Celebrated Struggle

Dark issues become a source of entertainment to open up societal discussion

Implications - Life struggles have transitioned from being private to something spoken about openly, which has augmented what would've once been morbid or uncouth to discuss, to being celebrated. This collective shift denotes a need for transparency, but also that the consumer mindset has evolved to require the whole story for a viable connection to be forged.
SCORE: 4
Warm Top 6 Examples: 29,185 Total Clicks Jul 13 - May 14
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AIDS-Revealing Portraits - Adrain Chesser Captures Loved Ones' Reactions to His Tragic News
SCORE: 6.7
V. Hot 8,249 Clicks Pub: Feb 20, 14
AIDS-Revealing Portraits
Adrain Chesser Captures Loved Ones' Reactions to His Tragic News
After testing positive for HIV and diagnosed with AIDS, Seattle-based photographer Adrain Chesser knew he had to tell his loved ones at some point, but he writes, ” I had an extreme physical... [More]
Poignant Dead Animal Photography - Down to Sleep by Emma Kisiel Captures Deceased Wildlife
SCORE: 4.2
Warm 4,101 Clicks Pub: Mar 6, 14
Poignant Dead Animal Photography
Down to Sleep by Emma Kisiel Captures Deceased Wildlife
When it comes to death, people are compelled to avert their eyes, especially when it involves wild animals—it is simply the way of life; yet Down to Sleep by Emma Kisiel, a photographer born... [More]
Gruesomely Realistic Illustrations - Naoki Sasayama's Brutal Art is Both Grotesque and Awe-Inspiring
SCORE: 5.2
Warm 9,132 Clicks Pub: Jul 27, 13
Gruesomely Realistic Illustrations
Naoki Sasayama's Brutal Art is Both Grotesque and Awe-Inspiring
It’s not often that you find something that is both revolting and captivating at the same time, but the brutal art from Naoki Sasayama certainly fits the bill. Depictions of unbelievably... [More]
Whimsical Nightmare Illustrations - Daniel Zender Illustrates Your Subconscious
SCORE: 3.2
Mild 4,505 Clicks Pub: Apr 30, 14
Whimsical Nightmare Illustrations
Daniel Zender Illustrates Your Subconscious
Daniel Zender’s ‘Light Terrors’ series focuses on the dark side of our subconscious. We’ve all been there: you wake up in the middle of the night in a cold sweat, gasping... [More]
Emotive Reincarnation Illustrations - Alessia Iannetti Painted an Incredible Transformation
SCORE: 2.6
Mild 2,646 Clicks Pub: Dec 6, 13
Emotive Reincarnation Illustrations
Alessia Iannetti Painted an Incredible Transformation
This beautiful painting by Alessia Iannetti appears to illustrate some form of transformation from human to creature. The way that the girl is painted in monochrome and the birds are in color... [More]
Glorified Roadkill Captures - The 'At Rest' Series Features Animals Memorialized Where They Lay
SCORE: 1.4
Untested 552 Clicks Pub: Jul 11, 13
Glorified Roadkill Captures
The 'At Rest' Series Features Animals Memorialized Where They Lay
A collection of photos entitled ‘At Rest’ by photographer Emma Kisiel depicts roadkill being given a memorial. Without touching the animal carcasses left beside highways, Kisiel created... [More]