Decades after photographing its abandoned buildings and makeshift playgrounds, Camilo José Vergara sees an unmatched contrast between past and present in the economically devastated borough.
Camilo José Vergara takes his camera to the intersection Lou Reed sang about in 1967.
Camilo José Vergara takes his camera to Brooklyn’s Bed-Stuy neighborhood.
Slowly, native culture seems to be emerging from the shadows.
Thirty years ago, his likeness could be found in many poor, minority communities. Today, these images are disappearing as the buildings they were painted on have either collapsed or have been demolished.
Street fashion trends spotted in this part of the Bronx often spread to the rest of the world. Its diversity and density make it beautiful and memorable.
A French photographer captures the disconnect between the promise and the reality in the Indian capital’s hyper-privatized township.
“We could solve the subsistence problem ourselves without asking anything of the government...” says an owner of 12 chinampas. “If things continue like this the chinampa economy will have disappeared completely in 20 years.”
The group’s Minister of Culture designed posters that were glued on the walls of decaying buildings in mostly black and Latino neighborhoods.
A glimpse into the often maligned and rarely appreciated police forces that manage the megacity.
Photographer and architect Rafael Herrin-Ferri explores the borough’s expressive architecture.
Francois Prost’s new photo series looks at Tianducheng, a town built to look exactly like the City of Lights.
For tourists in Midtown looking for the True Spirit of Christmas, photographer Chris Maggio knows just where to go.
A show in Montreal focuses on the province’s forgotten history with the geodesic dome leading up to Expo 67.
A Carolinian drives along a familiar road to make sense of what exists in between the South’s most regressive and progressive narratives.
A profession that dates back to Aztec times, most today are indigenous farmers on the grey divide between migration and seasonal work in the city.
Amidst heightened political tensions, city life in the hermit kingdom goes on.
Religious events help maintain organizational frameworks and a sense of identity in the formerly rural and mostly indigenous areas that now form Iztapalapa—Mexico City’s largest district. There’s honor to be had for the few who get to organize such events.
Gaspard-Félix Tournachon, known as “Nadar,” dared to take his camera out of the studio in the mid-1800s and into the skies and sewers of the city.
Ciudad Nezahualcoyotl was developed on top of the swampy remains of Lake Texoco by dubious subdividers after World War II. Thanks to some of its earliest residents, “Neza” has become a thriving hub of culture and commerce with running water and paved roads just outside Mexico’s capital.