Fears & Cheers: TIME’s new issue features a Winter Olympics preview with an inside look at Sochi’s ring of steel.
Visible/Invisible Chair by Takeshi Miyakawa
Made from mirror-finished acrylic.
The documentary photographers of the early 20th century, and especially the early war photographers, believed that the revelation of violence and oppression would lead to saving action. Some even dreamed of a world without war and exploitation. I don’t think they ever imagined that the camera would become a tool with which to proclaim and affirm, rather than fight against, the most hideous aspects of war and the most fearsome authoritarian regimes.
— Susie Linfield, author of “The Cruel Radiance: Photography and Political Violence,” in a New York Times op-ed about a cache of images allegedly taken in the jails of Syrian president Bashar al-Assad. /via reportagebygettyimages
Meet Nyalan and Deshi, two "image characters" (ie. mascots) for the Japanese travel site Jalan. They star in commercials and even have their own Twitter feed.
Mandatory cat break in your day.