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Stiffs, Skulls and Skeletons: Images of the Darker Side of Life

In the 19th Century, posing with and taking photographs of dead loved ones was a common occurrence, allowing people to have a keepsake of their departed family members. 324 more words

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Paul Strand, Master of Modernism, in Retrospect

Though he had a long and varied career — one that saw him experiment with pictorialism, help revolutionize documentary photography and produce avant-garde film — for most of his life, photographer Paul Strand remained a committed modernist. 508 more words

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See This Year's Best Portrait Photographs

Each year, the National Portrait Gallery in London presents its selection of what it considers to be the best achievements in portraiture. And each year, not everyone agrees with the Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize’s final selection, which features 50 portrait images, as well as four shortlisted photographs that compete for a $20,000 cash prize. 250 more words

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Fred Ritchin Named Dean of the School at ICP

Photo editor, curator and professor Fred Ritchin has joined the International Center of Photography as dean of the School at ICP. In his new role, Ritchin will oversee the education of more than 5,000 students each year. 432 more words

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Follow the Everyday Lives of Artists in Kabul

When photographer Lorenzo Tugnoli and writer Francesca Recchia, started making The Little Book of Kabul – a crowd-funded work chronicling the lives of artists in the Afghan capital — they weren’t sure what they wanted it to look like. 343 more words

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A Fresh Look at Africa through Nigeria's Largest Photo Festival

When LagosPhoto Director Azu Nwagbogu, and other members of the African Artists’ Foundation, were setting up Nigeria’s first ever photo festival, they had a pretty broad goal in mind: to provide a platform for photographers to tell new stories about Africa.  380 more words

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An Intimate Portrait of Hillary Clinton in Photographs

Diana Walker’s skill documenting life behind the scenes in Washington D.C. stems directly from her dedication to subjects and her often subtle approach to photography. 327 more words

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