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The Art of George W. Bush

Mike Smith | Posted 04.10.2014 | Politics
Mike Smith

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We See Every Hair, Wrinkle And Pore On The Faces In These Absurdly High-Def Photos

The Huffington Post | Taylor Casti | Posted 04.10.2014 | Technology

We hope you're ready for your closeup, because this camera is going to get really, really close up. Swiss photographer Daniel Boschung uses an ind...

Stunning Photos Of What People Eat In A Typical Day

The Huffington Post | Alison Spiegel | Posted 04.01.2014 | Taste

The different kinds of foods people eat around the world are endlessly fascinating. We at HuffPost Taste want to know what other countries eat for bre...

Soul Portraits: The Art of Combining Meditation With Photography

Neil Seligman | Posted 03.26.2014 | Arts
Neil Seligman

Here, you have no opinions, no judgments, no preconceptions, no language. The purity of this expression is exquisite. Yet how often do we tap into it? How many of us can say we live from it? How might we even try?

The Time the Hadzabe Tribe in Tanzania Got My Goat... Literally (PHOTOS)

Susan Portnoy | Posted 03.24.2014 | Travel
Susan Portnoy

Holding the beast over his shoulders like a shawl, the man walked into the center of the clearing, wedged the goat's head between his knees and grabbed its horns. In a flash I realized what was coming next.

Artist Mark Barone's Portrait Project: 5,500 Shelter Dogs Who Are Gone, But Will Never Be Forgotten

Joan K. Smith | Posted 03.12.2014 | Impact
Joan K. Smith

Very few animals who enter the shelter system come out alive; instead, a high proportion are euthanized, often in horrific gas chambers, in spite of volunteer networks scurrying to place adoptable shelter dogs in homes before their short time runs out.

Alexa Torre: Mexican Utopia

Jason Landry | Posted 03.07.2014 | Arts
Jason Landry

Alexa Torre is a Mexican photographer currently living in Mexico City. A graduate of the New England School of Photography in Boston, Massachusetts, Torre has been working on a project about her heritage and the traditional dresses of regions of Mexico.

5 Ways to Achieve Cheap Immortality Through Art

Simone Collins | Posted 02.25.2014 | Arts
Simone Collins

Forget developing relationships with those at the edge of anti-aging research. Perhaps you would do better by buddying up with an animator!

Alley Scott Paints Her Friends

Daniel Maidman | Posted 03.23.2014 | Arts
Daniel Maidman

I'm proud because life threw me in the way of being a little catalyst for a process that was already happening on its own. I had a part to play in fanning the flame. It's not my flame, but I had the privilege of helping.

Ethereal Portraits Capture The Beauty Of A Meditative Trance

Posted 01.25.2014 | Arts

Examining most portraits we learn certain things about the subject: the placement of their parts, the spots where wrinkles have emerged, the stories t...

Portrait of a Maverick in the Metro

Michael Hafftka | Posted 03.15.2014 | Arts
Michael Hafftka

Steven Fulop, the mayor of New Jersey's second-largest city, Jersey City, is a former Marine and Goldman Sachs trader. But Fulop, 36, who took office ...

Embracing the Darkness of Winter Solstice

Lisa Levart | Posted 02.15.2014 | Women
Lisa Levart

Darkness comes early as Solstice draws near. Lights are lit in windows, on trees, inside houses and along streets. We seek their comfort and warmth during these short days and long nights.

The Government Spends How Much On Official Portraits?!?

The Huffington Post | Kate Sheppard | Posted 12.13.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sens. Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) and Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) are pairing up to push proposed legislation to "rein in excessive spending" on oi...

Heartbreaking Photos Of Sexual Assault Survivors Aim To Open Our Eyes To Tragedy

Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts

New York photographer Lydia Billings grew up understanding rape from a distance, knowing its irreversibly damaging effects without actually feeling th...

CSI's Most Awesome Tool, Now Available at a Museum Near You

Lauren Cahn | Posted 02.05.2014 | Arts
Lauren Cahn

So crimes involving art, yes, I understand. And solving crimes involving art? Sounds compelling, although not nearly as compelling as this: the notion of crime-SOLVING involving art.

The Truth About Beauty, On Your Wedding Day And Every Day

Anne Almasy | Posted 01.27.2014 | Weddings
Anne Almasy

When we retouch, we say to our clients, "You're better this way." "You're better with a flatter tummy." "You're better with skinnier arms." "You're better with a rounder bum." "You're better without that scar." Who do we think we are?

On Street Photography

Heather Hummel | Posted 12.31.2013 | Arts
Heather Hummel

A photographer in the field who isn't directing their subject on how to pose, where to sit, or which way to tilt their head, has to anticipate the person's next move and be ready to capture it in that 1/250 of a second. Therein lies the art of being a street photographer.

Humans of The World

Trish Mitchell | Posted 12.30.2013 | Impact
Trish Mitchell

The 'Humans of' movement feels to me like a vehicle for illustrating what all of us know deep down: that we're all humans of somewhere, we all have a story and we all have something of value to say, if we're given the chance to say it.

Interview With the Youngest Artist to Have Ever Officially Painted Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

Lisa Chau | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Lisa Chau

Furr's grandmother introduced him to oil paints when he was 12 years old. He would set up a still life with fruit and paint it. He was obsessed -- he loved and still loves oil paint and the distinct smell of pure turpentine. "I was lucky. I found my dharma at age 12 years," he says.

7 Photos Of Syrian Refugee Children That Will Break Your Heart AND Inspire You

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 10.25.2013 | World

Kids and toys usually go together like peas and carrots. But for many Syrian refugee children, having fled their war-torn homeland with little more th...

Sktchy: Tech Turns the Heat Up on Art

Lucia Brawley | Posted 01.23.2014 | Miami
Lucia Brawley

Sktchy employs the tools of the Insta Era to force people to take a little time to look at each other, not in a hastily-snapped Facebook or Instagram photo, but in a heightened way.

Painting Miri Ben-Ari -- Grammy Award Winning Violinist

Michael Hafftka | Posted 12.15.2013 | Arts
Michael Hafftka

Miri Ben-Ari -- who has collaborated with artists like Kanye West, Jay Z and Alicia Keys -- plays the violin. She has worked with artists in all genres of music, from soul to jazz, to hiphop and R&B, pop and dance music.

A Season for Gender Equality

Lisa Levart | Posted 12.11.2013 | World
Lisa Levart

I believe that as long as our society focuses primarily on male images of the divine, humanity's imbalance will continue unresolved. This is why I am driven to create photographs of contemporary women portraying the Divine Feminine.

Philip Levine Is Awarded $100,000 Poetry Prize

Michael Hafftka | Posted 11.13.2013 | Arts
Michael Hafftka

Philip Levine, the former United States poet laureate who spent his formative years writing poetry between shifts as an autoworker in Detroit, has been awarded the Academy of American Poets' Wallace Stevens Award for lifetime achievement.

This Is NOT A Photo

Posted 09.11.2013 | Arts

Get ready for a mind blowing art revelation of the hyperrealist sort. Kang Kang Hoon, Modern Lady - Angry Pregnant Woman, Courtesy Park Ryu Sook ...