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factories

Behind the Scenes Photos of NYC's Steinway Piano Factory

Photographing the intricate craft of creating a piano.
June 15, 2016
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bunkers

Photographing the World's Secret Subterranean Spaces

What exactly lies beneath us?
June 10, 2016
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brutalism

Starkly Beautiful Brutalist Buildings, Photographed in Black and White

A celebration of controversial concrete.
May 25, 2016
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tree week

Fancy Living in a Tree? Take a Look at These Dream Treehouses

Enchanting architecture in the tree-tops.
May 20, 2016
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tree week

Vintage Photos of Lumberjacks and the Giant Trees They Felled

Loggers posing with the trees they cut down by hand.
May 18, 2016
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climate change

The Hidden Beauty That Only Satellites Can See

From space, Earth is living art.
May 13, 2016
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russia

Exploring Moscow’s Majestic Metro Stations

History, symbolism, and beauty beneath Russia's capital.
May 12, 2016
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visual

Photos of the World at Twilight, When Everything is a Hushed Grey

Between daylight and night, the world is a monochrome canvas.
May 4, 2016
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visual

The Hushed Interiors of 19th Century Libraries

Gaze thoughtfully at vintage photographs of book-lined rooms.
April 29, 2016
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cuba

The Strikingly Well-Preserved Modernist Homes of Pre-Revolutionary Cuba

Photographing history in Havana's Nuevo Vedado neighborhood.
April 27, 2016
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shakespeare

Gloriously Melodramatic Portraits of 19th-Century Shakespearean Actors

Never was a portrait of more woe than overwrought actors playing Romeo.
April 22, 2016
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on the scene

On the Scene: Plunging into Snow at the Foot of a Volcano

A photographer documents life at a geothermal plant amid 29 active volcanoes.
April 15, 2016
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on the scene

On the Scene: The Japanese City Where the Deer Roam Free

In Nara, you can stroll along the streets with a doe.
April 14, 2016
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on the scene

On the Scene: In the Underwater Shadow of a Giant Manta Ray

Off the coast of Mexico, a photographer captures marine life in black and white.
April 13, 2016
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on the scene

On the Scene: Chasing the Ominous Clouds of a Supercell Thunderstorm

Meet the photographer who runs into the path of severe weather.
April 12, 2016
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on the scene

On the Scene: Amid the Fighter Jets of the USS Enterprise

A photographer's experience ducking jet exhaust on board the aircraft carrier.
April 11, 2016
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national parks

Glorious Vintage-Inspired Posters of America's National Parks

The new posters pay homage to the 1930s originals.
April 8, 2016
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radio

Photos of the Radio Telescopes that Converse with the Universe

Gaze at six wondrous radio telescopes from Australia to Latvia.
April 6, 2016
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photo of the week

Photo of the Week: The Nuns Who Went to WWI

In 1918, the Daughters of Charity were deployed to a hospital near the Italian Front.
April 4, 2016
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visual

The Rare, Retro Cover Art of Albums That Were Never for Sale

Vintage albums made for television were pretty groovy, man.
April 1, 2016
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neon

Photos of Hong Kong’s Dimming Neon Noir Landscape

A striking look at Hong Kong's disappearing neon signs.
March 30, 2016
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national parks

See Yellowstone's Beauty Change Through The Ages

How one photographer rephotographed the sites from an 1871 expedition.
March 23, 2016
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garbage week

See What Artists-in-Residence at a Trash Dump Create

Meet the artists who transform San Francisco's trash into art.
March 18, 2016
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garbage week

The Strange Loveliness of Europe's Recycling Plants

Beautiful photographs of waste being reused, repurposed and recycled.
March 16, 2016