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Most of us dream of running away from modern life, from time to time. Photographer Alec Soth spent five years documenting the people who have done just that, and the places they've sought refuge in.

Denmark's Disappearing Islands

Saturday June 23, 2018

The Faroe Islands may be many (there are 18 in total), but their populations are dwindling. Photographer Kevin Faingnaert captures their fading communities in these beautiful shots. 

Forty years ago, a paramedic named Chris Porsz photographed the people who lived in his hometown. Now he’s gone back and recreated each image. 

For just 10 weeks each year, the ice on Wisconsin's lakes gets so thick that fishermen can build shacks on top of them. Photographer Mike Rebholz documents this pop-up community in all its frozen glory.

Disappearing Irish Shopfronts

Wednesday May 30, 2018

This photo series had us utterly charmed to be sure. 

Cross Country Photography

Friday May 25, 2018

It’s been a while since a photographer has made us sit up in our seat and say “Whoa”. Kevin Russ just broke the drought.

From abandoned mills to antique train shows, John Sanderson’s images explore the ideology and reality of modern life in the U.S. 

We totally dig these photos of terrible gardens. 

Motels have never looked eerier than in this series by photographer Brett Patman. 

What happens when an American photographer meets a 34th-generation samurai? These photos of a modern-day community keeping an 800-year-old tradition alive, that’s what.

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