by Dish Staff
From the BearsWithBeaks subreddit, guess what this fine creature is called?
The Beagle, of course.
Local residents dress a sick Saah Exco, 10, after bathing him in a back alley of the West Point slum on August 19, 2014 in Monrovia, Liberia. According to a community organizer, Saah’s mother died of suspected but untested Ebola in West Point before he was brought to the isolation center on the evening of August 13th with his brother Tamba, 6, aunt Ma Hawa, and cousins. His brother died on August 15th. Saah fled the center that same day with several other patients before it was overrun by a mob of slum residents on August 16th. Once out in the neighborhood, Saah was not sheltered, as he was suspected of having Ebola, so he’s been sleeping outside. Residents reportedly began giving him medication, a drip, and oral rehydration liquids today. The whereabouts and condition of his aunt and cousins, who left the facility when it was overrun by the mob, is still unknown at this time. The Ebola virus has killed more than 1,000 people in four African nations, more in Liberia than any other country. Photo by John Moore/Getty Images.
View Alan Taylor’s heartbreaking gallery of images from the Liberian Ebola crisis here.
Gabrielle Walker, 5, protests the killing of teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri on August 17, 2014. Despite the Brown family’s continued call for peaceful demonstrations, violent protests have erupted nearly every night in Ferguson since his death. By Scott Olson/Getty Images.
Nina Azzarello captions:
croatian photographer ino zeljak cultivated an interest in the similarities and differences between people and reveals a series of rare resemblances in ‘metamorfoza’. with a simple format against a solid backdrop, zeljak has captured the portraits of two different people — brothers, best friends and parents — and merged them into a single face using photoshop. split in half, the stitched images are so closely related that upon first glance, they’re almost indistinguishable as two distinct individuals. the startling effect exposes how innately homogenous we can look, and how closely — in spite of billions of hereditary modifications — we can be so similar to a total stranger.
See more of Zeljak’s work here.
(Photo by Ino Zeljack)
For her series Male Sport, Sophie Kirchner photographed female players of traditionally “masculine” sports like water polo, ice hockey and rugby:
Kirchner photographs her subjects right after a game. The women’s pupils are wide open, the adrenaline is still pumping dramatically in their blood. The images seem to cater to expected clichés. But one should be careful, because the photographer’s intention is exactly the opposite. These are portraits of athletes who love their sport and play it with passion. She is not working with a specious emancipatory agenda and she does not want to simply provoke. Her work is all about showing people who do what they love. Nothing more, but also nothing less. With her expressive portraits she simply points out that these women are not marginal, but that society is marginalizing them.
See more of her work here.
(Hat tip: iGNANT)
A young girl plays with a toy gun in the coastal area renamed by residents “Yolanda Village” in Tacloban, Leyte, Philippines on August 13, 2014. Tacloban residents continue to focus on rebuilding their lives nine months after Typhoon Haiyan struck the coast on November 8, 2013, leaving more than 6,000 dead and many more homeless. With many businesses and government operations back up and running and with the recent start of the years typhoon season, permanent housing continues to be the main focus with many families still living in temporary accommodation. As well as continuing recovery efforts, Leyte is preparing for the arrival of Pope Francis, who will visit the region from January 15- 19. By Chris McGrath/Getty Images.
A woman reacts after shelling in the town of Yasynuvata near the rebel stronghold of Donetsk on August 12, 2014. Shelling on a town just north of Donetsk in eastern Ukraine on Tuesday ripped through blocks of flats and set its central market on fire, killing several in an attack that local residents blamed on Ukrainian forces. By Dimitar Dilkoff/AFP/Getty Images.
Thousands of Yezidis trapped in the Sinjar mountains without food and water for days, due to the Islamic State (IS) violence, formerly known as Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), arrive in Haseki city of Syria on August 10, 2014. By Feriq Ferec/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images.
Growing up, both of my parents had fulltime jobs and it was difficult for us to spend time together. They decided that we will try to have dinner together as often as possible to share time among the family. … Having dinner is not just about eating food, and dinner time portrays many aspects of our lives more than lunch or breakfast would, since the term “dinner” refers to the main meal in a day. … My theme is to propose thinking what a dinner should be by objectively seeing different dinner situations. Dinner can be a social activity but for my project I wanted to focus more on private dinner moments which takes place regularly and more often. So I always ask my subject to have dinner in the manner they normally would.
My photo project has a voyeuristic perspective and it’s one of the key elements. Dinner time is usually private and shows a part of the person’s life style. My attempt is to capture such subtle as well as important moments that pass by our daily lives and convey them through the form of photography.
Ellyn Ruddick-Sunstein captions:
For Lady Things, Toronto-based photographer Robyn Cumming creates surreal portraits of femininity, replacing the heads and faces of her female subjects with soft, delicate objects. Against quaint patterned wallpapers, frilly curtains, or ominous blackness, the stiffly posed figures are veiled like strange brides in flower petals, luxurious fabrics, and a flock of doves. Though observably of varying ages, the women become uncannily interchangeable with one another.
See more of her work here.