Being considerate to others is encouraged. But what about being kind to ourselves? Somewhere along the way most of us learned self-compassion is self-indulgence.
The words "morbid," "creepy" and "eerie" may identify a central theme in my work, but what struck me as I looked on the rusted machines dotting the Mulholland Drive hillside was the very stark contrast between death and new life, how the two occupy and define one another.
In the summer of 2011, photographer Alejandro Cartagena spent three mornings a week -- any more and his wife would have kicked him out -- hunched over the railing of a pedestrian footbridge crossing one of Monterrey, Mexico's busiest highways.
Imagine the unimaginable. Think for a moment of a world without pictures. Assume that cameras were no more, that humanity had lost the power to document reality with images.
Janet Wilson is a San Francisco native, who has lived in Seattle since 1984. Janet worked as a radio air personality for 25 years, at stations in San ...
By Christina Rice, Senior Librarian - LAPL Photo Collection One of the last times I went to a drive-in movie theater was in 1982 or 83 for a double...
Even from a distance, her beauty sings out. As we walk by her there is a silent greeting of the eyes. We continue walking another hundred feet or so to a big rock and begin to set up.
Among the greatest joys of visiting a new place is the opportunity to get to know the locals. And after 30-plus years of traveling the world, one constant that I've found everywhere is that despite how different we look, live, work and play, people are essentially the same everywhere.
Sometimes, I give her the camera without saying anything. Other times, I give her prompts. "Take pictures of the things you love, whatever is special to you." The following photographs represent one corner of Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, as seen through the eyes of a 5-year-old girl.
I recently had a show of my True Hip-Hop photos in Paris at Cite De La Mode Et Du Design. The show was part of the Paris Hip Hop Festival, and I thought it would be fun to take Polaroids of some of the beautiful people who came out for the opening.
Today the news is moving beyond the photos from Syria. Other events and issues clamor for our attention, including stories and questions about possible humanitarian abuses on all sides of the Syrian conflict. But let us fight against compassion fatigue.
The image is sex. It is a nod to Lolita, to American Beauty, to the thousand-and-one images of women handed down through film, television and advertising.
"What the hell am I doing? Thirty years of photographic ethics hit me in the stomach. I'm sitting in a taxi with the window open, searching intuitivel...
Dennis Fiske is an ironworker who lives in the beautiful desert lands of Arizona. He is seldom home for long, and unable to paint on the road. On the ...
A few months ago, I had the pleasure of traveling around Ireland and London with my mother and sister during a 12-day vacation we'd been planning since I was in high school.