With proud, wistful expressions, the elderly figures in Peter Bos’ portraits seem gentle enough — kind, even. But the men’s tattoos belie a darker truth: They were once fearsome headhunters whose facial markings symbolize the decapitation of their foes.
A collector rescued 850K discarded negatives. This is what he foundA collector rescued 850K discarded negatives. This is what he found
For the last decade, Thomas Sauvin has been purchasing discarded color negatives by the kilogram from a recycling plant outside Beijing. The old 35-millimeter films capture family outings, weddings, birthdays, vacations — anonymous, everyday memories that would otherwise be lost.
Vintage photos capture the restlessness of East Berlin's youthVintage photos capture the restlessness of East Berlin's youth
Photography from the German Democratic Republic, or East Germany, has received limited exposure in the art world — not least due to the strict limitations imposed by the former authoritarian state.
When the disgraced health entrepreneur Elizabeth Holmes was indicted on fraud charges for her lab-testing company Theranos last year, much of the media discussion rested not on her alleged corporate recklessness and staggering abuses of trust, but on her sartorial choices: black jackets, black slacks, and — most importantly —
The unexpected art of Ghana's hand-painted movie postersThe unexpected art of Ghana's hand-painted movie posters
In the late 1980s, mobile cinema businesses were burgeoning in Ghana, bringing film screenings to villages and rural areas without theaters or electricity. These makeshift “video clubs” — usually made up of a diesel generator, a VCR and a TV or projector loaded onto a truck — would travel around
US cities are losing 36 million trees a year. Here's why it mattersUS cities are losing 36 million trees a year. Here's why it matters
If you’re looking for a reason to care about tree loss, the nation’s latest heat wave might be it. Trees can lower summer daytime temperatures by as much as 10 degrees Fahrenheit, according to a recent study. Source link
In 1987, ground was broken on a grand new hotel in North Korea’s capital, Pyongyang. The pyramid-shaped, supertall skyscraper was to exceed 1,000 feet in height, and was designed to house at least 3,000 rooms, as well as five revolving restaurants with panoramic views.
Say “doomsday bunker” and most people would imagine a concrete room filled with cots and canned goods.
Artists in classical cultures such as Egypt, Mesopotamia, Greece and Rome were known to paint with a variety of hues — a practice known as polychromy (from Greek, meaning “many colors.”) So why do we always think of antiquities as colorless?
With emerald-green waters, blue skies and and a rugged empty landscape, Zannone has everything you’d expect from a near-deserted Italian island destination. It also has a reputation for something rather more unexpected: