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Mixing two Family Members in One: Genetic Portraits


Ulric Collette is a French-Canadian photographer who did Genetic Portraits where he photographs family members and then cuts them side by side to create one portrait. The end result makes you notice the similarities between the people photographed:  

Ulric Collette - FullyM1
(Daughter/Father: Ariane, 13 & André, 55)

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(Daughter/Mother: Marie-Pier, 18 & N’sira, 49)

Ulric Collette - FullyM2
(Sisters: Anne-Sophie, 19 & Pascale, 16)

Ulric Collette - FullyM3
(Twins: Alex & Sandrine, 20)

(Mother/Daughter: Julie, 61 & Isabelle, 32)

(Daughter/Father: Amélie, 33 & Daniel, 60)

(Father/Daughter: Daniel, 60 & Isabelle, 32)

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(Mother/Daughter: Francine, 56 & Catherine, 23)

(Sister/Brother: Karine, 29 & Dany, 25)

(Cousins: Justine, 29 & Ulric, 29)

(Father/Son: Laval, 56 & Vincent, 29)

(Twins: Laurence & Christine, 20)

(Father/Son: Denis, 60 & Mathieu, 25)

(Brothers: Christophe, 30 & Ulric, 29)

You can take a look at more of Ulric Colete‘s work. I have found this pictures at FULLYM by Meredith Taylor 

Entre Nos, the Movie

Entre Nos, the Movie

“Entre Nos is a bio/true story about a woman’s struggle to survive in New York City with her two children after being abandoned by her husband. The main character, Mariana, totes her two children from the country and culture of Colombia to reunite with her husband in Queens, New York. Her life is devastatingly turned around when her husband abandons the family. As a result, Mariana now struggles with unemployment, eviction letters, eviction notice forms, how to speak fluent English, and experiencing the earliest signs of pregnancy. With no where to go Mariana starts experience various types of stress due to her misfortunes. Mariana and her kids have to now be equipped to survive in living in a foreign country as Mariana desperately searches for jobs hiring in NYC. In the end, Mariana resourcefully navigates a surprising avenue for making some money by using recycle containers to recycle for cash. While the threats to Mariana’s family are palpable, the three manage to avoid drastic suffering. Given the maternal fortitude displayed by Mariana the family grows strong through their struggles.” (EntreNos) This is an exception in the poverty trap, fortunately for this family.

Nobody Knows

Nobody Knows

“Based on the true story of four children abandoned by their mother in a small Tokyo apartment, Hirokazu Kore-eda’s fourth film is at once harrowing and tender, an urban horror story with overtones of fairy tale. Restricting himself to the children’s point of view, the director creates an almost unbearable sense of dread in the audience; you can’t help but suspect that, at every moment, something terrible is about to happen. But at the same time, because the children themselves do not perceive the full terribleness of their situation, the terror is mitigated by a sense of wonder and adventure. The keys to this meticulous and deeply humane film are Mr. Kore-eda’s deft camera sense and the remarkable performance of 12-year-old Yuya Yagira as Akira, the oldest of the four siblings, who must somehow preserve his own innocence while protecting his more vulnerable brother and sisters.” – A. O. SCOTT.


Herb & Dorothy

Herb & Dorothy

“A couple of very modest means manages to build one of the most important contemporary art collections in history.”

“It all began in a one-bedroom apartment in Manhattan… An art collection built by a postal clerk and a librarian that has now spread throughout America.” They have spent their lives paying the bills with Dorothy’s salary and buying art with Herb’s salary, and that is how they were living for decades until Herb’s recent-death (2012). Their story is a huge inspiration. They were never buying as an investment, and they could never imagine that one day the National Gallery of Washington would not be able to handle all their collection. The “proletarian collectors” that were owners of an enormous and priceless art collection, mostly minimalist and conceptual, never sold a single piece and transferred the whole collection for a free-admission museum. More:


Prison Outside Prison

Prison Outside Prison

It is all about prisoners. Specifically, it is about juvenile prisoners. The picture below shows us an expression that is obviously not exclusively present inside bars. Outside bars is almost the same… Just look around and you will see most of people locked up inside their blindness. Photography by Richard Ross.

Perceptual Constancy and Audrey Heller’s Photography


Perceptual constancy is an important aspect of our interaction with the world. The size constancy is the easiest one to understand. For example, two telephone poles look the same size when the first is viewed from 100 meters and when the second is viewed from 1 meter, even though the visual angle is very different. A person who appears to be 6 feet tall when he is nearby also appears to be 6 feet tall when he is standing across the room. Now, think of a penny… and you will understand the shape constancy in which the penny looks round both when viewed head on and when viewed from an acute angle. The color constancy is a little more difficult to grasp… think of the color of your car, for example… if you don’t have one, think of the one you are always taking a ride… you always perceive the color of the car as uniform, even under different light sources (sunlight, artificial light, shade). These are few examples of perceptual constancy that are essential to make our lives more stable, letting us freer to worry about other types of non-constancies (Goldstein, 2011; Cohen, forthcoming).

Here are some photos by Audrey Heller that plays with the phenomenon of size constancy: