Photos of the day - October 20, 2014

Two two-day-old white lion cubs sit in their enclosure at Zoo Safari in Borysew, Poland, crowds gather to wait for Indonesian President Joko Widodo in Jakarta and shadows of servicemen of battalion Kiev-1, holding a flag as they stand guard near of Ukrainian Parliament in Kiev, Ukraine are some of the photos of the day. (AP/EPA/GettyReuters)

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Walking through the crowds - Oct. 20, 2014

Many New Yorkers don’t like the way tourists stop in the middle of sidewalks to take pictures of the city’s great landmarks. But, on the other hand, people commute each day to Manhattan and don’t see the beauty around them as they march to their cubicles.

On his way to the office today, Yahoo News photographer Gordon Donovan stopped to photograph some of these locations on his way into work today.

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Photos of the day - October 19, 2014

People are silhouetted on the top of a hill close to the border line between Turkey and Syria as they watch the U.S led airstrikes, a Pakistani vendor adjusts a wall clock displayed at his stall for sale at a weekly bazaar in Islamabad and Cardinals and bishops attend a mass for the beatification of former pope Paul VI in St. Peter’s Square are some of the photos of the day. (AP/Getty/Reuters)

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Photos of the day - October 18, 2014

Turkish Kurds watch the Syrian town of Kobani from near the Mursitpinar border crossing on the Turkish-Syrian border, a costume of Predator on display during the 6th annual Leisure and Fantasy Convention in Bogota and Barbora Zahlavova Strycova in action against Annika Beck during the women’s final match at the BGL Luxembourg Open are some of the photos of the day. (AP/EPA/Getty/Reuters)

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Photos of the day - October 17, 2014

German Chancellor Angela Merkel, right, Russian President Vladimir Putin arrive for a meeting on the sidelines of the ASEM summit of European and Asian leaders in Milan, horses from the Gai Waterhouse stable head out for a work session at Altona Beach in Melbourne, Australia and a Palestinian boy throws stones at an armored vehicle during clashes following a protest against the near-by Jewish settlement of Qadomem are some of the photos of the day. (AP/EPA/GettyReuters)

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Photos of the day - October 16, 2014


The arts project titled “Hypotopia”, created by students of the Vienna University of Technology in front of the Karlskirche church in Vienna, the gloved hands of a nurse in an isolation chamber for the treatment of infectious disease patients at the Bundeswehr Clinc and a visitor looks through the clock of the Orsay museum in Paris are some of the photos of the day. (AP/EPA/Getty/Reuters)

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'Life in War' –– 2014 FotoEvidence Book Award winner launches in New York City

'Life in War' (FotoEvidence Press) by Iranian photographer Majid Saeedi is probably the only book about Afghanistan that doesn’t show images of war. For ten years his camera photographed daily life in the context of war. Speaking the language, Majid embedded with the Afghan people rather than with an alien army. His photographs reveal the humanity of a people living through decades of war.

'Life in War' is a fruit of the 2014 FotoEvidence Book Award. The annual FotoEvidence Book Award recognizes a documentary photographer whose project demonstrates courage and commitment in addressing a violation of human rights, a significant injustice or an assault on human dignity.

Ed Kashi writes in the introduction to the book:

“ His sensitive eye, artistic vision, journalist’s skills and intimate access combine to create this illuminating portrait of a country we in the west only see through the eyes of military intervention, the deaths of our soldiers, the failure of our policies and the abject vision of this country’s people, culture and way of life”.

The book is available at FotoEvidence bookstore.
Life in War by Majid Saeedi book launch and exhibit - October 16th, 6-8.30 p.m. at the Bronx Documentary Center.

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Nikon Small World 2014 unranked entries

Now celebrating its 40th year, Nikon Small World is widely regarded as the leading forum to recognize proficiency and photographic excellence of photography taken under the microscope. To select the winners, competition judges analyzed entries from all over the world covering subjects ranging from chemical compounds to up-close-and-personal looks at biological specimens.

The 2014 winners will be revealed on October 30th. In 2014, the competition received over 1,200 entries from more than 79 countries around the world.

The competition continues to grow, with international submissions more than doubled over the past few years. Small World is widely regarded as the leading forum for recognizing the art, proficiency and photographic excellence involved in photomicrography. The submissions are evaluated on originality, informational content, technical proficiency and visual impact. (Nikon)

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