Photographer Captures Marriage Proposal by Hiding in a Garbage Can

Because the wedding industrial complex aims to involve itself in every little detail when it comes to your special day, we've got wedding photos, engagement photos, and proposal photos (in reverse order). And in the quest for sentimental perfection, some photographers are prepared to go really far. Maybe too far. » 11/04/14 11:50am 11/04/14 11:50am

This Picture of a Dog Pooping On the Street Can Be Yours for $50,000

Congratulations, collectors of fine scatological art (and gifts), you can still purchase a print of a dog shamelessly shitting on the sidewalk for the low price of $50k. The print, which the seller says is "one of a kind" and will never (ever) be reproduced again. Not even if you ask politely. » 8/08/14 4:05pm 8/08/14 4:05pm

Couple Uses Raging Wildfire as Backdrop for Wedding Photos

Having everything ruined by a wildfire is probably at the top of the list of things that can go wrong on your wedding day — right above some guy screaming "Cassandra!!!" at you as you're exchanging vows or Julia Roberts just taking the fuck off before you say "I do" — but one Oregon couple made the best of it by… » 6/09/14 5:30pm 6/09/14 5:30pm

Creepy Yet Gorgeous Portraits of Purity-Pledging Daughters and Dads

Photographer David Magnusson is not American, nor is he Christian, nor does he have a daughter who has pledged her virginity to him in one fringe tradition that nearly unanimously squicks mainstream America out. But that didn't stop him from traveling cross country to assemble images of fathers and daughters who have… » 6/06/14 7:00pm 6/06/14 7:00pm

This Is the Best Body-Positivity Image You'll See Today

Denise Jolly is an artist and an activist. She's also a woman who wants to empower others to embrace themselves and their own beauty at any size. And to further her message, she stepped out onto the streets of Brooklyn and recreated Madonna's iconic hitchhiking photo, the one from the singer's 1992 Sex book to show… » 6/01/14 5:43pm 6/01/14 5:43pm

Girl Crushes and Fashion's Discomfort With Authentic Lesbian Sexuality

Fashion magazines are filled with pictures of extremely hot women. That is literally their business model. And yet — even though they're ostensibly marketed to women, by women — the idea that those pictures might be sexually appealing to women is something our culture is surprisingly resistant to. » 3/11/14 4:30pm 3/11/14 4:30pm

Combating the Misrepresentation of Native Americans, Through Photos

Last December, Native American photographer Matika Wilbur embarked upon a journey with a staggeringly ambitious goal — over the next few years, she hopes to photograph members of every single Native American tribe. There were 562 recognized by the federal government when she started (and 566 now), hence the project's… » 3/02/14 3:00pm 3/02/14 3:00pm

The Evolution of the Selfie: It's Not About Being Pretty Anymore

The selfie has gone through many incarnations, from standing in front of an olde-tymey box camera to snapping a mirror reflection to MySpaceFace to Sparrowface to The Squinch. And now, according to Pamela Grossman, the director of visual trends at Getty Images, a new generation of girls into "ugly selfies" are staging… » 2/24/14 1:10pm 2/24/14 1:10pm