gallery of fine photography

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Ballet dancers in the Kibera neighborhood of Nairobi, Kenya one of biggest slums in Africa. The ballerinas (ballerinos) are young students who study dance for fun, made possible through a program run by U.K.-based charity Anno’s Africa, which provides alternative arts education to over 800 children in Kenya. The classes are taught by Mike Wamaya previously worked as a dancer throughout Europe.  His classes focus on both the physical and mental well-being, that promotes confidence-building.  The children feel and see how much they can accomplish if someone gives them the chance, in turn improves their self-esteem and makes them stronger in their daily life.

Photo series by Fredrik Lerneryd h/t huffpost

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FLORAL STILL LIFES THAT RECALL OLD MASTERS PAINTINGS by New Orleans-born photographer Sharon Core

“Sharon Core is an American artist and photographer who work uses art-historical conventions of landscapes, portraiture and still life to examine questions of collective memory, authenticity and authorship, and the interplay between photographic truth and illusion.”

images courtesy of yancey richardson gallery

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San Francisco-based Swedish photographer Gabriel Isak

  • “He uses photography as a metaphor for experiences of the soul by creating photographs that are simple in form, but rich in ideas and emotions. His imagery entails surreal and melancholic scenes inspired by the inner world of dreams and psychology, where he invites the viewer to interact with the internal world of solitary figures that symbolize our own unconscious states. The objective of Isak’s art is to reflect human experiences  that will allow the spectator to reflect on their own journey.”

all images ©Gabriel Isak