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Inspiring photography projects

August 27, 2015

I just got a new camera – my first ‘proper’ camera, and my first camera (that isn’t attached to a phone) in about six years. Needless to say I’m ridiculously excited! I’ve always been interested in photography but I’ve never really explored it’s potential – especially as a unique window into another culture.  Today I stumbled across these three wonderfully creative, distinct photography projects that have got me feeling all kinds of inspired. I can’t wait to walk the streets of Mexico capturing those special moments of life.  My brain is literally buzzing with a hundred different ideas for photography projects now!

Hair Stories Untold by Nakeya Brown.

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“Black women are subjugated to fit into that standard, specifically in regards to our hair because it’s both politicised and racialized – a predicament white people are exempt from. Traditional hairstyles such as locs, box braids, cornrows, Senegalese twists, afros, twist outs, and bantu knots are forms of resistance against white-washed beauty standards. To see a white public figure or platform adopt our resistance and receive appraisal is disorienting.”

An instagram tour of North Korea by Taylor Pemberton.

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“It’s easy to go into the country feeling certain about what is right and what is wrong. I feel it’s also unfair for me to pass judgment on what their life may be like. It’s a different world with a different framework. When all that melts away, and you are able to see the substance in the humanity, it’s amazing.”

THEMAGDALENAEXPERIENCE by magdalena woskinska

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magdalena wosinski

I just really love everything about these photos.  They capture a gentleness of the human form, and I love the symmetry she creates in each shot.

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