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50 Powerful Black-and-White Photographs of Life in Post-World War II Paris

Willy Ronis (1910 – 2009) was a French photographer, who crafted powerful black-and-white images in which he captured the rich texture of everyday working-class life in post-World War II Paris.

The 27 Club – 15 Famous Rockers Who Died at Age 27

The 27 Club is one of the most famous (and creepy) things about rock music, with so many great talents having met their end at age 27.

1. Jim Morrison

Lead singer and songwriter of The Doors. After struggling with drugs and alcohol for some time, Morrison died of a presumed heart failure on July 3rd, 1971.

2. Dave Alexander

Bassist for legendary punk band the Stooges. Died of pulmonary edema (associated with alcohol) on February 10, 1975.

3. Janis Joplin

Singer/Songwriter and ’60s icon. One of the first true female superstars. Died of a heroin overdose on October 4, 1970.

4. Ron “Pigpen” McKernan

Founding member and original keyboardist of the Grateful Dead. Died of a gastrointestinal hemorrhage (again associated with alcohol) on March 8th, 1973.

5. Richey Edwards

Founding member and lyricist for the Manic Street Preachers. Disappeared and presumed dead from suicide on February 1, 1995.

Vivid Color Photographs Show Iconic Beach Culture of Miami Beach in the Late 1970s

Throughout the 1970s, a young photographer named Andy Sweet documented the personalities of Miami in vivid color. In 1977, Sweet returned to the area after completing his studies at the University of Colorado at Boulder and set out to document South Beach’s vivid old-world culture. His subjects–predominantly the quirky, stylish, eclectic elderly residents, many of them Jewish–either grew up in the Miami area or were the snow birds who flocked there and found a nest for life.

In 1982, at the age of 29, just as Sweet was beginning to make a name for himself, he was murdered in his apartment at 215 30th St. on Miami Beach.

Haunting Black-and-White Photos of the London Fog

London was covered in “fog” at the beginning of the 20th century, culminating in the Great Smog in 1952. Here are 26 haunting black-and-white photos of the London fog.

1 July 1907: St Pancras Railway Station. (Topical Press Agency / Getty Images)

1 October 1919: An iceman delivers in the fog. (Topical Press Agency / Getty Images)

1 November 1922: Ludgate Circus. (Topical Press Agency / Getty Images)

1 November 1927: Trafalgar Square, in the daytime. (Fox Photos / Getty Images)

24 January 1934: Lincoln’s Inn Fields. (Fred Morley/Fox Photos / Getty Images)

Striking and Surreptitious Photos Capture Street Scenes of Pennsylvania in the 1970s

Mark Cohen is an American photographer best known for his innovative close-up street photography. For years, on the streets of his home city, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, and surrounding working-class towns, Cohen shot quickly and assertively. He held his flash in one hand and his camera in the other and shot extremely close to his subjects, frequently focusing on a single body part or article of clothing. He never looked through his viewfinder to compose the frame.

“If you’re very close to people and someone takes a swing at you, you don’t want to have your head behind a viewfinder because you can’t be aware of the situation,” he said.

People on Porch, 65, 63, 1977

Three Boys Posing, 1975

Girl with Bat and Ball, 1977

Woman with Red Lips Smoking, 1975

Woman by Steps with Bag, 1974

19 Photos That Will Take You Back to the 1980s

The '80s was a decade where big hair, big parties and the brat pack ruled Hollywood. Tom Cruise hadn't even heard of scientology, Julia Roberts still wore her hair curly and Meryl Streep rode the New York City subway. Here, 19 photos below will take you back to the 1980s, via The Huffington Post.

Cyndi Lauper performing in St. Paul, Minn., in 1984.

Dan Aykroyd and Bill Murray in 1985.

Julia Roberts and her mother in July 1989.

Madonna at the 1985 Live Aid concert.

New Kids on the Block in 1989.

New York’s Hip-Hop Scene from the 1980s

As a teenage photographer in early 80s East Flatbush, Brooklyn, Jamel Shabazz set out to document the then nascent movement of hip-hop. Through the iconic style of his MCs, neighborhood kids and gang members, the unequivocal attitude of New York’s youth was recognized as the calling card of the city’s creative renaissance.