Topic: social media

"A simple toy from my childhood makes for a cool picture in space." - Reid Wiseman via Twitter, June 1, 2014

Around the World in 90 Minutes with Astronaut Reid Wiseman

Aboard the International Space Station, NASA Astronaut Reid Wiseman is a flight engineer. But, for millions of people back on Earth, he’s a social media sensation, who constantly beams back incredible images and videos of our planet.

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John Stanmeyer—VII for National Geographic
Out There

What the World Press Photo of the Year Means for Photography

The underlying message of this year’s World Press Photo selection can be seen then as a nod to the increasingly pivotal role of social media.

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The Backstory

Superstorm Sandy, One Year Later: Self-Portraits by Communities in Distress

One year ago, more than 800,000 photos were uploaded and tagged as Superstorm Sandy made landfall. On the anniversary of the devastating storm, Fred Ritchin writes for LightBox on the power of the photograph as self-documentary in 2013.

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icp 883On the road from Namdinh to Thaibinh. May 25th, 1954. A French military convoy on its way north towards Doai Tan. In the foreground: a rice field.
Out There

On Robert Capa’s 100th Birthday, Magnum Asks Photographers Everywhere to #GetCloser100

For the centenary of the late, great conflict photographer, Magnum Photos is launching a new project to create “100 organically-grown visual threads, each born out of a Capa image,” by asking photographers everywhere to share their visual responses to his work on social media.

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Jesse Darling
Out There

Off Your Phone and On View: The National #Selfie Portrait Gallery

LightBox interviews Kyle Chayka and Marina Galperina, curators of one of the first major exhibitions examining the phenomenon of the “selfie,” on view at the Moving Image Contemporary Art Fair in London.

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The Backstory

Help Identify This Photo: The Moment The Towers Fell

Twelve years after the Twin Towers collapsed, TIME’s Patrick Witty turned to social media for help identifying the subjects of his 9/11 photo.

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Pete Souza
In Progress

Obama’s Photographer Joins Instagram

An exclusive interview with Pete Souza on Instagramming the President, the White House, and one of the world’s most famous dogs.

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Benjamin Lowy—Reportage by Getty Images for TIME

Unfiltered: Photographers React to Instagram’s New Terms

TIME reached out to a number of prominent photographers on Instagram for their comments on the service’s recently announced changes.

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