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Marcus Lyon

Imagining the Apocalyptic Landscape of Unchecked Global Development

British photographer Marcus Lyon creates apocalyptic images of what cities might look like if left to grow out of control.

Verve Photo Books

Isolated from the World for 60 Years

A striking new photography book lifts the curtain on the people and places of Burma, from its time under a military dictatorship to the present day.

Jeff Chiu/AP

A Sperm Whale Washes Ashore in the Bay Area

The dead behemoth that appeared south of San Francisco is "emaciated."

REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

7 Beautiful Photos of India's 'Blue City'

A photographer captures everyday life in Jodhpur, a city in the western desert state of Rajasthan.

REUTERS/Paul Yeung

Chinese 'Nail Houses' Won't Budge for New Development

The holdout homes are a symbol of underdog defiance of wealth and power.

REUTERS/China Daily

Copycat Architecture Is Still Booming in China

The nation loves its Eiffel Tower, Great Sphinx, and White House. The reason is more complicated than you might think.

Jaymi Heimbuch

Understanding Urban Coyotes, One Photo at a Time

A new photojournalism project documents the quiet spread of these maligned predators into cities.

Flickr/Dan Lundmark

Hanging Out With Nairobi's High-Rise Photography Club

A trio of photographers showcase the beauty of the city by scaling its skyscrapers.

Sidewalk Salon

A Portrait of Cairo Through Its Discarded Street Chairs

Two artists tell the story of the Egyptian capital and its residents through photos of rickety old sidewalk chairs.

Janet Delaney

Photographing the Beginning of the End of 'Old San Francisco'

Janet Delaney's "South of Market" series documents an early wave of the city's transformation—in the 1970s.

The Megacity Initiative

What's at Stake in the Fight Over the Mumbai Waterfront

In a megacity in desperate need of better planning, activists are calling for a more sustainable future for the Mumbai Port.

How New York, Chicago, and L.A. Explain the 1960s and '70s

The City Lost and Found explores a turbulent time in the U.S. by looking to the country's three largest cities.

© Tim Franco

Inside China's Unknown Mega-City

Photographer Tim Franco captures the massive urbanization of Chongqing, which has been described as "the biggest city you've never heard of" and "China's Detroit."

New York Public Library/William Meyers

These Beautiful Photos Capture Everyday Moments in NYC's Outer Boroughs

Photographer William Meyers documented ordinary life outside Manhattan in the 1990s and 2000s.

MTA

New York's Newest Subway Expansion Is Delayed, But at Least the Photos Are Gorgeous

The MTA now says the new 7 train station will open this summer.

Courtesy The Cabinet, Kapstadt/ Cape Town/Vitra Design Museum

Amid Rapid Urbanization, African Designers Emerge Front and Center

A new exhibit, "Making Africa," showcases the continent's modern—and influential—creative class.

Santa Monica Mountain National Recreation Area/Facebook

The Private Lives of L.A.'s Mountain Lions

In these captivating photos, a mother and her kittens chow down on a deer in the Santa Monica Mountains.

AP Photo/Schalk van Zuydam

Despite Encroaching Wildfires, Cape Town Should Be Safe

Fires have been spreading in close proximity to the city since Sunday.

Richard Silver

Behold, Famous Landmarks Shot in the Fourth Dimension of Time

These surreal photos use as many as 36 different shots taken throughout the day.

The Megacity Initiative

A Mumbai Slum's Cultural Moment

With its second annual Biennale, Dharavi finds itself being taken seriously as an arts destination.