This photo essay was initially published in September 1949: “The fences on farms in the United States cost more than the farm buildings, it was stated a mere 20 years ago. A critic termed many of them useless and unsightly as well as expensive. Over the Maryland countryside, however, are to be found fences of many types that are not only utilitarian, but sightly to the point of picturesqueness. Some of the types are traditional in their parts of the state, though all hold nostalgic places in the hearts of many Marylanders. The photographs presented here picture characteristic or outstanding examples of some of them.”
Want to know what a food fight looks like with 20,000 goggle-wearing people and 130 tons of tomatoes? It’s called La Tomatina, and it happens every year in Buñol, Spain.
Zhang Guanhui, born in 1984, quit elementary school and has since held jobs as a factory worker, waiter, and security guard. After watching a Michael Jackson music video four years ago for the first time, Zhang says he became fascinated and now puts on shows on the street and small stages impersonating the King of Pop. Photos by Kim Kyung-Hoon from Reuters.
Fashion and entertainment photographer Vittorio Zunino Celotto continues his stunning set of mirror image photography, based on a series he began creating at Istanbul Fashion Week and Paris Fashion Week. Celotto captured the series below of actors and actresses at the 67th Locarno Film Festival.
In the mid-1940s, Patterson Park introduced a “twin show” as part of an added attraction to its third annual fair where contestants — twins, of course — came under close scrutiny, judged literally from head to toe: curliest hair, twins with the biggest feet, most freckles, bluest eyes, the oldest and the youngest, to name a few.
Salinopolis, with a population of 40,000, receives an estimated 280,000 visitors during the month of July, mostly to enjoy the beaches located just southeast of the Amazon river’s mouth where the fresh water mixes with the Atlantic Ocean’s salt water in Brazil.
Officials estimate that close to 50,000 vehicles drive onto the city’s two most popular beaches, Atalaia and Farol Velho, with tons of garbage left.
Fluid Movement, a Baltimore-based performance art group, put on a water ballet at Druid Hill Park on July 24, 2014 in honor of the Star Spangled Banner Bicentennial. “Star Spangled Swimmer: A War of 1812 Water Ballet” sold out its first night and drew a large crowd the following night.
Cosplayers and celebrities turned out in droves for the opening of Comic-Con International in San Diego.