Tag: Photography

‘I’m the Ice Man’: How a Retiree in a Small New England Town Found a New Career Photographing Winter Frost

On cold winter mornings, 83-year-old Len Burgess wakes up before dawn, picks up his camera, and checks the storm windows on his Danvers, Massachusetts, home. When conditions are just right, he can photograph delicate ice crystals that form on the…

/ February 8, 2021

A Lawyer Cracked a Hidden Room in His Office and Found a Cache of Historic Photography, Including a Famed Portrait of Susan B. Anthony

A lawyer looking for a new office stumbled upon a trove of historic photographs when he discovered a secret attic in the three-story building he bought last December in Geneva, New York. Among the finds in the hidden trove was a…

/ February 6, 2021

Tech Genius Nathan Myhrvold Says He Shot the Highest-Resolution Images of Snowflakes Ever Taken—See the Pictures Here

You’ve probably heard that no two snowflakes are alike—but you’ve never seen crystal formations in such stunning detail as in a trio of three new photographs by Nathan Myhrvold, who claims to have captured the world’s highest-resolution images of snow. The…

/ January 27, 2021

Archaeologists Are Using Incredible Photographs From This Cold War-Era Spy Satellite to Unlock Secrets of World History

Satellite imagery from the Corona project, a Cold War spy program that acquired military intelligence about the Soviet Union for the US, is proving useful in ways its creators could have never imagined—including for archaeologists. “Corona is like a time…

/ January 8, 2021

‘The Police Didn’t Know What Was Going to Happen’: 5 Photographers on What It Was Like to Document the Storming of the US Capitol

What has historically been the routine task of ratifying the results of the US presidential election devolved into unprecedented chaos on Wednesday as insurrectionists stormed the Capitol, overrunning law enforcement and vandalizing the building in a brazen attempt to interrupt…

/ January 8, 2021

‘My Practice Looks Very Different Today’: 15 Artist-Mothers on Balancing Work and Family After a Year Like No Other

The events of 2020 turned the world upside down for everyone. But the burden of life in lockdown has predominantly fallen on women, and on mothers in particular, with many pressured to leave the workforce entirely to focus on childcare…

/ January 4, 2021

Faces of a Fast-Food Nation

In 2019, the New York-based photographer Richard Renaldi started taking pictures of fast-food workers around the country. He was drawn to the project, he says, because these are “people that millions of Americans see every day—but, at the same time,…

/ November 23, 2020

How Australians Will Celebrate Diwali Differently Amid COVID-19

For the first time in many years, Amit Tuteja’s Diwali celebrations this weekend will be rather intimate. He won’t be managing Melbourne Indian restaurants packed with hundreds of diners at a time, or celebrating the festival of lights with 40…

/ November 13, 2020

The Founding Curator of the Nelson-Atkins Photography Department Has Resigned in Protest of Layoffs at the Museum

Keith F. Davis, the founding curator of the photography department at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City, has resigned his position in protest of layoffs at the institution. Davis had spent 10 days fighting to save the job…

/ November 6, 2020

An Autumn Art Walk in the Hudson Valley Gave Lucky Hikers a Chance to See Artists Working in Plein Air Up Close (But Not Too Close)

Visitors to the Mohonk Preserve in New Paltz, New York, are used to experiencing scenic trailheads and gorgeous fall foliage this time of year. What they probably aren’t expecting to encounter are artists working alongside the nature and wildlife. But that’s…

/ October 30, 2020

The Ecologist on a Mission to Count New York’s Whales

The first thing you notice about ecologist Arthur Kopelman is his giant white beard. The second is the gold whale charm dangling from his earlobe—a symbol of the creature that has consumed his thoughts for decades. “I don't think I’ve…

/ September 1, 2018

This photo of a lesbian couple’s newborn baby is a powerful lesson in love & hardship

Packer Family Photography After four years of struggles, Patricia and Kimberly O’Neill celebrated with an unusual photo of their newborn daughter, London. Wrapped up in rainbow-hued fabric, their sleeping daughter is central to the image, surrounded by 1,616 IVF needles…

/ August 22, 2018

Behind the Scenes at the World’s Most Fascinating Workshops

In 2015, German-born photographer Katrin Korfmann was living in China; her husband, sculptor Jens Pfeifer, was doing a three-month artist’s residency there. One day, Pfeifer gave Korfmann a tour of the factory that was fabricating some of his sculptures. As…

/ August 21, 2018

The Mighty Honeybee Is Fighting Poverty and Deforestation in Zanzibar

Honeybees are industrious little creatures, schlepping pollen and nectar from flower to hive all day to feed their queen. But in the tropical archipelago of Zanzibar, roughly 30 miles east of Tanzania in the Indian Ocean, that's not all they…

/ August 18, 2018