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[REPOST] This Russian photo magazine published groundbreaking art under 70 years of Soviet rule

The role of photography in Soviet society was a hotly contested subject — artistic expression, or tool for uplifting the proletariat — and for roughly 70 years, the debate played out on the pages of Sovetskoe Foto. From 1926 to 1997, the magazine—ostensibly a

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[REPOST] Photographer Captures Life In A Country That Doesn’t Exist

When the Soviet union collapsed in 1991, some took it harder than the others. Namely the South-Eastern part of Moldova, which decided to stay loyal to the ideals of Communism and declared itself a separate country of Transnistria.When the photographer

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[REPOST] The Russia you’ll never see on postcards

Award-winning photographer Alexander Petrosyan has spent decades discovering what makes his home town tick: the everyday comedy and drama of a city built on contradictions. Continue reading The Russia you’ll never see on postcards

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[REPOST] Japanese Love Hotels by Peter Marlow

Love hotels are a uniquely different Japanese tradition. In a country where homes are small and families stay together because of high living costs, love hotels originally began as a private refuge for young couples still living at home, but

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[REPOST] The Weird and Wonderful Gas Stations of Iraq (Yes, Gas Stations)

The 70-mile stretch of dusty highway connecting Kirkuk to Sulaymaniyah in Northern Iraq looks like any other road in the world—except for the 70-plus gas stations lining the shoulder. Some look more like a temple. Or have gold-plated pillars. Or

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[REPOST] Remarkable Photos Capture the Light That Plants Emit

The plants in Craig Burrows’ photos look like something plucked from an alien planet, sprouting wild shades of violet, pink and green. But the plants, and the colors are real. Continue reading Remarkable Photos Capture the Light That Plants Emit

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[REPOST] The Sleeping Taxi Drivers of Tokyo

Sleeping cab drivers resting in their parked cars on the side of a street are actually quite a common scene in Japan. In fact, you’ll find it in almost any profession in Japan. Napping in public is a sign of

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