On April 26, 1986, an uncontrollable nuclear reaction began in the No. 4 reactor of the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in what was then the Soviet-controlled Ukrainian SSR. The meltdown quickly became the worst nuclear power disaster in history—only the Fukushima Daiichi disaster in Japan in 2011 would reach the same level of destruction and contamination. Today, the site sits within an exclusion zone of 19 miles in any direction.
For lovers of photojournalism, the wait is over.
For over 20 years, Bangladesh photographer GMB Akash has turned his lens towards the marginalized groups of people in his...
On this week's Top Artist Podcast, we're thrilled to welcome legendary photographer Steve McCurry. From his years spent in conflict zones to his current travel photography, his skill at capturing global humanity is perhaps unmatched. To celebrate the upcoming publication of his book, In Search of Elsewhere, he chatted with us about his early career and what it's been like to dive into his photo archive over the past few years.
For over 40 years, renowned photographer Steve McCurry has traveled the world to capture humanity in all its forms.
Seoul is one of the world’s most expensive cities to live in.
Chernobyl has remained a fascinating location for many creatives, who seek out this area for a glimpse of what remains decades after the nuclear tragedy of 1986. The devastating environmental and human impact of the disaster is still being felt today. This is particularly true for the samosely—people living in the Exclusion Zone who refused to evacuate or secretly resettled there—where every day is a reminder of what once was.
In the 1920s, modernism met its match when Surrealism entered the scene.
A moment of peaceful protest earned Japanese photojournalist Yasuyoshi Chiba top honors at the 2020 World Press Photo contest.
Documentary photographer Alegra Ally has dedicated her life to telling the stories of indigenous people around the world. Since she was a teenager, she has spent time with remote tribes in Papua New Guinea, the Philippines, Namibia, and now Siberia. Thanks to a successful fundraising campaign on Kickstarter, Ally was able to journey to the Yamal Peninsula and join a family of nomadic reindeer herders as they made their annual winter migration.
For sixty-three years, the World Press Photo Contest has honored the best visual journalism by professional photographers around the world.
As the world waits to hear news from China regarding the coronavirus, one visual artist took to the streets to...