December 12, 2022

Photographer Captures Portraits of ‘Grandma Divers’ Who Free Dive Deep Into the Sea [Interview]

A group of women in the Korean province of Jeju dives deep beneath the water to collect seafood and other aquatic treasures. Known as Haenyeo (meaning “sea women”) they are part of a tradition that dates back to 434 CE. But they aren’t young people, as you might expect from a group who routinely conquers depths between 32 and 65 feet and can hold their breath for up to two minutes.

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September 17, 2022

Macro Photography Highlights Beauty of Extinct and Endangered Insects [Interview]

For three years, British photographer Levon Biss worked tirelessly to capture every hair, feature, and fiber of rare insects from the American Museum of Natural History's collection. Known for his ability to bring out their beauty with his macro photography, Biss's meticulous method of photographing the specimens has culminated in the Extinct and Endangered exhibition.

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July 16, 2022

Wildlife Photographer Created a Custom Camera for Taking Intimate Animal Portraits [Interview]

Photographer Donal Boyd is known for his intimate portraits of wildlife. These unique images are made possible by his custom-crafted steel camera box. By placing it strategically in front of lions, elephants, and other African wildlife, he's able to get innovative images of these animals. In forgoing the typical telephoto lens, Boyd closes the gap between humans and wildlife and brings unparalleled familiarity to his photographs.

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