by Patrick Ilagan . February 15th, 2015
Its that time of the week again! This week we are featuring really emotionally charge photographs. Denmark’s Mads Nissen captures an intimate moment between two lovers in Russia, an emotional photo series follows the photographer’s parent’s fight against cancer, and the Hubble Space Telescope shows us what a “smile” in space looks like —and many more!
Mads Nissen’s photo won the prestigious World Press Photo 2014 prize and features Russian gay couple Jon and Alex. and features Russian gay couple Jon and Alex. The photograph shows Jon and Alex locked in a romantic embrace. One lies down with his eyes closed as the other man looks at him in a loving and tender manner with their hands clasped to one another. According to the sources, Nissen’s winning photograph is a part of a larger project entitled: Homophobia in Russia. Jury chair Michele McNally whose a director of photography and assistant managing editor of The New York Times said: “It is an historic time for the image… the winning image needs to be aesthetic, to have impact, and to have the potential to become iconic. This photo is aesthetically powerful, and it has humanity.”
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