World Press Photo of the Year 2014

The international jury of the 57th annual World Press Photo Contest has selected this image by American photographer John Stanmeyer as the World Press Photo of the Year 2014. The picture shows African migrants on the shore of Djibouti city at night, raising their phones in an attempt to capture an inexpensive signal from neighboring Somalia. The picture also won 1st Prize in the Contemporary Issues category, and was shot for National Geographic. For an overview of all the winners visit World Press Photo.

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Louis W. for A.P.C. presents “Bent for You” Short Film

The capsule collection Louis W. for A.P.C. has previously showcased their leather jackets in a cinematic way through various short films. Their latest video, “Bent for You,” is a rough look at Brooklyn, inspired by the photographs of Jamel Shabazz. Directed by Adrien Cothier, the film takes us on a sensual journey with an urban dancer, cut like a music video to the futuristic sounds of upcoming electronic artist Maelström. The video includes the brand’s current Fall/Winter 2013 collection, although you can preview the upcoming Spring/Summer 2014 range here.

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14 GIFs That Are Up For A Fancy Schmancy Art Prize

The prestigious Saatchi Gallery has teamed up with Google+ to launch the inaugural Motion Photography Prize (read: GIF prize). See the best entries here.

Finally, the lofty gallery world sees GIFs for what they truly are: works of art. The very classy Saatchi Art, the Saatchi Gallery have teamed up with Google+ to inaugurate the Motion Photography Prize–a dignified way of saying “GIF Prize.” Now’s your chance to prove to your mom that spending hours perfecting a loop of Shrek eating a bag of sour cream and onion chips was a good use of your time.

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