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Documentary Photography

Life with Lyme

Grryo | Posted 11.24.2014 | Arts
Grryo

On a crisp November morning I arrive to spend some time with Sarah. I am greeted first by Sparky, a tiny yet mighty rat terrier, donning a sweater with a lightening bolt emblazoned on his back. Seconds later, Sarah slowly comes to the door and welcomes me into her home with open arms and a slight smile. These days she spends most of her time in a makeshift bedroom that appears to have once been the dining room. The space is connected to the kitchen and still holds a china cabinet, though it's now filled with shoeboxes of medication and supplements rather than plates and glasses

The Female Farmer Project

Brad Puet | Posted 11.11.2014 | Women
Brad Puet

The mission of the Female Farmer Project is to document the rise of women in agriculture. I share the images and the stories of women who farm. Some of these women are first generation farmers who come from the corporate world; lawyers, anthropologists, executives, scientists who are bringing a unique skill set to the farm. Some are third or fourth generation farmers but bring a new vision and fresh ideas and are responding to the needs of today's economy by diversifying the farm income.

The Bridge, an Essay (PHOTOS)

Ken Hamm | Posted 12.02.2014 | New York
Ken Hamm

The word 'essay' derives from the French infinitive 'essayer'; 'to attempt', 'to try.' I love that not only does the word leave room for experimentation and 'failure,' it ascribes an inherent value in the effort toward something rather than the destination. I have returned to the Brooklyn Bridge several times over the years to capture it. Here is my attempt, my try, my essay.

Photographing The Toughest Of Moments With Shaun Connell

Michael Ernest Sweet | Posted 12.01.2014 | Arts
Michael Ernest Sweet

All Photographs Copyright Shaun Connell We don't often see photographs of funerals. I guess most people are there to grieve and likely are not in th...

The Radical Images of Lewis Hine, Documentary Photographer

Peter Dreier | Posted 11.27.2014 | Politics
Peter Dreier

Perhaps the most successful documentary photographer in American history was Lewis Hine, who was born 140 years ago this week. He may be less well-known than other muckraking journalists of his generation, but his work was a key part of the Progressive Era reform movement that made America a more humane society.

Winter Is Coming

Ken Hamm | Posted 11.13.2014 | Arts
Ken Hamm

If you are looking for ways to stay warm this winter, forget the Caribbean and take a plunge with the Coney Island Polar Bears. What struck me the most was the sense of community among the group. The water was cold but the experience has kept me warm inside to this day.

This is a Love Story

Marvi Lacar | Posted 11.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Marvi Lacar

Papa I suspected that my father was manic-depressive after I started dating X. Both men were unpredictable, at times violent, thrilling and volatil...

Forget the Street Photography Gimmicks, Concentrate on the Image

Joe Newman | Posted 07.07.2014 | Arts
Joe Newman

A lot of what gets praised as great street photography these days has to do with juxtaposition, forced perspective or some bizarre subject matter. For sure, those images deserve their due. However, I tend to favor photos that have great light and composition, and where the subject is a little more sublime.

These Photos Of 1960s Protests Will Stop You In Your Tracks

2012-07-03-slatelogo.jpg | Posted 05.11.2014 | Arts

By David Rosenberg Siiri Fernandez paints a picture of her husband, the photographer Benedict J. Fernandez, as a man who communicates predominately...

Humans of New York: When Comments Become Part of the Art Experience

Susan Kemp | Posted 07.09.2014 | Arts
Susan Kemp

We all have the right to free speech, but I think artists have the right to curate the experience of their exhibition.

Fascinating Photos Capture the Opening Of Vietnam's First McDonald's

Feature Shoot | Posted 03.25.2014 | Arts
Feature Shoot

On February 8, 2014, McDonald's, one of the biggest beacons of Americanism there is, opened its very first restaurant in all of Vietnam, in Ho Chi M...

'The Reluctant Father': A Photographic Journey Through the First Few Years of Parenthood

Feature Shoot | Posted 05.05.2014 | Arts
Feature Shoot

"I was never particularly interested in having kids. When friends came over with their kids, I treated them like radioactive material. Tolerable for short periods of time. Prolonged exposure would have unpleasant effects, like hair loss, or inexplicable stains on the sofa."

The Mothers And Daughters Of Kolkata's Red Light District

Posted 01.25.2014 | Arts

Warning: This article contains imagery that may be disturbing to some. In the shantytown of Sonagachi, one of Kolkata's most infamous and longstand...

Before They Pass Away: A tribute to vibrant tribal cultures around the world

Evelyne Politanoff | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Evelyne Politanoff

In his landmark project Before They Pass Away Jimmy Nelson captures the lives and traditions of the last surviving tribes who have managed to preserve...

Hypnotic Photos Capture The Changing Face Of Burma

Posted 10.08.2013 | Arts

Portland based photographer Geoffrey Hiller first journeyed through Burma in 1987, and was immediately riveted by the strangers he encountered there. ...

PHOTOS: This Is What It Looks Like When Religion Takes Over Your Body

Posted 10.03.2013 | Arts

One of a photographer's greatest challenges is capturing the image of a seemingly invisible or personal happening, thus translating an internal experi...

Transition

Anne Almasy | Posted 06.04.2013 | Arts
Anne Almasy

Hate your work; and love your work. Change your mind; and stick to your guns. Find the moment; then scrap it -- and start all over again.

An Interview With Emilio Banuelos on the Community of Photography

Ramon Nuez | Posted 02.18.2013 | Latino Voices
Ramon Nuez

Emilio Banuelos is an interesting soul -- nearly fearless in his conviction in exploring communities. I based my assessment on his photographic work in San Jose. This is where Emilio spent time photographing gang members.

Happy Birthday Dorothea Lange!

Posted 05.28.2012 | Arts

Dorothea Lange was an iconic American photographer, most famous for capturing the human strife and resilience during the Great Depression. Her photogr...

Snapshots Of A Disappearing Delta

Posted 03.28.2012 | Arts

Few places other can claim as much in the way of the musical style as the Mississippi Delta; however, as much as the Delta is known as "the birthplace...

Photographs Illuminate The Isolation Of Leprosy

Posted 03.13.2012 | Arts

Leprosy is a condition that many of us believe has come and gone -- an unpleasant medical fate from another era. But for the people of Da Qin Island, ...

Beautiful Scenes From a Five Dollar Disposable Camera (PHOTOS)

Katherine Squier | Posted 01.28.2012 | Travel
Katherine Squier

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PHOTOS: Infrared War Photography

Posted 11.24.2011 | Arts

For centuries, the Congo has compelled and defied the Western imagination. Richard Mosse brings to this subject the use of a discontinued military sur...

Vandy Rattana's Bomb Ponds Exposes Cambodia's Secret Scars

Lauren Quinn | Posted 06.15.2011 | Arts
Lauren Quinn

2011-04-15-bombpong.jpgBomb Ponds examines the remains of America's secret 2,756,941-ton bombing campaign in Cambodia during the Vietnam War.

Incredible Travel Photography

My Modern Metropolis | Posted by Alice on March 21, 2011 at 9:00am | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

He calls himself "a travel junkie, caught between the dream world and the real world." Indeed, look through Arjun Purkayastha's portfolio and you'll n...