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Bodies in Urban Spaces

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Human sculptures invade Wall Street.

Whoa, how neat is this? This week in New York City, a bunch of colorfully-clad performers invaded the Financial District in lower Manhattan, creating "human sculptures" by piling themselves on building roofs, construction scaffolding, benches, and pretty much any other structure they could find (including the entrance to the New York Stock Exchange). Led by choreographer Willi Dorner,......read more

Dan Holdsworth: Infinite Picture

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Heavenly shots of Earth by famed London photographer

Dan Holdsworth's photos tend to have a sci-fi quality that makes it seem like you're looking at pictures of some distant planet dreamed up by George Lucas. But the Infinite Picture series is slightly different; instead of the space fantasy vibe, the photos of cloudscapes and mountain vistas look like nothing less than heaven itself -- or at least, how we imagine it. The otherworldly aura does not......read more

Photos of Clouds from Four Miles Up

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From an open airplane door, Rudiger Nehmzow snaps heavenly pics of the sky.

Like everyone else who has ever owned a camera, we've taken a lot of pictures of clouds in our lives. But none have ever been quite so epic as any in this collection from German photographer Rüdiger Nehmzow. Why? Because, unlike Nehmzow, we've never shot clouds through an open airplane door. Also, we aren't good photographers. So there's that, too. The Dusseldorf-based......read more

Nobody's Nobodies: Photos by Rogerio Reis

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Conceptual photos inquire into issues of image ownership and public space

Brazilian photographer Rogerio Reis offers a tongue-in-cheek look into image ownership with these photos shot on Rio de Janeiro's public beaches. In the series, called Nobody's Nobodies, Reis uses John Baldessari-esque dots to obscure the identities of his human subjects. "The use of colored dots over faces addresses the legal challenge of making candid shots of the bathers on Rio's beaches,"......read more

Wang Ruilin: Dreams

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Huge animal forms carry tiny landscapes on their bodies

The image of an animal carrying the world on its back is common to the creation myths of many cultures around the world. Beijing-based artist Ruilin Wang explores that concept in Dreams, a series of evocative sculptures depicting large-scale animals with tiny landscapes emerging from their forms.   Each nearly life-size work consists of a certain creature paired with a type of world.......read more

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