Mia Jane-Harris creates absolutely stunning close-up photographs of medical specimens of human cadavers in her series “Your Corpse is Beautiful” and shows us just how beautiful death can be.
PLEASE check out this AMAZING photographer, Ami Vitale (click her name to link to her facebook) and her work to bridge gaps between cultures and save the critically endangered animals in between. Also it’s the final day for her IndieVoices campaign so please consider supporting it! It’s only $1545 away from the stretch goal. Click here to learn more about it: https://indievoic.es/projects/project_home/36/D
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The patterning language of bone
From New York Times Article - Rejecting Stereotypes, Photographing ‘Real’ Indians by Whitney Richardson that highlights Photographer Matika Wilbur’s Project 562. 562 is the number of federally recognized American Indian Tribes.
I was struck by the sheer number of tribes in the United States. This number does not even include a good number of tribes who are recognized by states or who are petitioning for recognition.
Top: Mary Evelyn. Tribe: Ohkay Owingeh and Isleta Pueblos.
Bottom: Tatanka Means. Tribes: Oglala Lakota, Omaha and Navaj.
The Modern Anatomical Venus at Leiden’s Museum Boerhaave - Image Fotocredits: Koen Hauser, photography Hair and Make up, Luise van Huisstede, Model Georgina Verbaan
Just a few weeks ago, the new exhibition Amazing Models, on the Emotional, Medical and Cultural History of Anatomical Models opened at Leiden’s Boerhaave Museum. More info - http://www.museumboerhaave.nl/english/
Is it fashion, is it a glamor, or is it anatomy? In fact it’s all three. This modern day anatomical Venus , in style of the famous anatomical models from the Viennese Josephinum museum is a portrait of Dutch actress Georgina Verbaan.
She was photographed by Koen Hauser who has a large interest in anatomy, and is well known for this anatomy series. He combined an image of an original wax model from the Museum Boerhave collections with a glamorous photo of the model, thus reconstructing an image of the time when female anatomical models where not only about the anatomy of the body. Skilled hands of Florentine waxmodellers delivered beautiful, sensual and elegant models of the female body.
Chino Otsuka : Imagine Finding Me
Chino Otsuka uses photography and video to explore the fluid relationship between the memory, time and photography. At age 10 she moved from Japan to the United Kingdom to attend school. Her experience of becoming familiar with a new place, a different language and new customs while she was developing her adolescent identity has profoundly shaped her work in photography, video and writing. Her series Imagine Finding Me consists of double self-portraits, with images of her present self beside her past self in various places she has visited. As Otsuka says: “The digital process becomes a tool, almost like a time machine, as I’m embarking on the journey to where I once belonged and at the same time becoming a tourist in my own history.” - via AGO
I am unexpectedly weepy looking at this.
gosh that’s… moving in a really gentle kind of “mother your inner child” way…
It’s so good that I ALMOST SCROLLED PAST IT because I assumed they were just regular pictures
this is so cool
I’ve entered a history, archaeology and heritage themed photo contest through Past Preservers. I have entered this photo in the competition (taken while I was attending field school):
Kilfenora Cathedral after the Storm
Kilfenora, County Clare, Ireland
I would really appreciate your help! Thanks!
Thanks for all the likes so far everyone! The contest is only open until Sunday Dec. 1, and I would really appreciate it if you could help me out even more! If you haven’t voted for my photo yet, please follow the above link, and click “Like”! Thanks!
Amber Fort, Jaipur, India
when you’re in central park it doesn’t seem like it’s that big but then i see shit like this and wow
- by Rowan Hooper
“Accordingto Dante, the Styx is not just a river but a vast, deathly swamp filling the entire fifth circle of hell. Perhaps the staff of New Scientist will see it when our time comes but, until then, Lake Natron in northern Tanzania does a pretty good job of illustrating Dante’s vision.
Unless you are an alkaline tilapia (Alcolapia alcalica) – an extremophile fish adapted to the harsh conditions – it is not the best place to live. Temperatures in the lake can reach 60 °C, and its alkalinity is between pH 9 and pH 10.5.
The lake takes its name from natron, a naturally occurring compound made mainly of sodium carbonate, with a bit of baking soda (sodium bicarbonate) thrown in. Here, this has come from volcanic ash, accumulated from the Great Rift valley. Animals that become immersed in the water die and are calcified.
Photographer Nick Brandt, who has a long association with east Africa – he directed the video for Michael Jackson’s Earth Song there in 1995 – took a detour from his usual work when he discovered perfectly preserved birds and bats on the shoreline. “I could not help but photograph them,” he says. “No one knows for certain exactly how they die, but it appears that the extreme reflective nature of the lake’s surface confuses them, and like birds crashing into plate glass windows, they crash into the lake.”
When salt islands form in the lake, lesser flamingos take the opportunity to nest – but it is a risky business, as this calcified bird (top) illustrates. The animals are all arranged in poses by the photographer. Above, on the right we have a sea eagle and on the left a dove, in what is surely the most horrific depiction of the “bird of peace” since Picasso’s Guernica.
Brandt’s new collection of photos featuring animals in east Africa, Across the Ravaged Land, is published by Abrams Books.”
(Source: New Scientist)