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This music video is so creative - gives us chills.

We just love this music video for David Byrne’s “Everybody’s Coming To My House”. The students of the Detroit School of Arts really transform the song and make it their own… and sound so good doing it!

“When I saw what the DSA students did with my song, it completely changed the way I thought of it. In fact, it changed the meaning of the song—I realized it was about inclusion, welcoming, and not being alone. It’s a more generous interpretation of the song than what I do with my voice.” - David Bryne (Rolling Stone)

Also, did you know that David Bryne runs a blog Reasons to Be Cheerful? Turns out he’s a pretty cheery guy!

Looking back with Robert Frank, the most influential photographer alive.
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Photographer Robert Frank prefers to stay out of the limelight and let his work be his greatest legacy - and for good reason. His photographic survey, “The Americans”, portrays the vast array of experiences of American life… “how it felt to be wealthy, to be poor, to be in love, to be alone, to be young or old, to be black or white, to live along a country road or to walk a crowded sidewalk, to be overworked or sleeping in parks, to be a swaggering Southern couple or to be young and gay in New York, to be politicking or at prayer.” Needless to say, we’re big fans. Learn more about his work at nytimes.com.

 
International support comes together to rebuild wrestling gym.
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Inspiring story of international support coming together to rebuild this wrestling club’s gym after it was devasted in a bombing by the Islamic State in September. In the attack, 26 of their wrestlers were killed and 91 were wounded. The head coach said of the wrestlers: “They all believe we need to show the terrorists that they can kill us, but they can’t stop us.” Read the full story at nytimes.com.

CELEBRATING JOY AND RESISTANCE ACROSS THE AFRICAN DIASPORA
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Celebrating joy and resistance across the African diaspora.

Photographer Adreinne Waheed documents Black culture in times of celebration, resistance, and all of the moments in between. Waheed says that the exhibition Black Joy & Resistance that opened in Betti Ono in Oakland “beautifully displays who we are, juxtapose to how we are sometimes made to feel.” Learn more about her work and see the photographs at featureshoot.com.

International Rescue Committee spotlights the dreams, ambitions, and abilities of these young Syrian refugees to highlights their important work.
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International Rescue Committee spotlights the dreams, ambitions, and abilities of these young Syrian refugees to highlights their important work.

Reading about the hopes and dreams of these young Syrian girls will warm your heart, and most importantly, remind us that they are no different from any child. This is a great example of photography and visual storytelling being used share the impact that this nonprofit’s work is having on people’s lives and motivate people to support their work. Learn more about the International Rescue Committee’s work and these girls’ stories at rescue.org.

Youth around the world takes a stand on climate change.
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Youth around the world takes a stand on climate change.

We’re so inspired by these young people around the world taking a stand for the planet, and grateful to the dedicated photographers who documented this historic moment. It’s so powerful to see citizens globally fight for our future. Learn more about the recent global protest at nytimes.com.

US Air Force recruits women pilots by highlighting its own.
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US Air Force recruits women pilots by highlighting its own.

The best way to recruit people to your cause it to inspire them with a powerful, true story. This campaign for the US Air force is great, because it highlights their own and lets these women speak for themselves. So powerful to see these pioneering women talk about their experiences. See the spot at thedrum.com.

The story of the American South, as told by photographer Rosalind Fox Solomon.

The story of the American South, as told by photographer Rosalind Fox Solomon.

These powerful photos by Rosalind Fox Solomon demonstrates the important role of photography and visual storytelling in facing our country’s past. “Finely attuned to dog whistles and soul claps, to the space between self-image and self-awareness, Fox Solomon reveals the majesty of the mundane, the campy insouciance of sincerity, and the queasy recognition of the darker forces of American life at play.” See the full story at featureshoot.com.

Transgender troops share their stories, in photos.
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Transgender troops share their stories, in photos.

These portraits of openly transgender members of the U.S. military shine a light on the human face behind the hotly contested (and ongoing) discussion around transgendered people serving in the military. This powerful photography project reminds us all that there is much more at stake than mere political “wins” or “losses”. Read the full story at featureshoot.com.

See Manhattan in a different light.
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See Manhattan in a different light.

These photographs by Adam Pape show a side of New York City we know and love. It’s not all flashy lights and yellow taxi-cabs … “It is a portrait of New York that natives know, that curious netherworld between day and night where nothing is quite what it seems. Here Pape takes us on a journey into the heart and soul of Manhattan’s outer limits.” Check out the whole story on feature shoot.