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$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.
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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.

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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.

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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."
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Rock Creek Park Celebrates 125 Years

Rock Creek Park turns 125 this year, and the National Park Service is hosting a number of hikes and talks celebrating the green oasis in the heart of Washington, DC. We explore the park and its wildlife through the seasons, as well as the challenges posed by stormwater runoff, invasive species, and pollution.

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Ringo Starr Cleaning House, Will Auction Beatles 'Stuff' For Charity

The Fab Four drummer is putting an original pressing of the White Album, a guitar once owned by John Lennon and one of his own Ludwig Oyster drum kits on the block.
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The Powerful Photos That Rocked Getty Images' First Instagram Grant

For many photojournalists, Instagram has become a "modern-day Polaroid camera" used to take quick snapshots of important issues — and visual media giants have taken notice.
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Brazil Enslaved

Slavery in Brazil lasted until 1888, longer than anywhere in the Americas. Its final years coincided with the rise of photography. A vast archive of images sheds light on the lives of enslaved women.
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Hirshhorn Director Melissa Chiu On The Museum's Vision Beyond D.C.

We speak with the Director of the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Melissa Chiu about the future of the museum, and why she embraces the art world well beyond DC's borders.

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How Photos Of Crisis Can Shape The Events They Represent

NPR's Rachel Martin talks with Kira Pollack, director of photography and visual enterprise at Time, about how iconic photos might affect the conversation about the events they have come to represent.

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