Inside Fukushima’s nuclear disaster exclusion zone

Polish photographer Arkadiusz Podniesinski travelled to the site of the Fukushima nuclear disaster last month to see the location with his own eyes. When he obtained permits to enter the roughly 20km (12.5 mile) Exclusion Zone, he was confronted with a scene similar to one from a post apocalyptic film. Podniesinski previously photographed the area around the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear disaster. “It is not earthquakes or tsunami that are to blame for the disaster at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power station, but humans,” writes Podniesinski on his website. He undertook the project so that he could draw his “own conclusions …

Olga Zavershinskaya (Armene)

Olga Zavershinskaya aka Armene is a creative photographer who was born in 1986 in Voronezh, USSR. From 2007 completely dedicated herself to photography. At the moment lives and works in Czech Rebublic. Olga is focused on fine art photography. The basis of her work is an idea closely associated with the method of realization, emotional and aesthetic principles. The balance between concept and method of expression is the most significant characteristic her work. Olga combines lines, form and light scrutinized in order to convey the idea to the viewer, while keeping the aesthetics of visualization. She does not conclude art …

Details from Star Wars Inserted Into Everyday Life

These average black and white photographs reveal some surprising details mixed in with the everyday scenes. Created by Toronto-based photographer Thomas Dagg, Star Wars is a collection of images in which the artist digitally added various characters and vehicles from the movie into the landscape. While some are quite obvious, like Yoda riding on the back of a young man running through the street, it might take viewers a little longer to identify more subtle details like the rebel insignia on a baseball field or the pairs of glowing eyes that are camouflaged in with piles of trash along the …

Take it or Leave it with Bruce Gilden

Meet Bruce Gilden. He’s one of our favorite Magnum photographers, and in case you’re clueless, he won a Guggenheim Fellowship this past year and is known to be one of the badassest badasses in the business. When we asked him to film a new show, he agreed on the terms that it wouldn’t suck and, if it did, we’d let him sock us in the face. This is Take It or Leave It with Bruce Gilden, a photo-critique series in which Bruce tells up-and-coming photographers if their work is transcendent, total crap, or somewhere in between. In our second episode, …

The Death of Conversation

A Photographer Is Chronicling The “Death Of Conversation” Due To Smartphones “We are emotional beings and need human-to-human contact to feel good.” This project is the work of Babycakes Romero, a London-based photographer. “It is a form of rejection and lowers the self-worth of the person superseded for a device. I feel it also highlights a growing sense of self-absorption in people as they would rather focus on their world in their phone rather than speak to the person they are with.” I don’t have a problem with portable tech specifically, because our devices facilitate our lives, but I believe …

Remembering Jim

REMEMBERING JIM This page is operated and curated by colleagues, comrades and friends of James Foley who has been killed by IS terrorists in August 2014. If you want to submit anything send your thoughts, pictures, videos and quotes to submissions@rememberingjim.org and also follow our Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/rememberingjimfoley – please use the hashtag #rememberingjim on social media and spread the word! Thanks for your support!