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For MacArthur 'Genius,' 'Love' Is The Essence Of Her Art

Visual artist Carrie Mae Weems has been celebrated for her art and activism for decades, and now she can add a MacArthur "genius" grant to her collection. In a conversation with NPR's Michel Martin, Weems discusses life, love and turning 60.
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'Love' Is The Real Essence Of MacArthur Genius' Art

Visual artist Carrie Mae Weems has been celebrated for her art and activism for decades, and now she can add a MacArthur 'Genius' Grant to her collection. In a 'Wisdom Watch' conversation with host Michel Martin, Weems discusses life, love and turning sixty.
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Women Who Broke The Rules In Nepal

Portraits by photographer Arantxa Cedillo feature women who broke down barriers, including a former sex slave, an elephant trainer, an Olympic swimmer, and the first female pilot in the country.
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An Insider's View Of 19th-Century Paris (Even The Urinals)

In the early 1860s, Napoleon III commissioned photographer Charles Marville to document the city's transformation from medieval architectural hodgepodge to modern metropolis. The results of that project, known as the Old Paris album, are now on display at the National Gallery of Art.
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Flying Above Colorado, Photographer Has 'Rare Perspective'

John Wark has made memorable photos of some of the recent fires and floods in Colorado — while piloting his own plane. He says the distance from his subjects changes the photography experience.
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In Ed Ruscha's Work, A City Sits For Its Portrait

Once dismissed as "doomed to oblivion," Ed Ruscha's first photo series celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. Ruscha devoted his photography to all the mundane details of his native Los Angeles, capturing all the gas stations and buildings that go missing in glamor shots.
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Professional Tips On Cell Phone Photography

Cell phone cameras are ubiquitous and their features are increasingly sophisticated. A professional photographer offers tips for taking great cell phone photos.

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Photos: Enter A World Of Cupcake Sledding And Broccoli Lawns

Photographer Christopher Boffoli made his name with his amusing dioramas of tiny, plastic people literally dominated by food. A new book, Big Appetites, assembles more than 200 images of these tiny people and their "complex culture."
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Fad Diets Will Seem Even Crazier After You See This

Fad diets seem that much more absurd when you can visualize exactly what they require you to eat. A photo series helps reinforce what medical researchers are saying: that the best diet is the one you actually stick with.
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The Beauty Of Bricks In Burkina Faso

Photographer David Pace says there's not much for tourists in Burkina Faso. And that's what keeps him going back.

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