BY Sholeh Hajmiragha
on Mar 07, 2013
Hijabs are a hot topic of debate and are most often criticized as an oppressive symbol that covers women and veils their identity. However, Iranian-born photographer Sara Shamsavari celebrates the creativity and individuality these veils allow women through street-style portraits that capture young women in veils in various areas of London.
Shamsavari’s photographs show portraits of women wearing veils patterned with pink leopard print, accessorized with gold chains, and styled with bows and rosettes, just to name a few. Read More
[Trigger Warning: This post contains a description and photos of physical assault that may potentially be triggering for survivors of such abuse.]
Just as Congress was debating the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act, photographer Sara Naomi Lewkowicz’s 39-frame photo essay “Photographer As Witness: A Portrait of Domestic Violence” was featured in Time Magazine and is receiving serious backlash and hate from viewers. Read More
BY Kari Belsheim
on Jan 03, 2013
After spending a year and a half of my life roaming the streets of Paris, I take any opportunity to obsess over French things. I miss the food and the tangible history. Who knew I would even miss the secondhand smoke?
If you’re a fellow Francophile, history geek, or lover of vintage photography then you should pour yourself a glass of vin rouge and peruse this beautiful photo collection, 1914: Paris in Colour, on Retronaut.
The series of ten photos ranges from images of the provincial to the industrial, and captures a spectrum of Parisian life at the dawn of World War I. Read More
BY Amy Bucknam
on Dec 07, 2012
Here’s some Friday cuteness for you. It’s a Buzzfeed post that’s gone viral depicting a magical place of happiness and fur called CAT HEAVEN.
Well, it’s not actually called Cat Heaven. This place riddled – neig, COVERED – with cats is a Japanese island called Fukuoka. For the past five years, photographer Fubirai has documented the lives of semi-wild cats that inhabit the island, that are fed fish by the local fishermen. These cats run this place!
It truly is heaven.
Check out some of these photos and more here. Read More
Alongside the topless portraits of young women under 40 years old who have survived breast cancer, the words “breast cancer is not a pink ribbon” speaks volumes.
Fashion photographer David Jay shot the series of large-scale portraits, titled The Scar Project, to give an often-unseen look at the women who have battled early onset breast cancer, and who bear the scars to prove it.
The project gives a face to the thousands of women under 40 who are diagnosed with breast cancer every year, as well as a glimpse inside the reality of the disease. Read More
BY Genevieve Bleidner
on Oct 23, 2012
Here’s a heartwarming story to kick off the last full week of Breast Cancer Awareness Month; New York-based photographer Bob Carey has been photographing himself wearing a pink tutu for breast cancer awareness, calling it The Tutu Project.
Carey first donned the tulle in support of his wife, Linda, who was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2003. Aww. And the man sure knows how to rock a flouncy pink skirt:
Carey has recently released Ballerina, a book of these images, which will benefit breast cancer organizations such as Cancercare. Read More
My boyfriend and I recently took a leap of faith, quit our jobs, and took a much needed vacation from New York City across the border to Canada! We chose three cities and took our first train ride to Montreal. We spent most of our time there and then headed for a brief visit to Quebec City and Toronto.
We both invested in new cameras right before we left and were staying with seasoned photographer Mary Elam so we were all a bunch of photo-happy campers. We even created this short travel film of our adventures in Montreal. Read More
BY Erika W. Smith
on Oct 12, 2012
The Taliban shooting of 14-year-old girls’ education rights activist Malala Yousafzai has united Pakistanis in their condemnation of the attack and their support for Malala. Protests and vigils have been held around the country, with some protestors declaring, “I am Malala,” and others carrying a banner reading, “We want our daughters to be like Malala.”
Pakistan’s president, prime minster, and political leaders joined Amnesty International and the United Nations in condemning the attack, according to NBC News. Read More
BY Emma Orlow
on Sep 27, 2012
We rarely think about how our mindless consumption affects the lives of creatures without a voice. On Midway Island, a remote cluster of islands miles from mainland human interface, albatrosses have taken a serious hit. Chris Jordan began photographing the thousands of birds that were dying on the islands, a result of their innocent feeding on lethal plastic waste in the Pacific Ocean. Jordan blurs the line between memorial ceremony and abstract art with his work as each open carcass is contrasted by piles of garbage that lies within it. Read More
BY Intern Lauren
on Aug 10, 2012
It’s come to my attention that the BUST blog is in serious need of some cat lovin’! Here to fix that urgent dilemma is Etsy user Kate Funk and her kitschy kitty greeting cards. Every card features Kate’s feline friend, AC, impersonating dozens of icons in a variety of scenarios that are ten thousand times cuter (yes, that’s absolutely a real statistic) when a cat is the star. Read More