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.
Gregory Crewdson’s photographs almost always project solitude and intimacy, even if his images take a team to organize. I look back as one of his subjects on my experience.
A chance encounter with several Chinese girls being raised in Montana led Meng Han to explore the world of Chinese adoptees in the United States.
Dimitri Mellos’s guide to his native land aims to take viewers past the pretty postcard images of sun-drenched beaches.
Syrian refugees seeking safe haven in Europe have taken to the Arctic Circle, where they cycle the final stretch across the border from Russia into Norway.
A reissue of Philippe Halsman’s “Jump Book” displays his famed method for getting his subjects to let down their defenses and offer a glimpse of their personalities.
Some Muslim women in northern Nigeria have found opportunity — and popularity — writing romance novels that show how their young heroines come of age.
In the tradition of W. Eugene Smith, the winners of this year’s prizes have devoted themselves to documenting poverty in the United States, sexual assault in the military and the crisis of a failed state.
An ancient harvest festival in India in which men wrestle bulls for prizes has brought bans, as well as calls for preserving a cultural tradition.
When the Museum of Modern Art published a three volume history of its photography collection, it purposely started in the current era to remind people of its commitment to looking ahead.
After Lucas Foglia was rescued by a passing driver during a snowstorm in Wyoming, he set out to photograph the evolving landscape of the American West and the communities most affected by its changes.
For more than four decades, Nick Nixon has worked methodically to create images, using a view camera and printing in the darkroom. A new retrospective of his work reminds him of the importance of slowing down.
A series of zines produced by photographers in Singapore offer insider’s views of the country, ranging from transformations in its urban landscape to its social ills to the hidden history of one participant’s grandfather.
In Afghanistan, a woman who has premarital sex or cheats on her husband can be charged with moral crimes and imprisoned. Many of these women serve their time with their children by their side.
In Camera Work, Alfred Stieglitz sought to promote photography as fine art. To this day, some collectors have gone as far as to mount individual gravures from the fabled publication.
A photographer went back to school to complete an assignment: helping people visualize the much-contested educational initiative known as the Common Core.
Howard Schatz spent the first half of his career helping others improve their vision as an ophthalmologist. When he picked up photography, he felt freer to explore things he never saw before.
Zanele Muholi has spent her Saturdays photographing two sides of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender life in South Africa — joyous same-sex weddings, and the funerals of those murdered in hate.
As a recent acquisition by the Museum of Modern Art shows, August Sander’s desire to produce a complete survey of German society led to a lifelong, and unfinished, endeavor.
India’s early embrace of photography is the theme of an exhibit that examines the country’s traditions of modern art.
In between assignments, Burk Uzzle took to side streets and back roads to find serendipitous visual moments.
Magnum asked some 50 of its members to choose one “image that changed everything,” eliciting a range of responses, some unexpected.