Though Irving Penn made photographs with his printing process in mind, the most striking aspect of his oeuvre lies in his broad reinterpretation of commercial magazine work from decades earlier.
Anna Ivantsova’s images pair traditional photographic portraits of her subjects with computerized depictions of their ideal partners.
A new exhibit offers an insider’s take on Inuit life in Alaska, putting the lie to the stereotypes made popular by televised reality shows.
A traveling retrospective finally recognizes the work of Peter Hujar, whose photos of gay life were overshadowed by those by his contemporary, Robert Mapplethorpe.
Ioana Moldovan photographed the daily life of a family doctor, who sees medicine as more of a “calling than a career,” in rural southwestern Romania.
Kacper Kowalski’s passion for paragliding led him to ditch an architectural career for one as a flying photographer chronicling stunning, everyday scenes in his native Poland.
“The portraiture of William Eggleston, whose color photography helped shepherd the medium into the art world, is the exclusive feature of a new exhibit and book.
“West of Life” looks at the troubled history of a region in Tunisia where protests by miners preceded the uprising that led to the Arab Spring.
A few months ago, Nicholas Nixon started photographing his eyes in close-up, fascinated by a surprising, palpable power in the resulting images.
Marcel Sternberger’s portraits of the famed Mexican artists manage to show his ability to deeply delve into the emotions and thoughts of his subjects.
The Korean tradition of the funerary portrait inspired Juliana Sohn to offer her services to Korean-Americans wishing to be remembered as they saw themselves.
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The flood of Kurdish refugees into Turkey compelled a young photographer to ditch school and travel to the border with Syria, where he documented Kurdish fighters clashing with the Islamic State.
Ruth Kaplan spent a dozen years visiting bathhouses making pictures of “epic nudes” that plumb how people express themselves though their bodies.
A new exhibit on refugees features several photographers from different genres whose compelling images challenge and change how refugees have been portrayed.
Margeaux Walker re-enacts the performance of consumers as they lose their identities blending into Ikea products.
A new book revisits and expands upon Leonard Freed’s early documentation of Amsterdam’s Jewish residents rebuilding their lives after the Holocaust.
After Alice Proujansky’s first child was born, she set out to photograph women who — like her — were balancing the demands of a career and family.
A loose-knit band of young vagabonds seeks peace, love and community going state to state hitchhiking and hopping freight trains.
With tides rising from climate change and with money tight, villagers on an Alaskan barrier island are unsure how, or when, they will relocate.
Lesbos is a popular vacation destination, but when migrants began streaming there, Marieke van der Velden and her partner, Philip Brink, paired them with tourists for conversations about their journeys.
Joan Liftin’s images are guided not by storytelling, but by freedom and movement, a driving force from her early years as a dancer.
William Gedney once said he was not “a social problem photographer.” Working in places like Appalachia and Northern California, he challenged preconceived notions to find enduring — and unexpected — images.