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© Paula Rae Gibson

"This selfie culture unnerves me. Not with teens, that’s a whole different thing, but every time a friend posts a selfie of herself, I think, oh dear, she’s at crisis point. She needs to keep seeing her image, know she exists, she feels her life is nothing…that she is fading away.

When my husband was diagnosed with death, our daughter was 20 weeks old. I was the last person on the planet equipped to be a single parent, let alone exist without him, and I started to take photos of myself obsessively. It was an excuse to get dressed, an excuse not to get dressed, it was proof I hadn’t disappeared…. been buried with him.”

— Paula Rae Gibson

© Yoshinori Mizutani
© Yoshinori Mizutani
Sometimes photography without context is enough. Sometimes the lack of context gives depth to the picture, a resonance, gives us space to examine the banality of the subject and the beauty inherent in it.”— Yoshinori Mizutani
© Ellie Davies, Stars, 8
© Corinna Kern, George’s Bath
'George's bath' is an exploration of the world of George Fowler, 72, who is affected by hoarding. Focusing on a single location inside George’s four-bedroom house, namely his bathtub, this project detaches his condition from the clutter by that it is usually conveyed. Having lived at George’s house for two months, my attention was drawn by the constant changes taking place in his bathtub, often on an hourly basis, while the rest of his house remained still under the myriads accumulated clutter. As one of the only accessible spaces, George’s bathtub has become the place where he washes the dishes, does his laundry, stores items or repairs bikes, where he has his coffee, reads books or, last but not least, takes a bath.
—Corinna Kern
© Corinna Kern, George’s Bath
'George's bath' is an exploration of the world of George Fowler, 72, who is affected by hoarding. Focusing on a single location inside George’s four-bedroom house, namely his bathtub, this project detaches his condition from the clutter by that it is usually conveyed. Having lived at George’s house for two months, my attention was drawn by the constant changes taking place in his bathtub, often on an hourly basis, while the rest of his house remained still under the myriads accumulated clutter. As one of the only accessible spaces, George’s bathtub has become the place where he washes the dishes, does his laundry, stores items or repairs bikes, where he has his coffee, reads books or, last but not least, takes a bath.
—Corinna Kern
Nicholas Hughes, untitled #3 from Aspects of Cosmological Indifference

http://thephotographersgallery.org.uk/nicholashughes
Danila Tkachenko, Escape

What would you give your life for? Bill Viola talks Martyrs and light. 

Samantha Keely Smith
Artist Samantha Keely Smith paints abstract oceanic landscapes that are at once menancing and serene, a clash of light and color that she refers to as “internal landscapes.” Using oil paint, enamel, and shellac, Smith uses an additive and subtractive process by partially destroying her progress several times before completion. This cyclical process, much like the timeless crash of ocean tides against the shore, adds an additional level of texture to her work. She shares in a 2013 interview with NeverLazy Magazine:

My images are not at all real places or even inspired by real places. They are emotional and psychological places. Internal landscapes, if you will. The tidal pull and power of the ocean makes sense to me in terms of expressing these things, and I think that is why some of the work has a feel of water about it. My work speaks of things that are timeless, and I think that for most of us the ocean represents something timeless.
© Letizia Battaglia, Palermo, 1992. Rosaria Schifani
© Peter Hujar - Portrait of Susan Sontag, 1975, from ‘Hide/Seek: Difference and Desire in American Portraiture.’
© Sutanta Aditya, Sinabung mount spews ash to the air during an eruption near from Karo, North Sumatra on Jan. 8, 2014
Silence: Shapes

In 2010 Filippo Minelli  started taking photos of smoke-bombs in romantic landscapes to juxtapose the beauty of nature with the violence of a medium devoted to create chaos with a stunning result. Images taken in various areas around Europe