Vintage 1970s New York City photos, China’s massive mosquito breeding project, inside the Steinway piano factory, Ramadan 2016 in photos, and the best ATI photography.
English Photographer Captures Life In New York City In The 1970s
Forty years ago, you wouldn’t find a sliver of the New York City that over 8 million people live in today. In the 1970s, today’s gentrified metropolis was nowhere to be found. Instead, there were seedy, drug-infested neighborhoods and a climbing crime rate.
One Brooklyn-based English photographer, Eugene Gannon, captured the city during this time through these color photographs. They reveal that despite the city’s decline, life went on for its inhabitants.
View more at Vintage Everyday.
China’s Massive Mosquito Breeding Project In Full Swing
Your first question is surely “Why?”
Why would anyone want to purposefully breed mosquitoes, the scourge of humanity for centuries? Well, it’s because, as the saying goes, the enemy of your enemy is your friend.
Right now, one of humankind’s great enemies is the Zika virus. And the mosquitoes being born by the hundreds of millions at this Chinese factory, the largest of its kind in the world, are fighting back against Zika (not to mention Dengue).
Infected with a bacterium that prevents the fertilization of eggs, these factory-made male mosquitoes are being released into the wild, where they’ll mate with wild females whose offspring will never be born because of that bacterium.
See more at The Atlantic.
Making Art: Inside The Steinway & Sons Piano Factory
Playing the piano is an art — and so is making one. Tucked away in Astoria, Queens is Steinway & Sons, a site responsible for some of the world’s most stunning, life-affirming melodies’ very existence.
Indeed, the Queens warehouse makes pianos, and some of the world’s finest. In order to document the magic made from woods, string, and sweat, photographer Christopher Payne visited the factory over 50 times. His findings, photographical insights into the science and artistry that goes into the production of one of the world’s finest instruments, compose a book called Making Steinway.
View more at Slate.