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Portrait Show Brings Photographer-Subject Encounters Into Focus

In photographer Chuck Close's portrait of model Kate Moss, Moss looks pretty ordinary — her skin is a confetti of freckles and pores, and there's no airbrushing to be seen. Moss trusted in Close's art, but, as an exhibit at Washington's Phillips Collection demonstrates, that isn't always the case.
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Tech Tuesday: Preserving Family History (Rebroadcast)

Our most precious family history --old letters, home movies, photo albums--often end up in basements or attics--the worst possible place to preserve these materials. We explore high and low tech ways to protect and store family memorabilia, and the smartest way to migrate different materials to digital formats.

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Photo: Where Cars Go After A Flood

After Superstorm Sandy, tens of thousands of cars and trucks were lined up in neat rows on a runway in New York.
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With One Photo, The Average Commute Becomes Super Special

We asked you to photograph your commute. We had no idea you would make such connections!
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For Working-Class Chinese, 'Picture Day' Is A Rare Treat

Volunteers in more than 20 countries this weekend shot free, studio-quality portraits of more than 16,000 people who otherwise couldn't have afforded them. Getting people in one Shanghai neighborhood to smile wasn't easy. Some had never had portraits taken before.
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These Cookbook Photos Redefine What Fresh Seafood Looks Like

Famed French chef Eric Ripert specializes in seafood. So for his book On the Line, photographers Shimon and Tammar Rothstein really wanted to highlight the freshness of his ingredients. Their solution? Make the fish look as if they were still alive.
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What Do We Mean When We Talk About 'Latino Art'?

The question of categorizing art by ethnicity or gender is at the center of a very public debate surrounding a new show at the Smithsonian called "Our America: The Latino Presence in American Art."
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What I Saw: A Photographer's Last Dispatch From The Philippines

NPR photographer David Gilkey has photographed in extreme situations — from the surge in Afghanistan, to bombings in Gaza, to the tsunami in Japan, but nothing could have prepared him for what he saw in the village of Barangay 68 in Tacloban City, Philippines.
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Around The World In ... A Lot Of Steps

Paul Salopek has discovered that the best way to a storyteller is by foot.
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In The Streets Of Iran, A Fashion Shoot Bursting With Color

Iran, a notoriously closed society, was the setting for a high-fashion magazine shoot, published in California-based FSHN. It may have been the first such fashion shoot in Iran for an international magazine since 1969. Host Rachel Martin speaks to the photographer, Afra Pourdad.

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