August 25, 2022

Watercolor Paintings Blend Fantasy and Realism With Dazzling Details [Interview]

Creating art can be akin to solving a puzzle. Once you have an idea of what you want to create, you’ve got to figure out how the elements will come together and make your vision a reality. This is how the artist Hieu Nguyen, aka kelogsloops, approaches his gorgeous watercolor paintings. Blending elements of fantasy with a realistic style of illustration, the storybook imagery is arresting in its emotion and attention to detail.

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July 4, 2022

Photographer Documents the Magical Moments When Indigenous Peruvians Visited Machu Picchu for the First Time [Interview]

Every year over 1.5 million people visit Peru's Machu Picchu. This gem of the Inca Empire attracts tourists from around the world who endure a long hike to view the 15th-century citadel in all its glory. Local porters are a critical part of Machu Picchu's tourism, as they carry supplies and break down camp for tourists as they make their way along the Inca Trail.

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May 21, 2022

Photographer Shares How a Community in Kenya Came Together to Help Orphaned Elephants [Interview]

Conservation photographer Ami Vitale is known for her incredible ability to support local communities that are making an impact. This is made clear through her championing of Kenya's Reteti Elephant Sanctuary. As the first community-owned and run elephant sanctuary in Africa, Reteti cares for orphaned elephants. The Samburu community opened the sanctuary in 2016 and Vitale has been with them every step of the way.

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February 23, 2022

Photographer Takes Dignified B&W Portraits of “Forgotten” People He Meets on the Street [Interview]

Algerian street photographer Imed Kolli uses his camera to form a connection with others. For the past seven years, he's used his creativity to study the human condition, often focusing on people who live on the fringes of society. The results are haunting portraits that capture the spirit of these models, who are all just ordinary people that Kolli encounters.

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