Category: STORIES

May 9, 2012

Billboard Bandits: An Intimate Portrayal of Culture Jamming

Billboard Bandits: An Intimate Portrayal of Culture Jamming

© Dean Sewell, from the exhibition Culture Jammers at the Museum of Sydney In the 1970s and 80s a group of protestors calling themselves BUGAUP scrawled anti-tobacco messages on billboards across the country, leading to an Australia-wide ban on tobacco advertising and making the group world pioneers of a movement now known as…

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May 8, 2012

The Great Bioluminescence of 2009

The Great Bioluminescence of 2009

Photograph by PHIL HART @ philhart.com | Prints available at Red Bubble Starting in late December of 2008 and ending in January of 2009, the shores of the Gippsland Lakes in Victoria, Australia were awash in a sea of glowing bioluminescent flagellate protists known as Noctiluca scintillans. This incredible phenomenon was captured brilliantly…

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May 7, 2012

Stockholm Metro: The World’s Longest Art Gallery

Stockholm Metro: The World’s Longest Art Gallery

At 110 kilometers (68.3 miles) in length, the Stockholm Subway System is said to be the world’s longest art exhibit. Travelling by metro is like travelling through an exciting story that extends from the artistic pioneers of the 1950s to the art experiments of today. Over 90 of the 100 subway stations in…

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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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