For almost two years, the Portuguese photographer Edgar Martins was allowed behind the scenes at the European Space Agency and its partner organisations around the world, from Russia to Spain to French Guiana. His exploration introduced him to everything from space simulators and testing machines to a living room designed for Mars. Many of the ideas he saw being developed at the frontiers of space science will eventually trickle down to the rest of us. Photographs from Martins’ project will be exhibited in London later this month, and a new book of his work will be published in May.
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The 2014 National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest has begun. Photographers from around the world can submit their photos in the four categories: Travel Portraits, Outdoor Scenes, Sense of Place and Spontaneous Moments. The grand prize winner will receive a National Geographic Expedition to Alaska. The deadline is Monday, June 30, at 12 p.m. EDT. Here is a selection of photos from the early entries.
Many more great photographs will enter the fray in the coming weeks.
The Panama Canal covers 48 miles of waterway linking the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. When the canal opened in 1914, ships no longer had to round the fabled and dangerous Cape Horn at the southern tip of the Americas. Using sequential photography from 10 different cameras, Michael Mariant’s film follows one such ship on a 8 hour journey through the canal, in only 5 minutes.
‘inside CERN – european organization for nuclear research’, a book recently published by Lars Müller, includes a wide selection of photographs, taken by andri pol, which offer a unique insight into life at the company and a glimpse into the lives of the characters behind one of the world’s most scientifically complex institutions.
Click on the link to see further details, as well as a review of the book.