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The World's Newest, Most Gloriously Designed Maps
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design

The World's Newest, Most Gloriously Designed Maps

Cartographers, rejoice.
August 10, 2018
Sometimes, Gas Stations Are Beautiful
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photography

Sometimes, Gas Stations Are Beautiful

A new book captures their strange appeal.
August 09, 2018
Famous Landmarks, Before They Were Finished
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landmarks week

Famous Landmarks, Before They Were Finished

Revealing photos of works-in-progress.
July 24, 2018
For a Brief, Glorious Moment, Camera-Wielding Pigeons Spied From Above
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pigeons

For a Brief, Glorious Moment, Camera-Wielding Pigeons Spied From Above

In the early 20th century, Julius Neubronner turned his birds into photographers.
July 13, 2018
The Mystery Man Who Spent 20 Years Photographing North American Buildings
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archive

The Mystery Man Who Spent 20 Years Photographing North American Buildings

His name was Barry Gfeller, and he left behind an astonishing 50,000 previously unseen images.
July 06, 2018
How a 19th-Century Biologist Became an Underwater Photography Pioneer
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underwater

How a 19th-Century Biologist Became an Underwater Photography Pioneer

A deep dive into the "submarine landscapes" of Louis Boutan.
June 14, 2018
An Island's Spiritual History, Documented in Haunting Photographs
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christianity

An Island's Spiritual History, Documented in Haunting Photographs

Walking the trails to prayer on Japan’s Nozaki Island, once home to persecuted Christians.
June 11, 2018
The Creatively Messy Work Tables of Italy's Skilled Artisans
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tradition

The Creatively Messy Work Tables of Italy's Skilled Artisans

Capturing the years of work it takes to master a craft.
May 18, 2018
Every City Has Its Secret Gardens
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gardens

Every City Has Its Secret Gardens

Step inside the hidden green spaces of cities around the world.
May 16, 2018
Miniature Models of History's Most Famous Photographs
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models

Miniature Models of History's Most Famous Photographs

A pair of artists spent years recreating these iconic images in three dimensions.
May 11, 2018
The Artful Imperfection of Medieval Manuscript Repair
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manuscripts

The Artful Imperfection of Medieval Manuscript Repair

Old parchment is full of creative fixes.
May 09, 2018
Photographing the Unbridled Power of a Supercell Storm
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storms

Photographing the Unbridled Power of a Supercell Storm

Nature at its most tempestuous.
May 01, 2018
A Photographer’s Journey Through the Former Spas of Soviet Georgia
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soviet history

A Photographer’s Journey Through the Former Spas of Soviet Georgia

Remnants of communist leisure in the shadow of war.
April 30, 2018
Celebrating Berlin's Typography, Before It Vanishes
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typography

Celebrating Berlin's Typography, Before It Vanishes

A tour of the city's most striking signs.
April 25, 2018
The Modern Lives of Cuba's Old Movie Theaters
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movies

The Modern Lives of Cuba's Old Movie Theaters

One photographer's four-year project to document the country's aging cinemas.
April 20, 2018
The Startling Colors and Abstract Shapes of Salt Ponds
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salt

The Startling Colors and Abstract Shapes of Salt Ponds

Masterpieces from above.
April 18, 2018
The Overlooked Wonders of Soviet-Era Industrial Design
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soviet history

The Overlooked Wonders of Soviet-Era Industrial Design

Space-themed vacuum cleaners, and more.
April 13, 2018
New York City's Pigeons, Like You've Never Seen Them Before
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pigeons

New York City's Pigeons, Like You've Never Seen Them Before

They're ready for their close-up.
April 10, 2018
Enchanting Illustrations Carved From Old Books
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forests

Enchanting Illustrations Carved From Old Books

Open the covers to a world of holloways, moonlit leaves, and forest creatures.
April 06, 2018
30,000 Hidden Images Reveal the World of a Soviet-Era Photographer
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discovery

30,000 Hidden Images Reveal the World of a Soviet-Era Photographer

The secret trove of film and negatives, stashed in a Russian attic.
April 02, 2018
A Last Look at Ireland's Disappearing Storefronts
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signs

A Last Look at Ireland's Disappearing Storefronts

Photographing the colors and typography of traditional Irish shops.
March 29, 2018
Exploring Iceland's Beautiful, Desolate Westfjords
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photography

Exploring Iceland's Beautiful, Desolate Westfjords

Abandoned homes in dramatic landscapes.
March 23, 2018
Photographing a Stormy Sea in All Its Mythic Glory
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storms

Photographing a Stormy Sea in All Its Mythic Glory

Relentlessly imposing waves.
March 21, 2018
12 Otherworldly Landscapes From the 2018 Sony World Photography Awards
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landscapes

12 Otherworldly Landscapes From the 2018 Sony World Photography Awards

Beautifully surreal images.
March 16, 2018