Photography

The Self-Described 'Hermit' Who Took Some of History's Most Unforgettable Pictures of Coney Island

Photographer Aaron Rose spent a lifetime hiding in plain sight. 

When America First Saw Itself in Color

A new book looks back at the Detroit Publishing Company's stunning Photochrom postcards. 

A Photographer Walks Through Tulsa

Mike Simons of the Tulsa World is traveling on foot in the parts of his city that most people drive through as fast as they can.

Transforming the Sky Between Buildings Into Elaborate Doodles

One French artist looked up and imagined a whole new world.

A Grim Photographic Tribute to the BP Oil Disaster

A look at one of humanity's worst oil calamities from one of its most renowned documentarians.

Tremble at These Surreal, Sky-High Urban Roller Coasters

These photo manipulations may inspire feelings of nausea, dizziness, and impending doom.

If Savanna Animals Took the Subway

A new photo project dreams up a Paris Metro commute for lions, giraffes, and the whole gang. 

What Richmond Looked Like After Confederate Troops Set it on Fire

In the final days of the Civil War, fleeing southern troops burnt the city to the ground.

The Hidden Side of Turkey's Urban Transformation, Told in 10 Pictures

Young photographers capture the country's abandoned spaces, overcrowded cities, and the people left behind.

One Stunning Image Captures 8 Hours of Departures at LAX

A snapshot of Los Angeles's famously bustling airport. 

A Day in the Life of the Most Unusual Building in Caracas

The unfinished corporate skyscraper has been a squat for thousands of locals since 2007.

Photographing a Decade of Change in New York City Storefronts

Proof that mom-and-pop shops have lost out to chain-stores and condos. 

Bill Cunningham's Playful Photographs of 1970s New York

A new exhibit shows the photographer's ability to link fashion with architecture during an especially turbulent time in the city's history.

Capturing the Haunting Lights of America's Prisons

One photographer spent 17 years visiting U.S. penitentiaries after dark. Here's what he found.

This Photographer Turns Downtown L.A. Graffiti Into Abstract Art

Watch as artist Mick Victor captures the 'chaotic order' of an urban landscape.

A Mouthwatering Tribute to Pizzas in Bizarre Places

One man's quest to photograph pies atop horses, on satellite dishes, and in trees.

London's Architectural Icons, Transported to the Cliffs of Portugal

These blended photographs show us what a crazy building boom along the sleepy, southwest corner of Europe might look like.

Intricate Dioramas of Some of the World's Most Famous Skylines

Reconstructing the landscapes in amazing, large-scale detail.

Why the Aurora Borealis Was (Briefly) Visible in the Contiguous U.S.

An ongoing geomagnetic storm is sending shimmering waves of light deep into North America.

A Hilarious Study of Selfie Photos in 5 Cities Around the World

Yes, there are regional differences to the form, and the expressions captured in them.