Image credits: Csilla Zelko
Image credits: Chan Kwok Hung
A child of the Arbore tribe, Ethiopia
A Chimbu tribesman preparing for a celebration of death. Mount Hagen, Papua New Guinea
Star cluster Pismis 24
"In a single blinding pulse, a moment of glory much too swift and expansive for any form of words, the singularity assumes heavenly dimensions, space beyond conception. In the first lively second (a second that many cosmologists will devote careers to shaving into ever-finer wafers) is produced gravity and the other forces that govern physics. In less than a minute the universe is a million billion miles across and growing fast. There is a lot of heat now, ten billion degrees of it, enough to begin the nuclear reactions that create the lighter elements–principally hydrogen and helium, with a dash (about one atom in a hundred million) of lithium. In three minutes, 98 percent of all the matter there is or will ever be has been produced. We have a universe. It is a place of the most wondrous and gratifying possibility, and beautiful, too. And it was all done in about the time it takes to make a sandwich. "
A Short History of Nearly Everything – Bill Bryson
In 1959 Bruce Davidson read about the teenage gangs of New York City. Connecting with a social worker to make initial contact with a gang called the Jokers, Davidson became a daily observer and photographer of this alienated youth culture
Bilal, 6, Wadi Abu Hindi, The West Bank
Moscow-based Russian photographer Katerina Plotnikova has taken a series of beautiful portraits with the help of real animals. There is no photo-editing software involved, just a group of professional animal trainers. The rest is all Plotnikova.