photography

Post image for Embracing Old Age in New York

It was in hopes of casting a more loving and empathetic spotlight on the elderly that Patrícia Monteiro created her series Life Ever After.

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Post image for Arming Kabul’s Girls with Skateboards

“She was wearing such a beautiful color, a sort of inky teal,” photographer Jessica Fulford-Dobson said of the Afghan girl with the carefully tied headscarf whose portrait she took last year.

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Post image for Artist Who Furtively Photographed His Neighbors Wins in Court, Again

Last week, a New York State appeals court upheld a lower court ruling that exonerated photographer Arne Svenson against claims of privacy invasion, Photo District News reported.

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Post image for Capturing Interior and Outside Worlds in Just One Shot

Marja Pirilä has been fascinated with the camera obscura process since the 1980s, when she worked extensively with pinhole cameras and even built a few cabin-sized contraptions.

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Post image for The Many Faces of Abraham Lincoln Impersonators

When Greta Pratt photographed the annual meeting of the Association of Lincoln Presenters in 2004, she plunked a chair down in a field for attendees to sit in and told them, “I want you to summon up your inner Lincoln.”

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Post image for Photographs Document the Global Traditions of Living with the Dead

Memento Mori: The Dead Among Us, a photography book by Paul Koudounaris out this month from Thames & Hudson, is a visual narrative of how a more visceral relationship to the dead thrives across the globe.

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Post image for Tracking John Wilkes Booth 150 Years After Lincoln’s Assassination

John Wilkes Booth was 26 years old when he shot President Lincoln at Ford’s Theatre in Washington, DC 150 years ago today.

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Post image for The Suburban Dad Who Took the 1960s’ Eeriest Photos

Save for his unusual name, Ralph Eugene Meatyard had all the trappings of an ordinary man.

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Post image for Wim Wenders Trains His Lens on a Photojournalist

Wim Wenders co-directed The Salt of the Earth, a portrait of Brazilian photographer Sebastião Salgado, with Salgado’s son, Juliano Ribeiro. The film is both a comprehensive portrait of Salgado’s work and a meditation on the vocation of photojournalism.

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Post image for India’s Death Photographers Working Amid the Cremation Flames of the Ganges

Arriving with dance and music, draped in orange and pink flowers, the dead keep constant company in Varanasi, India, where cremations happen by the hundred each day on the Ganges River.

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