What We Love This Week, Volume CXI

World Photography Ukraine

Anti-government protestors in Kiev, Ukraine. Source: World Photo

The 2015 Sony World Photography Awards

World Photography Bug

A fly on water. Source: World Photo

Hopefully the judges of this year’s Sony World Photography Awards didn’t have any major plans for the month of February (or the foreseeable future); they have over 173,000 photos to review. People from 171 countries submitted their shots to the World Photography Organisation, with subjects ranging from political protest to mountain peaks to West Africa’s Ebola outbreak. WPO has been kind enough to release its short list of potential winners, which you can view here.

World Photography Chicken

A man bathes his fighting bird. Source: World Photo

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In Victorian Times, The Quickest Way To Look Like An Idiot Was By Smiling

Victorian Family Photos

This is what a happy family looked like way back when. Source: Etsy

Victorian life must have been so much fun: if you weren’t dead or about to die due to infectious diseases, you were always trying to act or at least look that way. That helps explain why, at least in the early days of portrait photography, it was somewhat more socially acceptable to take posed–albeit solemn–pictures with dead bodies than it is today (see: #funeralselfie). Post-mortem portraits were meant to be commemorative, especially in the case of infants and children.

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Cassius Clay Takes His Training Underwater

Cassius Clay Training 1961

Flip Schulke captured this photo of Cassius Clay in 1961, less than a year after he made his professional debut and three years before he would win the world heavyweight championship against Sonny Liston. Schulke’s work appeared in a number of publications, but the photographer is best-known for chronicling the civil rights movement in the American South.

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