From top to bottom:
1. Enrique Cruz models perform
2. World Trade Center, detail
3. Harvey Milk
4. Vodou ritual, Haiti, by Jan Sochor Photography.
5. Morocco, by Joe Hunter, Fotopharm Photography.
9-10. DeAngelo Jackson performs for RawRods.com
11. A child in Spanish Harlem, c.1970s. © Jacob Holdt
12. I Don't Want to Sleep Alone (2007), directed by Tsai Ming-Liang
13. Airbus space shuttle, by Garçon Stupide (2010)
14. Wooden Animal USB Drive, by Marubeni InfoTech
15. British band MN8, c.1995
Title quote: "It is amazing how complete is the delusion that beauty is goodness." Leo Tolstoy, 1828-1910, Russian writer.