Culture

‘One of the Windows’

By / March 2012

Nicolas Marino, a photographer from Argentina, tells the story behind one of his favorite photographs from Tibet: “Everything is completely silent, which is not surprising.”

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What Shanghai Sounds Like

By / March 2012

“Shanghai,” writes music columnist Dave Wilezol, “boasts a panoply of styles that are distinctly modern, some of which consciously reject Chinese influences in favor of globalist fervor.”

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‘A Poised Moment’

By / March 2012

Photographer Betty Press tells Brandon Hoops the story behind one of her favorite pictures from Mali: “I can still see the brimming enthusiasm in the face of one of the Peul girls, maybe 10 years old, at the home where I stayed during the festival.”

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Dandelions and Cigarettes

By / February 2012

Brian McKanna talks with renowned tattoo artist Taner Arslan about about how tattoo culture, often considered antithetical to Islam, is slowly infiltrating the city of Istanbul.

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‘These Hands Know Dirt’

By / February 2012

Photographer Pinar Istek tells the story behind one of her favorite pictures from Costa Rica: “This dominoes game between the tribe‚Äôs elders is a daily tradition.”

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‘Under the Devoted Gaze’

By / February 2012

A photographer living in Poznan, a riverfront city in western Poland, the story behind one of his favorite pictures: “For me, photography is a continuation of painting or drawing.”

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