photography

Post image for Using a Retro View-Master to See Modernist Architecture in 3D

Since 1997, the Knoxville, Tennessee–based View Productions has created a series of reels highlighting 20th-century design and architecture, particularly forms that are difficult to capture in two dimensions.

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Post image for The Stark Beauty of Japan’s Soaring Cormorant Population

Japan has a problem with cormorant overpopulation.

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Post image for Creating a Skeletal Symmetry from a 19th-Century Collection of Imperfect Skulls

Robbers, prostitutes, and fallen tightrope walkers: the craniums in the Hyrtl Skull Collection in the Mütter Museum at College of Physicians of Philadelphia are fractured remains of imperfect lives.

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Post image for Photographing the Forgotten Vietnamese Widows of Japanese WWII Soldiers

When we talk about Japan and Vietnam in the 1940s, we discuss World War II, invasions, colonialism, and other monumental events that unfolded in this part of the world, but sent ripples across the globe.

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Post image for Aerial Views of Where America’s Grid Bends to the Curvature of the Earth

As any traveler who’s gazed out the window of an airplane while flying over the United States knows, the grid reigns.

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Post image for Police, Protest, and the Matter of Black Lives: A Conversation on the Power of Photographs

The death of the photograph has been announced more than once.

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Post image for Photographs of the Birds and Bones in US National Park Collections

When a wayward tufted titmouse slammed against photographer Leah Sobsey’s window, the bird’s tiny corpse suddenly recalled all the natural specimens that had captivated her as a child at Chicago’s Field Museum.

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Post image for The Heart of the Great Plains in 1970s Black and White

WASHINGTON, DC — Kansas is characterized as much by its skies as its ground, with clouds sweeping over the fields and towns that dot the heart of the Great Plains.

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Post image for The Strange Allure of Craigslist Mirrors

Everyone knows Craigslist is rife with the weird and the wild, but since 2013, Brooklyn-based artist Eric Oglander has been combing the online marketplace for one quotidian object: the mirror.

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Post image for A Photographer’s Two-Year Journey to Document Sacred Cows

There’s a beauty in the bovine’s domesticated body that inspired Daniel Naudé to spend two years taking portraits of cows.

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