December 7, 2020

Rare Octopus With Transparent Head Caught by Blackwater Photographer [Interview]

The depths of the ocean are a powerful draw for researchers, experienced divers, and photographers alike. The vast bodies of water which cover over 70 percent of the planet’s surface are still being explored and documented. Lured by mystery, blackwater photographers dive at night into icy, pitch-dark depths. Taipei-based photographer Wu Yung-sen has been deep sea diving and photographing marine life for four years.

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November 10, 2020

Lebanese Artist Creates Powerful Sculpture From the Ashes of Beirut Port Explosion [Interview]

In August 2020, an enormous explosion at Beirut's port rocked the city. Causing over 200 deaths and 6,500 injuries, the incident occurred after nearly a year of protests calling for an end to sectarian rule in Lebanon. Artist Hayat Nazer, who is highly involved in the Revolution, used rubble from the explosion to fashion a powerful sculpture that speaks to the pain of the nation.

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October 27, 2020

Grandparents Living in Chinatowns Are Now Unexpected Fashion Icons [Interview]

Senior citizens seem like unlikely sources of statement-making style; but as Andria Lo and Valerie Luu show in their book Chinatown Pretty, grandparents—specifically those in Chinatowns across North America—are unintentional fashion icons. Also known as “poh pohs” and “gung gungs” (grandmas and grandpas, respectively), the authors share portraits of the impeccably dressed city dwellers in San Francisco, Chicago, Vancouver, and beyond. The folks featured in Chinatown Pretty aren’t afraid to buck fashion conventions.

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