65 Amazing Photo Series Inspired by the Earth The wonders and calamities of nature and life on Earth seem as endless as the cosmos themselves. Here are 65 amazing photo series that draw their inspiration from the beauty of nature, the cycles of life, changing weather and environments, and much more.
The Last Iceberg All things move toward their end— Camille Seaman has been photographing dwindling icebergs in both Arctic regions with great power and perhaps even greater poignancy. Interview with Camille Seaman.
To the Ends of the Earth The world's largest volcanic lake; a glacier that crashes into a rainforest; an otherworldly underwater sinkhole—follow us to the furthest reaches of our planet and back (without leaving your seat!). By Klaus Thymann.
Rape of a Nation An unflinching, outraged report about the ongoing human tragedy occurring in the Congo—along with a video interview with the photographer behind these powerful images. Interview with Marcus Bleasdale.
Midway: Message from the Gyre Chris Jordan has been documenting an astonishing and disturbing effect of consumer waste: discarded plastic packaging and toys inside the stomachs of thousands of dead baby albatrosses. By Chris Jordan.
The inaugural LensCulture Earth Awards is our first call for photography focused on the planet. We are awarding $25,000 in cash grants as well as video projections at international photo festivals, visibility with LensCulture Insiders, a Printed Annual and more.
Souvid Datta travels to the heart of Kabul, the capital of Afghanistan, to offer his inspiring vision of the daily life there. From nomadic tribesmen to a traveling circus, Datta's camera reveals far more than you ever could have expected.
Also, don't miss Datta's powerful photo-documentary LensCulture feature, "Under the Bridge": Over and under a single bridge in Kabul, two worlds lie mere meters apart. Above, children walk to school and a market bustles; daily life carries on, unworried. Below, over 2,000 hopelessly addicted heroin users are packed into what its denizens' call a "living hell."
In July 2015, Aperture Foundation will host its second open-submission exhibition for which all photographers are eligible. The theme for this year's Summer Open is Black Mirror, and it will be curated by Michael Famighetti, editor ofAperture magazine.
The W. Eugene Smith Fund will begin accepting applications for its annual Grant in Humanistic Photography on April 15, 2015. Photographers interested in applying for the grant can learn more by visiting SmithFund.org.