Tag: Photography

A Brooklyn Drag Show Celebrates Arab Queens

SURFACING At a new cabaret, queens and L.G.B.T.Q. Arabs can party freely. ImageThe drag queen Koko Rokoko performing in New York in May.CreditDevin Yalkin for The New York Times On a humid Friday evening in May, Ana Masreya rushed from her job at a talent agency in Midtown East to her Bedford–Stuyvesant apartment. She only […]

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tokyo in the 1970s, a pre-blade runner city, amazing unseen photos by greg girard

to mark the release of his latest book, ‘tokyo-yokosuka 1976-1983’, greg girard has shared a collection of largely unseen images offering a nostalgic glimpse of the japanese capital before it exploded into the hyper-modern metropolis we know today. using a combination of color and black and white compositions, the photographs perfectly depict the ‘pre-blade runner’ […]

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paolo pettigiani photographs maldives paradise in infrared hues

the experimentation of infrared light together with the exploration of nature has culminated collections of stunning, unworldly, dream-like photography series from turin-based paolo pettigiani – just take a look at his pink and blue shots of new york’s central park as an example. following the contrasts of the concrete city of dubai, the photographer transforms […]

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a reflected world of venice is captured in mayank thammalla’s latest photo series

for his latest project entitled ‘echoes of venice’, mayank thammalla takes viewers on a journey through the canals of the famous italian city. after visiting several times, the london based architect and photographer became captivated by the blurry shapes and vivid colors reflected on the water that surrounds the venetian architecture. inspired by the sense […]

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D-Day in Photos: Heroes of a More Certain Time

ImageAmerican troops landing at dawn on Omaha Beach in Normandy, France, on June 6, 1944.CreditRobert Capa/International Center of Photography and Magnum Photos LONDON — They went by air and by sea across the Channel to the beaches of Normandy. In history’s greatest amphibious invasion, almost 7,000 vessels and 11,500 airplanes supported the 156,000 Allied soldiers […]

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Heroes of a More Certain Time

ImageAmerican troops landing at dawn on Omaha Beach in Normandy, France, on June 6, 1944.CreditRobert Capa/International Center of Photography and Magnum Photos LONDON — They went by air and by sea across the Channel to the beaches of Normandy. In history’s greatest amphibious invasion, almost 7,000 vessels and 11,500 airplanes supported the 156,000 Allied soldiers […]

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30 Years After Tiananmen, ‘Tank Man’ Remains an Icon and a Mystery

BEIJING — He has become a global symbol of freedom and defiance, immortalized in photos, television shows, posters and T-shirts. But three decades after the Chinese Army crushed demonstrations centered on Tiananmen Square, “Tank Man” — the person who boldly confronted a convoy of tanks barreling down a Beijing avenue — is as much a […]

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laura thompson’s photoseries captures yeti-like creatures made from manmade plastic

california-born photographer laura thompson has created a photoseries, which captures yeti-like figures in costumes made of disposable materials. called ‘senseless’, it draws on the mythology of urban myths such as bigfoot to portray society’s dislocation with its natural surroundings. images courtesy of the photographer laura thompson was particularly interested in a study by claude levi […]

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If You Licked These Photos They Would Taste Like New York. (So Don’t Lick Them.)

A peculiar thing about The New York Times’s photo archive is how many acres of it are devoted to nothing. The Great Flood, the Moon Landing, I Have a Dream, Honey Boo Boo — absolutely. But also: rainy streets, forlorn bus stops, beefy pipe fitters, decaying wall posters, imprudent beach attire. A lost shoe that […]

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On Walt Whitman’s Big Birthday, 10 Glorious Relics

“I am large, I contain multitudes,” Walt Whitman wrote in “Song of Myself.” And these days, New York includes an unusually large and varied amount of its most celebrated literary son. The bicentennial of his birth on May 31 is being celebrated with events around town, including a marathon reading of “Song of Myself” in […]

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At 90, Photographer Fred Baldwin Still Has ‘So Much Work Left to Do’

Fred Baldwin reckons he could have become a writer — if the manual Olivetti typewriter he used while studying at Columbia in 1955 had spell-check. But his spelling was atrocious and he was impatient, so he tried photography instead. He had beginner’s luck: He talked his way into Pablo Picasso’s villa in the south of […]

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Photos of the Tiananmen Square Protests Through the Lens of a Student Witness

HONG KONG — Jian Liu has kept 60 rolls of film hidden from public view for three decades. He was a 20-year-old fashion design student in Beijing in the spring of 1989 when a student-led pro-democracy movement drew thousands of supporters to Tiananmen Square. Captivated by the spirit of the movement, he photographed the protests […]

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Tornado Warning and Storms Jolt New York Region

Weather: After a stormy Tuesday night, Wednesday should be calmer. Still, showers and thunderstorms could pop up in the afternoon and evening. Alternate-side parking: In effect until Thursday (Solemnity of the Ascension). ImageThere was a tornado warning in the New York City area on Tuesday night. A rare tornado warning startled the New York region […]

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River of No Return

Willard Ruzicka saw it all in a dream. The Niobrara River, which runs a few hundred feet from his family’s farmhouse in the unincorporated village of Pishelville, Nebraska, had topped its banks. But instead of water edging toward his house from the north, the dream river—somewhere upstream, in the direction of Spencer Dam—had jumped the […]

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photographer romain jacquet-lagrèze turns hong kong street characters into poetry

‘city poetry’ is romain jacquet-lagrèze’s most personal project to date, a photographic exercise that shows the artist further deepening his roots in hong kong and cantonese culture. he proposes stunning images and even a process through which a photographer might approach learning a language. taking advantage of hong kong’s bustling streets and bright signs, the […]

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‘shanghai streets’ by cody ellingham captures the city’s historic lane houses

for his latest project, cody ellingham explores shanghai and the intricate communal shikumen lane houses that are unique to the city’s oldest districts. as part of his ‘shanghai streets’ series, the new zealand based photographer has set out to capture the historic homes before they are torn down and replaced. with newer buildings seen rising […]

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Why would you want a $10k camera with 100 megapixels anyway?

Today, Fujifilm officially announced its GFX 100 medium format digital camera. While it has a number of impressive stats ranging from its 3.37-pound heft to its $10,000 price tag (which makes it cheap compared to its competition), none eclipse the fact that it has a 102-megapixel imaging sensor inside. While there are certainly higher-resolution cameras […]

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