Today, cameras are almost ubiquitous on mobile phones, and anyone can be a photographer. In this new technological landscape, millions of lenses are focused on the major events of a tumultuous period. For this Race Matters report, Jeffrey Brown looks…
By Jeffrey Brown, Lena I. Jackson
Jack Mitchell’s photos, which helped promote Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater over decades, offer a window into the way Ailey pushed dance forward.
By Joshua Barajas
Portrait photographer Fran Monks' new photo series captures different people in different moments of isolation as the novel coronavirus spreads worldwide. Mainly using Skype, she snaps portraits of people inside their homes, after hearing their stories.
By Joshua Barajas
You may not know the name Jim Marshall, but you probably know his photographs. His collection of work is a near-complete account of the cultural revolution that took place in the 1960's, from jazz clubs to Woodstock. Now, his long-time…
By Christopher Booker, Mori Rothman
By Jared Bowen, GBH
The Polaroid camera bypassed the entire process of film development, thus providing photographers an immediate look at their work. Released for sale in 1948, the first version was an “instant” hit. Now, the museum at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology…
Uldus Bakhtiozina is an award-winning photographer who avoids the digital manipulation of images so common in her field, adhering instead to the philosophy that there is beauty in flawed authenticity. Bakhtiozina shares her Brief But Spectacular take on the balance…
Robert Frank was among the most influential photographers of the 20th century, known for vividly capturing the quirks and social divisions of everyday American life. His work was distinguished by a unique artistic style as well as a focus on…
By Alison Thoet
In highlighting the daily lives of 20th-century Americans, Swiss-born photographer Robert Frank, also helped articulate an American counter-narrative of racism and inequality.
By Hillel Italie, Associated Press
The Swiss-born Frank influenced countless photographers and was likened to Alexis de Tocqueville for so vividly capturing the United States through the eyes of a foreigner.
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