Photo Essays

Images from the Climate Change march in NYC

On Tuesday, world leaders will convene at the United Nations to discuss all matters global warming at the UN Climate Summit. Across town today, a reported 310,000 people from places as far reaching as Lima, Peru and the South Bronx loudly made their way through midtown to broadcast their message about the urgency of our warming earth.

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Photo Essays

Seeing New York for the First Time

by Hrag Vartanian on September 19, 2014

Photographs by Nana Kofi Acquah, who is taking part in Instragram's first exhibition at Photoville NYC

Photographer Nana Kofi Acquah hails from Ghana and arrived in New York this week to participate in Instagram’s first-ever exhibition at Photoville.

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Photo Essays

Sculpting a Nordic Landscape

by Kari Adelaide on September 18, 2014

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BODØ, Norway — Artscape Nordland (Skulpturlandskap Nordland), an opus of site-specific sculpture in northern Norway, includes 35 works scattered throughout Nordland county (and one in Troms), made by international artists hailing from 18 countries.

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Pierogi Gallery's 20th annual Brooklyn Gravity Racers event

Pierogi is a Williamsburg, Brooklyn art gallery, and one of its longest-running traditions turns 20 this week: Brooklyn Gravity Racers.

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Post image for Picturing Russia’s Central Asian Diaspora

Travel to Russia these days, and chances are the person serving you your food is a visitor to the country, too. Every year, 5-6 million Uzbek, Tadjik and Kyrgyz people arrive in the country to work in restaurants, construction sites, farms and manufacturing plants. They are maids, taxi drivers, street sweepers and garbage collectors. In Krgystzstan alone, one quarter of working-age citizens live outside the country.

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Tomorrow, New Yorkers will flock to the newly opened National September 11 Memorial & Museum in lower Manhattan to remember the nearly 3,000 lives that were lost on that day.

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The Internet Archive is using public domain digitization to offer an entryway into its over 500 years of historical texts already online.

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Photo Essays

Waking Up a City with Public Art

by Alix Taylor on August 25, 2014

Living Walls mural by Moneyless

ATLANTA — This summer marks the fifth anniversary of Living Walls, The City Speaks, conference, an event and organization dedicated to bringing public art and conversation to downtown Atlanta.

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In the 19th century, an Italian artist created an architectural alphabet in which letters are depicted as monumental structures.

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Maude Adams in 'Chantecler' theater still

Back in 1911, one of the most talked-about Broadway roles was played by a woman dressed as a rooster, and now you can revisit the surreal staging with recently digitized photographs from the Museum of the City of New York.

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