Sebastião Salgado in Siberia - in pictures
For his latest epic project, Genesis, photographer Sebastião Salgado spent eight years documenting parts of the world untainted by modern life. Here, he shares the images he took of the nomadic Nenets of northern Siberia
Photograph: Sebastião Salgado/Amazonas/nbpictures
Don McCullin’s Nikon F camera, which was struck by a Khmer Rouge bullet.
American soldier, Hué - Vietnam, 1968
By Don McCullin
The thousand-yard stare, the futility of war, the damaging experience of battle…
F**king PWR man.
I’ll start posting Don McCullin photographs from time to time.
From his morning-time perch above the southbound lanes of Highway 85 in Monterrey, Mexico, photographer Alejandro Cartagena catches images of people on their way to work.
Bioluminescent firefly squid
Very cool photo, and a fitting final image for the top of the blog today. There’s a little information about these creatures in Wikipedia, and a post about them in Atlas Obscura.
Via Reddit. I’ve tried without success to track back to the photographer for credit, but most “similar image” searches wind up in Japanese tumblrs that I can’t decipher.
See also the incredible image of a shoreline in Australia glowing with bioluminescent algae.
Photographer Katrina Bridgeford took this amazing photograph of Brutus, a 5.5m saltwater crocodile, giving a boatload of tourists a moment they’ll never forget on the Adelaide River, just over 100km south of Darwin, last week. Ms Bridgeford was on the cruise with sons Jordan, 14, and Dylan Woodward, 11 as well as four-year-old niece Skye Bridgeford and boyfriend Daniel Wilson. Dylan had only two words when the massive man-eater rose out of the water in front of the group: “Holy crap!” The huge saltwater crocodile, which is missing its right front leg, is a favourite with tourists on the Adelaide River Cruises, because he loves his meal of buffalo meat and always puts on a good show for it.
The civil-rights activist and former federal judge Robert L. Carter died Tuesday, at the age of ninety-four. Carter, seated above with Jack Greenberg, worked for the N.A.A.C.P. Legal Defense and Educational Fund, and presented its case in arguments that led to the Supreme Court’s 1954 decision in Brown v. Board of Education. This portrait, by Platon, was part of our project on leaders of the civil-rights movement, and was first published as part of our multimedia Portfolio “The Promise.” Photographs from this series are currently on view at the New York Historical Society.