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It's Not Rude: These Portraits Of Wounded Vets Are Meant To Be Stared At

"I take these pictures so that we can look; we can see what we're not supposed to see," says photographer David Jay. "And we need to see them because we created them."
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A Rust Belt Story Retold, Through Portraits Of The Women Who Lived It

LaToya Ruby Frazier's photography tells the story of the black community living in the shadow of Andrew Carnegie's first steel mill through portraits of her grandmother, her mother and herself.
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Making Art Out Of Bodies: Sally Mann Reflects On Life And Photography

Mann has published pictures that show her young children naked, her husband's muscular dystrophy and dead bodies decomposing. She reflects on her life and work in a new memoir called Hold Still.
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A Landscape Of Abundance Becomes A Landscape Of Scarcity

Photographer Matt Black spends his days capturing images that illustrate the impact of the drought on people living in California's Central Valley.
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Leave The Selfie Sticks At Home, Wimbledon Says

Taking the same stance as the Kentucky Derby and major music festivals, the All England Lawn Tennis Club reportedly cited the devices' "nuisance value."
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Questioning The Black Male Experience In America

Redefining the narrative of what it means to be black and male in the U.S. is at the heart of "Question Bridge: Black Males," an award-winning, multimedia art project.
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Sexy, Simple, Satirical: 300 Years Of Picnics In Art

From Goya to Banksy, artists through the centuries have tackled modernity and its discontents through depictions of eating outdoors.
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Wordless Ads Speak Volumes In 'Unbranded' Images Of Women

Artist Hank Willis Thomas strips slogans and brands off ads to create images that expose American preoccupations. His last series focused on African-Americans; his new work features white women.
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Yale University Library Purchases Civil War Photography Collection

NPR's Robert Siegel speaks with George Miles, the William Robertson Coe Curator at the Beinecke Library, about the Civil War and Abraham Lincoln photograph collection that has been purchased by Yale.
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A Photo I Love: Featuring Astronaut Reid Wiseman

NPR hears from astronaut Reid Wiseman who was on the space station for four months in 2014. He discusses his photo of Italy at night from space.

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