As redditor valeriepieris points out in a map projection that depicts the world flatly, over half of the world’s population fits into a relatively tiny circle. The simple visualization seems unbelievable at first–especially considering how much Pacific and Indian Ocean are also contained inside the circle, along with China and Japan–but the numbers seem to add up. … Read more
If the world were a village of 100 people, what would its composition be? Sometimes we can get caught up in what is directly around us, seeing only what is within our own immediate reach. Sometimes, however, we need to take a step back to see that the world is far different then we think. This … Read more
Anja Buhrer is a 43 year old conceptual photographer from Berlin, Germany who manipulates light, shadows and reflections to portray a passionate world. Check out more of her incredible work here.
The Sony World Photography Awards have selected the best photographs from over 122,000 images taken in more than 170 different countries. Below are the winning candidates which will be shown in London at the Somerset House exhibit from April 26th – May 12th.
The late British philosopher Alan Watts poses the question: “What if money were no object?” Interesting stuff to think about.
Mohammad Kheirkhah has been a photographer for 14 years and currently resides in San Francisco. He works in fashion and photojournalism and has collaborates with BBC Worldwide Service and United Press International. These photographs below are from his travels to Afghanistan and Iran.
SAMSARA, in Theatres Now! SAMSARA is a Sanskrit word that means “the ever turning wheel of life” and is the point of departure for the filmmakers as they search for the elusive current of interconnection that runs through our lives. This Beauty is shot completely with 70MM film and promises to take your breath away. … Read more
On July 17, the World Bank released a study showing that approximately three quarters of our world’s population currently has access to a mobile phone. Since 2000, the number of mobile phone subscriptions has skyrocketed from 1 billion to over 6 billion. Additionally, over 30 billion apps were downloaded last year alone. Additionally, 5 billion … Read more
Through time-lapse and 4K resolution, videographer Tom Lowe created these incredibly stunning images. He has been working on this project for quite some time now and therefore you might have seen his images in a variety of previous films that pertain to his project.
In a year-long competition between 101,254 images from 5,247 photographers from 124 different nationalities, comes the World Press Photo Contest 2012. In total 350 photographs were chosen and noted in 9 different categories on contemporary issues ans tories of everyday life, as well as landscapes and portraits. Enjoy! Check out more at http://www.worldpressphoto.org/
Arash Karimi is a 34-year-old photographer living in Iran. Along with his passion for landscape photography, Karimi enjoys sports, music and literature. He finds ways to capture the incredible colors of the world through his lens and perfectly frames his subject/object to turn it into something majestic.
Millions of people are born and die each day, making it impossible to pinpoint the arrival of the globe’s 7 billionth occupant. However, the UN has chosen to mark October 31, 2011 as the day the world’s seventh billion citizen will be born. A tiny, wrinkled girl entered both a struggling Manila family, and the … Read more