Eli Martinez was swimming off the coast of the Bahamas when a lemon shark started making its way towards him. But the usually ferocious fish turned away at the last minute, leaving a fin outstretched for a friendly greeting. Eli, who is the editor of Shark Diving magazine, said: “This particular shark I had encountered before. She is very laid-back, so I knew if I held my hand out she would come over. At first she was swimming straight towards me, but I didn’t expect her to turn at the last moment. She tapped my palm with her fin like we were high-fiveing.”
First prize winner in the Spot News Singles category of the 2012 World Press Photo Contest, this photo by by Yuri Kozyrev, Noor Images for Time, shows rebels in Ras Lanuf, Libya, on March 11, 2011. (AP Photo/Yuri Kozyrev, Noor Images for Time
Inspired by girl’s annuals and the Australian Women’s Weekly magazine from the 1950s, Stories for Girls is a tongue-in-cheek attempt to recreate missing lesbian photographic history from an era where homosexuality was a criminal offense, and lesbians were forced to remain in the closet and keep their relationships hidden from society.