A cheap home isn’t affordable if it comes with high transportation costs.
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.
Villagers in Janakpur are anticipating the return of a colonial-era train route that’s considered their lifeline—but progress has been slow.
Photographer Richard Silver bends the vaulted ceilings of churches into surreal, dazzling designs.
Camilo Jose Vergara reflects on what he’s learned from photographing the city since the early ‘90s.
Subterranean vats were an emergency response to the city being repeatedly and savagely burned to the ground.
New audiences can relive Chermayeff and Geismar’s visual standards made for the agency in 1977.
A British photojournalist is training his camera on the sites of the South’s ugliest open secret.
They’re cheerful, witty, and a little bizarre.
Whatever happens to the Environmental Protection Agency, it has a clear legacy in cities.
A distinctive local tradition is kept alive by a handful of mostly older black artists.
Whether they’ve been leveled by wars or earthquakes, cities don’t tend to stay wastelands forever.
How a riding club counters crime with horses.
Every day, workers across the region endure some of the world’s most crowded streets and subway cars for higher wages in the city center.
The Haussmanhattan blog shows what Manhattan-On-Seine might have looked like.
Vik Muniz, Chuck Close, and others have made the soon-to-be-opened line into something like an underground museum.
Crackdowns on the city’s skaters have come in waves, but Black Blocks has remained a safe haven through it all.