Historical Photography

Pictures of the Week 9.14.17

Travel Photography

The Vietnam War: The Pictures That Moved That Most

‘Who is the Enemy Here?’<p><b>The vietnam war Pictures That Moved Them Most</b><p>While the Vietnam War raged — roughly two decades’ worth of bloody and …

Military History

Bold photos put the self in selfie—just not how you think

No duck faces, just meaningful interpretations of personal identity visualized in diverse ways<p>What’s the difference between a selfie and a self …


Mathew Brady, the Story of the Man Who Photographed the Civil War

A defining moment in American history, the Civil War is an event that still resonants across the country today. And thanks to one man, we are able to have a first-hand view into what life was like in camp and on the field. Known as the father of photojournalism, we can Mathew Brady for exposed the …

Military History

History Lives: The Black Heathens of Wales

Wales is a place of history. Of conquest and defeat. Of natural beauty and a deep connection to its traditions and its wild land. Welsh …


Colour images taken 100 years ago show Russia like you wouldn’t imagine it

100 years ago, photographer Sergei Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorskii (1863-1944) used a specialised camera to capture some truly remarkable colour images …


Vintage camera view: Darlington throwback weekend

gallery/1448/vintage-camera-view-darlington-throwback-weekend<p>Vintage camera view: Darlington throwback weekend<p>By Zack Albert, NASCAR.com | Wednesday, …


London Photographer Claims Airport Security Ruined Her Vintage Film Rolls

A photographer has detailed how an experience with security staff at London’s Heathrow Airport led to her rare vintage film being damaged.<p>Ruth Iorio, …

Airport Security

Watch: An early photo trend captured dreamy smiles instead of solemnity

“Paper Moon” portraits stand out from traditional photography of the time<p>Go to a state fair or a traveling carnival, bring your week’s wages to spend …


Princess Diana: A Tribute in Pictures


Candid Photos of 1940s Moviegoers Offer a Striking Glimpse Into the Past

Weegee's infrared photography is as arresting now as it was back then.<p>These days, you’re lucky if you can make it through two hours in a movie …


The Grand Canyon in Color: Stunning Photographs From 1947

Caption from LIFE. Havasu Falls, at the canyon's western end, are in the Havasupai Indian Reservation, which can be reac<p>... VIEW MORE<p>Frank …

National Parks

World Robot Conference in China: Pictures

Ancient History

No Cameras Allowed: Unseen Rock Concert Photos from the 80s

<i>Images from “No Cameras Allowed” Kickstarter Page</i><p>Concert goers and rock photography fans: here’s something right up your alley, especially if you’ve …


16 Years of War in Afghanistan, in Pictures

KABUL, Afghanistan — Soon after the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, the United States military’s attention turned to Afghanistan, where Al Qaeda’s leaders were based. The world awaited an invasion that many knew was sure to come.<p>What nobody knew was that the invasion to rout the Taliban and Al Qaeda …


The magical world of Parisian mysticism – in pictures

Forget The Da Vinci Code. Why look for secret symbols in Leonardo’s paintings if they can be found in modern art? The Guggenheim show Mystical Symbolism reveals the curious world of French Symbolism that art critic Joséphin Péladan revealed in his salon exhibitions of the 1890s


Infrared photos of 1940s movie audiences are a candid study of American voyeurism

Imaging the spectacle like only Weegee could<p>We don’t know who they are, what films are screening, or in which Manhattan movie house. Their faces, …


You Know What This Oldest Surviving Photo of President John Quincy Adams Looks Like?

The oldest known original photo of a US president has been found and will be auctioned off by Sotheby’s. While John Quincy Adams looks very dignified …


30 of the Most Iconic and Influential Photos of All Time Colorized

View from the Window at Le Gras by Joseph Nicéphore Niépce, 1826.<br>Getty Images<p>1 of 60<p>From Gordon Parks' defining American Gothic to Frank Powolvy's …


Oldest Surviving Photograph of a U.S. President Has Surfaced

A lucky someone will soon have the chance to own a 174-year-old piece of American history: the oldest-known original photograph of a U.S. president …


Photography at the Museum: a developing story

<b>Early pioneers</b><p>On 31 January 1839, photography pioneer William Henry Fox Talbot announced his new calotype photographic process to the Royal Society. …


In the Pocket: Photography from World War One

Kodak is probably the most significant name in the history of photography and it was the company that was most responsible for popularising …


Pictures of the Week 8.15.17

North Korea

India after partition: then and now – in pictures

On the anniversary of Indian independence from Britain and partition, we compare contemporary images of Amritsar and New Delhi with those taken from 1947 to 1951<p>The partition of India led to one of the largest mass migrations in modern history, with millions seeking sanctuary from violence in …


WWII veterans captured in massive portrait project displayed at Australian War Memorial

More than 6,000 surviving World War II veterans are immortalised in the largest photographic project ever undertaken in Australia.


Charlottesville: The Aftermath in Pictures


In pictures: Pakistan marks Independence Day

<b>There have been celebrations and ceremonies in Pakistan as it marks the 70th anniversary of its creation as a sovereign state.</b>


Violent, Deadly Protest in Charlottesville: Pictures


Ansel Adams, Dorothea Lange, Clem Albers & Francis Stewart’s Censored Photographs of a WWII Japanese Internment Camp

<i>Image by Ansel Adams</i><p>In places where atrocities or widespread human rights violations occur, we sometimes hear ordinary citizens later claim they …


Photographic treasures from India

To mark the 70th anniversary of Indian independence, an exhibition of photographs examines some of the earliest documentation of the country.