photography

Post image for Obamas Abandon Photo Ban, Bringing Selfies to the White House

This morning, the White House lifted its ban on cameras and photography during public tours, which signals the first time in over 40 years that images by photographers without official credentials will emerge from the famous rooms of the US president’s residence.

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Post image for Snapshots of 20th-Century Artists Living Life

There’s something delightful about seeing famous artists in settings completely unrelated to their art.

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Post image for Photographing Queer Life in Port-au-Prince

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — Haiti’s gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender communities have long kept a low profile because of a strong social stigma that sparks fear of physical violence or social isolation.

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Post image for A Photographer Visits the Contemporary Landscape of Thomas Cole’s “The Oxbow”

“[American scenery] has its own peculiar charm — a something not found elsewhere,” the 19th century painter Thomas Cole once wrote.

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Post image for How a Photographer Helped a Georgia Town Desegregate Its Proms

Documentary photographers sometimes wonder what kind of impact their work has, but Gillian Laub knows hers has inspired real change.

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Post image for European Copyright Reform Could Restrict Photography in Public Spaces

Restrictions on photographing or filming copyrighted art, architecture, or other objects in public might get stricter in the European Union.

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Post image for Newly Discovered Photo Offers a Glimpse of van Gogh, Gauguin, and Other Drunk Artists

While Vincent van Gogh’s self-portraits were a significant part of his painting career, no confirmed photographs of the artist as an adult are known to exist.

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Post image for Four Decades of Photographing the Relationships Between People

Leaving New York City so your kids can have more green space doesn’t sound like a promising start to an artistic career, but Tina Barney isn’t typical.

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Post image for The Lost Ritual of Photographing the Dead

Despite the current ubiquity of cameras, we rarely pause in our flurry of social media sharing to document one of the most significant events in all our lives: death.

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Post image for A Photo Series Casts Black College Students as Criminals in Caps and Gowns

EJ Brown remembers being a kid and hearing older relatives talk about Rodney King, the Los Angeles taxi driver beaten by the LAPD.

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