Unlike most photography awards, the Smithsonian Photo Contest has a category labelled ‘Artistic’. These lovely entries—often manipulated with photo editing software—more closely resemble paintings. Of the lot, we love the rich saturated colours in Natalia Forgacova’s images. Also a must-see: this surreal B&W photo that captures the fading memory of photographer Abby O’Rourke’s 92-year-old grandmother.
Sanity Break April 24 2023
Azeem Banatwalla is very funny. Lot funnier than the Vir Dases of the world—and likely more endangered. Watch this.
Sanity Break April 25 2023
An iconic view of Earth captured on December 24, 1968 during the crewed Apollo 8 mission to the Moon. Plus a time-lapse video of the Milky Way.