November 26, 2021

6 Gordon Parks Photos Documenting the Lives of Black Americans During the Civil Rights Era

The late Gordon Parks was a photographer best known for documenting the lives of African Americans from the 1940s to the 1970s. Born in 1912 in Kansas, he was the youngest of 15 children and experienced hardship and segregation from an early age. In 1937, when he was 25 years old, he picked up a camera for the first time and began documenting issues of race, poverty, and policing in the United States.

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April 15, 2021

A COVID-Friendly Embrace Wins the World Press Photo of the Year

For lovers of photojournalism, the wait is over. The annual World Press Photo Contest has just released the winners of the 2021 competition. As the world's foremost awards for international photojournalism, the contest attracts the highest quality of work. Danish photojournalist Mads Nissen saw his work awarded the top prize, as his moving photo of a COVID-19-friendly embrace in Brazil won World Press Photo of the Year.

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November 2, 2020

Steve McCurry’s New Book Features Over 100 Unseen Photographs

For over 40 years, renowned photographer Steve McCurry has traveled the world to capture humanity in all its forms. With so many miles under his belt, one can only imagine how deep his photo archive must run. In his new book titled In Search of Elsewhere, McCurry has dipped into his vast archive and culled a moving selection of imagery that has never before been seen.

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April 23, 2020

Lee Miller: Fashion Model, Surrealist, and Fearless War Correspondent

In the 1920s, modernism met its match when Surrealism entered the scene. With an emphasis on experimentation, Surrealism appealed to modern art's most avant-garde artists, with Salvador Dalí and André Breton at the forefront. While most of these pioneering figures would continue pushing the boundaries of the movement for the duration of their careers, fashion model-turned-photographer Lee Miller made history when she leveraged her earlier experiences into a new professional pursuit: war documentation.

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