The Most Interesting Photo Stories We Saw This Week

This week we looked around the internet and pulled together a collection of our favorite photo stories of the week and to increase your appreciation of photography in general.

« These Haunting Photos Reveal Today’s Afghanistan » — Proof

"These Haunting Photos Reveal Today's Afghanistan" — Proof

« Andrew Quilty is killing it at capturing the light and the dark sides of Afghanistan, and his interview with Proof only reinforces that fact. Check it out here« . —Kate Bubacz, Senior Photo Editor, News

Andrew Quilty

« Drive-By » — Los Angeles Times

"Drive-By" — Los Angeles Times

« L.A. photographer Lev Rukhin shows us the randomness that is the streets of Los Angeles with his series “Drive-By.” His Bruce Davidson style and technique brings to life the characters and scenes he comes across as he drives around Hollywood and other L.A. neighborhoods. Rukhin attaches his camera to a tripod in the backseat of his car, along with a strobe and beauty dish attached to the outside, hence the 'Drive-By.' » —Jared Harrell, Photo Editor, News

Lev Rukhin

« Documenting a Chinese Family’s Life » — Slate

"Documenting a Chinese Family's Life" — Slate

« Photographer Thomas Holton’s work came across my screen by way of friend and photo editor David Rosenberg of Slate’s Behold blog. Holton photographed the Lam family’s life in a 350 square foot apartment in New York for over 13 years. The images show a life that somehow feels both a world away and close to home.” —Dennis Huynh, Design Director, News

Thomas Holton

« The Last Golden Eagle Hunters » — CBS

"The Last Golden Eagle Hunters" — CBS

Here’s a remarkable story of a photographer exploring the vanishing culture of the burkitshi — Mongolian Kazakhs who have mastered the art of training eagles to hunt and live alongside them. Photographer Palani Mohan grapples with the unforgiving Altai mountains to document its iconic sweeping landscapes and those few burkitshi who continue to keep their culture alive.” —Gabriel Sanchez, Photo Essay Editor

Palani Mohan / courtesy Merrell Publishers


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