Photoville, the free photo festival that takes place under the Brooklyn Bridge, is now in its seventh year. In some 90 exhibits and outdoor installations featuring 600 artists, the festival is focusing on themes of gender, social and ethnic diversity, resilience, freedom of speech, and immigration.
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.
A photographer went back to school to complete an assignment: helping people visualize the much-contested educational initiative known as the Common Core.
Kevin Bubriski came as a Peace Corps volunteer in 1975, camera in hand, and has taken photos of daily life for 40 years: monks, haircuts, schoolgirls in a village that was at the earthquake’s epicenter.
In the tradition of photographers calling attention to societal ills, Marc Asnin has begun a campaign enlisting photographers to take selfies to campaign against capital punishment.
A trove of Marilyn Monroe photos by Milton H. Greene is being auctioned in Poland this week. How the images got there – and how they will be sold – is worthy of a madcap caper.
Last night, friends and family members of Christo Buffam gathered at Cheap Storage to commemorate the life of the musician and artist who, last Wednesday, died in his apartment of unknown causes at the age of 31.
When onsite necropsies reveal no signs of oil-related injury, bacterial infection, biotoxins, or disease in stranded dolphins along the Gulf Coast.
How many children and teenage girls are ready for marriage? Yet the practice is shockingly prevalent: One out of nine girls in developing countries will be married by age 15, according to the United Nations. An estimated 14.2 million girls a year will become child brides by 2020 if nothing changes.