It’s not a secret that social media creates unrealistic standards and expectations for everyone, new mothers included. One day Kathy DiVincenzo, a young mom of two, grew tired of seeing picture perfect moms on Facebook and, together with her friend and photographer Danielle Fantis, decided to show another, not as beautiful, but extremely possible side of motherhood.
On one side of the fence lies rows of pristine houses trimmed with manicured lawns. On the other, ramshackle slums stacked almost on top of one another where life could hardly be more different. These scenes, captured in developing regions around the world, starkly illustrate the divide which exists between rich and poor.
"Everything in moderation" is a pretty good rule to live by, especially where alcohol is concerned. Too much booze can cause high blood pressure (hypertension), which increases the risk of a heart attack or stroke. It can also cause you to gain a bunch of excess pounds thanks to all the extra calories in alcohol (there's roughly 200 calories in a pint of beer and about 230 calories in 100 grams of vodka).
As a photographer, and founder of Same but Different, I wanted to capture images of people with learning disabilities demonstrating what they could do rather than what they couldn’t. It was very important to allow them to share their stories and experiences.
“Your Face is Big Data,” is an impressive and slightly disturbing project by Russian photographer Egor Tsvetkov. To demonstrate how far off the face recognition software has come he took photos of around 100 complete strangers among the subway commuters in St Petersburg during the six weeks period and then put their portraits through the facial recognition app called FindFace to track down their internet profiles.
It's hard to believe that Rio de Janeiro hosted the Summer Olympics just six months ago. Today, the Olympic Village has turned into a ghost town, and many of the venues have fallen into disrepair.