Christopher Gielen is not an architect and he can’t speak to the future of land development, but he hopes his photographs will serve as a tool for those who can make a difference. Continue reading
In 2007, photographer Myra Green had just finished “Character Recognition,” a collection of images of her face printed through a historical photographic process called ambrotype on black glass. The project sparked a conversation with one of her friends about race. Continue reading
The question “what is cool?” remains a topic of debate, a generational point of contention. But for Frank Goodyear and Joel Dinerstein, it’s the question “who is cool?” that takes center stage in the “American Cool” exhibit they curated for the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C. Continue reading
“Autolandscape, Utah,” photo by Elaine Mayes, courtesy of the Smithsonian American Art Museum. View a slide show with more photographs from the exhibit, “Landscapes in Passing.” Elaine Mayes drove from San Francisco to Massachusetts in 1971 to document the American … Continue reading
For her project “Trapped,” photographer Jenn Ackerman spent months in the Correctional Psychiatric Treatment Unit (CPTU) of the Kentucky State Reformatory to learn about the experiences of the mentally ill confined in the prison system.
In its heyday it boasted nearly two million people; the world’s premier industry (autos); the world’s most popular music (Motown); and perhaps the country’s most prosperous black middle class. But Detroit’s population is down 50 percent; so are wages in … Continue reading
Since the oil leak in the Gulf erupted more than a month ago, Associated Press photographer Gerald Herbert has as been documenting the people and places at the center of the disaster. Continue reading