On June 6, 1944, Allied soldiers descended on the beaches of Normandy for D-Day, an operation that turned the tide of the Second World War against the Nazis, marking the beginning of the end of the conflict. Reuters photographer Chris Helgren compiled archive pictures taken during the invasion and went back to the same places to photograph them as they appear today.
Russian photographer Ilya Kisaradov’s subjects are primarily women, who are out in the open with nature. In her photographs, the image of the birdcage appears a few times, possibly symbolizing imprisonment. The confinement of her subjects juxtaposed against the backdrop of the openness of nature illustrates the dichotomy between humans and nature and how we continuously imprison ourselves by getting further and further away from nature. Though regardless of what message one may take away from Ilya Kisaradov photographs, their stunning quality and surreal imagery are electrifying and compels the viewer to gaze intently. She is both expressive and contemplative.
Sunset in Finland at latitude 60 degrees north. The shallow angle of the setting and rising sun is typical at this high northern latitude. The photographer made multi exposures on a fixed film camera to create this photograph. - Pekka Parviainen.
"One of the sad facts about living in a big city is that it’s fairly impossible to avoid catcalling, and photographer Hannah Price noticed a constant stream of verbal harassment after she moved to Philadelphia from suburban Colorado. Instead of just keeping her head down and walking on by, Price made the choice to take pictures of her aggressors. It resulted in an ongoing collection of photos called City of Brotherly Love (spotted via Feature Shoot), and you can really see the discomfort in some of the subject’s eyes when the gaze is turned around. Take a look at the portraits after the jump.”