PHOTOGRAPHY: A Period of Juvenile Prosperity by Mike Brodie

Born 1985 in Arizona, Mike Brodie first began photographing in 2004 when he was given a Polaroid camera.

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Portraits of Actors: Tintypes by photographer Victoria Will at Sundance 2014, featuring Brit Marling, Michael Shannon, Dane DeHaan, Diane Kruger, Scoot McNairy, Phillip Seymour Hoffman, William H. Macy, Michael Pitt, Sam Shephard, Willem Dafoe, and Rachel McAdams.

(for more tintypes, visit Victoria Will’s website)


PHOTOGRAPHY: Teen Brooklyn Gangs in 1959 by Bruce Davidson

In 1959, the 25-year-old photographer embedded himself with a gang of teenage New Yorkers to create a moving portrait of postwar inner-city youth culture.

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Once Upon a White Night by Masaaki Miyazawa , September 15, 1981

Marie-Sophie Wilson | Paris, France 1988 | ph. Peter Lindbergh

Jordi Gual, portrait of his blind daughter, Nastasha.

Franck Bohbot -  Theaters

Spanish nuns, 1934, photo by Erno Vadas

Candy Cigarette, 1969 by Sally Mann

Sally Mann’s famed body of work Immediate Family documents her three children, Emmett, Jessie and Virginia, in an array of scenes at their home in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Virginia. Capturing them as they sleep, interact, dress up and role play. Mrs. Mann’s photographs highlight a heightened maturity that defies their age, creating a tension between the push of childhood and the pull of adulthood. Even when the scenes themselves are innocent, there is a knowing gaze from the subject that, in my opinion, charges the image itself.

In Candy Cigarette (1989), Mrs. Mann’s eldest daughter Jessie stares defiantly at the camera, at her mother, with tousled hair and a cigarette made of bubblegum. Something which I personally find rather fascinating in that photograph is that Jessie is exhibiting a self-awareness as both a female and also as a subject of her mother’s lens. While Mrs. Mann’s work has consistently come under public scrutiny for its intimate subject matter, at the root of her project, Immediate Family is a family album filled with the stories, memories and moments that define Sally Mann as a mother and as a photographer.

How do you photograph one of the most secretive countries in the world? Simply photograph what they want you to see. Charlie Crane spent a year getting permission to go in and photograph North Korea. Carefully staged images look almost too eerily perfect.

Lyon, France via Chris (archi3d)

Child with Toy Hand Grenade - Diane Arbus, 1962

Diane Arbus.