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Photo of the week: dive into the crystalline waters of this deceptive Adriatic island

From <em>Imported Desert</em> by Bojan Mrđenović

We're nearly halfway through January, and with “blue Monday” fast approaching (reportedly the saddest day of the year), your mind is no doubt dreaming of cocktails by a crystalline sea, like that captured by Croatian photographer Bojan Mrđenović — our photo of the week. 

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Empty expectations: Ksenia Yurkova plays with our perception in latest photo book

  • Empty expectations: Ksenia Yurkova plays with our perception in latest photo book

    From Empty Expectations (2015) by Ksenia Yurkova

  • Empty expectations: Ksenia Yurkova plays with our perception in latest photo book

    From Empty Expectations (2015) by Ksenia Yurkova

  • Empty expectations: Ksenia Yurkova plays with our perception in latest photo book

    From Empty Expectations (2015) by Ksenia Yurkova

  • Empty expectations: Ksenia Yurkova plays with our perception in latest photo book

    From Empty Expectations (2015) by Ksenia Yurkova

  • Empty expectations: Ksenia Yurkova plays with our perception in latest photo book

    From Empty Expectations (2015) by Ksenia Yurkova

  • Empty expectations: Ksenia Yurkova plays with our perception in latest photo book

    From Empty Expectations (2015) by Ksenia Yurkova

  • Empty expectations: Ksenia Yurkova plays with our perception in latest photo book

    From Empty Expectations (2015) by Ksenia Yurkova

  • Empty expectations: Ksenia Yurkova plays with our perception in latest photo book

    From Empty Expectations (2015) by Ksenia Yurkova

As its title suggests, Empty Expectations, the latest photo book by Russian photographer and artist Ksenia Yurkova, challenges what we know about image, narrative, and visual language as a whole. 

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Photo of the week: a Romanian artist asks, how do you represent the erasure of history?

From the series <em>Erased</em> by Andreea Teleaga

Our photo of the week by artist Andreea Teleaga deals with collective memory and its erasure in her native Romania, themes that have particular poignancy in a country that has experienced communism and revolution in its recent past. 

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Libretto: Julia Borissova’s new book links theatre and photography

  • Libretto: Julia Borissova’s new book links theatre and photography

    Libretto, Julia Borissova, 2016

  • Libretto: Julia Borissova’s new book links theatre and photography

    Libretto, Julia Borissova, 2016

  • Libretto: Julia Borissova’s new book links theatre and photography

    Libretto, Julia Borissova, 2016

  • Libretto: Julia Borissova’s new book links theatre and photography

    Libretto, Julia Borissova, 2016

Tallinn-born, St Petersburg-based artist Julia Borissova has launched her new art book Libretto.

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Ryan Gosling takes the plunge in Budapest

  • (Ryan Gosling Goes Swimming in his Ralph Lauren Suit | GQ / GQ / YouTube)

Check out this behind the scenes video of actor Ryan Gosling's recent photoshoot in Budapest with GQ magazine.

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#ExploringDagestan: reshaping the image of the North Caucasus republic

  • #ExploringDagestan: reshaping the image of the North Caucasus republic

    Magomed Shapiev/ Instagram

  • #ExploringDagestan: reshaping the image of the North Caucasus republic

    Magomed Shapiev/ Instagram

  • #ExploringDagestan: reshaping the image of the North Caucasus republic

    Magomed Shapiev/ Instagram

  • #ExploringDagestan: reshaping the image of the North Caucasus republic

    Magomed Shapiev/ Instagram

  • #ExploringDagestan: reshaping the image of the North Caucasus republic

    Magomed Shapiev/ Instagram

  • #ExploringDagestan: reshaping the image of the North Caucasus republic

    Magomed Shapiev/ Instagram

  • #ExploringDagestan: reshaping the image of the North Caucasus republic

    Magomed Shapiev/ Instagram

Magomed Shapiev is a staff photographer at Dagestan's presidential press office, but his best pictures are not related to government officials at all. He's a popular Instagram user with more than 120,000 followers, who enjoy his pictures of the exquisite natural beauty of the Caucasus mountains. 

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Latvian and Hungarian photographers win Conscientious Portfolio Competition

From Cosmic Sadness by Andrejs Stroking

Latvian photographer Andrejs Strokins and Hungarian photographer Gábor Arion Kudász are among the winners of this year's Conscientious Portfolio Competition, a contest aimed at emerging photographers organised by fine-art photography website Conscientious Photography Magazine.

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This Belarusian collagist creates dreams out of reality

  • This Belarusian collagist creates dreams out of reality

    From Seven Dreams series by Lesya Pchelka

  • This Belarusian collagist creates dreams out of reality

    From Seven Dreams series by Lesya Pchelka

  • This Belarusian collagist creates dreams out of reality

    From Seven Dreams series by Lesya Pchelka

  • This Belarusian collagist creates dreams out of reality

    From Seven Dreams series by Lesya Pchelka

  • This Belarusian collagist creates dreams out of reality

    From Seven Dreams series by Lesya Pchelka

  • This Belarusian collagist creates dreams out of reality

    From Seven Dreams series by Lesya Pchelka

  • This Belarusian collagist creates dreams out of reality

    From Seven Dreams series by Lesya Pchelka

  • This Belarusian collagist creates dreams out of reality

    From Seven Dreams series by Lesya Pchelka

  • This Belarusian collagist creates dreams out of reality

    From Seven Dreams series by Lesya Pchelka

  • This Belarusian collagist creates dreams out of reality

    From Seven Dreams series by Lesya Pchelka

  • This Belarusian collagist creates dreams out of reality

    From Seven Dreams series by Lesya Pchelka

  • This Belarusian collagist creates dreams out of reality

    From Seven Dreams series by Lesya Pchelka

  • This Belarusian collagist creates dreams out of reality

    From Seven Dreams series by Lesya Pchelka

  • This Belarusian collagist creates dreams out of reality

    From Seven Dreams series by Lesya Pchelka

Artist Lesya Pchelka is based in the Belarusian capital of Minsk. Her collages, however, are escapes into surreal worlds of slumber. 

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Calvert 22 Foundation announces 2016 winner of New East Photo Prize

  • Calvert 22 Foundation announces 2016 winner of New East Photo Prize

    Michał Siarek, Poland, Alexander

  • Calvert 22 Foundation announces 2016 winner of New East Photo Prize

    Elena Subach, Ukraine, The Sacrifice

  • Calvert 22 Foundation announces 2016 winner of New East Photo Prize

    Lana Stojićević, Croatia, Black Hill

Calvert 22 Foundation and The Calvert Journal are delighted to announce the winner of the inaugural New East Photo Prize after last night's award ceremony in London.

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Moscow named third most popular Instagram city

Photo and video-sharing platform Instagram has named its most popular accounts, geotags and hashtags, with Moscow among the top three most popular cities.

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