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Morning Edition

A Landscape Of Abundance Becomes A Landscape Of Scarcity

Monday, May 04, 2015

Photographer Matt Black spends his days capturing images that illustrate the impact of the drought on people living in California's Central Valley.

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Studio 360

Middle East's First Female Photo Collective Focuses on Gender

Monday, April 27, 2015

The first all-women's Middle Eastern art collective has a touring photography exhibit that puts gender in the foreground. 
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Leave The Selfie Sticks At Home, Wimbledon Says

Monday, April 27, 2015

Taking the same stance as the Kentucky Derby and major music festivals, the All England Lawn Tennis Club reportedly cited the devices' "nuisance value."

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All Things Considered

Questioning The Black Male Experience In America

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Redefining the narrative of what it means to black and male in the U.S. is at the heart of "Question Bridge: Black Males," an award-winning, multimedia art project.

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Sexy, Simple, Satirical: 300 Years Of Picnics In Art

Friday, April 24, 2015

From Goya to Banksy, artists through the centuries have tackled modernity and its discontents through depictions of eating outdoors.

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Wordless Ads Speak Volumes In 'Unbranded' Images Of Women

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Artist Hank Willis Thomas strips slogans and brands off ads to create images that expose American preoccupations. His last series focused on African-Americans; his new work features white women.

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Studio 360

The Golden Age of Rap Captured on Film

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

A new exhibit at the Museum of the City of New York chronicles hip-hop's heyday with photos of figures like LL Cool J and Queen Latifah before they were famous.
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All Things Considered

Yale University Library Purchases Civil War Photography Collection

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

NPR's Robert Siegel speaks with George Miles, the William Robertson Coe Curator at the Beinecke Library, about the Civil War and Abraham Lincoln photograph collection that has been purchased by Yale.

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Nigerian Artist Continues A Family Tradition With 'Sartorial Anarchy'

Saturday, March 28, 2015

In Lagos, Iké Udé's family engaged in a West African tradition: photographing people wearing new clothes. Clothing and portraiture are still at the center of the New York-based photographer's work.

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All Things Considered

A Photo I Love: Featuring Astronaut Reid Wiseman

Friday, March 27, 2015

NPR hears from astronaut Reid Wiseman who was on the space station for four months in 2014. He discusses his photo of Italy at night from space.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Shining a Light on Cuban Photography

Thursday, March 26, 2015

A collector and two Cuban photographers talk about contemporary photography and the art world in Cuba.

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From A Congresswoman To A 'Queen,' Girl's Dress-Up Photo Series Rolls On

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Photos of 5-year-old Lily Bushelle dressed up as heroines of African-American history have gone viral. Her family is finding new icons to continue their series.

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WNYC News

An Ironic Ode to Photography

Saturday, March 21, 2015

In an era when everyone is a photographer, Polish artist Piotr Uklański is trying to make sense of the medium with his new exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum.

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Video Break: Soaring Through An Immense Vietnamese Cave

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

American photographer Ryan Deboodt says he filmed Hang Son Doong on his third visit. The world's largest cave features a river and huge "skylights" that have allowed trees and wildlife to flourish.

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WNYC News

The Fun and Dark World of Makeup

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Like her daughter Lena Dunham, photographer Laurie Simmons offers a fresh look at our notions of beauty with her new exhibit at the Jewish Museum.

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Behold! The Cosmos Created From The Contents Of A Kitchen

Friday, March 13, 2015

From spices, flour, milk, water and food coloring, a photographer creates startlingly realistic-looking images of space. These photos are convincing enough to impress an astrophysicist.

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The App Of The Moment: Meerkat Tests Our Desire To Share Live Video

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

The new mobile app for live video streaming piggybacks off Twitter and is easy to use. Meerkat comes at a time when video is increasingly popular. But can the hype last?

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Photos: From Grace Jones to Toni Morrison, Little Girl Dresses Up Like Black Heroines

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Many African-American parents try to extend black history lessons beyond February. One family has turned an experimental photo shoot into an effort to bring this history to life for their daughter.

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Morning Edition

Photographer Helped Expose Brutality Of Selma's 'Bloody Sunday'

Friday, March 06, 2015

Some of the most iconic images of marchers being attacked by Alabama state troopers at the Edmund Pettus Bridge in 1965, were captured by a white photojournalist who stumbled onto the historic events.

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Leonard Nimoy's Mr. Spock Taught Us Acceptance Is Highly Logical

Saturday, February 28, 2015

The Star Trek actor died Friday in Los Angeles, and NPR TV Critic Eric Deggans says Nimoy's signature role taught fans the power of accepting their differences rather than fighting them.

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