Daytona Beach, 1999
In 1999, award-winning Magnum photographer Eli Reed set off to document spring break in Daytona Beach, Florida. Having watched the white kids getting hysterically drunk and “trying to crawl up inside the backside of uncaring contestants” in wet t-shirt competitions, he moved on to the black spring breakers who were doing much better things, like driving around with albino pythons and stuff. Here are some previously unseen moments from his series.
This is the definition of gangsta.
My eye caught a dark form lying on the river bottom. It took me a few moments to comprehend what I had stumbled upon. Lying peacefully in the shallow waters of the river, only a few meters from shore, was a full-grown cougar. The contrast between the serenity of the scene I was witnessing and what must have played out here in the cougar’s final moments made me shiver. It was the first shiver of many, as I stripped down and waded out into the icy water to get this shot. x
Justin Bartels, Impression
‘The series focuses on the clothing that women think they should wear, or are told what to wear, to impress someone in a sexual manner. There is a physical mark that is left from these clothes, showing the discomfort women go through.’
Since 2004, the Getty Images Grants for Editorial Photography have provided funding to photojournalists working on stories all over the world. This year, five more grants will be awarded, and entries are now being accepted.
Images from previous winners shown (clockwise from top): The Other War, by Miquel Dewever-Plana; Requiem in Samba, by Alex Majoli; The E-Waste Trail, by Stanley Greene; Upstate Girls, by Brenda Ann Kenneally
My dad at 29, me at 2 weeks. Me at 29, my boy at 2 weeks.
this has got to be the best thing i have seen on tumblr so far, i love this way too much.
“through the unknown tashkurgan” by li xinzhao, who documents the chinese tajiks of the tashkurgan tajik autonomous county in xinjiang province, china’s most westerly territory.
The Unbelievable Photos Taken by the Crazy Russians Who Illegally Climbed Egypt’s Great Pyramid
Last week in Egypt, a group of Russian photographers apparently climbed the Great Pyramid of Giza—hiding from guards for four hours after closing time before beginning the ascent. Climbing the pyramid, one of the photographers claims, carries a punishment of one to three years. But it was worth it. “I was speechless,” one wrote. “I felt a chilling delight, absolute happiness.”
My Wife’s Fight With Breast Cancer
one of the saddest and most beautiful photo essays I’ve ever seen
Photograph by © Enrique Metinides, Courtesy 212berlin
On view at Aperture: 101 Tragedies of Enrique Metinides is Enrique Metinides’s choice of the key images from over fifty years of photographing crime scenes and accidents in Mexico for local newspapers and the nota roja crime press.
In 2011, LightBox went to Mexico City to speak with Metinides about his life and career. Watch the video here.
Pictured: Chapultepec Park, Mexico City, 1995. A young woman cries as she sits next to her boyfriend, who had been killed in a robbery that went badly wrong. He looks like he is asleep.
A native Indian community who have been living in the abandoned Brazilian Indian Museum since 2006, have been summoned to leave the museum.