Three brand-new cities in China have all the signs of bustling metropolises—houses in a neat line, looming skyscrapers, criss-crossing downtown streets. There’s just one problem: nobody lives there yet.
In Praise of Shadows
Were it not for shadows, there would be no beauty—a short but beautiful meditation on the unique aesthetics of Japan.
Street Photography Awards 2016: Finalist Traveling 20,000 miles across Europe’s countless towns and villages, this series captures an unsettling view of the constructed environment. Unassuming at first, these photographs subtly twist our...
Alphaville: Paris at Night
Street Photography Awards 2016: 2nd Place, Single Image This eerie, atmospheric series—which takes its name and inspiration from Jean-Luc Godard’s noir film—investigates the peculiar, frozen feeling of nighttime streets in Paris.
Nighttime portraits of small businesses in Detroit challenge the narrative about the city’s economic decline and recent rebirth—rather, these structures show a city desperately trying to hold on to what is left of its social and economic...
Hyper-modern megacities around the world offer a dizzying look into humanity’s conception of a “brighter” future. For example, man-made “supertrees” promise to purify rainwater—useful, perhaps, when all the...
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Fire of Hatred
In Iran, some vengeful lovers, spurned suitors or aggrieved family members turn to the awful, violent act of acid-throwing to exact revenge. This portrait series gives a platform for the victims to speak out.
In My Backyard: Iceland
Set against the grand, wild majesty of the eastern Icelandic landscape, these searching self-portraits are one woman’s attempts to connect with herself and forge a basic understanding with her environment.
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Embedded on board a migrant rescue vessel, a photographer takes us to the front lines of the refugee crisis, where people are desperately risking their lives in search of something better.
2017 World Press Photo Award Winners
Heroic act of photojournalism or sensationalizing an act of terror? Discover this year’s controversial winner alongside dozens of the most important news stories from the past 12 months.
Fairy Tale from Russia
Cinematic, dream-like shots of Russia—none of them staged—speak to the cardinal importance of composition and the subtle art of “becoming part of the interior.”