Cancer survivor conquers fear with photography

“It took a catalytic moment in my life to take my photography from a hobby to something I do every day,” Robin Macmillan says. The Canadian photographer was just 39 years old when she received the life-changing diagnosis of stage-2 breast cancer. “It was then I realized life is too short to not be following your passion.”

India’s new World Heritage Site

At the end of June this year, 26 new inscriptions were added to the World Heritage Site List, UNESCO’s cultural collection of 1,007 properties. The Queen’s Stepwell (aka Rani-ki-Vav) at Patan, Gujarat, was one of them, stunning visitors with its astonishing structure of architectural and technological skill that India possessed over 800 years ago.

20under20 photographer: Greg Ponthus

Greg Ponthus grew up in the countryside of Lyon, where he lived in golden light and grassy hills. At the age of 15, he started shooting people he lived with and is now attending art school in Brussels. Here’s an expressive portrait selection of his brilliant work that’s known for fantastic tonality and emotional content.

Mono Monday: Fountains

The flow, the cascading effect, the peaceful sound: Those kinetic landmarks and architectural centerpieces capture our attention and beckon us to snap shots. Take a tour of some of the many fountains worldwide in this photo selection.

Photographer Spotlight: Reuben Wu

From industrial designer to touring musician for Ladytron to exhibiting photographer, Reuben shares his creative experiences. “It’s all about narrative and pace,” he says. And after hundreds of destinations visited and over a dozen years of photo experimentation, he has an amazing oeuvre for us to appreciate.

Photoville in NYC

Back in 2011, a Brooklyn-based cooperative called United Photo Industries (UPI) launched with a mission to “push the conversation forward and help develop new viable models for the photo industry.” UPI’s been busy ever since and currently hosts the third edition of Photoville.