Photos

Gustavo Graf

Mexico City's Endless Commute

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.

Standards Manual, CGH

The EPA's 40-Year-Old Design Manual Is Being Reissued

New audiences can relive Chermayeff and Geismar’s visual standards made for the agency in 1977.

Oliver Clasper

Focusing on the Hidden Horror of American Lynchings

A British photojournalist is training his camera on the sites of the South’s ugliest open secret.

Ingolf/Twitter

Berlin Preserves Its Trippy 1980s Subway Stations

They’re cheerful, witty, and a little bizarre.

Frank J. Aleksandrowicz/NARA

What Cities Looked Like Before the EPA

Whatever happens to the Environmental Protection Agency, it has a clear legacy in cities.

Anthony DelRosario

The Sign Painters of New Orleans

A distinctive local tradition is kept alive by a handful of mostly older black artists.

AP

The Cities That Have Risen From Ruins

Whether they’ve been leveled by wars or earthquakes, cities don’t tend to stay wastelands forever.

Ann Sophie Lindström

The Equestrians of North Philly

How a riding club counters crime with horses.

Haussmanhattan

New York's Early Skyscrapers, Transplanted to Paris

The Haussmanhattan blog shows what Manhattan-On-Seine might have looked like.

MTA Arts and Design/Rob Wilson

The World-Class Art of New York's Second Avenue Subway

Vik Muniz, Chuck Close, and others have made the soon-to-be-opened line into something like an underground museum.

David Morico

The Freeway Bridge For Atlanta's Skateboarders

Crackdowns on the city’s skaters have come in waves, but Black Blocks has remained a safe haven through it all.

Salvador Espinoza

Journeying to Rikers Island by Bus

This photo series depicts an unseen side of the criminal justice system: its effect on the families of incarcerated people.

Rachel Cribby

The Bridge Debate That Ruined a Neighborhood

Sandwich—located in the west end of Windsor—has suffered from a Detroit trucking magnate’s vision neither U.S. nor Canadian officials support.

Geoffrey Hiller

Riding the Bus for a Slice of Old Portland

The #75 TriMet is a lifeline for many in the rapidly changing city—a link between old and new, despair and hope.

Loes Heerink

Hanoi's Street Vendors, Seen From Above

A Dutch photographer highlights the beauty of local commerce.

© David “Dee" Delgado and Michael Kamber/Bronx Photo ...

Images of One of New York's Last Industrial Neighborhoods

As Jerome Avenue faces redevelopment, a group of photographers is documenting workers along the Bronx thoroughfare.

Jan Banning

What the Criminal Justice System Looks Like Across the Globe

In Law & Order, Jan Banning photographs jails in Uganda, France, Colombia, and the United States.

© Mustafah Abdulaziz/WWF-UK

The Global Water Crisis, in Pictures

The photographer Mustafah Abdelaziz documents sustainability and inequality across the world.

Gustavo Graf

The Women Who Rule Mexico City

The inner-city barrios have had female leaders for decades.