A photographic peek into North Korea
Associated Press photographer David Guttenfelder is one of the few members of the western media to gain access into the secretive, isolated nation of North Korea. Above is the latest sampling of his work documenting the country, and you can follow him on Tumblr here.
Photos: David Guttenfelder / Associated Press
New York Up & Down - Frank Horvat
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Shanghai-based artist Maleonn 马良 (aka Ma Liang) has travelled around 25 Chinese provinces, photographing 1, 600 people in a mobile photo studio and posting the images on his Weibo account from February to November 2012. Taking several months to prepare for the project which included painting sets and backgrounds, making the costumes, producing the props, and arranging locations, the artist established a set of guidelines for his subjects. There would be a minimum of eight people per city who would provide food, accommodations and a space to work for him and his team. The subjects (ranging from young children to old people) would be dressed up in various types of fantasy dress like tank drivers, policemen, Tang Dynasty scholars.
Artist website: http://www.maleonn.com/
Costumes for “The Blue Bird” at Moscow Art Theatre