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conservation

See America's National Parks—Before They Were National Parks

Landscape photography like this helped create the National Park system.
November 20, 2020
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abstract wonder

A Glimpse of Iran's 'Rainbow Island' From Above

It's easy to see why the island attracts artists and geology lovers.
November 13, 2020
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telephones

Meet the Artist Who Does Extreme Close-Ups of Utility Poles

Rosamond Purcell finds stories, landscapes, and more on their mottled surfaces.
October 16, 2020
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murder

A North Carolina Artist’s Search for a Lost Sound Uncovered a Dark History

Freeman Vines honors a lost Black life with his ‘Hanging Tree Guitars.’
September 29, 2020
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immigration

Capturing Ellis Island's Lost Period

The famous gateway to the United States lay abandoned for years before it was restored.
September 18, 2020
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astronauts

Surprising Objects That Have Been to Space—Some to the Moon—and Back

These little gems are not your typical images of space travel.
August 20, 2020
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masons

Caring for the Soaring Beauty of a Centuries-Old Stone Cathedral

The stonemasons of the Freiburg Minster in southern Germany go to great lengths—and heights.
August 10, 2020
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dark skies

Savor the Sight of Comet NEOWISE From Some Wondrous Places

Our latest celestial visitor has a starring role in some out-of-this-world photos.
July 24, 2020
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abstract wonder

The Brazilian Desert That Turns Into a Thousand Lagoons

These otherworldly landscapes are no mirage.
July 16, 2020
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abstract wonder

The Lingering Legacy of America's First Cookie-Cutter Suburb

Inequality was built-in.
July 10, 2020
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anthropocene

How a 'Flying Photographer' Sees the World From Above

The perspective made George Steinmetz an “accidental environmentalist.”
June 10, 2020
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flowers

Meet the Artist Making Fauna Out of Flora

Raku Inoue is now finding inspiration for his precise, ephemeral works in his backyard.
May 28, 2020
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abstract wonder

China's Water Forests Bring an Artificial Order to Nature

And offer tranquility among "living fossils."
May 25, 2020
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obscura academy

Fun Ways to Get Kids Into Photography

"Invite them to capture the way they see the world."
May 15, 2020
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coronavirus

How a Photographer Recreated Outdoor Adventures With Household Stuff

Think of it as the Great Indoors.
May 8, 2020
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pandemic

Around the Globe, Face Masks Are a Canvas for Creativity

Personal protective equipment can be a source of personal expression.
April 29, 2020
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pandemic

Around the World in Pandemic Street Art

Messages of respect, hope, and frustration have appeared in our largely empty public spaces.
April 16, 2020
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sanitation

The Surreal Sight of Disinfecting Historic Sites

Unsung workers around the world on the front lines of the pandemic fight.
April 9, 2020
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postal

Appreciating America's Overlooked, Forgotten, and Discarded Post Office Murals

Painted during the Great Depression, they're lingering expressions of civic pride.
April 7, 2020
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window

Balconies, Windows, and Rooftops Are the New Public Squares

The power of seeing and being seen, hearing and being heard.
March 26, 2020
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protest

How Chilean Protesters Painted a New Story Atop Old National Monuments

Photographer Camilo Vergara has documented color, graffiti, and anger.
March 19, 2020
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the soviet imprint

How Soviet Science Magazines Fantasized About Life in Outer Space

The Iron Curtain went to infinity and beyond.
March 13, 2020
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villages

Sardinian Carnevale Has No Place for Beads or Glitter

Instead it has animal skins, cowbells, bullwhips, and frightened children.
March 9, 2020
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climate change

The California Photographer Who Has Shot More Than 100 Wildfires

Noah Berger is in his element amid smoke and flames.
February 26, 2020