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.
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.
From his window perch, Andre Kertesz captured candid moments where his subjects were unaware the master photographer was watching them.
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.
Daniil Simkin, a principal dancer at American Ballet Theater, captures candid moments offstage, revealing the hard work behind the natural, masterly ease shown onstage.
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.
On the painter Richard Estes and his exhibition at the Museum of Arts and Design.
Thrilled to have made a contribution to the inaugural issue of Smithsonian’s quarterly publication, Journeys. The theme is Paris and my (short) piece is about Guillaume Flandre, a photographer who uses Instagram to document his city. Get the first issue here.
As a young refugee unfamiliar with a new language, Sylvia Plachy learned to watch her surroundings. A new retrospective tracks 50 years of her journey.
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.