I come across these "real" Rosie the Riveter photos from the Library of Congress on Flickr about once a week, and I'm almost always tempted to use them in every Hairpin post, regardless of the topic—but now I don't even have to, because they're all in one place, thanks to Stuff Mom Never Told You.
At the BBC, a set of colorful, beautiful iPhone photos taken at Nigerian weddings, all from documentary photographer Glenna Gordon, who says that the phone makes her subjects feel less intimidated than a regular camera would. Fun fact about Nigerian weddings: all the bride's friends wear one color, and the groom's friends wear another. Rumble-ready, the way a wedding should be.
"Japanese company Tange & Nakimushi Peanuts have composed ‘neko-sushi’, a photographic series of posters and postcards which unite cats and sushi": I have some ethical questions about this project, but the captions ("the playful scene transforms the red ping pong paddle into a piece of tuna") are top-notch. [Design Boom]
Via Slate's always excellent photo blog, Behold, go check out "Children Around the World With Their Most Prized Possessions," a series by photographer Gabriele Galimberti. Great news: It's not all iPads. Yet. [Behold]
The fight was overly one-sided, and the student surely knew it, making him try anything. In one of many demonstrations for free, quality public education in Chile, a group of riot police surrounded a couple who stood in an embrace. I could hear the youth screaming at the police but I couldn’t see him, so I stood as tall as possible on the tips of my toes and raised my camera to photograph them as the police tried to separate them. I could see one policeman pressing his fingers into the youth’s throat, but he resisted and was determined not to be separated from his companion in spite of the [...]
New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art has just made 400,000 pieces of its collection available for high-res download online. I don't really know where to begin, but the search genres can get you around pretty well. Here's a Walker Evans photograph of three ladies riding the Lexington Avenue Express in 1938 to get us started. You can peruse the 399,999 (or so) other works here. [via]
Via NPR, a project by photographer Qozop, who had Asian grandparents swap outfits with their grandchildren for a series called Spring-Autumn: "As an Asian society, our cultural beliefs are often reflected in our dressing. Fashion (other than wrinkles) is one of the best tell tales of how old a person is, or what generation they hail from." I'd be stuck in a lot of fake gold, and I have no issues with that. More photos here. [NPR]
Photographer Mark Menjivar Lives the Dream (Spends Four Years Looking In Other People's Refrigerators)
Via Slate, here's "You Are What You Eat," a project that photographer Mark Menjivar describes as portraiture, in which he captures the refrigerator contents of strangers across America. The terse write-ups for each subject ("Delicatessen Attendant | Daphne, AL | 4-Person Household | Disowned by parents for marrying a black man") make for a startling, fascinating juxtaposition with the food they lean on, and in the Slate piece, Menjivar revisits some of his subjects four years later to find many of their refrigerators drastically changed. [Mark Menjivar]