Daily Picture Show

How Do You Photograph A City's Bankruptcy?

Friday, July 19, 2013

Before Detroit, there was Stockton, Calif. Kirk Crippens says you can't photograph bankruptcy, but that hasn't stopped him from trying.


Cheers To That! A Photo Exhibit All About Drinking

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

"I wish I could tell you there was some really profound reasoning," says curator Sasha Wolf. But who needs profundity when you have a bottle of Pinot.


In American Street Art, Mandela's Face May Rise Again

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Camilo Jose Vergara has been documenting American cities for decades. He discusses trends in street art, like the emergence of President Obama. And incidentally, he is now being recognized by the White House for his work.


Combat Frock: Women Re-Enact The Civil War

Saturday, July 06, 2013

This week marked the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg, and men aren't the only ones doing the mock fighting in battlefield re-enactments this week. Find out what inspired these women to participate in the re-enactment.


Happy Fourth Of July!

Thursday, July 04, 2013

The Picture Show wishes you a happy holiday. Take lots of fireworks photos!


A Joy Ride Down America's Loneliest Road

Wednesday, July 03, 2013

Photographer Ty Wright set out to see whether Nevada's Route 50 is really the loneliest road. And if so, who lives there?


Help Us Solve An 'NPR' Camera Mystery

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

This pre-1955 Graflex Crown Graphic camera has "NPR NY" etched into the top. Who originally owned it and what does it mean? Help us solve a mystery.


Around The Earth, That Moon Was Pretty Super

Monday, June 24, 2013

It's not easy to photograph the moon with a smartphone, but that's what photographers are for. See a few photos of yesterday's show.


What Happens To An Olympic City After The Olympics?

Friday, June 21, 2013

Jon Pack and Gary Hustwit are always a little late to the games. That is: They're interested in the Olympics, but only years after they end.


The Quest To Rescue Beijing's Trashed Photo Negatives

Thursday, June 20, 2013

It's a Sisyphean task, but Thomas Sauvin has already saved about half a million photos from the trash.


Photography Cross-Stitch And Rebuilding The Berlin Wall

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

How do you photograph something that's not really there? Photographer Diane Meyer uses a needle and thread.


A Photography Phone Call: On Life, Faith And Trains

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

"You have to see the moment and get it fast. You don't get two chances," says Christopher Chadbourne. Listen to a phone conversation and hear what else he has to say about life, death and photography.


Pakistani Photographers Take A Personal Picture Of Home

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Last year, National Geographic offered a photo camp for emerging Pakistani photographers to explore the tribal areas of their country.


Via Instagram, Insight Into Turkey's Protests

Thursday, June 13, 2013

For some Instagram photographers, it was all sunsets and "selfies" until the recent protests. Now you can watch the anti-government demonstrations unfold in real time.


Capturing Life With Cancer At Age 28

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Amelia Coffaro never thought she'd be the subject of her own photo project — until she was diagnosed with breast cancer.


Rio's New Dance Craze: The Passinho

Friday, June 07, 2013

Photographer Lianne Milton explores Rio de Janeiro's new dance form — the passinho — which combines hip-hop and break-dancing with traditional Brazilian dance, such as samba.


Seeing The Psychotropic, Photographing The Phantasmagoric

Monday, June 03, 2013

Holly Wilmeth tries to capture what one might see under the influence of hallucinogens: painted bodies festooned with living organisms like lizards, caterpillars, fish and plants.


Photographing What Endures For Australia's Aboriginals

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Nothing lasts forever, but photographer Amy Toensing is interested in the things that come close.


Finding And Photographing Alaska's Remote Veterans

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

In Alaska there are veterans who don't even know they're entitled to benefits. In order to register them, Veterans Affairs officials first have to find them.


Dashing Through The Snow ... With A Reindeer In A Pickup Truck?

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

NPR photographer David Gilkey provides a dispatch from Nome, Alaska — where spotting a reindeer in a pickup is one of the perks of the job.