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David Gilkey: His NPR Buddies Share Stories About Their Favorite Pictures

He knew how to make kids laugh. He'd put his camera right up in a subject's face. And he was sometimes afraid but he would "push through the fear."

Remembering NPR Photojournalist David Gilkey

David Gilkey, whose images documented both tragedy and hope, was killed in Afghanistan on Sunday along with NPR's Afghan interpreter Zabihullah Tamanna.
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What Satellite Images Are Teaching Us About Life On Earth

Satellite imagery is becoming critical to what we do on the ground, including disaster relief, economic projections, and monitoring environmental change. We look at what pictures from above can teach us about life on earth.


A 'Relentless' Sports Photographer Explains How He Got His Shots

Neil Leifer is behind some of the defining sports images of the past 60 years. In his book Relentless, he describes the special mix of luck and skill that helped him capture those memorable moments.

#NPRreads: Take Your Pick Of Space, Race Or Celebrity

In this weekly story roundup, NPR reporters, editors and producers share what they have been reading. Today's mix explores life away from Earth, forgotten photos and fallen stars.

6 Sensational Photos From A Global Contest With 230,000 Entries

From a man with his pet rooster in Bali to the victim of an acid attack in Iran, here are some of the featured images from the Sony World Photography Awards.

In 'Service,' A Celebrated Photographer Turns His Lens On U.S. Troops

Platon, best known for his portraits of leaders and celebrities, focuses on U.S. troops and their loved ones in his new book, Service. "It's time to celebrate a new set of cultural heroes," he says.

For Oldest Armenians, A Glimpse Of A Homeland Lost But Not Forgotten

Based on the memories of Armenian centenarians who survived the 1915 genocide as children, Armenian-American photographer Diana Markosian traveled to Turkey to bring them images from their past.

Photos: Why Everyone In Mali Wanted To Pose For The Late, Great Sidibe

His death marks the end of a remarkable era in African and world photography.

To Access Her Big, Boxy Muse, Photographer Set Her Sights On Allen Ginsberg

From a bland suburban upbringing, Elsa Dorfman emerged into a creative life inspired by her 6-foot Polaroid camera. And the famed Beat poet turned out to be the key to that astounding metamorphosis.