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England in the 1970s Through the Lens of an Outsider

Before the construction of the Channel Tunnel, French photographer Gil Rigoulet saw England as a gloriously strange, distant planet.<p><i>This article originally appeared on VICE France.</i><p>Before the construction of the Channel Tunnel, which was opened for passengers on November 14, 1994, the French tended …

Channel Tunnel

Berlin Wall: Photos From the Birth of a Brutal Divide

A hand reaches above the broken glass-covered top of the Berlin Wall in August 1961.<br>Paul Schutzer—Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images<p>1 of 28<p>In the …

Berlin Wall

Audemars Piguet & Dan Holdsworth: Continuous topography

The British artist Dan Holdsworth has spent the last 20 years exploring the furthest reaches of how technology is changing the way we see the world. For his latest commission for Audemars Piguet, Holdsworth offers us an alternative way of viewing the planet that extends beyond what the human eye …

150 Years of National Parks in 19 Stunning Photos

<b>By Matthew Heimer</b><p>All photos courtesy of the George Eastman Museum<p>June 4, 2016, 9:00 AM EDT<p><i>Celebrating America’s natural legacy.</i><p>America’s national …

National Parks

BlackBlock: New zine capturing BMX in striking black and white

Not like it’s a competition or anything, but BMX zines have been trailing way behind their skate zine brethren for years.<p>But that could slowly be …

James Nachtwey Receives Top Spanish Honor

From "A Look into Hell." July 4, 1994 International issue.<br>©TIME/Photograph by James Nachtwey<p>1 of 54<p>James Nachtwey, one of the world’s most renowned …

Francis Ford Coppola

Gordon Parks and Ralph Ellison: How a Man 'Becomes Invisible'

Contact Sheet, "A Man Becomes Invisible," Life story no. 36997, 1952.<br>The Gordon Parks Foundation<p>1 of 8<p>Gordon Parks, the renowned LIFE magazine …

Black History

Meet Rock's Historian: The Man Who Captured the '60s on film

<i>(Neil Young at his Laurel Canyon barn, circa 1969. Credit: Henry Diltz.)</i><p>If I had a time machine, I'd head for Laurel Canyon in the late 1960s.<p>At the time, Los Angeles' Laurel Canyon was world unto itself -- a desert collective, bursting with counter-culture creativity, a haven for the young and the …

The Young and the Restless

street photography pioneer mark cohen exhibits unseen images from the 70s

The photographer's new show Closer celebrates his intrusively spontaneous style with a few never-before-exhibited images.<p>Back in October, legendary street photography Mark Cohen released his first career retrospective book, <i>Frame</i>, a tome that collects over 50 years of confrontationally intimate …

Street Photography

In Pictures: Everyday Africa you don’t see on the news

As far as the mainstream media is concerned, the only topics worth reporting on from Africa are poverty, disease and war.<p>But social media movement …

The photographer documenting exclusive UK music subcultures since the 90s

I grew up in Newcastle in a northern soul scene. I was a soul boy. That was my kind of music. The scene at that time, late ’80s/early ’90s, was kind …

The Shots Seen Round the World: Origins of a Viral Photo

The first photograph I saw by Daniel Etter wasn’t in a magazine or newspaper or even on a website. It was on Twitter. In May 2013, Istanbul was erupting in protests. News of it was dominating social media—and all of a sudden this stunning image of a protestor holding the Turkish flag appeared on my …

Middle East

‘Robert Frank: In America’, a New Photo Book

<i>The Americans</i> comprises eighty-three photographs, plucked out from some 27,000 shots taken by one Swiss-born artist. Robert Frank’s pictures of …

Photos Immortalize Hong Kong's Bright Neon Signs Before They All Disappear

Neon signs, with their vibrant and inviting colors, were once ubiquitous across the urban environment. The softly-glowing hues are quickly becoming a thing of the past however, as brighter and less-expensive LED technology is now the norm for signage. Recognizing that neon’s existence is fleeting, …

Hong Kong

Towering Waves Over 50 Feet High Showcase Awe-Inspiring Power of Mother Nature

Photographer Luke Shadbolt captures the duality of nature—its ability to create as well as destroy—in a striking series called <i>Maelstrom</i>. Focusing on ocean waves, the Australian photographer highlights their stunning power at moments when they’re about to crash into the water. These fleeting …

Framing

Nature photography fellowship

<b>Hasselblad Foundation stipend for nature photography 2018</b><p><b>Nature, landscape & environment</b><p>Erna and Victor Hasselblad’s Foundation is now offering for …

SFMOMA Stakes Out Photography

When the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art reopens May 14, it will devote more space to exhibiting photographs than any other art museum in the U.S.<p>Following a nearly three-year, $305 million expansion, the museum will have 14 galleries spanning 15,000 square feet exhibiting photos—more room than …

Museums
Leica Cameras

Everybody Is a Star: How the Rock Club First Avenue Made Minneapolis the Center of Music in the ’80s

The grassroots touring circuit for independent American rock bands was just beginning to cohere in 1981. “Booking was like being an explorer,” says Jefferson Holt, who managed R.E.M. at the time. “Punk” of whatever stripe was still viewed with extreme suspicion by middle America. “The people who …

Edward Hopper

Chris Hondros Fund

An auction featuring the work of photographers and photojournalists, in support of the work of the Chris Hondros Fund.

Behind the Lens: Mick Rock

The photographer who captured some of the most indelible images of the 1970s rock and roll scene showcases his new video for Bowie's "Life On Mars" …