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The Blind Photographer

The blind photographer cannot see a butterfly perched perfectly still on a flower, a bowl of sweet-smelling fruit, or a ...

Water is Key

A Better Future for Africa

Of all the many challenges facing the inhabitants of the African continent, there is one elemental need regularly overlo ...

Terminal Bar

A Photographic Record of New York's Most Notorious Watering Hole

In 1972 Shelly Nadelman began a ten-year run bartending at one of New York City s most notorious dives: the Terminal Bar ...

Paris Changing

Revisiting Eug ne Atget's Paris

Between 1888 and 1927 Eugeene Atget meticulously photographed Paris, capturing in thousands of photographs the city's pa ...

Balancing Acts

Three Prima Ballerinas Becoming Mothers

There are few jobs more rarefied or as physically and mentally demanding as prima ballerina. And yet, despite very real ...

Instant

The Story of Polaroid

"Pictures in a minute!" In the 1950s, '60s, and '70s, Polaroid was the hottest technology company on Earth. They were an ...

Chandigarh Revealed

Le Corbusier's City Today

In 1950, Indian prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru invited legendary French-Swiss architect Le Corbusier to embark on one o ...

Art Deco San Francisco

The Architecture of Timothy Pflueger

"Perhaps the finest architect San Francisco has ever produced."--John King, San Francisco ChronicleThe Castro Theatre, t ...

The Big Cloud

Our culture is addicted to weather: hourly forecasts, apps, radio, TV channels, alerts, warnings, and watches. And under ...

Animal Logic

A buffalo stands horns to head with a man who is calmly vacuuming the snow-covered plains beneath its feet. A herd of pl ...

TWA Terminal

Eero Saarinen's TWA Terminal is the ultimate icon of midcentury modern design. Completed in 1962, the bird-like terminal ...

San Francisco, Portrait of a City 1940--1960

With a landmark around every corner and a picture perfect view atop every hill, San Francisco might be the world s most ...

Balthazar Korab

Architect of Photography

No one captured the midcentury modernism of the Mad Men era better than Balthazar Korab. As one of the period's most pro ...

Palazzos of Power

Central Stations of the Philadelphia Electric Company, 1900-1930

"If it isn't Electric, it isn t Modern." Such was the slogan of the Philadelphia Electric Company, developer of an unpre ...

Architectural Photography the Digital Way

More than ever, particularly in this day of online media, architects and designers are increasingly faced with exciting ...

Through Darkness to Light

Photographs Along the Underground Railroad

They left in the middle of the night often carrying little more than the knowledge to follow the North Star. Between 183 ...

Casa Alta

An Andalusian Paradise

When San Franciscans Victor Carrasco and Elizabeth McMillan bought their dream home in 1978, an abandoned courtyard hous ...

Frozen Music

In this limited collector edition folio, Gil Garcetti's interpretive photographs of the steel skin of the Walt Disney Co ...

Brothels of Nevada

Candid Views of America's Legal Sex Industry

The state of Nevada is known as a place for quick money, 24-hour marriages, and easy divorces. But it's also the only pl ...

San Francisco Noir

Following in the footsteps of classic films like The Maltese Falcon and The Lady from Shanghai, veteran photographer Fre ...

Publish Your Photography Book

Revised and Updated

Our indispensable guide to publishing your own photography book just got better. In this revised and updated edition of ...

People Kissing

A Century of Photographs

Love is in the air as Barbara Levine and Paige Ramey take on humankind's oldest pastime: kissing. In racy candids, humor ...

LaPorte, Indiana

Found magazine editor Jason Bitner has made it a habit of picking up after us, walking down the back alleys of our lives ...

Melting Away

A Ten-Year Journey through Our Endangered Polar Regions

For ten years Camille Seaman has documented the rapidly changing landscapes of Earth's polar regions. As an expedition p ...

Pedro E. Guerrero

A Photographer's Journey , Signed Copies

"Guerrero has a very warm and living relationship with the artists he photographs. He is magnificent. He doesn't just go ...

Finding Home

Shelter Dogs and Their Stories

Bold, retiring, serious, sparkling, quirky, or lovable the dogs in Traer Scott's remarkable photographs regard us with ...

Worn Stories

Everyone has a memoir in miniature in at least one piece of clothing. In Worn Stories, Emily Spivack has collected over ...

Pinhole Cameras

A Do-It-Yourself Guide

There can be so much more to taking a picture than pressing a button, and the quirky, time-bending results of the pinhol ...

People Knitting

A Century of Photographs

People Knitting is a charming tribute in vintage photographs and printed ephemera to the ever-popular, often all-consumi ...

Ghostly Ruins

America's Forgotten Architecture

"Ghostly Ruins is a haunted masterpiece. Well done!"--Ray BradburyWe've all seen them but might have been too scared to ...

San Francisco: Portrait of a City Notecards

Fred Lyon captures the essence ofSan Francisco in this fine art photography notecard set, an extension of his book, San ...

BEE

Of the ten million or so different species of insects on our planet, none is more fascinating than the honeybee. One of ...

Finding Home Notecards

Twelve shelter dogs, twelve adoptions. Traer Scott's luminous portraits capture each dog's personality'serious or animat ...

How to Photograph Buildings and Interiors

Third Updated and Expanded Edition

Since the previous edition of the much-acclaimed How to Photograph Buildings and Interiors, a great deal has changed in ...

The Lovings

An Intimate Portrait

The Lovings: An Intimate Portrait documents the extraordinary love story of Mildred and Richard Loving. The Lovings pres ...

The Disappearance of Darkness

Photography at the End of the Analog Era

Over the past decade, photographer Robert Burley has traveled the world documenting the abandonment and destruction of f ...

Veterans

Faces of World War II

Ichiro Sudai trained to be a kamikaze. Roscoe Brown was a commander in the Tuskegee Airmen, the first African American m ...

Around the World

The Grand Tour in Photo Albums

Snapshots, passenger lists, itineraries, and postcards from San Francisco flapper Vera Talbot's Far East adventure. Chic ...

Sunprint Notecards

The Cyanotypes of Anna Atkins

Hailed as the first female photographer (and first to publish a book of photographs), Victorian botanist Anna Atkins mad ...

Balthazar Korab

Architect of Photography

Balthazar Korab's recent passing at the age of eighty-six was met by a deep appreciation for his work and a tremendous o ...

Austin Val Verde

Impressions of a Montecito Masterpiece

Exclusive Montecito, California, is home to some of America's most spectacular private residences, but none is as specta ...

Bethlehem Steel

Many of America's most impressive structures--from the Chrysler building to the George Washington Bridge to the Panama C ...

Raptors

Portraits of Birds of Prey

This delightful and dramatic collection of portraits reveals birds of prey as we never experience them: intimate and up ...

The Public Library

A Photographic Essay

Many of us have vivid recollections of childhood visits to a public library: the unmistakable musty scent, the excitemen ...

People Fishing

A Century of Photographs

Although people have fished for food since the dawn of time, fishing today is one of the most popular pastimes in the wo ...

Year of Mornings, A

3191 Miles Apart

The morning hours before the hustle and bustle of the day commences is the perfect time to pause and enjoy a sense of re ...

Radiant

Farm Animals Up Close and Personal

Gregarious or shy, curious or placid, playful or retiring, all the animals in Traer Scott's newest collection have one t ...

Beijing

Contemporary and Imperial

In three decades of visits to China, celebrated photographer Lois Conner has'witnessed firsthand the monumental physical ...

Bunker Archeology

In Bunker Archeology, urban philosopher and cultural theorist Paul Virilio turns his attention--and camera--to the omino ...

Frank Lloyd Wright's Fallingwater

The Building Blocks series presents icons of modern architecture as interpreted by the most significant architectural ph ...

Above Paris

The Aerial Survey of Roger Henrard

Between the years 1950 and 1972, when Paris was in the twilight of its classical period, pilot and photographer Roger He ...

Life on the Lower East Side

Photographs by Rebecca Lepkoff, 1937-1950

A young Rebecca Lepkoff, camera in hand, navigated the streets of the Lower East Side of New York in the 1930s and 1940s ...

Artists Unframed

Snapshots from the Smithsonian's Archives of American Art

Tucked away among the letters, diaries, and other ephemera in the Smithsonian's archives lies a trove of rarely seen sna ...