Taryn Simon exhibits her startling take on photography — to reveal worlds and people we would never see otherwise. She shares two projects: one documents otherworldly locations typically kept secret from the public, the other involves haunting portraits of men convicted for crimes they did not commit.
TED Tuesday: Stats are boring, visuals are NOT October 13, 2009
Sunday spotlight: As seen on Earth May 24, 2009
National Geographic’s mission is to inspire people to care about the planet. Hence they have created an ‘Infinite photograph‘ that is made up of hundreds of photos of the natural world, each submitted by users to My Shot (Submit a photo). Dive into this photo-mosaic portrait of the Earth to see it through the eyes of users like you. Move the yellow square over an area you would like to explore, click, and go. Double-click on an image to see more information about it. Keep clicking—and diving deeper into the Infinite Photograph—to get a truly boundless picture of Earth.
What inspires you? Send in your best photos of the natural world to NatGeo and it’ll be added to ‘Infinite Photograph—As Seen on Earth.’
Sunday Spotlight: Extreme Ice Survey (EIS) May 10, 2009
“the most wide-ranging glacier study ever conducted using ground-based, real-time photography. EIS uses time-lapse photography, conventional photography, and video to document the rapid changes now occurring on the Earth’s glacial ice. The EIS team has installed 27 time-lapse cameras at 15 sites in Greenland, Iceland, Alaska, and the Rocky Mountains. EIS supplements this ongoing record with annual repeat photography in Iceland, the Alps, and Bolivia.”
Best NASA pictures of the Earth May 5, 2009
NASA’s Earth Observatory announced the ten most popular pictures of our home planet from its ‘Image of the Day’ catalogue on 28th April, the culmination of a user-voted contest marking the tenth anniversary of the observatory’s Web site. These pictures range from the picture of Earth as seen from Saturn to the beautiful abstract painting-like patterns made by sea currents and wind in the Bahamas.
Go feast your eyes!
Within a blink of an eye April 4, 2009