In a new book, Raoul Ries uses his camera to weave together a new, 21st-century narrative of the mountain.
The book Migropolis: Venice, edited by Wolfgang Scheppe, examines the migrant and tourist crises afflicting Italy’s fabled “water city.”
After the sun set and the amusement park closed, photographer Stefano Cerio documented the surreal scenes of its vacant rides.
It all began at a flea market in Frankfurt, when photo collector Jochen Raiß came across a picture of a woman wearing a summer dress and high heels.
The 73 photographic plates in Robert Voit’s The Alphabet of New Plants each frame a different floral detail, from bursting blooms to twisting branches.
In the 9th century, the Banū Mūsā brothers in Baghdad designed a mechanical, hydraulic organ that was made to play endlessly by itself.
Italian photographer Stefano Cerio has captured ski resorts at night, empty cruise ships, drained water parks, and, most recently, the uncanny bleakness of China’s off-season amusement parks and other constructed entertainment.
In Caspar David Friedrich’s “Frau vor untergehender Sonne” (“Woman before the Rising Sun”), a young woman is depicted facing the rising sun, which turns her almost completely, but not entirely, into a silhouette.