Photography

June 17, 2024

Captivating Iris Photography Captures the Unique Galaxies Within Each of Our Eyes

We see the world through our eyes, but it turns out there's a whole world to see within our eyes. Photographers like Mitchell Zeer, founder of Iris Photo, are placing the spotlight on our mesmerizing orbs. Through macro photography, high-resolution images of our irises (the colored circle around our pupils) are transformed into otherworldly deserts and galaxies. Irises are unique for each person, just like our fingerprints.

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June 7, 2024

Young Cancer Survivors Reunite for Poignant Portrait 10 Years After Their First Remission Photo

Ten years ago, three girls posed for a beautiful portrait that wound up making the rounds online and gaining a lot of praise and support for the brave girls. Six-year-old Rheann Franklin, 4-year-old Ainsley Peters, and 3-year-old were battling cancer at the time, but embraced each other to send a message: “Sometimes strength comes in knowing you're not alone.

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June 4, 2024

Powerful Portraits of Ukrainian Refugees Posing in Front of Their Destroyed Homeland

Since Russia invaded Ukraine in February 2022, over 6.5 million Ukrainians have been driven from their homes to neighboring countries. A new series of powerful images shines a light on the ongoing struggle as these refugees rebuild new lives across Europe. For Inversion, photographer Danila Tkachenko enlists the help of photojournalists covering the war in Ukraine.

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May 29, 2024

Kaleidoscopic Underwater Photos Capture the Hypnotic Beauty of Coral Reefs

The June issue of National Geographic spotlights Georgette Apol Douwma's psychedelic underwater imagery. A scuba diver until she was 79, Douwma remixes her underwater photos of coral into kaleidoscopic masterpieces. The NatGeo story highlights the artistry of these pieces, which allow the colors of coral reefs to pop. Coral first captured Douwma's imagination when she visited the Great Barrier Reef in the 1970s.

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