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Matthew O'Brien

A Polaroid View of Colombia

In a new book, Matthew O’Brien captures an often-overlooked side of the country on pieces of instant film.

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. 

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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.

Pascal Rossignol/Reuters

The Deadly Floods Sweeping Europe

High waters have already killed 10 and caused havoc in France, Germany, and Austria—and the emergency isn’t over yet.

Liam Wong

The Night Streets of Tokyo, Captured 'Blade Runner'-Style

By day, Liam Wong is an art director for a video game company. By night, he photographs the color and chaos of the largest city in the world.

(Mel Rosenthal/Museum of the City of New York)

Finding Humanity in a Burning South Bronx

Intentional neglect of the neighborhood reduced it to rubble in the 1970s and 1980s. Mel Rosenthal photographed those who lived through it.

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The Undervalued Simplicity of Bob Noorda's Vision for Milan's Metro

Transit officials haven’t given his first metro project the respect it deserved.

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A Campaign to Restore Italy's Lesser-Known Historic Structures

Which one would you choose?

Romain Jacquet-Lagrèze

Capturing Hong Kong in the 'Blue Moment'

For just a few minutes a day, the sky cloaks the entire city in a glowing, azure tint.

Ron Miriello/Soviet Poster Show

Posters of City Life in a Fading USSR

A traveling design show toured the U.S. 25 years ago to shed light on Soviet city life under a failing but reforming government.

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The Ghosts of D.C.'s Zoning Code

A wonky Tumblr documents the city’s retail shops converted into residences, thanks to arcane zoning laws.

Brian Rose/Edward Fausty

A Changing Manhattan Through Four Decades of World Trade Center Photographs

In WTC, Brian Rose’s photographs explore presence, absence, and a constantly changing city.

REUTERS/Russell Boyce

A New Social Media Campaign Reveals London's High Rents and Shady Landlords

Want a moldy suburban apartment for $1,500? Then you’ve come to the right city.

Bence Bakonyi

Photographing China, Without the Crowds

A photographer’s solo journey leads to an uniquely beautiful take on the country’s landscapes.

Mark Giorgione/Collage Baseball

When Art Photography and Old Baseball Cards Collide

One artist is merging two very different worlds and coming up with delightfully strange results.

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Youth Artists Are Painting Gorgeous Murals Inside New York City Public Housing

“We want them to convey a sense of home.”