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Photography: Ren Hang has no limits

Naked bodies intertwined, boys and girls creating odd symmetries, humans in touch with nature and with each other; Ren Hang’s photography has nothing to please the Chinese authorities. Born in 1987 in Chang Chun, in the northeast of China, Ren Hang has made a name for himself internationally and now represents a new symbol of Chinese youth; uninhibited and seeking freedom. … read more

Lalla Essaydi: Bringing Orientalism Back

On a journey of introspection and self-discovery, a photographer by the name of Lalla Essaydi, based out of New York City, struggles to understand Orientalism, the complexity of the Arab female identity, as well as the confines of Islamic tradition and the spaces in which she grew up. Born and raised in Morocco, she moved … read more

Vintage Photos from Russia “Instagram Style”

Pioneer colour photographer, Sergey Prokudin-Gorskii, captures Russia as it was at the beginning of the 20th century “Instagram style.” A chemist by trade, Prokudin-Gorskii is interested in the science of color photography and studied with experts in Berlin and Paris. To create colour images, he had to take three consecutive photos: the first using a … read more