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Let's See What Develops In National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest

Too often the developing world is depicted as a place of poverty and suffering. Photos from the contest offer a different vision.
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The Back Story: A Photo Trend From The 1890s

Ever notice how some people from the distant past turned their backs to the camera?
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Taking Great Photos On Vacation Or "Staycation"

Professional photographers give us the latest on cameras, smart phones and shooting tips for great vacation photos this summer -- and every day.

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Narcissistic, Maybe. But Is There More To The Art Of The Selfie?

Some say selfies are a mark of our narcissistic culture. But what about a little photoshopping? Is this further evidence of our vanity — or a platform for our personal brand and self-expression?
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Woman Comes Face To Face With 64-Year-Old Portrait At African Art Museum

Black and white photos by S.O. Alonge captured the life and society in Nigeria as that country moved towards independence more than 60 years ago. Recently, one of the subjects of his portraits came face to face with herself.

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An 80-Year-Old Looks Into The Eyes Of Her Teenage Self

In 1950, a teenage girl in Nigeria put on her mother's fancy clothes and posed for a photo. In 2015, she had her first encounter with the original, hand-colored portrait.
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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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'Close Up Baltimore' Tells Stories Of The City, One Portrait At A Time

Inspired by the popular Humans of New York blog, a photographer is aiming to take 200 portraits of his fellow Baltimore residents.
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The Seldom-Seen Faces Of The 'Humans Of Kabul'

When Boston photographer David Fox moved to Afghanistan, he began to share pictures and stories about the day-to-day life that rarely gets covered by the press.
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The Startling Photo Of Nixon's Resignation Lunch

A White House photographer captured the lunch that Richard Nixon ate before announcing his resignation. It's an unusual image of a humble meal as power is slipping away.

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