After months of receiving breathtaking landscape shots from photographers around the world, the winners of the 2015 International Landscape Photographer of the Year competition have just been announced. From 2,604 entries submitted by 481 professionals and amateurs across the globe,…

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Over three years ago, Kilo the pit bull was about to reach the end of his life at a local animal shelter. He had previously been rescued from horrible living conditions and still had the emotional scars to show for it. Volunteer Candice Miller tried hard to improve his nervous disposition, but he was still overlooked by potential adopters. After a couple of months with no forever…

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Since 2012, UK-based initiative Café Art has been connecting people affected by homelessness with the wider community through art and photography by hanging their work in cafes and helping them earn a living through art sales. In July, the organization handed out 100 Fujifilm disposable cameras to homeless people in London, gave them…

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Japanese artist Shinji Nakaba transforms elegant oyster pearls into intricately carved anatomical forms. His wearable sculptures come in many different shapes and sizes, but the jeweler's most unique pieces are carved into the shape of human and animal skulls. These newly formed pearls are turned intriguing rings, distinctive necklaces,…

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School librarian Alicia Tapia understands the crucial role that books can play in promoting a love of learning and literacy. In order to spread that positive influence, in May 2013 she started Bibliobicicleta, a donation-based pop-up library to cart around the city of San Francisco on the bike of a bicycle.

With the…

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Solomon Chau and Jenn Carter, a couple living in Toronto, were young, in love, and excited at the prospect of becoming husband and wife in a ceremony surrounded by their friends and family this summer. Chau was diagnosed with liver cancer in December 2014, but after undergoing a successful surgery to have the tumor removed, he was told by his doctor that he would…

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San Francisco-based photographer Nathan Wirth captures "slices of silence" in his beautiful, on-going series of desolate landscapes. The striking black and white images depict solitary trees on rolling hills in Marin and Sonoma counties in Northern California, where marbled-gray skies often cast ominous backdrops over the grassy…

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Who says monsters can’t have problems, just like the rest of us? Artist and designer Teo Zirinis (aka Hands Off My Dinosaur) has created a delightful, on-going series that sheds light on the hilariously distinctive dilemmas faced by fictional monsters. Aptly called Monster Issues, the charming cartoon-style…

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Many dog owners have captured the incredible transformation that occurs when a playful puppy turns into a loyal adult dog. They start out as small figures with adorable young faces and gradually become older in body, mind, and spirit. Physically, their bodies undergo a drastic change, but viewers can see that these beautiful animals retain their distinct personalities as they age. This…

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