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Two months ago, 22-year-old Christian LeBlanc was spending a semester abroad in Bangkok when one of his Instagram photos went viral. While exploring Thailand, Christian had come across an elephant sanctuary on the side of the road and decided to spend some time there. "I see a sign that for 50 cents you can feed the elephant. So my girlfriend and I go and buy a basket of bananas and we…

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French artist Samsofy started out by photographing extreme sports in urban areas, but has recently focused his camera on smaller subjects. Using geek culture as inspiration, the imaginative photographer places LEGO characters next to real scenery and life-size objects, creating a world where these figures are living people who…

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When Brooklyn photographer Marc Bushelle and his wife Janine decided to teach their daughter Lily about famous African American women, they had her dress up as the historical figures for a series of photos. The Black Heroines Project has not only taught Lily about strong and courageous women, it has also gone viral…

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Curator Merry Foresta has spent the last few years collecting one-of-a-kind snapshots of famous artists from the Smithsonian's Archives of American Art. These images feature world-renowned artists in a natural setting, where their guard is down and they are simply living in the moment. More than 100 of these candid shots are now available for the public to admire in a new photo book…

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There is nothing better than snuggling with your furry friend and thanks to a new sweatshirt by the Japanese company Unhabitat, you can now do this hands-free! The Mewgaroo is a grey hoodie that features cat ears, cat paw cuffs, and even a kangaroo-style pouch for your cat to cuddle in. The oversized pocket sports two linings…

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Using mathematical formulas and patterns, structural engineer Richie Duncan invented the Kodama Zome, which is the world's first hanging zome. A zome is a building or structure that features unusual geometric properties, combining aspects of a dome with the shapes of a polygon known as a zonohedron. Traditionally, zomes around…

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During his summer and springtime trips to Italy, Polish photographer Marcin Sobas has captured captivating aerial views of Tuscany's sheep-filled scenery. In the undulating valleys of Siena and Val d'orcia, Sobas trekked across the hills to photograph a shepherd…

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In 2010, Elora Hardy left her successful fashion career in New York and returned to her childhood home in Bali, which is where she decided to build bamboo houses for a living. Over the course of the last five years, Elora and her team at Ibuku have revolutionized bamboo construction, believing that this plant is both underused and an ideal…

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When sketching monochromatic portraits of his subjects, English artist Dylan Andrews does not use a typical technique. With a significant focus on both light and shadow, the 21-year-old student portrays emotion in his charcoal drawings without relying on obvious facial expressions. Instead, the artist manipulates the contrast of black and…

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No doubt, you're probably already familiar with the name Sarah Ann Loreth. Throughout the seven years we've been around, we've featured her strong, conceptual photography countless times calling her images everything from "hauntingly engaging" to "mystifying" and "surreal." In a new series called Behind the Lens, she's been interviewing photographers to give us a…

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