A terrifying selfie with a bear, taken by a backpacker, has seen the US go nuts over the dangerous pastime, snapping and Instagramming their own brushes with death. The one thing they didn’t know? The original selfie wasn’t even real.
Since its creation after WWII, Israel and friends have been masters at manipulating emotions, endlessly invoking the memory of Hitler’s Germany as a pretext for starting further wars as in the recent Holocaust-themed propaganda against Syria’s government.
As a new set of hacked celebrity nude photos are about to be leaked, those interested in seeing them have flocked to a new, real-time file-sharing site. On Volafile, people can buy the pics for about $350 ‒ payable in bitcoin.
Compared to US goalkeeper Tim Howard, Dom Dwyer may not be a household name, but that could change now. The English-born US player stunned a Major Soccer League crowd by taking a selfie after scoring a goal, but got a yellow card for his troubles.
Crimes against peace have become a central theme of the international photo exhibition that is now touring Germany. Scenes of misery and destruction in the Syrian and Ukrainian conflicts were handpicked by a jury to show the true face of the war.
The Pantheon in Paris – the final resting place for France’s most renowned personalities – will for the next 10 years be home to a gigantic art installation, featuring a collection of 4,000 selfies of people from around the world.
A British travel company boss has taken the art of the selfie to new heights, when he got rare permission to climb to the top of Brazil’s Christ the Redeemer statue, and, once there, took a picture of himself sticking out of the statue’s head.
A picture of two Palestinian children killed in an Israeli airstrike has won the 2012 World Press Photo award. And as if to further prove the danger to the region's youth, an IDF sniper has posted a photo of a child in his rifle's scope to Instagram.
Japanese fashionistas have rushed to express their support for the Tokyo-based celebrity photographer Leslie Kee, who boasts clients like Lady Gaga and Beyonce, after he was arrested for selling books containing pictures of male genitalia.