Seemingly replaced by vinyl-printed ads since the early 2000s, artists who can paint advertisements by hand are making a comeback.
The vast Bethlehem Steel mill in Sparrows Point outside Baltimore once employed 30,000 workers. Now it’s on the brink of something new.
The Sonora Market is the commercial ground zero for religious fashions, from Santeria to medicinal herbs to ritual cleansings to statues of Santa Muerte.
Brian Rose’s new book uses the deeply troubled New Jersey city as a window into how a developer-turned-president operates.
Photographer Patrick Wright carried his camera on the city’s rapid transit system for four years, taking photos of over a thousand riders.
The transit project is part of an effort not only to better connect a far-flung corner of the city, but to brand a development site as sleek and forward-looking.
Artist William Wegman’s famous Weimaraners are now immortalized in mosaics in the New York subway.
Thanks to tireless work by the Moscow Museum of Design, a forgotten institute’s lost work is being introduced to a new generation of designers.
Much of Broadway Junction’s character derives from its impressive size, maze-like layout, relative isolation, and a design that contains little regard for conventional beauty.
How these curbside canvases came to be, according to the men who make them.
Five local hairstylists speak to CityLab about the state of their city’s coiffing preferences.
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.