photography

Post image for A Vibrant Portrait of Liberia in GIFs

In Monrovia Animated, Beaurain has produced an unusual form of GIF-as-documentary photo, one that brings to life a far-off locale and makes us consider it in a way we’ve rarely been asked to before.

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Post image for Zoom in on 100 Million Stars with the Hubble Telescope’s Largest Released Image

The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has released the largest ever image of the Andromeda galaxy, opening up 100 million stars and star clusters to public exploration.

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Post image for Instagram Photos Reappear on the Streets Where They Were Taken

What if instead of only showing up online, your Instagram photos of sunsets, street art, photogenic cityscapes, or alluring strangers on subway platforms were posted back into New York City’s public spaces?

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Post image for An Out-of-Focus Look at Post-Photography

Tacking “post” onto a word is one of those art world tricks that’s routinely wielded to great rhetorical effect, but has little denotative meaning. In much the same way, Robert Shore’s book featuring the term, Post-Photography: The Artist with a Camera, jumps off the shelves with its punchy title but fails to provide much substance.

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Post image for Catching Subway Riders in the Act of Reading

For bibliophiles and generally nosy people, one of the worst things about the rise of e-books and e-readers is that they don’t have distinct covers.

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Post image for Telling the History of Photographic Processes, from Daguerreotypes to Digital

The George Eastman House released a 12-part video series last month that starts with the silhouette and traces photography’s development through daguerreotypes, cyanotypes, Kodachrome, and right up to digital.

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Post image for Facing Death with Ebola’s Healthcare Practitioners

The strange, protective garments worn by Ebola health care workers have been captured by Peter Casaer, a photographer with Médicins sans Frontières, in a series of discomfiting portraits.

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Post image for Mapping the Material and Social Histories of Photographs

The current Museum of Modern Art exhibition Modern Photographs from the Thomas Walther Collection, 1909–1949 is just one component of a four-year, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation–funded research project examining photographs not only as art, but as physical objects possessing a material and sociological history as well.

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Post image for Kicking Back With a Mexican Gang Member

Cracking into challenging subcultures is one of Bronia Stewart’s main objectives as a documentary photographer.

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Post image for Dizzying Dioramas of the World’s Major Cities

Picture your hometown. What does it look like in your mind? Can you mentally map its streets, its parks, its landmarks?

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