Photo Essays

Post image for Finding People in Los Angeles’s Urban Sprawl

The photographer Patrick Gookin recently explored the psychological ramifications of car culture in a series called LA by Car.

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Post image for Historic Photographs Recreated in Miniature

Since photography was first invented nearly 200 years ago, humans have gained an unprecedented visual understanding of their past.

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Post image for Photographers Bring Home a Picture of Fukushima

One of art’s greatest functions might be the way it helps us share our common experiences, though those experiences are sometimes all too tragic.

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Post image for The Illustrated Correspondence of Artists

Before people were dropping GIFs into Gmail, letter writers were adding illustrations for that emotional or contextual punch.

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Post image for Reconstructing Managua Before the 1972 Earthquake

MANAGUA — Most people will advise you, on touching down in Managua, to rent a car and drive as fast out of the Nicaraguan capital as you can.

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Post image for Competing Views of World War I: Eyewitness and Editorialized

A current exhibition at the Getty Research Institute selects visuals from World War I to illustrate how starkly the era’s propaganda contrasted with the images of the conflict created by artist soldiers.

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Post image for Cinematic Illusions of Destruction

The dismal, desert landscape in Wawrzyniec Kolbusz’s latest photographic series looks much like the bombed-out terrain we often see in documentary war images.

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Post image for 25 Years of Photographing Women Artists

The fact that female artists have enjoyed significantly less limelight than their male counterparts is part of what makes the images in 100 Portraits: Women Artists at LIU Brooklyn’s Salena Art Gallery so satisfying.

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Post image for Gordon Parks’s Tribute to the Great Migration, 65 Years Past Due

Few magazines disseminated the American Dream as widely as Life did in the years following the Second World War.

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Post image for Sitting at the Thrones of Nigerian Kings

In January, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi caused a stir when he stepped out in a pin-striped suit emblazoned with his own name.

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