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First Rule In iPhone Photography: Edit, Edit, Edit

Professional photographer David Hume Kennerly has produced a book of photos taken with his iPhone. NPR's Rachel Martin speaks to the Pulitzer Prize winner about how to avoid "visual mediocrity."
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Lost — Then Found — Along The Border, Objects Become Art

A photographer's journey along the U.S.-Mexico border turned up dramatic images of lost possessions. Those found items were later made into instruments that sound just like that desolate landscape.
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House Leadership Ranks Remain Mostly Stagnant For Democrats

Much of the House Democratic leadership is getting along in years, with little prospects for change even after suffering big losses this past election.
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An 'Orphaned' Photo Of Kites And Love, Rescued From Oblivion

A noted photographer talks about a favorite image — from the hundreds of thousands he's shot in the past three decades — that never quite got the attention it deserved.
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How Kodak's Shirley Cards Set Photography's Skin-Tone Standard

Named for the original model — an employee of Kodak — the portraits were used by photo labs to calibrate printers. But until the 1970s, that model was always white.
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Birth Photographer Lives For The Moment

Photographing childbirth isn't always easy or convenient, but Emily Goodstein says it's a deeply rewarding job.

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Photo Break: America Puts On Its Fall Colors

October brings the peak of the autumn foliage season in many U.S. states. Thanks to the NPR community, we've collected some photos that are worth taking a break from the news to stare at.
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Meeting Country Music's Superstars: Behind Each Portrait, A Story

Nashville-based photographer Raeanne Rubenstein recalls working with charismatic stars like Johnny Cash. Jerry Lee Lewis, on the other hand, dodged her (and his audience) by leaping out a window.
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Minor White, Who Lived A Life In Photographs, Saw Images As Mirrors

White was an outsider with a quirky sense of humor who used photography to look inward. He died in 1976, and now an exhibit at the Getty Museum in Los Angeles celebrates his work.
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9 Ridiculously Cute Underwater Puppies (You're Welcome)

Seth Casteel explains the logistics of shooting his latest book: "I'm wearing a dog costume so that the dogs can feel like I'm one of the pack. ... Just kidding. ... I usually just wear a wet suit."

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