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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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art outside

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
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galapagos

For One Photographer, Reptiles Rule the Galápagos

Lucas Bustamante wants you to fall in love.
February 21, 2020
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races

An Inside Look at Czechia's Grueling Mountain Dogsled Race

Started in 1997, Šediváčkův Long is one of Europe's toughest winter events.
February 12, 2020
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stamps

The Joy of Collecting Stamps From Countries That Don't Really Exist

"Bogus Cinderellas" can come from micronations, outer space, or parallel dimensions.
February 6, 2020
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agriculture

Glowing Dutch Greenhouses, As Seen From Way Up High

Photographer Tom Hegen captures a bird's eye view of the future.
January 28, 2020
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photography

How One Photographer Captures the Glory of Birds in Flight

An otherworldly look at a familiar sight.
January 10, 2020
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skate parks

Capturing the Sculptural Landscapes of California Skateparks

The photographer is a skateboarder, but there's not a board in sight.
December 16, 2019
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the soviet imprint

The Photographer Who X-Rayed Chernobyl

How to make the invisible visible.
December 4, 2019
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walls

Photographers Take on the World's Walls, Borders, and Barriers

An exhibit documents the obstacles we erect, and how we overcome them.
November 26, 2019
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the soviet imprint

A Photographer's Ode to Everyday Soviet Architecture

Arseniy Kotov finds inspiration in urban exploration and concrete cityscapes.
November 5, 2019
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legendary afterlives

How Mexico's Most Sorrowful Spirit Became a Cultural Phenomenon

As America's immigrant population grows, so does La Llorona's cultural stature.
October 30, 2019
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theaters

Photographing the Afterlives and Second Acts of America's Movie Palaces

Matt Lambros is inspired by abandoned theaters—and their potential for revival.
October 21, 2019
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world war ii

When the Pianos Went to War

Steinway & Sons' Victory Verticals were tougher than your average upright.
September 10, 2019
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uncrowded japan

Soak in These Photographs of Japanese Hot Spring Baths

For decades, Mark Edward Harris captured the calm and intimacy of onsens.
August 22, 2019
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trash

Embracing the Mysteries of a Trove of Hungarian Photos, Rescued From the Dustbin of History

Glimpses of a century of everyday life.
July 31, 2019
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islands

The Statue of Liberty Was Well Traveled Before She Reached Her Final Home

Parisians called her the “Lady of the Park,” and then said, "Au revoir."
July 4, 2019
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children

Meet the World's Most Playfully Named Creatures

But giving them those crazy names isn't always fun and games.
June 11, 2019
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relics of the 1920s

These Adventurous Women Photographed the California Desert in the 1920s

We almost lost their work forever.
May 21, 2019
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sea burial

Photographing the New York City Subway Cars That Retired as Artificial Reefs

How Stephen Mallon captured this unusual voyage to the bottom of the ocean.
March 29, 2019