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India Song by Karen Knorr

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Artist Karen Knorr celebrates in her works the visual richness found in the fables, myths and stories of northern India, focusing on Rajasthan, by using sacred and secular sites to highlight the caste system, femininity and its relationship with the animal world. She photographed with an analogue camera interiors of palaces, mausoleums, and holy sites as well as a variety of live animals separately in sanctuaries and zoos across Rajasthan. By then combining both, she fuses high resolution digital with analogue photography.

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Intimate Showers Reveal Secrets (10 photos)

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Mumbai, India-born photographer Manjari Sharma takes us into one of the most intimate places in a person's house. For a few months, she invited people over to her apartment, photographing them while they took a shower. She soon found out that the water washed away any unnerving awkwardness brought on by the camera.

What came next, however, was quite surprising. "The bathroom, formerly a beauty parlour, now became a confessional and I the hair dresser," she said. "Many of my subjects shared inti
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Intimate, Painterly Photographs of London Bus Passengers On Their Nighttime Commute

Intimate, Painterly Photographs of London Bus Passengers On Their Nighttime Commute | Backstage Rituals | Scoop.it
Photographer Nick Turpin's series Through a Glass Darkly takes a different approach to candid street photography than we typically see. Turpin captures Lon
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40 Years of the World's Best Microscope Photos

40 Years of the World's Best Microscope Photos | Backstage Rituals | Scoop.it
Every year, Nikon selects the most artful, scientifically enlightening and skillfully produced images from thousands of submissions for its Small World microscope photography contest. Tomorrow, another set of impressive winners will be announced for the contest’s 40th year. Read More: You’ll Never Guess What This Is: Mysterious Microscope Photos Top Photomicrographs of Life Beginning Creepy…
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Abstracta Festival

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“ Ramona Zordini’s Photography: Changing Time
Ramona Zordini is an Italian photographer/visual artist who explores personal themes of mental and physical changes portrayed through liquid...
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The Antichrist of Early-20th-Century Photography

The Antichrist of Early-20th-Century Photography | Backstage Rituals | Scoop.it
Violence, nudity, and the occult collide in the photographs of William Mortensen, an American photographer who gained prominence in the 1930s and '40s but today largely exists as an obscure name in...
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Giuseppe Mastromatteo: "INDEPENSENSE"

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Giuseppe Mastromatteo has been working as an artist for more than a decade. After a period spent as a recordist assistant inside a record company, Mas...
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Photographer Turns Dancers Into Living Sculptures in Urban Landscapes

Photographer Turns Dancers Into Living Sculptures in Urban Landscapes | Backstage Rituals | Scoop.it
UK-based photographer Bertil Nilsson's project "Intersections" is a blend of two photographic subjects: urban landscapes and dance. Nilsson first sought ou
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Magnum photographer René Burri dies

Magnum photographer René Burri dies | Backstage Rituals | Scoop.it
Swiss photographer best known for iconic portraits of Che Guevara and Picasso dies aged 81 after a long illness • René Burri – in pictures
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Seeing Beauty Where Others Do Not

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For more than 60 years, Marc Riboud has collected the humor, grace, anguish and beauty of fleeting moments around the world.
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How Dali and Halsman made "In Voluptas Mors"

How Dali and Halsman made "In Voluptas Mors" | Backstage Rituals | Scoop.it
One of the most iconic images of Salvador Dali's career was the photo of a skull composed from the artfully arranged bodies of nude models.
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The surreal erotic photography of Heinrich Heidersberger [NSFW]

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A selection of works by the German photographer Heinrich Heidersberger (1906-2006).

He was a onetime painting student of Fernand Léger at the Académie Moderne in Paris, during surrealism's heyday.
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Photographer Marina Cano Captures Wild Animals in Their Most Unguarded Moments

Photographer Marina Cano Captures Wild Animals in Their Most Unguarded Moments | Backstage Rituals | Scoop.it
Spanish photographer Marina Cano has been taking photographs since she was a teenager. Years later, she’s amassed an incredible portfolio and several award
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André Kertész: the photographer's photographer – in pictures

André Kertész: the photographer's photographer – in pictures | Backstage Rituals | Scoop.it
The Hungarian artist who pioneered photojournalism, influencing Cartier-Bresson and Brassaï, is back in the spotlight with an auction of his most moving images
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One Family by Vardi Kahana

One Family by Vardi Kahana | Backstage Rituals | Scoop.it
A photographer, Vardi Kahana is a graduate of the Art College at Ramat Hasharon. She began her career in the 1980 as a news and magazine photographer for I
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Steve McCurry Retrospective Looks Back Over 40 Years of Iconic Work in 150 Portraits

Steve McCurry Retrospective Looks Back Over 40 Years of Iconic Work in 150 Portraits | Backstage Rituals | Scoop.it
There are few photographers out there as well-known as the iconic Steve McCurry. His Afghan Girl portrait earned him world-wide fame and recognition, but a
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Duane Michals: Looking Back, Moving Forward

Duane Michals: Looking Back, Moving Forward | Backstage Rituals | Scoop.it
A major retrospective of the ever-prolific Duane Michals opens this weekend in Pittsburgh, the city that is his spiritual home.
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Haunting Double Exposures Capture Emotional and Physical Devastation in Single Frames

Haunting Double Exposures Capture Emotional and Physical Devastation in Single Frames | Backstage Rituals | Scoop.it
The images that make up photographer Annalisa Natali Murri's series Then the Sky Crashed Down Upon Us are, in a word, haunting. Double exposures, they pay
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"Wayward Cognitions" by Ed Templeton

"Wayward Cognitions" by Ed Templeton | Backstage Rituals | Scoop.it
� 20 years worth of street life in it’s rawest form is captured by legendary skateboarder Ed Templeton in his recently released “Wayw...
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More Than Human by Tim Flach

More Than Human by Tim Flach | Backstage Rituals | Scoop.it
Over the past decade, Tim Flach‘s work has increasingly focused on animals, ranging widely across species but united by a distinctive style that is derived from his concerns with anthropomorphism and anthropocentrism. His interests lie in the way humans shape animals, and shape their meaning. Whether genetically, as with the featherless chicken, or with the...Read More
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Garry Winogrand: the restless genius who gave street photography attitude

Garry Winogrand: the restless genius who gave street photography attitude | Backstage Rituals | Scoop.it
Garry Winogrand pounded the streets of America every day of his life photographing reluctant subjects – and he left behind 6,500 undeveloped films when he died. A powerful new retrospective makes sense of the torrent of imagery by the prolific American master, writes Sean O’Hagan
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Video: Photographer Looks Into Private Lives Through Paris Windows

Video: Photographer Looks Into Private Lives Through Paris Windows | Backstage Rituals | Scoop.it
Gail Albert Halaban on her admittedly voyeuristic work
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The geometry of everyday life: Paul Strand's masterworks – in pictures

The geometry of everyday life: Paul Strand's masterworks – in pictures | Backstage Rituals | Scoop.it
Gallery: Paul Strand, working in the middle years of the 20th century, created photographs unsurpassed in their lustre, strange humanity and compositional rigour. Look at some of his finest work, coming to a major retrospective in Philadelphia
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Vintage Photography by Bert Stern

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Bertram “Bert” Stern was a self-taught American commercial photographer. He was the son of Jewish immigrants and grew up in Brooklyn. His father worked as a children’s portrait photographer. After dropping out of high school at the age of 16, he gained a job in the mail room at Look magazine. He became art director...Read More
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