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Yoshkar-Ola, Matrosova Street (1995). He turned his lens upon Russians – particularly young people – in the newly liberated state. (Photo by Sergey Chilikov)

Russian pop art photographer Sergey Chilikov captures a nation liberated from the social oppression of late-era Soviet rule – at parties, in the streets, and bouncing high. His exhibition, Photoprovocations, will be at Photo London, 19-22 May. Here: Yoshkar-Ola, Matrosova Street (1995). (Photo by Sergey Chilikov)
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20 May 2016 13:10:00
In this November 21, 2015 photo, Camila Lopez Rivas, 14, poses for portraits on a beach in Havana, Cuba, as an assistant lifts the train of her dress to make it look like its flying in the wind. Camila lives in Miami, the daughter of a truck driver who left Cuba when she was a baby. She doesn't remember the island, but wanted to return for the photographs and videos that Latin American girls typically take for their 15th birthdays. (Photo by Ramon Espinosa/AP Photo)

In this November 21, 2015 photo, Camila Lopez Rivas, 14, poses for portraits on a beach in Havana, Cuba, as an assistant lifts the train of her dress to make it look like its flying in the wind. Camila lives in Miami, the daughter of a truck driver who left Cuba when she was a baby. She doesn't remember the island, but wanted to return for the photographs and videos that Latin American girls typically take for their 15th birthdays. (Photo by Ramon Espinosa/AP Photo)
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01 Jan 2016 08:05:00
A woman wearing a bikini stands next to fuel pumps as she waits to top up fuel at a petrol station in Kiev, Ukraine, September 26, 2015. (Photo by Valentyn Ogirenko/Reuters)

A woman wearing a bikini stands next to fuel pumps as she waits to top up fuel at a petrol station in Kiev, Ukraine, September 26, 2015. One of the largest networks of petrol stations in Ukraine organized a campaign in which anyone who showed up in swimwear at a particular gas station during specified hours would receive free gasoline, according to representatives of the company. (Photo by Valentyn Ogirenko/Reuters)
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29 Sep 2015 08:06:00
Hyperrealistic Portraits By Sean Yoro aka Hula

Hawaiian surfer Sean Yoro aka Hula combines his love of surfing and his artistic talent, creating hyperrealistic portraits of bathing women at different seaside locations. His work is inspired by street art and abandoned spaces that he uses as his hard-to-reach canvases. Carefully carrying cans of colored paint on the edge of his board, the New York-based artist applies his half submerged female portraits onto the wall.
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15 Sep 2015 11:15:00
Kaylee Cantler, 15, of Waynesboro, Pa., applies blush during a natural makeup exercise at a modeling camp at the Courtyard Marriott Hotel in McLean, Va., on Monday, August 17th, 2015. (Photo by Brittany Greeson/The Washington Post)

Kaylee Cantler, 15, of Waynesboro, Pa., applies blush during a natural makeup exercise at a modeling camp at the Courtyard Marriott Hotel in McLean, Va., on Monday, August 17th, 2015. (Photo by Brittany Greeson/The Washington Post)
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10 Sep 2015 13:12:00
An aerialist smoking while rehearsing for the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus in Sarasota, FL in 1949. (Photo By Nina Leen/Time Life Pictures/Getty Images)

In 1949, LIFE magazine sent famed photographer Nina Leen to document the daily life of a sassy troupe of young women who had run off and joined the famous Barnum & Bailey Circus in Sarasota, Fla. What developed was a portrait of a sisterhood formed over acrobatics that mixed high-flying wire acts with fashionable high-waisted shorts. Sarasota was once considered “the home of the American circus”. Here: an aerialist smoking while rehearsing for the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus in Sarasota, FL in 1949. (Photo By Nina Leen/Time Life Pictures/Getty Images)
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06 Sep 2015 14:22:00
A student of the Krasnoyarsk choreographic college prepares backstage before a dress rehearsal of a performance by graduates of the college at the State Theatre of Opera and Ballet in Russia's Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk, Russia, May 12, 2015. The annual performance showcases the work of students from across Russia who study or have studied at the well-known school. (Photo by Ilya Naymushin/Reuters)

A student of the Krasnoyarsk choreographic college prepares backstage before a dress rehearsal of a performance by graduates of the college at the State Theatre of Opera and Ballet in Russia's Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk, Russia, May 12, 2015. The annual performance showcases the work of students from across Russia who study or have studied at the well-known school. (Photo by Ilya Naymushin/Reuters)
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14 May 2015 11:58:00
A “Maya” girl sits in an altar during the traditional celebration of “Las Mayas” on the streets in Madrid, Spain Sunday, May 10, 2015. The festivity of the Maya comes from pagan rites and dates from the medieval age, appearing in ancient documents. It takes place every year in the beginning of May and celebrates the beginning of the spring. (Photo by Daniel Ochoa de Olza/AP Photo)

A “Maya” girl sits in an altar during the traditional celebration of “Las Mayas” on the streets in Madrid, Spain Sunday, May 10, 2015. The festivity of the Maya comes from pagan rites and dates from the medieval age, appearing in ancient documents. It takes place every year in the beginning of May and celebrates the beginning of the spring. Girls between 7 and 11 years old are chosen as “Maya” and should sit still, serious and quiet for a couple of hours in altars on the street decorated with flowers and plants and afterwards they walk to the church with their family where they attend a ceremony. (Photo by Daniel Ochoa de Olza/AP Photo)
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14 May 2015 11:12:00