Wolf Empire: An Intimate Portrait of a Species

Extraordinary photos that expose the elusive world of fur and teeth, light and shadow, and wolf behavior seldom seen by the human eye.

From award-winning photographer Scott Ian Barry comes Wolf Empire–the most comprehensive and stunning visual record of wolves ever published in black-and-white photography. In this world of fur and teeth, texture and shape, light and shadow, Barry creates a highly intimate look at wolves and their often mystifying way of life.

wolfempire02a wolfempire02b wolfempire02c wolfempire02d wolfempire02e wolfempire02f wolfempire02g wolfempire02h wolfempire02iEach high-quality photograph is accompanied by a narrative in which Barry relates the circumstances that led to the taking of the photo, or some unique personal observation about wolf behavior gathered from his more than thirty years of experience as a wildlife photographer. His great reverence for these magnificent animals comes through in frame after frame of wolves in varying degrees of harmony and aggression, excitement and tranquility, cooperation and solitude–all part of their experience and essential to their survival. Barry’s photographs show wolves for the individuals they are, a species as diverse as humans.
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Wolf Empire: An Intimate Portrait of a Species
by Scott Ian Barry

The Power Of Photography

The Power Of Photography
from: « 10 Images That Made The World Pay Attention In 2016 »

The World Press Photo competition winners have been announced and here are 10 of the incredible images praised by the judging panel that are both powerful and harrowing.

power02a© Jonathan Bachman, Thomson Reuters. Lone activist Ieshia Evans stands her ground while offering her hands for arrest as she is charged by riot police.
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power02b© Ameer Alhalbi, Agence France-Presse. A Syrian man evacuates an area following a reported airstrike.
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power02c© Sergey Ponomarev, for The New York Times. A family flees the fighting in Mosul, Iraq’s second-largest city, as oil fields burned in Qayyara, Iraq.
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power02d© Amber Bracken. A man is treated with milk of magnesia after being pepper sprayed by police at the blockade on highway 1806.
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power02e© Valery Melnikov, Rossiya Segodnya. Civilians escape from a fire at a house destroyed by an air attack in the Luhanskaya village.
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10 Images That Made The World Pay Attention In 2016
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2017 Underwater Photographer of the Year Results Announced!

2017 Underwater Photographer of the Year Results Announced!

upoty2017aWinner
‘Dancing Octopus’
Gabriel Barathieu (France)
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upoty2017bBritish Underwater Photographer of the Year 2017
Winner
‘Out of the Blue’
Nick Blake (UK)
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Winner
‘Prey?’
So Yat Wai (Hong Kong)
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Winner
‘Your home and my home’
Qing Lin (Canada)
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upoty2017ePortrait
Winner
‘Face to face’
Ifj Lorincz Ferenc (Hungary)
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« From my own point of view, I have been captivated not only by the winning images but also by the stories behind how those images were achieved. The conception, the planning and the physical effort to achieve a successful result; it is those efforts that we, as judges, pay our respects to by taking out two days to meet up, sit together and look in detail at all the images. It is a mammoth task but one that we all agree is a privilege to be part of. »
Peter Rowlands, Chair of the jury 2017
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Fabrice Puliero | Photographe total

Fabrice Puliero
Photographe total

Boulimique d’images, Fabrice Puliero est régulièrement publié dans les Défis de la Rédac’ ou la Critique photo.
Il fallait qu’on en sache plus sur ce photographe à la créativité débordante.

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Fabrice Puliero | Photographe total
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L’esprit français Contre-cultures, 1969-1989

De la Figuration Narrative à la violence graphique de Bazooka, des éditions Champ Libre à la création des radios libres, de Hara-Kiri à Bérurier Noir, cette exposition rend compte d’un « esprit français » critique, irrévérencieux et contestataire, en proposant une multitude de filiations et d’affinités. À travers une soixantaine d’artistes et plus de 700 oeuvres et documents, rassemblant à la fois journaux, tracts, affiches, extraits de films, de vidéos et d’émissions de télévision, l’exposition assume une forme de révision esthétique, en allant regarder vers d’autres “genres” de la création que ceux généralement mis en avant dans l’art contemporain. Elle est également l’occasion de présenter des pièces rarement montrées telles que des carnets du groupe Dziga Vertov (fondé par Jean-Luc Godard et Jean-Pierre Gorin), une sculpture monumentale de Raymonde Arcier ou les « livres d’école » d’Henri et Marinette Cueco ainsi que de passer commande d’œuvres inédites à Kiki Picasso (Il n’y a pas de raison de laisser le blanc, le bleu et le rouge à ces cons de français, 2016-2017), Jean-Jacques Lebel (L’Internationale Hallucinex, 1970-2017) et Claude Lévêque (Conte cruel de la jeunesse, 1987-2017).

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Jacques Monory, Antoine n° 6, 1973 © Jacques Monory / ADAGP, Paris 2017.
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Studio Bob – Photocine (photographie), Émile Aillaud (architecture), La Grande Borne, Grigny, ensemble de 3 685 logements, 1965-1970. Courtesy SIAF/Cité de l’architecture et du patrimoine/Archives d’architecture du XXe siècle
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Régis Cany, Les Photographittis,Paris et région parisienne, 1977-1982 © Régis Cany
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espritfrancais02dL’esprit français, Contre-cultures, 1969-1989
exposition du 24 février au 21 mai 2017
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The Corset Jacket

Kendall Jenner debuts La Perla’s redefinition of the modern suit.
Sensual, Beautiful, Comfortable – The Corset Jacket reworks the concept of tailoring through innovative craftsmanship and La Perla’s devotion to dressing women how they want to feel.

laperlakjDesigned by Julia Haart, Creative Director of La Perla, the Corset Jacket is the standout style in a collection that promises liberation from constrictive clothing. Kendall Jenner debuts this revolutionary piece, adding a youthful, sultry mood to an essential item that translates seamlessly into every area of a woman’s life, from boardroom to evening. This campaign image, photographed by Steven Klein, sees Kendall streaked in rays of light, their precise edges emphasising the jacket’s sleek silhouette. Behind her, an x-ray image of an antiquated corset and its effect on its wearer offers an artful contrast against the comfort of Haart’s contemporary creation.

laperlakj2The support of built-in cups eliminates the need for a bra, allowing the jacket’s sumptuous bi-stretch wool to sit against the skin in a single layer, like lingerie. Elegant hook and eye fastenings create an intimate allure, while finely tailored darts maintain the feel of a sophisticated suit. Sized according to the bust, the Corset Jacket represents Julia Haart’s vision to echo La Perla’s unparalleled knowledge of the female form throughout the ready-to-wear collection.

The Corset Jacket

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Spirited Away

Karlie Kloss in Vogue US March 2017 by Mikael Jansson

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Photography: Mikael Jansson
Model: Karlie Kloss
Styling: Phyllis Posnick
Hair: Julian D’Ys
Make-Up: Hannah Murray
Location: Ise-Shima National Park, Japan
Vogue US March 2017

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