Stanley B. Burns, MD & The Burns Archive

Stiffs, Skulls and Skeletons: Images of the Darker Side of Life

Portraits of dead people used to form an integral part of the grieving process. Today, these images are taboo, but not for Stanley and Elizabeth Burns, who have amassed more than one million images that present a darker side of life

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The Week That Was In Asia Photo Gallery
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Pictures of the Week: Oct. 24 – Oct. 31

From the encroaching lava of the Hawaii volcano to the U.S. Marines withdrawal from Helmand Province, Afghanistan and the World Series victory for the San Francisco Giants to a terrifying Tokyo Halloween.

 

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Paul Strand Archive—Aperture Foundation
Out There

Paul Strand, Master of Modernism, in Retrospect

The first major retrospective of Paul Strand's work in nearly 50 years presents him as not only a critical figure in the history of modern art, but seeks to re-affirm his place as one of the founders of photography as we know it today.

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Steven Nelson, 51, sits where a window was broken at Red's Original BBQ where he works in Ferguson, Missouri on October 8, 2014.
The Backstory

Photojournalism Daily: Oct. 30, 2014

Photojournalism Daily is a compilation of the most interesting photojournalism found on the web, curated by Mikko Takkunen

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David Armstrong - Fashion
The Backstory

Remembering Photographer David Armstrong (1954—2014)

Best known for his intimate photographs of young men and later for his soft focus landscapes, Armstrong's work encompassed both the art and fashion worlds.

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African migrants try to cross a border fence and enter the Spanish enclave of Melilla, March, 2014.
The Backstory

Photojournalism Daily: Oct. 29, 2014

Photojournalism Daily is a compilation of the most interesting photojournalism found on the web, curated by Mikko Takkunen

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NPG Gallery Record - Exhibition Image – Born Digital
Out There

See This Year’s Best Portrait Photographs

The Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize has become a staple in the photo calendar, drawing crowds to the National Portrait Gallery while reigniting the debate around the characterization of portraiture

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Indonesian Marines with U.S. Army interpreter, Pohakuloa training area, Hawaii, 2012.
The Backstory

Photojournalism Daily: Oct. 28, 2014

Photojournalism Daily is a compilation of the most interesting photojournalism found on the web, curated by Mikko Takkunen

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Condition One
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Here’s What It’s Like Inside the First Virtual Reality Documentary

Is virtual reality the future of documentary work? Danfung Dennis seems to think so as he unveils his first immersive film designed for Oculus Rift

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Fred Ritchin at Tisch School of the Arts in New York City in 2011.
Out There

Fred Ritchin Named Dean of the School at ICP

The International Center of Photography is focussing on the future of photography as it appoints photography expert Fred Ritchin to the newly created position of Dean

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Young skaters practice in the garden of the Institut Français d’Afghanistan during the Sound Central Music Festival.
Out There

Follow the Everyday Lives of Artists in Kabul

The Little Book of Kabul tries to avoid cliches often present in Western coverage of life in Afghanistan by following local artists.

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