Fifty years after the shooting of John F. Kennedy, photographer Brendan Smialowski recreates historical images with modern scenes.
Nov. 15 Daily Brief: Ashura religious festival, typhoon survivors evacuated and the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic torch relay
Typhoon survivors waiting to leave the province of Leyte in the aftermath of the Super Typhoon Haiyan, World War One military ceremony, the ISU Bompard Trophy event at Bercy in Paris and more in today’s daily brief
Nov. 7 Photo Brief: Indonesian volcano eruption, Russian spacecraft launch and water rescue dog training
Bill Cosby, UEFA Champions league football match, a Moscow military parade and more in today’s daily brief.
Getty Images photographer John Moore captured portraits of immigrants at the Hermanos en el Camino immigrant shelter in Ixtepec, Mexico. Many have hopes of coming to America for a better life or reuniting with loved ones.
One company that has found success in the wig industry can be found deep in the Ubud jungles of Bali. Sari Rambut, a well-respected producer of theatrical and film wigs, was founded by Orlando Bassi along with his Balinese Business partner Nengah. They credit the company’s success to the extraordinary skill and hand-eye coordination of the Balinese staff, writes Getty Photographer Putu Sayoga.
Photos taken by Putu Sayoga of Getty Images.
Believed to be the largest religious gathering on earth, some 100 million were said to have attended the 2013 Kumbh Mela festival, held on the banks of the Sangam in Allahabad. Hindus made the pilgrimage to bathe in the holy waters to wash away their sins at the confluence of the holy rivers Ganga, Yamuna and the mythical Saraswati. The festival alternates between the cities of Nasik, Allahabad, Ujjain and Haridwar every three years.
Photos taken by Daniel Berehulak of Getty Images. You can read his account on Time’s Lightbox blog.
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Jan. 14 Photo Brief: Clouds over earth, Mali rebels expand control, Crackolandia in Brazil, pollution in China
Clouds over earth, Mali rebels expand control despite French intervention, Crackolandia in Brazil, pollution in China and more in today’s daily brief.
Would you spend $50 on a cup of exotic coffee?
The world’s most expensive coffee hails from Thailand thanks to Canadian coffee expert Blake Dinkin and his Black Ivory Coffee. The unique blend is made from Thai arabica hand-picked beans, and naturally refined by Thai elephants. What?!? A Thai elephant you say.
The process includes waiting 15-30 hours for the elephant to digest the beans. Once that happens, coffee beans are plucked from the dung, washed and roasted. Approximately 10,000 beans are picked to produce 1 kg or about 2.2 lbs of roasted coffee. At $1,100 per kilogram, the cost per cup equals $50, making the exotic new brew the world’s priciest cup of joe, according to Getty.
Photos taken by Paula Bronstein of Getty Images.
Getty photographer Matt Cardy photographed a fin whale that was stranded on a beach off the St Austell coast in England on August 13.
He says it was the first time for him photographing a distressed whale and a first time for most of the rescuers to have dealt with such a large mammal at 20 meters (65 ft). Fin whales are the second largest animal on the planet and an endangered species.
According to Cardy, he was listening to the 7 p.m. BBC headlines in his car when the broadcast reported news of the whale. A quick check of his satellite navigation, revealed that he was less than an hour away, so he headed to the beach – a random chance that he was so close that evening.
Below, he describes the surreal scene.
As we continue to look at the art of motion at the 2012 Olympics in London, here’s a selection of photos highlighting the competitive world of swimming and diving from under the surface. They include Michael Phelps, Missy Franklin, and Ryan Lochte.
Photographers featured: Michael Dalder (Reuters), Al Bello (Getty Images) and Francois Xavier Marit (AFP).