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Katherine Brooks is the Senior Arts & Culture Editor of the Huffington Post.

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World Photography Awards 2015: 32 photos impressionnantes en compétition

(0) Comments | Posted September 16, 2014 | 10:24 AM

L'édition 2015 du Sony World Photography Awards season est officiellement ouverte.

L'événement, ouvert aux photographes de tous niveaux et tous âges, a reçu plus de 700 000 soumissions -- de plus de 230 pays -- depuis sa création en 2007. Il comprend quatre catégories: professionnels, étudiants, jeunes...

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Kolkata-Born Photographer Uses Football To Empower Girls In India

(0) Comments | Posted September 16, 2014 | 8:32 AM

"I believe that girls' empowerment is of vital global importance," Indrani Pal-Chaudhuri, one of the famed photographers/filmmakers behind Markus and Indrani, not to mention the director of relations at the UN World Film forum, explained to HuffPost.

"While the press focuses on the dangers faced by girls in...

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Kids Review Famous Paintings, Prove The Best Art Critics Are 5 Years Old

(4) Comments | Posted September 16, 2014 | 8:27 AM

How important is it to introduce kids to art? According to British artist Jake Chapman, not very important at all. In an interview with The Independent last month, the contemporary provocateur claimed that it was arrogant for parents to think children could understand modern art.

"It's like...

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32 de las mejores fotos del Concurso Mundial de Fotografía de Sony 2015 (por ahora)

(8) Comments | Posted September 16, 2014 | 2:49 AM

El Concurso Mundial de Fotografía de Sony 2015, oficialmente llamado Sony World Photography Awards 2015, ha abierto sus puertas de forma oficial.

La competición, accesible para fotógrafos de todas las edades y habilidades, ha recibido desde su lanzamiento en 2007 más de 700.000 fotos de 230 países diferentes....

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'소니월드포토그래피어워드'에 출품된 베스트 사진 32

(0) Comments | Posted September 15, 2014 | 9:39 PM

2015년 소니 월드 포토그래피 어워드가 공식적으로 막을 올렸다.

이 국제 사진전에는 누구나 사진을 출품할 수 있는데, 현재까지만 230개국에서 70만 장이 넘는 사진이 출품됐다.


(c) Rudi Steenbruggen, Netherlands, Open Compeition, 2015 Sony...

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Everything Wrong With Western Beauty Standards, In One Horrifying Animation (NSFW)

(22) Comments | Posted September 15, 2014 | 10:18 AM

"Supervenus" is a short film by animator Frederic Doazan that manages to capture all the horror and grotesque idolatry wrapped up in Western beauty standards... in just under two and a half minutes.

WARNING: This film is not for the weakhearted. It takes a tame sketch of a nude...

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Graciela Iturbide Photographs The Blood And Paint Still Left In Frida Kahlo's Former Home

(0) Comments | Posted September 15, 2014 | 10:09 AM

Frida Kahlo is beloved. The Mexican painter was an intellectual icon during her lifetime, but she has morphed into an artistic deity since she died in 1954. Her former house alone -- Casa Azul in Coyoacán, Mexico City -- has transformed into a museum where disciples from across the globe...

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These Are 32 Of The Most Stunning Submissions In This Year's World Photography Awards

(16) Comments | Posted September 15, 2014 | 10:07 AM

The 2015 Sony World Photography Awards season has officially opened.

The competition, open to photographers of all skill levels and ages, has seen over 700,000 submissions -- from over 230 different countries -- since it launched in 2007. It aims to showcase the talents of artists and...

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Artist Turns Vintage Library Of Congress Photos Into Awesomely Creepy GIFs

(5) Comments | Posted September 12, 2014 | 9:35 AM

If you've never perused the Library of Congress online photography archives, you have not lived. The digital collection is a treasure trove of retro imagery, available to anyone willing to endure its rather tenuous cataloguing system. From daguerreotypes to panoramics, the site's pretty much got everything a history...

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These Women Are Changing The Way We View Body Love In Dance

(8) Comments | Posted September 11, 2014 | 9:07 AM

Earlier this week, The New York Times ran a profile on Kathryn Morgan, a former New York City Ballet soloist who, after suffering through a string of illnesses related to her under-functioning thyroid, has become some what of a beacon of body image awareness in dance. Following her...

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The Most Accurate Watch In The World (And It's Not The Apple Watch)

(2) Comments | Posted September 10, 2014 | 12:11 PM


Thanks to Facebook communication designer and former Google Creative Lab master Ji Lee for reminding us that it's O.K. to take a moment to relish the now. While Apple continues on its constant sprint to technological utopia, we're satisfied knowing there are some devilish...

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These Are The Men And Women Behind The Beautiful World Of Burlesque

(2) Comments | Posted September 10, 2014 | 9:43 AM

The world of burlesque is a sensational realm filled with pasties, tulle, wigs, tassels, boas, and bustiers. These are but a handful of the props men and women like Dr. Gingersnaps and Dolly Longlegs flaunt on stage, when they're embracing characters that harken back to the vaudevillian spirit of yore....

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Yes, Someone Drew This Dress With A 3D Printing Pen

(0) Comments | Posted September 10, 2014 | 9:37 AM

When we were younger, the ability to draw a piece of clothing into existence was pure fiction. Harold and his purple crayon could do it, but we definitely could not.

Well, now there's a device that will make your childhood fantasies come true.

Hong Kong-based fashion...

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Meet One Of The Real 'Mad Men,' 1950s Ad Artist Mac Conner

(1) Comments | Posted September 10, 2014 | 9:35 AM

Thanks in large part to Matthew Weiner and his penchant for the 1960s, the glorious graphic design of post-war America has been resurrected. "Mad Men" consistently features the sleek imagery and retro typography that reigned supreme in the advertisement world decades ago, mimicking a crisp, handmade aesthetic nearly...

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Artist Pietro Sedda Pushes Tattoo Designs To Their Surrealist Limits

(0) Comments | Posted September 9, 2014 | 9:18 AM

Pietro Sedda has a way with body ink.

Forget your typical nautical images or lovesick homages to muses, the artist twists saturated color and rhythmically endowed lines into incredibly surreal illustrations not often seen on a human body, let alone a canvas. A woman's face or man's...

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18 Apps Every Creative And Artist Type Should Download Right Now

(11) Comments | Posted September 9, 2014 | 9:17 AM

Mobile devices like iPads and Androids have transformed the way we experience boredom. No longer is a wayward commuter forced to play Snake or Tetris, occupying themselves in a hardly satisfying, and utterly pixelated virtual reality. The tablet or smart phone-wielding travelers can now immerse themselves in an entire library...

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Artist Wolfgang Laib Explores The Beautiful Power Of Pollen

(1) Comments | Posted September 8, 2014 | 2:56 PM

When one thinks of German artist Wolfgang Laib, it's hard not to conjure an image of a yellow sea of pollen.

The conceptual icon, known for his spiritual takes on natural media as art, has incorporated the vivid golden aesthetic of pollen into his expansive, site-specific installations since the...

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Fotos surreais de corpos femininos expõem os muitos papeis que as mulheres representam (NSFW)

(0) Comments | Posted September 8, 2014 | 1:35 PM

As imagens criadas por Marjorie Salvaterra têm efeito cinematográfico imediato. As fotos surreais em preto e branco parecem algo que poderia fazer parte do universo do drama Une Femme Mariée (1964), de Jean-Luc Godard. Misture uma dose forte de absurdo expressivo à moda dos artistas e cineastas Salvador Dali e...

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For 15 Years, This Photographer Inserted Herself Into Other Women's Lives And Documented The Process

(0) Comments | Posted September 8, 2014 | 9:43 AM

Dita Pepe's photographs look like the fragments of a forgotten family album. Except in these portraits, the subjects seem to be plucked from dozens of different families, made up of eccentric dancers, fitness enthusiasts, newlyweds, farm broods and dominatrixes. One eerily familiar face is the only thing that...

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Hyperrealist Paintings Of Food Transform Melting Cheese Into Mouthwatering Art

(0) Comments | Posted September 8, 2014 | 9:39 AM

Painting, as a practice, has a long history of capitalizing on the sensual, intimate aspects of people and objects. From a lounging nude figure to a flourishing, still bouquet, artists have managed to depict both the beautiful and the banal in strikingly new lights.

For Carole Bayer...

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