'Trainspotting' Wasn't Like My Life—But Watching It Made Me Feel Bolder
Ewan McGregor's portrayal of Mark Renton taught me to choose life—and midnight dialogues outside of clubs.
Filthy Rich: Photos of Russia's Wealthy Elite and Their Hired Help
For the post-USSR aristocrat, nothing says "loaded" like your own personal servant. Photographer Lilia Li-Mi-Yan explores the relationship between master and the help in her work.
'People Are Very Quick to Judge': Photos of Teen Moms from Rural Australia
With her ongoing photo series documenting the female residents of New South Wales, award-winning photographer Raphaela Rosella wants people to look beyond the stereotype of the young mother.
Lonely and Alone: Photos of Life in a Female Penal Colony
For her tenderly observed photographic series 'Section,' Elena Anosova traveled to a remote penal colony where Russian women serve out criminal sentences in painful solitude.
Capturing the Treasured Wisdom of Female Shamans in Russia
In the Russian wilderness of Tuva, female shamanism is alive and well—and visiting the local healer is as commonplace as a day out at the beach.
Black and White Photos That Show the Disturbing Side of Being a Teenage Girl
Polish photographer Joanna Piotrowska doesn't do candy-colored Tumblr shots of teens. Instead, her work explores the menace and awkwardness of adolescence.
Photos of Women Villagers Who Run the Show in Rural Russia
More and more Russian men have left their homes in the countryside to seek work, leading to the unlikely rise of the village matriarchs and their tough farm daughters.
Knockout Girls: Photos of an All-Female Wrestling Team
Christopher Pugmire traveled to Azerbaijan to shoot the power and glory of its national wrestling squad at work. In Baku he captured athletes from the Azeri and Mongolian national women's teams, training for the European games.
Photos of a Thriving Female Cosplay Community in Russia
For young women in post-industrial Russia, dressing up as anime characters provides a vital sense of community. Photographer Russian photographer Mariya Kozhanova takes shots of her local cosplay scene in Kaliningrad.
The Teen Moms of Romania, in Photos
Photographer Ioana Cîrlig started capturing young mothers of Romania in 2012. The country has the highest rate of underage pregnancy in Europe. Lack of jobs and financial difficulties are not the only challenges teenage mothers face in this country. A...
Having Sex with the Wind: What Pagan Fertility Rituals Look Like in Russia
In 'Celestial Wives of the Meadow Mari,' filmmaker Aleksey Fedorchenko explores the underground rituals and fertility practices of a pagan tribe in the Russian Urals.
How Twerking Became an Unlikely Scandal in Russia
Twerking has taken Vladimir Putin's country by storm, despite an increasing outcry from prudes and conservatives.