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Emotive 'Essence of Ballet' Series Explores Storytelling Through Digital Manipulation

Photographer Ingrid Bugge’s multimedia series 'The Essence of Ballet’ is the result of over two years in residence with the Danish Royal Ballet, documenting its dancers both during performances and behind the scenes. Employing a variety of digital manipulations, Bugge goes beyond photography to capture the “essence of ballet” as a dynamic, fluid experience.

'Totem' Series Explores Tribal Symbolism and the Return to One's Roots

Portuguese photographer Gonzalo Bénard’s ongoing ‘Totem’ series features richly detailed black and white photographs which explore the idea of coming back to one’s roots in an effort to “listen and learn with our own nature.” Often using himself as a subject (as is the case with ‘Totem’), Bénard’s work explores themes of expression and social relationships through photography.

Playful 'ImagineFrance' Series Brings Contemporary Approach to Historical Sites

Maia Flore’s ‘ImagineFrance’ series takes its audience on a fantastical tour of 25 famous sites in France, from the gardens of Versailles in the north to the Pont du Gard in the south. Featuring Flore and her partner, artist Jeremy Joseph, as models, the pair traveled throughout France to capture whimsical, modern relationships to historical cities and monuments.

Brian Finke's 'Flight Attendants' Series Alludes to Romance of Early Air Travel

New York-based photographer Brian Finke’s ‘Flight Attendants’ series is the product of two years of travel crisscrossing the United States as well as numerous trips abroad. Photographing flight attendants in action, as well as at a training school, Finke’s series documents the lives of those who travel for a living.

'Lost Lake': The Ethereal, Foggy Lanscapes of British Columbia

Owen Perry’s ‘Lost Lake’ series was taken near his home in Whistler, BC. The landscapes of 'Lost Lake' are almost surreal, with their blue-black shadows and dense forests. The series features the lake and the mountainous terrain surrounding it as early-morning fog creeps over the water and across the trees.

Provocative 'Los Intocables' Series Calls Attention to Horrors Faced by Children (NSFW)

Artist Erik Ravelo’s controversial series “Los Intocables” (The Untouchables) aims to “preserve and defend the right to a childhood” in a world that often threatens the safety and innocence of its most vulnerable citizens. Featuring photographs of children posed as if crucified on the backs of surgeons, priests, soldiers and others, the series forces its viewers to confront unspeakable hardship facing many children.

"Inversed Metaphysics" Haunting Portraits by Christine Muraton

French photographer Christine Muraton’s series 'Inversed Metaphysics' features hauntingly beautiful portraits which evoke a sense of solitude and restlessness. Muraton states that the series is intended to address issues of transcendence, the search for truth, and the nature of consciousness.

Visualizing Sound: Martin Klimas' Sonic Sculptures Series

German photographer Martin Klimas is known for his work surrounding high speed photography to capture moments otherwise invisible to the human eye. His project, Sonic Sculptures, enables the viewer to visualize the impact of sound as streams of colorful paint are thrown upward by sound waves from a speaker.

Call for Entries: Canon Female Photojournalist Award

For female photojournalists of all nationalities, The Canon Female Photojournalist Award has announced that it is open for entries until the 26th of this month. The €8000 (roughly $11,096) award is intended to help its recipient “produce an ongoing one year project which will lead to an exhibition or showing at the Festival in the 2015 edition.”

North Brother Island: New York City's Mysterious Neighbor

Photographer Christopher Payne’s new book, North Brother Island: The Last Unknown Place in New York City explores a 20-acre island of ruins situated in the East River. Despite its relative closeness to the city, the island has been uninhabited and gone largely unnoticed since its closure in 1963. One of the few photographers allowed on the island, Payne has been photographing there since 2006 after gaining permission from New York’s Parks and Recreation Department.

Series Captures Ethereal Mysticism of Chinese Lunar New Year Festival

Chinese photographer Zhang Xiao’s “Shanxi” series captures the otherworldly rituals of a lunar New Year festival in China’s Shanxi province. The series’ ethereal photographs were taken with a simple Holga film camera, creating a haziness and sense of mysticism that emphasizes the integrity of the festival’s rituals despite cultural reform and modern influence.

Compassionate and Insightful Series Explores Indian 'Kothi' Community

Photojournalist Candace Feit spent a year documenting the lives of Kothi people in southern India. “Kothi” loosely describes people who deviate from heterosexual norms, blurring the lines of gender and sexuality. Feit says her project examines the Kothi community’s ability to “manifest various gender roles with dignity” in the face of persecution.

Emma Phillips' Surreal 'Salt' Series Explores Abandoned Australian Mine

Melbourne-based photographer Emma Phillips documents the barren, surreal landscape of an abandoned salt mine in her series “Salt”. Published as a photo book, the series features scenes of white, minimally detailed dunes against pale blue skies. Mining equipment and abandoned vehicles stand out dramatically from the pale background as the only hint of a past human presence.

X-Ray Photographs Provide a Glimpse into the Complexity of Nature

Dutch physicist Arie van’t Riet’s X-ray photography gives us an alternative view of nature, allowing us to glimpse the internal complexity of plants and animals in their natural habitats. Van’t Riet colorizes parts of his photographs in Photoshop to create final products that give viewers a sense of the subjects’ natural colors.

"Lonely Window" Series Explores the Rapture of Solitude in the Digital Age

Photographer Julien Mauve’s series “Lonely Window” serves as a representation of the changes in our relationships with each other and the outside world as digital media becomes increasingly prevalent. “Through its digital twilight glow, the screen becomes a window, opening to a new world while simultaneously introducing a new kind of loneliness.”