Category: STORIES

May 4, 2012

Blending Scenes from WWII into Present Day

Blending Scenes from WWII into Present Day

Sergey Larenkov is a Russian-based artist/photographer who was deeply impacted by World War II. On his Live Journal blog, the Saint Petersburg native has put together a tremendous set of collages of historic World War II photographs blended into the same locations as they currently look today. Through collaboratiion with the the State Museum…

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May 2, 2012

The Hyena Handlers of Nigeria

The Hyena Handlers of Nigeria

The photograph that started it all… It all started with the picture above. A friend had emailed photographer Pieter Hugo this bizarre image taken on a cellphone in Lagos, Nigeria. The caption read, ‘The Streets of Lagos’, and a newspaper publishing the photo reported that the men were bank robbers, body guards, drug…

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Apr 18, 2012

Boy With Leukemia Becomes Batman for a Day

Boy With Leukemia Becomes Batman for a Day

Photograph by the Arlington Police Department on Facebook Kye is a 7-year-old Arlington, Texas native suffering from Leukemia. It’s always been his wish to be Batman, and on Saturday April 14, 2012 with the assistance of the Arlington Police and Fire Departments in conjunction with the non-profit ‘A Wish with Wings‘, that dream…

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Apr 18, 2012

25 Vintage Police Record Photographs

25 Vintage Police Record Photographs

The Historic Houses Trust in Australia has a forensic photography archive at the Justice & Police Museum which contains an estimated 130,000 images created by the New South Wales Police between 1910 and 1960. The Sifter has already featured a vintage collection of mugshots from this archive of both male and female criminals. Below…

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Mar 31, 2012

Reimagining the Wheelchair

Reimagining the Wheelchair

Photograph by TEK @ tekrmd.com Tek RMD provides the opportunity of movement for people with paraplegia by enabling them to independently stand up in a completely upright position with correct posture, facilitating their movement and comfortable completion of their daily tasks indoors, such as in the home, office and shopping mall. Tek RMD…

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Mar 22, 2012

The 65-Foot (20m) Snow Corridor in Japan

The 65-Foot (20m) Snow Corridor in Japan

Photograph by SIEMA @ Panoramio.com The Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route is an international mountain sightseeing route some 90 kilometers (56 miles) long. The route goes across the 3,000-meter-high North Alpine mountains, the so-called “roof of Japan,” and connects Toyama and Shinano Omachi. You can enjoy the panorama by taking a train, highland bus,…

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Feb 23, 2012

Italian Village Builds Giant Mirror to Combat 83 Days of Darkness

Italian Village Builds Giant Mirror to Combat 83 Days of Darkness

Photograph via Christophe Cauvy About 120 km (74.5 miles) northeast of Turin, Italy, lies a hamlet called Viganella. It’s a remote commune of a couple hundred German Buddhists situated at the bottom of a steep-sided Alpine valley, right up against the Swiss border. Every year from November 11th to February 2nd, the sun…

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