Even abstract art must begin with something, Picasso said. A broken Polaroid camera, grinding film through its gears, yields a surprising amount of fleeting beauty.
Black and white portraits of young men and women at the Milton Margai School for the Blind in Freetown, Sierra Leone.
The Hereros of Namibia added Victorian fashion into their traditional costume under German influence in the late 19th and early 20th century. Photographer Jim Naughten explains how he became fascinated with this community.
Exploring the appeal of “show caves” around the world, from their breathtaking natural beauty to the variety of tourist grotesqueries.
Portraits of leisure time and permanent parties in “the strange emptiness” of a Czech reservoir, close to the Austrian border.
Pictures of post-war America—views of factories, construction sites, and printing plants—drawn from the career of Ezra Stoller, one of the world’s first and best architectural photographers.
Photos that meditate on the link between fabric and movement in India’s textile and dance traditions.
You witness an incident occur directly in front of you. You see every detail. There’s time to help—but should you get involved? A handy guide for photographers.
From a 10-year study of London’s bus stops, photographs that resemble Renaissance tableaus—brief congregations of people never to be repeated.
Darkness in photography is often undervalued. A Dutch photographer’s vision that’s built on erosion, reflections, and shades of gray.
Galaxies and night skies constructed entirely from ashes, creating a tangible connection to notions of death and what lies beyond our atmosphere.
Gallery owners don’t often show up in the art they sell—probably because they’re too busy having meetings to pose. But an art gallery itself turns out to be as much a theatrical diorama as a place of business.