Frankfurt gets lit for Luminale.
Since 2002, the Luminale Festival of Lights has transformed old-world #Frankfurt into a modern-day light show with over 200,000 visitors taking part each year. The biennial event, which includes a mixture of light shows, art installations, and educational lectures, showcases the importance of light in the city.
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: Thomas Lohnes/Getty Images | #Germany#Luminale
Banksy is back at it in New York City.
The newest mural on the corner of Manhattan’s Houston and Bowery is meant to draw attention to the imprisonment of Zehra Dogan, a Kurdish painter from Turkey who was imprisoned last year for a controversial painting.
: Timothy A. Clary/AFP/Getty Images | #Banksy#StreetArt#NYC#ZehraDogan
“I heard a lot of firing and thought, ‘Hell, we must be in a hot zone.’ But after a couple of minutes we weren’t taking any fire, so we started walking toward the village. I saw what appeared to be civilians. Then I saw a soldier firing at them. I could not figure out what was going on. I couldn’t comprehend it.”
50 years ago today, the massacre at My Lai changed the course of the Vietnam War.
Combat photographer Ron Haeberle was there to document the atrocities that laid bare an appalling truth: American “boys” were as capable of unbridled savagery as any soldiers, anywhere.
Tap the link in our bio to see the graphic photos and read Ron’s exclusive, first-person account of the horror he witnessed.
: Ronald L. Haeberle/The LIFE Images Collection/Getty Images | #MyLai#VietnamWar#OTD
Looking back at a retro cool Michael Caine when he was just an up-and-coming star.
Visit gif.com as LIFE photographer Bill Ray discusses his 1966 photoshoot with the English actor.
: Bill Ray/The LIFE Premium Collection/Getty Images | #ThrowbackThursday#TBT#MichaelCaine
From quaint cottages and grand castles, to grandiose cliffs to cobblestone streets, Ireland has a lot to offer.
Visit @photos_dot_com and take a look at their latest #Ireland collection.
: Richard I'Anson/Lonely Planet Images/Getty Images | #Dublin
Across the country on Wednesday, thousands of students walked out of their schools to protest the nation’s gun laws and pressure Congress to approve new legislation. The 17-minute walkout marked one month since the deadly massacre at Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida that took 17 lives.
Swipe to see some of the moving scenes from youth-led protests on #NationalWalkoutDay
: Timothy A. Clary/AFP | Joe Raedle/Getty Images | Saul Loeb/AFP | #Enough
"Remember to look up at the stars and not down at your feet. Try to make sense of what you see and wonder about what makes the universe exist. Be curious." In loving memory of Stephen Hawking, who died Wednesday at his home in Cambridge, England at the age of 76. The legendary physicist was known for his expansive perspective, but also his sharp wit, big heart, and zingy one-liners.
: Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images | #StephenHawking
7,000 pairs of shoes were spread out across the lawn at the U.S. Capital to represent the number of children killed by gun violence since the Sandy Hook massacre in 2012. Organized by the online activist group @avaaz_org, the shoes are intended to urge Congress to pass gun-reform legislation.
: @somophoto/Getty Images | #NeverAgain
Sweeping up the hillside, Barcelona is a city known for its trippy architecture, amazing restaurants, buzzing nightlife, and unwavering Catalan pride. But #Spain's second largest city, with a population of 1.6 million, is also known for its views.
Swipe to see some of the best sights this dreamy city has to offer.
: Yann Arthus-Bertrand/Getty Images | Gatsi/iStock | MasterLu/iStock | #TravelTuesday#Travel#Views#Barcelona
Imagery is the language of our time, but if you can’t be what you can’t see, then representation matters. Join Getty Images at #SXSW Interactive as we explore the power of imagery to re-picture concepts of gender, race, ability, orientation, and religion — and discuss how these robust visual stories can help drive conversation and change.
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A New Filter: The Power of Visual Representation
Tuesday, March 13, 5:00p at The Westin Austin Downtown
Speakers: Travon Free, Pam Grossman, Brooke Hinton, John Antoniello
: Rochelle Brock/Refinery29 for Getty Images | #RePictureUs