Photos

Jan Banning

What the Criminal Justice System Looks Like Across the Globe

In Law & Order, Jan Banning photographs jails in Uganda, France, Colombia, and the United States.

© Mustafah Abdulaziz/WWF-UK

The Global Water Crisis, in Pictures

The photographer Mustafah Abdelaziz documents sustainability and inequality across the world.

Gustavo Graf

The Women Who Rule Mexico City

The inner-city barrios have had female leaders for decades.

Marc Ohren-Leclef

The Families Displaced by the Rio Olympics

The photographer Marc Ohrem-Leclef documents the effects of forced evictions in the favelas.

Jessica Lehrman

Documenting Scenes of Modern Revolution

Jessica Lehrman’s photographs capture the strength of protests, from Occupy Wall Street to Black Lives Matter.

Manuel Alvarez Diestro

The Zenlike Beauty of Seoul's 27 River Bridges

A photographer investigates the massive, mysterious underbellies of Han River overpasses.

Marco Tiberio

Where the Refugees Live

Marco Tiberio photographs the "Architecture of Exodus"—the hand-built homes where Europe’s migrants await asylum.

Cairo, Egypt, 2002. (Akinbode Akinbiyi) ​

Seeing African Cities in Transition

An exhibition showcases the works of three photographers who capture the chaos of a rapidly urbanizing continent.

Virginia Hanusik

Photographing the Two Sides of Louisiana's Levees

Amid rapid land loss, coastal architecture hints at broader social and economic patterns.

Art Deco Mumbai

An Anonymous Photographer's Mission to Preserve Mumbai's Art Deco

The city has over 200 such buildings, second only to Miami.

Collage, The London Picture Archive

A Remarkable New Photo Map of Old London

Two years in the making, the London Picture Map includes more than 150,000 historical images.

Chris Forsyth

Dreamy, Colorful, Empty Subway Stations

Chris Forsyth’s camera brings out the best in transit platforms from Canada to Germany.

Keith Barry

All Aboard the DMZ Train

Dorasan Station could one day become a stop on a proposed Trans-Asian Railway. Until then, the sorely underused stop is a reminder of ongoing tension between North and South Korea.

Data Cuisine

'Data Cuisine' Serves a Full-Course Meal of Boston's Problems

With Jell-O shots representing fecal-coliform levels in the Boston Harbor, this edition of food visualizations is as strange as ever.

Johnny Miller

Apartheid's Urban Legacy, in Striking Aerial Photographs

An American used drones to capture the color lines still stark in South African cities.

Courtesy of Robert Dawson

The Quiet Majesty of America's Public Libraries

Photographs of nearly 700 libraries across 48 states show that we have more in common than not.

Christian Hendricks/NYC Department of Records

Questioning 'Broken Windows' in New York Through Old Tax Appraisal Photos

One artist considers the impact of imagery on policing. 

Mike Rolls/Flickr

London Calls On Designers to Illuminate the Thames’ Many Bridges

A new competition will transform it into a "free outdoor river gallery.”

Susan Berger

Photographing the Streets Named for Martin Luther King Jr.

Susan Berger traveled the U.S. to capture scenes from these everyday memorials to the Civil Rights leader.