The most dangerous photo
On Ilha da Queimada Grande, 150 kilometres from São Paulo, there are between one and five snakes per square metre. The majority are venomous, like the 2,000 specimens of golden lancehead vipers. João Marcos Rosa is one of few photographers who have dared to set foot there.
But you don’t need to climb to dizzying heights to get a prohibited photograph. Alexander J. E. Bradley
does just the opposite, delving into the depths of Paris to capture the lesser known side of the city of love. Of the 300 kilometres of galleries that comprise the Catacombs of Paris, only two are open to the public. The rest are the stalking ground of cataphiles: underground explorers who sneak in through secret entrances, even though they risk a fine. There they organise clandestine parties, cinema sessions and even underground swims. The Australian photographer and filmmaker has made a short film about one of these dives into the depths of Paris.
There are some places where immortalising moments is directly prohibited. This is the case in the mysterious Area 51, South Nevada. Its existence was confirmed in 2013, following years of speculation. It forms part of the Edwards Air Force Base and is thought to be the location for testing new arms, such as the U-2 planes used during the Cold War. Ufologists believe it hides something more: tests that would prove the existence of extraterrestrial life. Supposed sightings of UFOs are more frequent in this desert area in Nevada and, until now, the United States Government has not refuted this. Access is strictly forbidden. A complex security system protects the best kept secret in the United States.