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Photographer Abbas Chronicles 'What People Do In The Name Of God'

Abbas became interested in religion while covering the Iranian Revolution. "I could see that the waves of passion [that were] raised by the Revolution were not going to stop at the borders," he says.
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Civil War Leaders — In An 1880s Insurance Ad?

If getting all of these Union commanders together in one room to pose for this photo seems like an impossible task, it was. It didn't happen.
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For Irving Penn, Perfect Portraiture Wasn't Just For Fashion Models

Penn created many of the stark, glossy pictures of stick-thin fashion models that appeared in Vogue. He also made portraits of nudes, celebrities and also everyday objects, like cigarettes.
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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, Nov. 5, 2015

A film documents war from the perspective of a photojournalist. An artist speaks to the refugee experience and how it affects one family’s history.

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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, Nov. 4, 2015

Two local museums are celebrating photography.

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The Intense Images Of Afghanistan's Long And 'Distant War'

Photojournalist Robert Nickelsberg has been documenting Afghanistan since 1988. A retrospective in Kabul from his book, A Distant War, takes his photos back to the country where he made them.
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A Very Weird Photo Of Ulysses S. Grant

More than 80 years before Photoshop was introduced, a clever photographer doctored this picture — and tampered with history.
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In 10,000 Snaps Of The Shutter, A 'Photographic Census' Of A City

Brandon Stanton left a life in finance for an entirely different quest: to snap the portraits of 10,000 people. The project eventually became Humans of New York, a blog and the basis for two books.
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102-Year-Old D.C. Artist Embraces A Century Of 'Dancing In The Wonder'

At 102, D.C. resident Marilee Shapiro Asher is still a working artist and shares her life story in a new autobiography.

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The Richness Of 'Poor' Places, From National Geographic's Photo Contest

The pictures capture racing buffalo in Bali, climbing kids in Burkina Faso and high-wire electricians in Bangladesh.

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