Category: STORIES

Nov 15, 2012

The Least Likely to be Adopted

The Least Likely to be Adopted

LaNola Stone is a New York City-based professional photographer, artist, author, and educator. In an effort to help out her local animal shelter, Stone used her photography skills to try and find the animals ‘longest in residence’ a new home. Stone remarks: “The concept was to make ‘fashionesque images’ of the longest in residence…

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Nov 10, 2012

The Most Liked and Retweeted Photo in History

The Most Liked and Retweeted Photo in History

On November 6, 2012 at precisely 11:15pm ET on Facebook and 11:16pm ET on Twitter, Barack Obama, the President of the United States of America, posted the photo above with the caption, “Four more years.” As of November 10, 2012 @ 1:30pm ET, the Facebook photo has 4,306,739 ‘Likes’, 577,941 shares and 207,747 comments;…

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Nov 8, 2012

The Story Behind the Blacked-Out Photo of New York

The Story Behind the Blacked-Out Photo of New York

Photograph by Iwan Baan for New York Magazine The latest cover of New York Magazine (November 12 issue) features an incredible aerial photograph of a blacked-out New York City. The cover image conveys the devastating impact of Hurricane Sandy as it left much of downtown Manhattan powerless. In fact, New York Magazine’s own offices…

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Nov 7, 2012

The Life of a Bench in the Ukraine

The Life of a Bench in the Ukraine

In his series entitled ‘Bench‘, photographer Eugene Kotenko shot the activities that took place around a specific bench outside of his apartment over a period of four years. Documented in the Ukraine, the bench was located beside a government housing building. The variety is quite interesting. Even though the focus is on a single…

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Nov 6, 2012

12 Reasons Why Jon Gnarr is the World’s Most Interesting Mayor

12 Reasons Why Jon Gnarr is the World’s Most Interesting Mayor

Photograph by Aleksandar Radulovic Jon Gnarr (born January 2, 1967) is the current mayor of Iceland’s biggest city, Reykjavik. It’s the northernmost capital in the world and the heart of Iceland’s economic and governmental activity. Here are 12 reasons why Gnarr is the most interesting mayor in the world: 1. He founded…

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Nov 1, 2012

TwistedSifter 3.0

TwistedSifter 3.0

Since launching in March of 2009, TwistedSifter has been through a lot. The site has grown, the site has crashed, pictures have been posted and good times have been had. Today I’m pleased to announce the second major redesign in the site’s history. The first redesign was March 2011, and since then the usage…

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Oct 25, 2012

18 Classroom Portraits Around the World

18 Classroom Portraits Around the World

Classroom Portraits is an ongoing series by photographer Julian Germain that started in 2004. Germain received his MA from the Royal College of Art in London and has had exhibitions around the world. He has also published several books including Classroom Portraits 2004 – 2012. The series engages the viewer because the portraits trigger…

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