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Just a few weeks ago, Hindus around the world celebrated the festival of colors, known as Holi. Participants of all ages throw brilliantly colored powders to welcome the coming of springtime.
The Atlantic rounded up a gorgeous set of photos of Holi festivals from across the country of India.
“I wanted to show a part of the Megalopolis that struck me, that showed very clearly that something is not working well for us as human beings in relation with our environment.” -Héctor Mediavilla
A glimpse of Mexico City’s subway as seen through the lens of photographer Héctor Mediavilla.
Known as one of the worst cities in the world in which to drive, Mexico City’s rush hours aren’t much better underground with a subway system that generates around 4 million riders a day.
[Images: Héctor Mediavilla]
Ice Station on Skies
The station will be home to up to 52 crew members over the summer and while the site may look childlike, its design is anything but simplistic. Roughly 900 miles from the South Pole, located on an ice sheet that is perpetually moving and folding into the Weddell Sea this is the sixth Halley Research Station. By Hugh Broughton Architects
Triennial Artist Spotlight: Shimpei Takeda
Shimpei Takeda was born 40 miles from the site of the nuclear disaster that took place in Fukushima, Japan, in the wake of a violent earthquake and tsunami that devastated the country in March 2011. Takeda responded to the catastrophe with his series Trace—cameraless records of radioactive contamination, in which he placed radioactive soil from the Fukushima area in contact with photosensitive sheets of film. The resulting “autoradiographs” appear to document solar systems, galaxies, or segments of star-strewn sky, but they are in fact impressions of the radiation emitted by contaminated particles of earth.
Takeda retrieved the radioactive soil from locations that are freighted with history, both personal and collective. Trace documents the soil’s still-dangerous levels of invisible radiation, and serves as an elegy to places where it is no longer safe to live.
View more of this photographers work in A Different Kind of Order: The ICP Triennial, on view through September 8, 2013.
After trying to capture a long exposure image of the stars while camping, Chris McCaw accidentally forgot to close the shutter before sunrise. The result was an image so overexposed that the film was physically changed.
Since then, Chris has perfected the process and compiled his work into a fantastic book.
via Peta Pixel
Photograph by Dmitry Kostyukov for TIME
After the FBI announced that two brothers from southern Russia had bombed the Boston Marathon, the world’s attention quickly turned to where these brothers had come from — a lush strip of highlands called Dagestan. Photographer Dmitry Kostyukov reports from the Russian republic.
Photograph by Tomás Munita
Early this morning, Tomás Munita and Bryan Denton were named the 2013 recipients of the Chris Hondros Fund Awards, offering financial support to photographers who work in the same vein that Hondros did — with empathy, dedication and humility. See more of the winner’s work here.
Pictured: Porters wait for a sack of guano to carry on Guañape Norte Island off the coast of Peru. May 2008.