Topic: America

Zalika Azim
Out There

Memories Unspoken: My Grandmother’s Hidden Life as a Photographer

Artist Zalika Azim writes of the surprise she felt upon discovering that her own grandmother, who migrated from South Carolina to New York, was a life-long image-maker.

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Michael Galinsky
Photo Essay

Flashback to the Timeless Malls of the 1980s

In the winter of 1989, Michael Galinsky drove across the U.S. photographing malls and the people inside them. Looking back, it’s not where in the U.S. Galinsky photographed — it’s impossible to tell Indiana from Arkansas — but when.

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Playing beach volleyball in front of journalists
Photo Essay

The Superstar and the Sex Symbol: The World’s Highest Ranking Chess Champions

When Viswanathan Anand and Magnus Carlsen lean over the chessboard at Chennai’s Hyatt Regency on Nov. 9 for Game 1 of the World Chess Championship, it will mark the coming together of the sport’s first superstar with its first sex symbol.

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Have a Nice Day, Ocala, FL, 2012, from the project, 'Florida: Eden Isle'.
Photo Essay

The Myth and Mystery of the Sunshine State

Florida isn’t like other places. In fact, in some ways, Florida isn’t even like Florida. The work of David Walter Banks illustrates much of the Floridian myth, deepening the mystery of the Sunshine State’s singularly odd appeal.

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Elaine Mayes Autolandscape, Utah 1971
Profile

Autolandscapes of the American Road

Elaine Mayes might well be the most accomplished photographer and photography educator that many passionate photography aficionados have never heard of. This summer, her project Autolandscapes will be shown at the Smithsonian’s American Art Museum.

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David Magnusson
Photo Essay

Happy Father’s Day: Portraits from America’s Purity Balls

The subjects of photographer David Magnusson’s series are participants in Purity Balls, an American phenomenon in which girls promise to remain virgins until marriage and their fathers pledge to help them do so.

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Mike Brodie / Courtesy Twin Palms Publishers
Out There

After Puberty and Before Manhood: A Period of Juvenile Prosperity

From riding the rails to working on diesel engines, Mike Brodie’s life in photography is anything but usual. His photographs of America’s hidden community of train-hoppers, featured in his first book by Twin Palms Publishers, take the audience off the beaten path too.

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Americans by Chris Morris
Photo Essay

‘Americans': Christopher Morris Captures a Nation Divided

TIME contract photographer Christopher Morris sought to make an anthropological study of America—not for this week, or for this past election cycle—but a body of work that future generations could look back on to get a sense of the country’s mood.

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Michael Mergen
Photo Essay

The Halls of Democracy: Places of Civic Responsibility

Michael Mergen’s photographs examine American government, highlighting the spaces where the ideals of our political system meet the mundane realities of participatory democracy

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image: Escola Estadual Nossa Senhora do Belo Ramo, Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil. Series 6, Mathematics. November 17th, 2005.
Out There

Back to School: Classroom Portraits by Julian Germain

Regardless of where we grew up, most of us spent many of our formative years sitting in a classroom. British photographer Julian Germain spent eight years photographing students in classrooms around the world.

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