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Photographer Gains Once-in-a-Lifetime Access to the Festival of Niger’s Nomadic Tribes

When rainfall quenches the bone-dry terrain of Southern Niger, says New York-based travel photographer Terri Gold, a thousand Wodaabe nomads, along …

Dreamy Abstract Street Photos Capture the Look & Feel of Fading Memories

<b>Alan Humphris</b>‘ journey into the world of street photography began with a trip to Tibet in 2000. It was then he discovered he had “an eye for it,” as …

Landscape Photography

The Story Behind the Haunting Photo of a Starving Afghan Boy

LightBox NewsletterSign up to receive the latest from TIME's photo editors View Sample<p>Andrew Quilty’s photograph is hard to read at first. Under this …

Photographers

Beyond The Waves: An Intimate Look at the Life of Surfer John John Florence

At 16, Cole Barash was prepared to chase his passion. With the approval of his parents, he left his family home in Vermont with two snowboard friends …

Aquatic Sports

The Logic of Stupid Poor People

We hates us some poor people. First, they insist on being poor when it is so easy to not be poor. They do things like buy expensive designer belts …

“My husband died of cancer 18 months ago. But every day I still get to see his smile, his kindness, and his sense of humor.”

“My husband died of cancer 18 months ago. But every day I still get to see his smile, his kindness, and his sense of humor.”

Powerful Portraits of Individuals Before and Directly After Their Death

<i>Jan Andersen was 19 when he discovered that he was HIV-positive. On his 27th birthday he was told that he didn’t have much time left: cancer, a rare</i> …

Ajar

Unspoken Conversations: Mothers and Daughters - Photographs and text by Rania Matar | LensCulture

<i>Brushing out our daughter’s brown<br>silken hair before the mirror<br>I see the grey gleaming on my head,<br>the silver-haired servant behind her.</i> <i>Why is it<br>just as we begin to go</i> <i><br>they begin to arrive, the fold in my neck</i> <i><br>clarifying as the fine bones of her</i> <i><br>hips sharpen? As my skin shows</i> <i><br>its dry pitting, she opens</i> …

Eggs

Why Do Cats Purr? It's Not Just Because They're Happy

Curling up with your favorite ball of fur as she purrs away is pretty close to heaven, at least for cat folk. Yet, hidden between those vibrations, …

Pranksters Put Up Fake ‘Shot on iPhone 6’ Ads Next to Real Apple Billboards

Apple recently launched a global advertising campaign touting the camera quality of the iPhone 6. As part of the campaign, the company put up …

San Francisco

These Beautiful Photos Capture Everyday Moments in NYC's Outer Boroughs

Photographer William Meyers documented ordinary life outside Manhattan in the 1990s and 2000s.<p>In the 1990s, photographer William Meyers started leaving his home in Manhattan for the outer boroughs. He'd take the subway to random stops in Queens, Brooklyn, and the Bronx, or the ferry to Staten …

Tim Cook: I'm proud to be gay

In an editorial at <i>Bloomberg Businessweek</i> today, Apple CEO Tim Cook reveals he's proud to be gay. "So let me be clear: I’m proud to be gay, and I consider being gay among the greatest gifts God has given me." Cook explains that "plenty" of Apple employees know he’s gay and "it doesn’t seem to make a …

Watch Bill Murray Sing Along to Bob Dylan

"Shelter from the Storm" never sounded, or looked, so good<p><b>There are many reasons</b> we love Bill Murray — from vanquishing evil as Dr. Venkman and crashing engagement shoots to taking tickets at a minor league game. He's as approachable as he is amazing. His audience is instantly comfortable and …

50 Years of the Porsche 911 | Gear Patrol

Whales as Ecosystem Engineers

“Consider the subtleness of the sea; how its most dreaded creatures glide under water, unapparent for the most part,” wrote Herman Melville in <i>Moby</i> …

Whales

Photographer Swallows 35mm Film, Allows Digestive Fluids To Create Astounding Images

In an unusual attempt to explore their own digestive tracts, student artists Luke Evans and Joshua Lake swallowed single frames of 35mm film, folding …

From ‘Moby Dick’ to ‘The Great Gatsby’: Classic Lit Dishes Brought to Life (Photos)

Tasty Reads<p>Not content with just reading the vivid food descriptions in her favorite novels, Photographer Dinah Fried decided to cook and style the …

What I Learned About Stop-and-Frisk From Watching My Black Son

The “special tax” on men of color is more than an inconvenience. A father shares his firsthand observations and fears.<p>When I heard that my 21-year-old son, a student at Harvard, had been stopped by New York City police on more than one occasion during the brief summer he spent as a Wall Street …

THREES - A tiny puzzle that grows on you.

It’s been a weird and awesome couple of months. Our expectations for our tiny game were well, fairly tiny. Basically, we hoped it’d do better than …

In-App Purchases

Winners of the 2014 Sony World Photography Awards, Part I

The Sony World Photography Awards have announced the winners of their Open, Youth, and National Award competitions today. The winners were selected from over 70,000 entries submitted by photo enthusiasts and amateurs from across the world. Overall winners and the judging of the final categories are …

The Brief, Wondrous Life of Zina Lahr

The mayor was the last person to see Zina Nicole Lahr alive. Sometime in the early afternoon of Wednesday, November 20, Bob Risch, a 73-year-old native of Ouray, Colorado, and its mayor from 2007 until this January, noticed the colorful and well-known local strolling east. She was dressed in pants …

Mother's Heartwarming Photos of Sons with Farm Animals

Russian photographer and mother of two boys Elena Shumilova captures heartwarming images of her sons interacting with various animals on their farm, including dogs, rabbits, cats, and ducklings. She manages to transport the viewer into a fairy tale-like world with her photos of these little guys …

Sam Berns, Teen Known For His Fight Against 'Aging Disease,' Dies

Sam Berns, the teen who became nationally known for his fight against a disease that accelerates aging, died on Friday from complications of his disorder.<p>As our friends at Shots explained back in September, Sam's parents, Leslie Gordon and Scott Berns, were spurred by his illness to find a cure for …

Can Robots Fall in Love, and Why Would They?

The interesting question raised by Spike Jonze’s new film, Her, is not whether humans can fall in love with computers,but whether computers would …

Who is Elon Musk? Tech billionaire, SpaceX cowboy, Tesla pioneer – and real life Iron Man

By the time Elon Musk founded the company that would become PayPal, in 1999, he had already built and sold one internet business. But this time he hit the jackpot.<p>Already wealthier than most of us will ever dream of being, he netted close to $180 million from PayPal’s sale to eBay, enough to retire …

Stop coddling your dog—he’s 99.9% wolf

SANTA CLARITA, California—Cesar Millan crosses the road to meet me. Two pit bulls, a Chihuahua, and a Yorkshire terrier—named Junior, Taco, Alfie and Kaley Cuoko—follow. Off leash and at heel, the dogs are calm, almost languid. If Millan communicates with them, I do not notice.<p>For the past few …

Pets