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The World is Flat with Martin Lanciano

To see more of Martin’s cleaned-up chaos follow @_o___________o_ on Instagram.

For graphic designer Martin Lanciano (@_o___________o_), photography is a way to create order from chaos. “I would love to live in a cleaner, less crowded place than Buenos Aires,” he says. “I’m not drawn to all these different architecture styles, colors and textures mixed together.” In his minimalist collage series #offlabeluse_, Martin flattens bulky pieces of medicine packaging and glues them to a thin sheet of paper. “With my pictures, I’m also slicing up the 3D volume of the real world and folding it into flat 2D squares.”

Martin’s photos focus on capturing clean bits of shape and color that he finds in his everyday life. “I’m not interested in the meaning of things or trying to convey a message or idea. As a graphic designer you have to do that,” he explains. “On Instagram, I feel free to just play. It’s like taking the serious part out of the graphic design and just keeping the fun! I try to focus on pure aesthetics such as balance, tension, contrast, empty space and color palette.”


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Instagrammers Explore Argentina’s Cementerio de La Recoleta

For more photos from Recoleta Cemetery, check out the location page for El Cementerio de La Recoleta.

In Argentina’s capitol, Buenos Aires, the city’s most expensive stretch of real estate is not made up of luxury apartments, corporate skyscrapers or ultimately any buildings designed for the living. Rather, the most expensive price tags belong to El Cementerio de La Recoleta (Recoleta Cemetery): 15 acres of land that house over 4,500 mausoleums and above-ground tombs.

Founded in 1822 as the first public cemetery in Buenos Aires, El Cementerio adopted the layout of a small city with tree-lined blocks of mausoleums that boast elaborate funerary sculptures from a broad range of artistic styles. Alongside numerous stray cats, the cemetery has also come to house some of the country’s most illustrious figures, including Nobel Prize winners, military heroes, many of the nation’s presidents and—perhaps most famously—first lady Eva Perón.


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300,000 Protest Government in Buenos Aires

Spotlight To see more photos from last night’s protest, search the #8n hashtag, and check out photos from the Obelisco & Plaza de la República.

Last night, hundreds of thousands of people filled Buenos Aries, Argentina’s Plaza de Mayo to protest President Cristina Fernández and her Peronist Party, which has a ruling majority in both houses of Congress.

The event was organized and promoted through social media—more than 1800 photos have been tagged with #8n—and tapped into widespread discontent about crime, the direction of the economy, and possible plans to end presidential term limits.