Searching for an authentic picture of the world’s most secretive nation: North Korea

The entire country of DPRK (Democratic People’s Republic of Korea) is shrouded in myth and secrecy making it one of the most mysterious places in the world. Not many outsiders get a chance to visit North Korea. For those who make it inside North Korea’s borders, photography is highly restricted and controlled. I traveled across the country hoping to pierce this secretive country’s mysterious shroud searching for what lies behind the rhetoric and what life is really like.
Author: Tariq Zaidi

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Searching for an authentic picture of the world’s most secretive nation: North Korea
more at Sienna International Photo Awards

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Creative Street Photography

Street photography looks immensely straightforward – snapshots of every day life – but truly artistic street photography is in fact one of the most difficult of undertakings. You have to see something brilliant and capture it in a heartbeat, getting the exposure and composition correct at the same time.

Pick Me by Neil Hargreaves
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Alone on the Street by Hana Peskova
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People in Color by SithuKyaw
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Promenade by Zeltner Evelyne
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Woman in Red by Jerome Hart
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Street Vendor, Hanoi, Vietnam by Stuart Meikle
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Creative Street Photography
more winning images at Photocrowd

Days of Night/Nights of Day

“Days of Night/Nights of Day” is about the daily life of the inhabitants of Norilsk. Norilsk is a mining city, with a population of more than 170,000. It is the northernmost city (100,000+ people) in the world. The average temperature is -10° C and reaches lows of -55° C in the winter. For two months of the year, the city is plunged into polar night when there are zero hours of sunlight.
Photographs and text by Elena Chernyshova

Days of Night/Nights of Day
Daily life, work and play, in the northernmost city in the world, Norilsk, Russia (also the 7th most polluted city in the world) — a fascinating, detailed photo report with 45 exquisite images.
Photographs and text by Elena Chernyshova
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Master Stroke: Giulio Montini

Since the time Photography started, an important, if not the most important, use of this form of communication has been the documentation of events. From sports to war, from political events and trade to the narration of common life events, in the streets, in cities, in villages or in the fields, it is all about the description of life in its numerous forms. Sometimes it makes a story or a news, at others it creates a basis for a protest or a reporting. But nothing has ever made a greater impact on the mind of its viewers than a pictorial coverage of an instance. We sincerely hope that you will have the same feelings by the time you flip through the last page of this eBook. —Mario Bunčuga

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Master Stroke: Giulio Montini
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Ditch Distractions to Raise the Game in Training

Meditation training techniques prepare the mind to handle and thrive, in daily life. Karlie Kloss showcases base layer innovation wearing ALPHASKIN.

“Free and simple, meditation builds mental resilience to coping with the challenges life throws”

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Ditch Distractions to Raise the Game in Training
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城市里的我 – Humans in the chaotic city

Shanghai based photographer Linda R Yao explores the youthful soul and raw beauty with her pictures and documents the beautiful things that are often overlooked. In doing so the images never look eccentric or deliberately provocative but rather sensual and thought-provoking.

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城市里的我 – Humans in the chaotic city
by photographer Linda R Yao

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