In this stunning capture above the clouds, photographer Jim Richardson shows us Chicago, USA at night. The image dramatically conveys how much artificial light we produce. This photograph was part of a feature in National Geographic magazine [November 2008] entitled Our Vanishing Night.
At a time of constant debate over the future of energy, it is easy to forget that 1.4 billion people – nearly a quarter of humanity – still live without access to electricity. Through my Life Without Lights photography, I strive to reveal the economic impact of global Energy Poverty while exploring energy’s future.
Some gorgeous new installations have just popped up on our radar that involve jars and lights. Anonymous art collective Luzinterruptus, who’s known for their interesting light installations in public spaces, collected glass containers for four months and then displayed them around Madrid’s public fountains. Why? It’s a statement to show that over 50% of public fountains are now dismantled, broken or just dry. As an expensive and inconvenient alternative, water must be bought in bottles. To criticize the administration for this much needed public service, they wanted to show, in a symbolic way, drinking water running through the streets.
Visitors walk around massive ice sculptures during the opening of the 27th Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival in Harbin, northern Heilongjiang province, China, on Jan. 5. The festival is an annual event featuring hundreds of activities related to snow and ice in the field of tourism, art, sports, trade and culture. (How Hwee Young / EPA)
Lumière ‘, the annual Lights Festival Underway Which has got in the French city of Lyon. The high-tech displays at extravanganza has Dozens of sites. Some have little in common with the event’s origins. A desire to pay tribute to the Virgin Mary spawned a tradition in the 19th Century of lighting candles Each year on December 8. Took to the Streets people as the whole city was lit up. In memory of the victims of the Fukushima nuclear disaster, Japan is the special guest of honor this year, featuring artistic light displays from the country. The festival is an opportunity for designers to show off Their latest creations. Organisers say the new technology means-four-day event Consumes only 0.1% of the city’s annual lighting energy. For most people, it is a welcome distraction from the winter cold. For the second year running a theater in the city center features an interactive display: this time Inviting Their luck gamblers to try the front of the building as a giant pinball machine Becomes.