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.
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.