Iconic Images Of New York City, Now In Color
Arguably the most important city in the world, New York City has been host to a number of influential ideas, figures and events for centuries. While black and white photography has captured much of it, these images assume a new–and even more engaging–light when colored. Lucky for us, the Roosevelts have compiled a fantastic gallery of the finest New York photography–be it Babe Ruth the year he joined the Yankees, the Lanier Hotel, or Malcolm X chatting with Muhammad Ali–but in color.
The Finalists Of This Year’s Smithsonian Photography Contest
Over 50,000 entries flooded the judges’ desks for this year’s Smithsonian Photo Contest. With subjects as diverse as Ho Chi Minh City’s terraced fields to penguins hanging out in Antarctica to Slovakian sporting events, the photos are as diverse as they are technically immaculate. Photographers from over 130 countries participated in the competition, and the Smithsonian has whittled down the entries to 12. Tough task. See them all at My Modern Met.
How The World Celebrates Holy Week
As grocery stores are filled to the brim with Peeps, chocolate treats and bunny everything, there’s no escaping the arrival of Easter. Yet for millions of people all over the world, Easter is much more than candy, colorful eggs and friendly rabbits. April 13th marks the beginning of Holy Week 2014, an annual commemoration of the days that led up to the death of Jesus Christ. Holy Week, which encompasses Palm Sunday, Holy Saturday and Good Friday, is a period of both deep sadness and anticipation of Easter’s arrival, when Christians believe Jesus was resurrected. We’ve curated some of the most incredible images of the event just for your enjoyment. See them all at All That Is Interesting.
Photographer Captures Dogs When Their Owners Are Away
When looking for something clever to say, it’s helpful to realize that Mark Twain has probably already said it–and for that matter, much more eloquently than you. Such is the case with his quip on dogs. Said Twain, “The more I know about people, the better I like my dog.” So what happens when dog’s best friend is gone? In her series, One Dog Policy, Finnish photographer Maija Astikainen asks just that. Be it a husky contemplating at an empty table or a bull dog engulfed in despondency in the shower, dogs have a hard time coping with their owner’s absence. It’s nice to be wanted.
Behind The Scenes Photos Of Young James Franco, Seth Rogen And Jason Segel
Before they were famous, James Franco, Jason Segel and Seth Rogen played a pack of screw ups in a tragically short-lived TV series, Freaks and Geeks. The show has since become a cult classic and, well, you know what’s happened to the stars. Lucky for us, we can get our “Freaks” fix on anew thanks to this awesome Imgur gallery of behind the scenes photos.
Via All That Is Interesting: What We Love This Week, Volume LXI