While the 19th century vision of America was as untrammeled wilderness — overwhelming, majestic and sublime — a new exhibit at the Smithsonian American Art Museum shows a grittier 20th century America, altered by its inhabitants. "Landscapes in Passing" features the work of three photographers inspired by life on the road. Continue reading
The story of how one iconic civil rights era photograph changed the lives of two women is the subject of David Margolick’s new book, “Elizabeth and Hazel: Two Women of Little Rock.” Ray Suarez and the Vanity Fair editor discuss the not-yet-finished story. Continue reading
We recently visited the Media Lab at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology for our story on George Mason University economist Tyler Cowen’s ebook, “The Great Stagnation.” Cowen argues that our economy is slowing down because the pace of innovation is … Continue reading
By Diane Lincoln-Estes and Elizabeth Shell We recently visited the Media Lab at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology for our story on George Mason University economist Tyler Cowen’s ebook, “The Great Stagnation.” Cowen argues that our economy is slowing down … Continue reading
Delaware movie projectionist Gordon Brinckle had an extraordinary secret: Over the course of nearly 50 years, he created a miniature movie palace in his basement that he called the Shalimar. Photographer Kendall Messick has published a new book of photographs documenting his theater.
French photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson traveled the world for decades capturing people, places and history as a journalist, and in the process, helped define photography as an art form. His legacy is now on display in an exhibit called ‘Henri Cartier-Bresson: The Modern Century’, a retrospective of 300 photographic works at New York’s Museum of Modern Art.
Charles Moore, a photographer whose images helped to enlighten the nation to the civil rights struggles of the 1950s and ’60s, died at the age of 79. According to his daughter, he died from natural causes in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., on Thursday, March 11.