Film unearthed from WWII trench reveals faces of Soviet fighters who battled against Nazis

A photo from a Leica camera, which spent 77 years buried in a WWII trench near Russia’s southern city of Rostov-on-Don, has been restored by researchers, revealing a stunning image of volunteers fighting Nazis. A team of amateur archeologists, devoted to recovering remains and artifacts from WWII sites, made the discovery when they unearthed the …


Viral image of ‘Justin Bieber’ eating burrito was prank by YouTubers

A viral picture which appeared to show Justin Bieber eating a burrito sideways has been outed as a prank – but not before it prompted huge debate online. Numerous media outlets around the world had shared the image, which appeared to show the singer struggling to fit the food in his mouth while sitting on …


Can You Spot Which Photo Is Fake? Most People Can’t

In a digital world, it’s easier than ever to fool people. Sophisticated Photoshop jobs, social media, and viral news cycles mislead readers into mistaking shots from a Lebanese music video for real scenes of destruction from Aleppo, thinking that Vladimir Putin was the center of attention at the G-20 summit, or believing that Elizabeth Taylor and Marilyn Monroe posed …


Woman horrified to discover her photo being used as the ‘before’ image in a weight loss advert

Actress and comedian Celeste Barber loves posting weird and wonderful photos online. The Australian has made a name for herself parodying bizarre celebrity photo shoots and as such has a wide selection of photos for her five million Instagram followers to browse. People share her hilarious images all the time – but she recently discovered that one …


Martin Schoeller Captures the World’s Most Famous with Startling Intimacy

Few things are collected as avidly as powerful faces. In imperial Rome, coins bore the profile of the reigning emperor so that no matter how far you were from the capital, you’d know the face of your ruler. In the 1860s, after photographs became cheaper and easier to make, middle-class families collected card-sized portraits (cartes …


Boston Man’s $650 World Series Ticket Stolen After He Posted It on Instagram

A Boston man arrived at Game 2 of the World Series, only to find out his $650 ticket had already been used. It turns out someone had stolen the ticket after he had posted a picture of it on Instagram. Robbie Johnson got tickets to Game 2 of the World Series and made a social …


Outdoor Photography Apps I Won’t Leave Home Without

Living in the Southwest, I’m always out with my camera, looking for that great new vista just beyond the next curve in the road. For years, I didn’t pay much attention to photo apps, because I was seeing stupid apps that put hats on people or distorted their faces, or worse. Now, there are a …


‘I Use It as a Way of Drawing and Seeing’: Artist Mickalene Thomas on How Photography Became the Center of Her Practice

When you think of Mickalene Thomas, you might not think of photography. But it was for that lesser-known side of her practice that the artist was honored this week at the International Center of Photography’s annual ICP Spotlights benefit, honoring the accomplishments in film and photography of women in the visual arts. “What photography has allowed me to do within …


20 powerful, award-winning photos that will change the way you see the world

Every year, the Siena International Photo Awards brings together the best photographers from around the world to share their images of some of the most beautiful, striking settings on Earth. The winner receives €1,500 (about $1,750) worth of photography equipment and the esteemed Pangea Prize. The images range from stunning landscapes to subtle portraits and dramatic encounters in the animal …


Horrifying picture of ‘clustered’ daddy long-legs spiders is the stuff of Halloween nightmares

The scariest thing you’ll see this Halloween isn’t a horror flick, or the interior of a haunted house. It’s a trio of photos posted to Facebook by Alaska’s Glacier Bay National Park. “At first it appeared that to celebrate #Halloween our admin building was sprouting hair, like the Wolf Man,” a park administrator wrote in a …


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