Play photojournalist on Election Day

I’m sure you’re tired by now from hearing about “election this, election that…” Well, too bad, because I found a cool little article especially for Election Day.

The Polling Place Photo Project is a nationwide experiment that has been going on for a few years now. No photo background required; the interested, everday voter can participate this year by taking a few photojournalistic pictures of the chaoitc and crowded polling places.

Behind every picture…

…lies an interesting story.

It may not be captioned or monologued there where you can read it; but many times the most interesting story are the ones left to your imagination and wonder.

Not my absolute favorite kind of photography, though I still think it’s note worthy. Joe Wigdahl’s work is more photojournalism than fine art photography. Pictures of people, locations and things make up this pretty compelling portfolio. Take a look for yourself. Enjoy!

Death right around the corner

German photographers Walter Schels and Beate Lakotta have recorded what most would consider taboo. In this series, Life Before Death, the lives of terminally ill patients are documented twice; once as they were alive and then as they are after death has swiftly visited.

Some patients were ready to go after being content with the way they lived their life. Others were just beginning to live their life and were heartbroken knowing they had but a mere few months to live life.

If you’re looking for a first-hand experience on what life and death truly is, this somber series, including interviews, will definitely describe the situations well.