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  • 19-Year-Old Student Hides Spy Camera In His Clothing To Take Secret Street Photos In The 1890s

    Fredrik Carl Mülertz Størmer (1872-1957) enjoyed a hobby that was very, unusual at the time. He walked around in Oslo, Norway with his Stirn Concealed Vest Spy Camera and secretly took everyday pictures of people. Most of his photos were taken in the 1890s while Størmer was a 19-year-old student at the Royal Frederick University.…

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    The Lost Village An Aerial Tour of an Abandoned Chinese Fishing Village by Joe Nafis

    Abandoned in the 1990s, Houtouwan is a small fishing village on the eastern most Chinese island of Shengshan. Due to large trawlers from nearby Shanghai, the fishing supply was depleted and forced the residents to find work elsewhere. Photographer and videographer Joe Nafis visited the area last year with fellow photographer Dave Tacon. It took them…

  • More than 30,000 Negatives Discovered in Russian Artist’s Attic Reveal a Lifetime of Hidden Photography

    Masha Ivashintsova (1942-2000) lived a secret life as a photographer, taking more than 30,000 photographs in her lifetime without ever showing to anyone. After her death in 2000 her daughter Asya Ivashintsova-Melkumyan stumbled upon her collection of negatives while cleaning out the attic. The photographs showcase a look into the inner world of Ivashintsova, while…

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    Wind of Okhotsk, a Photo Series Covered with Tons of Snow by Ying Yin

    Wind of Okhotsk, a photo series by talented photographer Ying Yin who lives in Shanghai, China. Ying Yin always wanted to visit some places, where you can find massive amounts of snow. In 2015, she made a trip to Hokkaido, the most northern island of Japan. During the trip, Ying Yin has captured seemingly sleeping…

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    Ai Weiwei’s ‘Human Flow’ Documents the Scale of the Global Refugee Crisis

    To create his new documentary film Human Flow, Chinese artist and activist Ai Weiwei spent a full year traveling through 23 countries, following the journeys of some of the 65 million people forced from their homes to escape famine, climate change, and protracted wars. Crossing oceans and visiting refugee camps in precarious border cities in Afghanistan,…