Topic: black and white

Mary Ellen Mark
Out There

A Very Doggy Christmas: Mary Ellen Mark’s Legendary Canine Party

For those who don’t know Mary Ellen Mark personally, the notion of one of the world’s premier documentary photographers hosting a Christmas party for dogs might sound downright weird. But for the past decade, Mark has opened the doors of her New York City studio to throngs of canines.

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Jacob Aue Sobol—Magnum
Photo Essay

Grit, Grain, Veins: The Diaristic Photographs of Jacob Aue Sobol

LightBox presents raw, grainy, intimate stream-of-consciousness-style photographs featured in the Magnum photographer’s latest book, Veins, a close-up on “people at the edge, on the edge of sanity, at the edges of society, down the wrong end of the Reeperbahn in Hamburg, or in an Inuit settlement in Greenland.”

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Mark Steinmetz
Out There

Paris In My Time: Mark Steinmetz’s Homage to the City of Lights

‘Paris in My Time,’ Mark Steinmetz’s newest book from Nazraeli Press, offers homage to the city of lights.

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Fan Ho / Courtesy Modernbook Gallery
Out There

Hong Kong Yesterday: The Pearl of the Orient in the 1950s

The layered black and white photographs of Hong Kong Yesterday are the visual diary of a patient observer; a diary that, save for the lack of diesel-spewing motorbikes, cell phones and neon advertisements, truly feels like it might have been written — and photographed — yesterday.

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Patients suffering from suspected mental illness inside a center run by volunteers in Thodupuzha.
Photo Essay

The Troubles of Paradise: Paolo Marchetti Documents the Stains of Kerala

Italian photographer Paolo Marchetti traveled to India to document the state of Kerala — renowned for its beautiful scenery and high life expectancy but plagued by a growing number of homeless, alcoholics and suicides.

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kubrick
The Backstory

From Photography to Film: Stanley Kubrick Enters the Ring

Stanley Kubrick was still a teenager when he was hired as a staff photographer for Look Magazine. One of his photo essays, scenes from the life of Bronx-born boxer Walter Cartier, would inspire the acclaimed filmmaker’s directorial debut, ‘Day at the Fight.’

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Photo colorization by Sanna Dullaway for TIME / Original image by Alexander Gardner / Library of Congress
The Backstory

A Vibrant Past: Colorizing the Archives of History

For this week’s issue of TIME, Sanna Dullaway digitally colorized archival images of America’s 16th president in hopes of bringing history to life. Here’s a look back on the iconic images she’s revisited.

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Sebastian Liste—Reportage by Getty Images
Photo Essay

The Abandoned Chocolate Factory by Sebastian Liste

Sebastian Liste is the first recipient of the City of Perpignan Rémi Ochlik Award—granted for his compelling long-term documentary about a community living in an abandoned factory in Salvador de Bahia, Brazil.

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©TIME, Photograph by Douglas R. Gilbert—LOOK Magazine/Courtesy Library of Congress
The Backstory

Behind the Cover: The Unseen Photos of Lenore and Mitt Romney

When Douglas Gilbert photographed Lenore Romney’s U.S. Senate campaign for LOOK Magazine in August of 1970, little did he know that one of his unused images would end up on the cover of TIME 42 years later.

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Eugene de Salignac—NYC Municipal Archives
Out There

Brooklyn Bridge: Historic Photo of a New York Landmark

The Brooklyn Bridge opened to the public on May 24, 1883. Photographs of the work-in-progress bridge are now available to the public through the New York City Municipal Archives.

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