The best lightboxes of 2013

Bucharest boy-tribes, sex dolls IRL and Russia's LGBT scene: here are this year's top lightboxes from Dazed Digital

Tyron Lebon

Covering the more established names like Wolfgang Tillmans and Dazed's very own Rankin to the more emerging names on the radar, this year's Lightboxes have raised the bar. Here we chart our favourite photographers of 2013 - from sex doll factories and period t-shirts to bandaged babes post-plastic surgery.

SEX AND THE SUBURBS

Toronto-born photographer Petra Collins came up against scandal this year with her bleeding vagina t-shirt print for American Apparel and soon after, having Instagram deleted for a trace of pubic hair in a bikini picture. We spoke to Petra about sexuality in photography, going on a road trip with Ryan McGinley and her various scandals. READ MORE

Petra Collins

THE LOST BOYS OF BUCHAREST

Exploring the generation time forgot in post-Communist Bucharest with Joost Vandebrug's Kickstarter project roaming the streets and tunnels of Bucharest. Dazed spoke to Vandebrug about his bond with the homeless boy-tribe and his aim to tell their story through the new book "Cinci Lei". READ MORE

Joost Vandebrug

ROBERT HUBER: SACRED & PROFANE

Snapshot objects of desire from real-life sex dolls to prison prayers as World Press Award winning photographer Robert Huber explores the darkened alleyways of commodified desire. READ MORE

Robert Huber

LGBT RUSSIA'S PAST IS BURNING

As part of our series on Russia's LGBT scene in response to the country's horrific anti-gay laws, we showcase contemporary Russian photographer Anastasia Korosteleva's about Russia's gay witchhunt. READ MORE

Anastasia Korosteleva

RANKIN- MORE 

In this new photographic retrospective, Dazed and Confused co-founder, Rankin selects his "greatest personal hits" from a career spanning 20 years. From shooting Beth Ditto to the Queen, "MORE" takes a unique look at the journey Rankin’s career has taken him on so far. READ MORE

Rankin

FABULOSITY OF CLUB KIDS

Showcasing previously unseen photos from Alexis Dibasio, this one night only exhibition brought the cheap tricks, thrift-store ensembles, ‘attention shifting’ screams, and party drugs to the history of the New York Club Kids. READ MORE 

Alexis Dibasio

WOLFGANG TILLMANS' WANDERING EYE

We caught up with the German photographer at his signing for new book Neve Welt at Taschen's London store to talk about avoiding cliché and his approach to digital. READ MORE

Wolfgang Tillmans

EXCLUSIVE: TYRON LEBON TALKS VOYEURISM

Going behind the rise of the erotic zine, Tyrone Lebon spoke to Dazed about Babestation and Basingstoke, after spending a twelve-month period exploring the evolution of sexuality in today's image-sharing society. From phone sex to live sex, here in an exclusive interview, the photographer talks us through his voyeuristic experience. READ MORE

Tyron Lebon

JI YEO'S BANDAGED BABES

Part documentary, part art, South Korean photographer Ji Yeo's Beauty Recovering Room series sees her acting as a nurse to gain access to the recovery rooms post-platic surgery photographing women fresh from going under the knife.

Ji Yeo

LINA SCHEYNIUS' SECRET SNAPSHOTS

Swedish model-turned-photographer Lina Scheynius is not shy when it comes to capturing the raw moments of her  and her friends’ personal lives. Challenging the female roles of passivity and objectivication with her nude shots, Scheynius' photo diaries 

Lina Scheynius
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