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Documentary Photography

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...

WATCH: Photographers On How They Shoot The Super Bowl

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

When you think of the Super Bowl, you think of that all-American sport, half time shows, expensive commercials, and chips and beer. But what about al...

Exhibition Spotlight: Tom Chambers Photographs A Surrealist Mexico

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

WHO: Tom Chambers WHAT: Photography Exhibition: 'Dreaming in Reverse' WHEN: March 1st to April 2nd, 2011 Artist Reception on Thursday, March 10th, 6...

BLOG WATCH: Images Of The 'Beautiful Brooklyn Blizzard,' On My Modern Met

My Modern Metropolis | Posted by Alice on January 6, 2011 at 10:00am | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

The day after Christmas, New York was hit with a massive snowstorm that blanketed parts of the state with nearly two feet of snow. Its sixth-worst on ...

PHOTOGRAPHY: Winner of National Geographic Photo Contest Announced

Yahoo! News | Jennifer Karmon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

The results are in for National Geographic's annual photo contest. The Grand Prize winner, chosen from more than 16,000 entries, is Aaron Lim Boon Tec...

ADVENTURE ART: Deadliest Catch Star Corey Arnold Lives and Photographs A Fisherman's Life

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

Deadliest Catch star Corey Arnold is a photographer who lives, eats, and sleeps his art- an artist living a truly alternative life. Arnold lives on a...

BLOGWATCH> New York Times' Lens Blog Captivates With Photographic Selections

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

The line separating fine art and photo journalism can be a very fine one; when an artist manages beautifully document a scene while maintaining a jour...

PHOTOS: ANIMALISTIC ART: African Safari Leader Photographs The Wild

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

Whoever says that pictures of animals shouldn't be considered "art" is clearly mistaken. My Modern Met exposes the work of Marius Coetzee, a professi...