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.
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.
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.
A new book revisits and expands upon Leonard Freed’s early documentation of Amsterdam’s Jewish residents rebuilding their lives after the Holocaust.
A loose-knit band of young vagabonds seeks peace, love and community going state to state hitchhiking and hopping freight trains.
Joan Liftin’s images are guided not by storytelling, but by freedom and movement, a driving force from her early years as a dancer.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
Daniil Simkin, a principal dancer at American Ballet Theater, captures candid moments offstage, revealing the hard work behind the natural, masterly ease shown onstage.
On the painter Richard Estes and his exhibition at the Museum of Arts and Design.
A 12-year-old girl followed him everywhere. And she got the part. Abderrahmane Sissako tells what it’s like to make a reality-based movie in Mauritania.
The idea of using small cameras to document the world around you led the Columbus Museum of Art to mount an ambitious show of Instagram photos.
The urban landscape offers Luis Mallo a chance to find layered, complex compositions that reveal his intent.
Inspired by his poetic writings, Nathan Lyons combines two images that take on a third, metaphorical, meaning.
A photographer who went to document New York City’s bridges and elevated train tracks discovered worlds of activity underneath them.
Magnum photographer Stuart Franklin finds two very different photographs from his archive.
Whether on Japan’s street or shores, Issei Suda takes pictures like a swordsman, with light swiftly slicing the scene.