Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, though it may look and taste different depending on where you're from. While in America it is not out of the ordinary to have a stack of flapjacks and bacon as a morning meal, it is wildly different from Thailand's customary fish, pork, and rice dish.
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While on assignment in North Korea, Associated Press Chief Photographer for Asia David Guttenfelder had the opportunity to snap shots on his iPhone and iPod Touch and share them through Instagram. This would be a first for anyone to directly post their geotagged photos to the app from the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK).
The photographer explains:…Continue
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Most people rarely ever think about the laborers who put hours of work into making items that are so readily found in bulk, but photographer Michael Wolf offers some insight into the reality of where toys are made in his series titled The Real Toy Story. The project gives a whole new perspective to those dolls and action figures consumers purchase at any given store by…Continue
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Brooklyn-based Canadian photographer Joey L. invites us into his spiritually rich travels to India through his photo series titled Holy Men. As a photographer who is personally driven to document "endangered cultures and traditions" that offer a deeper understanding of the lives and practices of his subjects, the photographer's series manages to present insightful portraits of the…Continue
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World traveling photographer Steve McCurry, who is probably best known for his Afghan Girl photo, shares a stunning set of images offering some insight on the commuting lifestyle of the people in India. The series, simply titled Trains, presents the life of Indian commuters and travelers, many of whom…
Can you imagine living over 100 feet up in the trees? A people known as the Korowai tribe don't need to stretch their imagination at all because their lives have always been spent living in tree houses that soar high above. On the island of New Guinea in the southeastern part of Papua, the isolated tribe is the only group of people in the world that have established their primary…Continue
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As we know here on My Modern Met, there is an abundance of art available and ready to be experienced, all across the globe. It's absolutely fascinating to discover the thought-provoking and inspiring works of diligent artists through the wonders of the internet, but sometimes you need to go out and experience creative works in person. What better venues are…
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The Wakhan corridor located in the northeastern corner of Afghanistan, is a less-traveled region by foreigners. French photographers Fabrice Nadjari and Cedric Houin (aka Varial) decided to journey off to the remote district because of their growing fascination with the country, further heightened by…
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Smithsonian Magazine recently unveiled its top finalists for its 9th Annual Photo Contest. The competition drew in hundreds of thousands of submissions and has dwindled down the list to a top 50 across five categories: Altered Images, Americana, The Natural World, People, and Travel. Each of the five sets feature ten breathtaking images from around the world, with the…
Photographer Vanessa Winship has spent the last decade traveling between Turkey, Georgia, Bulgaria, and the Balkan Peninsula, capturing culturally distinct images. Each of these areas offer a sampling of their traditional customs, as well as their modern adaptations. Through a series of photographs documenting cultural events, exhibiting everyday life, and presenting simple…Continue
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In this day and age, it's refreshing to see a positive perspective on a script that has the ability to cause unease in America. Political street artist Peter Fuss' billboard pieces entitled This Means Peace were first placed at a railway station in Gdansk, Poland in January 2008. His works are immortalized on his website and are just as powerful, nearly four years later.
Though the Iraq War has officially ended, the War on Terror trudges on in the Middle East. The toll that any war takes on troops overseas is truly only known by the brave men who put their lives on the line. In an effort to try to document the impact serving in Afghanistan has on a person,…Continue
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The amount of strenuous training and physical exhaustion some athletes endure is remarkable. Photographer Tomasz Gudzowaty captures the rigorous practices of lesser documented, non-commercial sports like Shaolin Kung Fu, yoga, acrobatics, gymnastics, synchronized swimming, and free-running. One common theme amongst the varied activities is…Continue
Photographer Hiroshi Watanabe's series entitled Suo Sarumawashi is populated with portraits of many present-day Japanese macaque monkeys festively adorned in costumes. Today, many people dress up their pets for their own amusement, because a tiny pup parading about in human clothing…
How often do you allow a stranger to take your picture? Photographer Adde Adesokan approaches unknown people on the street and asks to photograph them. In fact, the Germany-based photographer has started a passion project called Triptychs of Strangers that also requires him to…Continue
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As each year winds down, we tend to take a look back at the events that have taken place in our lives, feeling nostalgic and hoping for an even better year to follow. We reminisce about our personal lives. In a similar fashion, though on a grander scale, Reuters takes a look back at the historical events and breaking news their photographers have captured within the last year. They've compiled a "best of" list consisting of one hundred photographs taken in 2011.
Each image has an…Continue
A beautifully calm and vast pink landscape carries an equally large history. Though it appears to be a land of fairy tales, it is, in fact, the tormented territory of the Congo. Photographer Richard Mosse ventured to the eastern parts of the African country with a new artistic perspective on the jungle war zone in his series entitled Infra. Mosse employed a discontinued…
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Artist Lise Bjorne Linnert has catapulted this ongoing social project involving 3,700 people in over 25 countries. As of June 2011, more than 5,500 hand-embroidered labels have been displayed to represent women who have fallen victim to extreme violence. The generally pink panel is adorned with countless white labels displaying the names of these women who met…Continue
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How often do we see exquisite imagery of animals that isn't a "When Animals Attack" special? Photographer Nick Brandt says, "The emphasis has generally been on capturing the drama of wild animals IN ACTION, on capturing that dramatic single moment, as opposed to simply animals in the state of being." I agree with Brandt and appreciate his stunning contributions to wildlife…