Faces on the peak of the life

Portraits of unknown... Life spread away on the web. Faces when they are beautiful, coping with life, trying to pick the mature fruits off the trees. Fleeting fragility.
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One day, I showed an image to my mother. She said without thinking : "This is your father and his two brothers, going to a dance in the village." My father was a young peasant. The Sunday was the day to put your best clothes on, to wash hands with buttermilk to have it soft more than ever and go out to meet the girls in the village. My mother was one of these girls and he was famous to be a terrific dancer. Photo : August Sander - Three farmers on their way to a dance, Westerwald, Germany…

last-picture-show: “ “August Sander, Jungbauern im Sonntagsstaat im Westerwald, 1914 ” ”

Julia Margaret Cameron : "My first lens was given to me by my cherished departed daughter and her husband, with the words, 'It may amuse you Mother, to try to photograph during your solitude at Freshwater.' " As family was the cornerstone of Cameron's life and art, she took this photograph of her daughter, Julia Norman, in March 1868, five years before her daughter's death. Testimony beyond death.

Julia Margaret Cameron Julia Norman, March 1868 Albumen silver print from wet collodion glass negative From Julia Margaret Cameron’s Women

People protest a grand jury's decision to not indict a white police officer in the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager. A boy, Devonte Hart, holding a "Free Hugs" sign stood crying in front of a police barricade. A white police officer motioned for him to come closer. The officer then asked the boy for a hug — and they embraced, the boy's anguished face streaming with tears. Devonte hart, 12-year-old, said the moment was about "listening to each other, facing fears with an open…

In this photo shot by freelance photographer Johnny Nguyen, Sgt. Bret Barnum (left) hugs Devonte Hart during the Ferguson rally in Portland on Nov. (Johnny Nguyen/Special to The Oregonian)

"The "Look" serie began with my desire to look deeply into the lives of people around me whom I have known for over ten years, and who live in my building. I wanted to bring to life the story of a nation of middle class youths who are constantly battling with themselves, their isolated conformed society, their lack of hope for the future and each of their individual stories." - Photo by Newsha Tavakolian - Look series,  Tehran, 2012.

Newsha Tavakolian (Tehran, Iran, (Credit: Credit: Newsha Tavakolian/Magnum) this was in the grief section

"What I was feeling was like if something was exploding in me. A volcano. It was like a liberation. You think about things you've done in your life, your family, your brothers in Italy. It's a bit like going to die and see all your life coming back. I saw myself as a child, playing football. And then, suddenly, reach a height any child would want to reach. I hope it will stay in my children's mind." Tardelli's iconic celebration after his goal in final World Cup 1982.

Marco Tardelli takes a moment to comprehend the magnitude of having just put Italy up in the World Cup final. The images of the midfield.

Silence, the exact moment where one sound would be too much and still, you keep in mind what was lastly said. Some faces play the silence more intensely than others. They succeed to express something hidden between the waves of life. - Du silence by Fernand Khnopff (1890)

Silence, the exact moment where one sound would be too much and still, you keep in mind what was lastly said. Some faces play the silence more intensely than others. They succeed to express something hidden between the waves of life. - Du silence by Fernand Khnopff (1890)

Rachida Brakni, French actress, as a point emerging from the skyline, hiding with the hand what she shows from herself. (Photo: Dominique Houcmant)

Rachida Brakni, French actress, as a point emerging from the skyline, hiding with the hand what she shows from herself.

Young seasonal laborer in Iran, in the seventies. Two eyes, each with its own signification... Left, more in the light, as a normal figure and the other, stepping into the shadow, more mysterious. A 10 years old kid whose perspective is hard working, and more dramatically war, famine, disease, religious insanity. Photographer : Kaveh Golestan.

Young seasonal laborer in Iran, in the seventies. Two eyes, each with its own signification... Left, more in the light, as a normal figure and the other, stepping into the shadow, more mysterious. A 10 years old kid whose perspective is hard working, and more dramatically war, famine, disease, religious insanity. Photographer : Kaveh Golestan.

See the link arisen, hands on bodies, protection and carefulness, a train about to leave or just arrived, a man and a child. A smile given to us in the lifeline. Photo : Gilles and Frederic Mora, 1980, by Bernard #Plossu. #fatherhood

Pour Bernard Plossu, qui a fait de La Ciotat son port d'attache, et en a traversé tant d'autres, la découverte du Havre fut presque fortuite.

Simeon seems a frail apparition, eyes nearly shut and lips parted as if uttering words of praise. He holds his hands out stiffly, afraid even to touch the holy child. After the vision of the new life, the old man can go in peace. Rembrandt's final painting gathers with simplicity the two extreme points of the life cycle... The painting was left unfinished at the painter's death. || Simeon with the infant Christus in the temple - The presentation in the temple - 1669

Simeon with the Infant Jesus in the Temple 1669 Oil on canvas, 98 x 79 cm Nationalmuseum, Stockholm

In these moments inside a bus when it speeds away, feeling the road traveled by the swaying of the vehicle, even with closed eyes. You feel yourself at the edge of time, on the crest of a journey, seeing a new person in the reflection of the glass, immersed in a dream. Photo : Lara Gasparotto, April 2013.

In these moments inside a bus when it speeds away, feeling the road traveled by the swaying of the vehicle, even with closed eyes. You feel yourself at the edge of time, on the crest of a journey, seeing a new person in the reflection of the glass, immersed in a dream. Photo : Lara Gasparotto, April 2013.

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