photography

Post image for Does Adding Filters Make Your Photos More or Less Popular?

Filters, those in-camera photo editing presets that turn your so-so iPhone snapshots into Cartier-Bresson-esque encapsulations of the human spirit, have a direct impact on the popularity of the images shared on social media.

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Post image for An Important Library of Congress Acquisition Helps People See the US Civil War in 3D

The Library of Congress has acquired 540 stereoscopes from Robin G. Stanford, an 87-year-old grandmother from Houston, Texas, who’s spent the past four decades doggedly collecting them.

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Post image for New French Report Zooms In on Field of Photography

Anecdotally, most people would probably agree that photography has changed more dramatically over the last 15 years than any other sector of visual art.

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Post image for Soaking in the Materiality of the Vatican

BOGOTÁ, Colombia — For those who can’t travel to the Vatican, a photographic series by Massimo Listro offers a chance to wander imaginatively through its halls.

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Post image for The Glass Plate Garden: Early Photographs of Central Park

In thousands of recently digitized glass plate negatives, the natural and landscaped grandeur of gardens past is revealed in freshly sharp detail.

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Post image for Portraits of Afghani Women Imprisoned for “Moral” Crimes

“The female prison population in Afghanistan overwhelmingly consists of individuals who are serving 5-to-15-year sentences for moral crimes,” Gabriela Maj writes in Almond Garden: Portraits from the Women’s Prisons in Afghanistan, out next month from Daylight Books.

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Post image for Photographing Every Disappearing Manhattan Bodega

Gail Victoria Braddock Quagliata photographed every bodega in Manhattan from December of 2012 to August of 2013, and even in that short span she saw so many shutter that it became depressing to return for second shots.

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Post image for The Scientist Who Shot His Photos with a Gun and Inspired Futurism

The phased movement of Marcel Duchamp’s “Nude Descending a Staircase, No. 2″ (1912) and the frenetic action embodied in Futurism were both inspired by the 19th-century photography of scientist Étienne-Jules Marey.

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Post image for Photographing the Universal Drama of the School Playground

Even if you don’t remember a lick of elementary school classwork, it’s likely the joys and terrors of the schoolyard linger.

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Post image for Portraits of the Palettes of Famous Dead Artists

A gradient blur of colors accumulated on the palette of Camille Pissarro, while orderly dark streaks of paint still echo the short expressionist career of Paula Modersohn-Becker on her wooden board.

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