The railway may just be considered the veins of any country, especially in the 20th century. Check out these images of locomotives by Jack Delano, Marion Wolcott, and Andreas Feininger.
What do these three photography have in common? They were part of the platoon of photographers hired by the USA's Farm Security Administration -- the photographers who were on a mission to record life across the country.
Feninger was an American photographer, in which thanks to his Bauhaus background and educational achievement in Architecture, made dynamic black-and-white shots of Manhattan architecture. He rarely shot portraits and obsessed more on structures. Then there's Wolcott, who covered the USA with more than 9,000 images for the FSA. She was one of the FSA's favorites, known for documenting realities of the Great Depression and agricultural blight. But it was Delano who's mostly known for railway photography. While he didn't focus exclusively on the railway, Delano introduced captivating depictions and romanticism of the locomotive.
In early 20th century, a photographer named Arthur Mole and his assistant John Thomas were commissioned by the US Military to capture group portraits of patriotic symbols to boost the country's morale.
Before its war-torn disposition, the country Iraq was at its belle epoque in the mid-20th century, where life was becoming cosmopolitan. This is the work of photographer Latif Al Ani, dubbed as the Father of Iraqi Photography before he ceased his passion in the Saddam Hussein regime.
Once upon a day in Dutch thrift store, a photographer that went by the name of Martijn van Oers purchased a folding camera from the early 20th century. Little did he know, tucked inside was an exposed, undeveloped film.
Photography's role as a communicator of the complex and complicated have never been more amplified in the 20th century. Here are three decades of American history that marks some of the most important moments, taken by none other than the most respected photographers.
The 1950's rockabilly fashion and music trend, marked by white, working class, rural America and the combination of blues, country and rock n' roll, peaked in the 1950's. However, rockabilly may have just gotten one of its ultimate hurrahs in the 1980's when France went crazy over the trend.
It's just like any other night for New York-based photographer Daniel Schaefer. In the city streets of New York, he and his model who goes by Dove Mother grab some dumplings for dinner, with the side salad of night photography using the handy Lomo'Instant Square.
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Go retro-futuristic with these photographs by Maria Svarbova that show off extremely controlled scenes and figures in mid-movement, no frill or joy, just austere compositions and the remarkable displays of discipline.
Newport Folk Festival is a music festival held every year in Newport, Rhode Island in late July, celebrating the amazing talent of folk artists. Check out these instant shots taken by friends at The Wild Honey Pie, a music event company always bringing fans closer to the music.
The freedom of the analogue medium comes from the unlimited control and manipulation of light. Photographer Louis Dazy brings back his signature electric lights, neon bokeh and artful multiple exposures as he mixes and matches the lenses of the Neptune Convertible Art Lens System.