Photography

RSS Feed
WAMU 88.5

Art Beat With Lauren Landau, Nov. 4, 2015

Two local museums are celebrating photography.

NPR

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.
NPR

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.
NPR

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.
WAMU 88.5

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.

NPR

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.
NPR

$2 Photo Found At Junk Store Has Billy The Kid In It, Could Be Worth $5M

The 4-inch-by-5-inch tintype depicts Billy the Kid playing croquet in the summer of 1878. The only other known photo of the outlaw was taken in 1880 and sold for $2.3 million in 2010.
WAMU 88.5

Computer Guys And Gal: Taking Selfies To New Heights And More

Mobile ad blocking comes to iPhones, updated Android comes to new Nexus phones, and "dronies" -- video selfies shot by a GoPro on a drone -- come to Instagram. The Computer Guys and Gal explain.

WAMU 88.5

Art Beat With Lauren Landau, Oct. 6, 2015

A play springs forth from an iconic photo, and a photography exhibit transports visitors back to the Civil War.

NPR

With Her Camera, MacArthur 'Genius' Tells An African-American Rust Belt Story

Photographer LaToya Ruby Frazier is the third generation of her family to grow up in Braddock, Pa. For years, she says, African-American contributions to the town have been "overlooked and ignored."

Pages