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December 1, 2016

Meticulous Landscape Paintings Beautifully Represent Intangible Emotional States

Artist Crystal Liu intimately ties her emotional states to beautiful abstract paintings. In large-scale works, she constructs landscapes that are metaphors for the intangible forces that drive us. Visually, elements of the Earth and sky are the actors for the feelings we cannot easily imagine. Together, the sun, mountains, and more depict “narratives of conflict, entrapment, longing, and precarious hope.” These symbols allow Liu to seem removed, yet make the pieces deeply personal.

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