In 1904, Bayard Wootten, a divorced single mother in North Carolina, first borrowed a camera. She went on to make more than a million images.
A reissue of “The Beautiful Smile” looks back on Nan Goldin’s highly personal work that combines art photography with a snapshot aesthetic.
An upcoming show at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston explores the idea of family: from the ones shown in portraits to the fleeting glimpses of the photographer whose own family is back home, waiting.
More than just providing of shade, fruit or wood, trees are nature’s documentarians, witnessing – and sometimes playing a role in.
Igor Posner returned to St. Petersburg looking for the “half-seen, half-recollected” moments that had stayed in his mind since he left Russia in the early 1990s.
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.
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.
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.
Margeaux Walker re-enacts the performance of consumers as they lose their identities blending into Ikea products.
Joan Liftin’s images are guided not by storytelling, but by freedom and movement, a driving force from her early years as a dancer.
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.
Some Muslim women in northern Nigeria have found opportunity — and popularity — writing romance novels that show how their young heroines come of age.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A new exhibit of Chuck Close’s photos shows not just mastery of everything from daguerreotypes to 20×24 Polaroid images, but also his penchant for collaboration.
Fascinated by a classmate’s braid, Patricia Voulgaris started doing pictures that were a mix of body parts, folded paper and collage.
Chuck Kelton says most printers can get 90 percent of an image right. But that final 10 percent is where a printer’s darkroom skills will draw out the photo’s magnificence.