- Local photographer Bill Putnam went to Iraq first as a soldier and later returned as an embedded civilian photojournalist. He recently started a blog looking back at his time there.
Like a rooftop garden in an overcrowded financial district, Toronto’s Leslie Street Spit is an unexpected urban oasis whose narrow escape from development has brought marshes, lagoons and forests to the centre of Canada’s largest city.
“With my photography, I want to step away from the photo-saturated society we now live in. The magic has been lost: no one makes anything by hand any more.” Alice Cazenave’s remarkable portrait on a leaf.
- Death via selfie is getting really real, guys.
- Get your submissions ready and your hammer and nails out: Artomatic returns this fall.
“I want these images to show that behind the tattoos and the media stereotype there is a human being.” Adam Hinton’s portraits of imprisoned members of El Salvador’s MS-13 gang.
- Photographer Jason Koxvold spent three days in June at Bagram for Black-Water, a series exploring what it means to be perpetually at war in the Middle East.
- The New York Times dives into the murky privacy waters of brands capitalizing on your social media posts.
Photographer Melodie McDaniel searches for identity through the underbelly of faith, race, and the American pulpit.
“I would get many a funny look from passers-by wondering what on earth this guy with a camera was doing photographing a car park in the middle of a rainy and cold Manchester.” Phil Burrowes images capture the architecture of car parks across Britain.
- The Detroit Zoo debuted its baby red panda, Tofu, this week.
- Italian photographer Stefano Cerio documents Chinese amusement parks in hibernation in his upcoming book “Chinese Fun.”
- See Wayne Levin’s gorgeous pictures of schools of Hawaiian fish in hypnotizing shapes at D.C.’s National Academy of Sciences.
- Outside magazine has a slideshow of awful scenes from the wildfires raging in California.
- For decades, nobody had explored the vast photo archives of Metronome Magazine, which closed in 1961, until Pierre Vudrag decided to take a look. His selections from the archives are now featured in a traveling exhibition, “The Metronome Jazz Photo Collection.”
- Members of Uganda’s persecuted LGBT community celebrated Gay Pride this week in an undisclosed location near the capital Kampala.
- There are a few galleries out there of the Perseid meteor shower, which peaked on Thursday, but this one by the Guardian is quite nice.
- Lachryphagy is the practice of drinking tears for nutrients. It’s what these butterflies are doing to a pair of turtles in Ecuador.
- In the mid-1970s a young engineer invented the digital photographic process. Some of his bosses were not impressed. His employer? Eastman Kodak.
- 96 million black polythene “shade balls” fill a reservoir in drought-hit Los Angeles to protect against evaporation.
- Envious of the endless barrage of friends’ gorgeous vacation photos on social media? Guardian readers share their soggy British holiday pictures.
- A fox decided to take a nap and be adorable on this second story window in London.