Photography

November 15, 2018

Interview: Photojournalist Captures the Heartbreaking Reality of Child Labor

Bangladeshi photojournalist GMB Akash is a trailblazing photographer whose socially conscious work brings to light what many choose to ignore. His work has been featured in over 100 international publications, from National Geographic to Newsweek and he’s spent over 20 years establishing a reputation as one of the top professional photographers in his country. Focusing his work on social issues, he gives a voice to refugees, sex workers, child laborers, and other oft-ignored groups through his photography.

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November 12, 2018

50 Intimate Portraits of Famous Artists and Their Pet Cats

When considering the “artistic type,” many could be described as non-conformist, impulsive, or even introverted. It’s no surprise then that the typically aloof domestic cat makes the perfect pet for creative individuals. In fact, cats have inspired artists for centuries, serving as constant companions in artists’ studios. New to the My Modern Met store, Alison Nastasi’s book, Artists and Their Cats, features over 50 legendary creatives and the stories behind their feline friendships.

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November 9, 2018

History Comes to Life Through Beautiful Colorized Photographs

Bringing a bit of color to history, The Paper Time Machine is an incredible collaboration between Wolfgang Wild (the creator and curator of Retronaut) and Jordan Lloyd of Dynamichrome. In this book, over 100 photographs have been painstakingly researched and restored in a manner that brings history to life. From iconic photos like Dorothea Lange’s Migrant Mother and Lewis Hine‘s Powerhouse Mechanic to glimpses of famous monuments under construction, the vibrant detail highlighted in each image is incredible.

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November 8, 2018

Photographer Uses Forced Perspective to Transform Ordinary Beaches Into a Land of Giants

Photographer Moises Levy transforms otherwise ordinary beach scenes into fantastical landscapes inhabited by giants. Using forced perspective, he arranges his camera at a low vantage point—essentially placing us at the same level as the surface. The resulting images feature backlit figures that appear larger than life; we are, in turn, no taller than a few grains of sand. They tower over us as they play games, ride horses, and enjoy the beach day.

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