Photojournalism

November 16, 2017

How Skilled Copyists Leave the Louvre with a Masterpiece Every Year

Salvador Dalí, Pablo Picasso, Marc Chagall, Edgar Degas. These artists are not only some of the most famous painters in art history, but they also share a common experience—copying the works of Old Masters in the Louvre. A long tradition dating back to just after the French Revolution, each year Paris' premier museum grants 250 permits to amateur and professional artists, allowing them to copy the masterpiece of their choice.

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September 23, 2017

Photographer Gives Intimate Look Inside Bedrooms Across America

After enjoying a successful commercial photography career and raising a family, photographer Barbara Peacock is embarking on an incredible journey into the bedrooms of average Americans. With American Bedroom, she is taking an intimate—and anthropological—look at the most personal of spaces, asking friends, family, and strangers to open themselves up to her candid photographs.

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August 21, 2017

Majestic Whale Sharks Seen as Good Luck Charms by Indonesian Fishermen

Photographer Pete Oxford recently traveled to the southeast corner of the Coral Triangle, home to more than 75% of the world's coral species, off the coast of West Papua to experience the unique bond between local fisherman and whale sharks. Known as lucky charms for the Indonesian fisherman who fish these waters, the area is a hotspot for young male whale sharks, a notoriously elusive species.

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July 4, 2017

The Story Behind the Iconic ‘Migrant Mother’ Photo that Defined the Great Depression

Throughout the 20th century, photojournalism shifted and shaped the way the public perceived the world around them. From 1930 through 1970, the field experienced a “golden age” due to technological advancements and an increasing interest in world affairs. One figure who helped to usher in this era was Dorothea Lange, an American photographer known for her images documenting the plights and perils of the Great Depression.

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