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- 06 - 19 - 13
The annual Pride Photo Award features winners in four categories – documentary; gender, picturing people with a gender identity different from male/female stereotypes; open, images without restrictions that didn’t fit into the other categories; and extremely normal, which portrayed everyday people and not stereotypes.
- 06 - 11 - 13
Photographer Tina Remiz is from Latvia, but both her parents were born in Russia. She generally felt part of both the Latvian and Russian communities, but sometimes there was a cultural barrier with Latvians, she said. Remiz explores the Russian community in Latvia in her project "Krievi."
- 06 - 07 - 13
Nic Dunlop has spent the past 20 years documenting one of the world’s most divisive and unstable countries. Myanmar, a southeast Asian nation, has been plagued by civil wars and has been under military control since a coup d'état in 1962. Despite recent steps toward democracy, many people in the country remain skeptical.
- 05 - 30 - 13
Historically, each oblast, or province, in Russia has psychiatric facilities situated away from the cities, in rural areas. Elat’ma, in the Ryazan Oblast region of Russia, is unique in that it functions as a town for mentally disabled people. It hosts six facilities, one for each developmental stage of a person’s life from birth to death.
- 05 - 28 - 13
Takayuki Maekawa has stalked and shot wild animals, but he’s not a hunter. The photographer has traveled to Asia, India, Africa and North America to capture the human side of his subjects in his images. He waits, sometimes 10 hours a day for as long as a month, for the animal and the picture.
- 05 - 24 - 13
Kirill Golovchenko was fascinated with bodybuilding growing up in Ukraine in the 1980s. While Golovchenko never quite attained a bodybuilder’s physique, he felt like he’d been transported to the age of the Cimmerians when he set foot for the first time on Kachalka, an outdoor gym in Kiev, Ukraine's capital.
- 05 - 21 - 13
Hebe Robinson explored life in the remote Lofoten archipelago in northern Norway to connect with the history of fishing villages long forgotten. She collected old photographs and visited the places where they were originally made, linking the past and present together.
- 05 - 20 - 13
Most newlyweds want their weddings to be picture perfect, but a growing number of Chinese couples are saying cheese in a big way – with pre-wedding photography ranging from $500 to $20,000. The finished albums are ultimately displayed at the actual wedding ceremony as a type of status symbol.