Urban Photography

David Friedman

A Pixelated Look at Early 2000s New York, Through a Game Boy Lens

Unusually retro shots of life in New York City.

www.bryansoderlind.com

Capturing a Decade of Characters on Orlando's Skid Row

Photographer Bryan Soderlind shares his collection of images from the infamous Orange Blossom Trail.

Tom Ryaboi

Mind-Bending Photographs of Daredevils Against City Skylines

These may trigger a latent fear of heights.

Silent U.K.

From the Top of the Shard, London Looks Like a 'Giant Urban Circuit Board'

Urban explorers recently climbed the tallest building in the European Union. Here's what they saw.

Jordy Meow/Wikipedia

The Most Desolate City on Earth: Gunkanjima, aka 'Battleship Island'

This abandoned coal mine off of Nagasaki would be a wicked place to have a paintball match.

Lucie & Simon

Cities Are Surprisingly Menacing When You Remove All the People

French photographers Lucie & Simon have cleansed major cities of their troublesome humanity, creating empty, dread-filled urban landscapes.

Courtesy of Nazia Parvez

Life in an African Slum

A photographer challenges typical Western portrayals of Africa, asking: "who do these photos serve?"

Contemporary Paris and the Nazi occupation of 1940, ...

Create Your Own Historical Maps with WhatWasThere

New website combines vintage photography with Google Street View