Art Talk: Taking Pictures Inside Museums — Creative or Crass?

Friday, October 11, 2013

Museum-goers, be warned. If you try to take a photograph at the Magritte show at the Museum of Modern Art, or the Robert Indiana exhibit at the Whitney Museum, a uniformed guard will come rushing out and sternly instruct you: "No photographs!"

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Studio 360

American Icons: Untitled Film Stills

Friday, October 11, 2013

In the 1980s, Cindy Sherman began taking self-portraits that showed her in costumes and scenarios that looked just like movie stills, although they were her own inventions. In a media-saturated age, Untitled Film Stills have influenced a generation of artists as well as pop stars who play with identity as a kind of performance.

Slideshow: Cindy Sherman's Untitled Film Stills

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One NY Artist: Photographer Lizabeth Nieves

Saturday, September 28, 2013

There are thousands of artists in New York City. Some are famous internationally. Others are scratching out a living while perfecting their craft in basements or on stage. WNYC is bringing a few of them to the spotlight, in their own voices.


The Takeaway

2013 MacArthur Genius Grants Awarded

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

The winners of the MacArthur Genius Grants were announced today—winners are awarded $625,000. Jeremy Denk is one of those fellows. Mr. Denk is a concert pianist on the faculty at the Bard College Conservatory of Music. He joins us today to discuss his work and his next steps as a MacArthur Genius.


Photos: Enter A World Of Cupcake Sledding And Broccoli Lawns

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Photographer Christopher Boffoli made his name with his amusing dioramas of tiny, plastic people literally dominated by food. A new book, Big Appetites, assembles more than 200 images of these tiny people and their "complex culture."


Fad Diets Will Seem Even Crazier After You See This

Thursday, September 05, 2013

Fad diets seem that much more absurd when you can visualize exactly what they require you to eat. A photo series helps reinforce what medical researchers are saying: that the best diet is the one you actually stick with.


The Beauty Of Bricks In Burkina Faso

Tuesday, September 03, 2013

Photographer David Pace says there's not much for tourists in Burkina Faso. And that's what keeps him going back.


Photos: The Planet Money T-Shirt Goes To Indonesia

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

This week, we visited the factory in Indonesia where U.S. cotton was spun into yarn for the Planet Money T-shirt.


Flashback: The March On Washington

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Experience the March on Washington through the memories of five people who were there in 1963. An interactive audio/visual experience — called a "Zeega" — brings you back to the day.


New And Returning Faces Reflect On The March On Washington

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Fifty years after the March on Washington, we ventured to the National Mall and met people who made that 1963 journey, and others making it for the first time.


Hard Work, Squared: Selections From Our First Instagram Assignment

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Earlier this month we launched our "Public Square" project. Here are a few of our favorite photos.


Blurring The Border To See Two Sides

Monday, August 19, 2013

Dania Maxwell learned the most important photography lesson from her mom, an immigrant from Argentina: how to have more than one perspective.


A Serengeti Safari From The Safety Of Your Desk

Friday, August 16, 2013

We don't often write about multimedia presentations — but if you haven't already seen it, you really should check out the latest from National Geographic.


Capturing The Complexities Of The Colorado River

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

The task of photographing life along the river felt as big as the river itself.



This Pulsing Earth

Monday, August 12, 2013

Spring comes, then summer, fall and winter and if you are off the planet with a camera looking down at Earth, the seasons seem like breaths. Speed up the imagery, and the planet seems to pulse, like a living thing. Take a look at what designer John Nelson has done. It's uncanny.

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Haunting Images Chronicle 165 Years Of A World At War

Monday, August 12, 2013

Images from conflicts in 28 countries are now on view at the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. "The more you've seen of death and inhumanity, the more it turns you into someone who really can't stand the sight of war," says photojournalist David Burnett.


Photography Phone Call: Are Snapshots Dead?

Friday, August 09, 2013

Have you ever been invited to eavesdrop? Now's your chance. And afterward, share what snapshot photography means to you.


Burrowed In Brooklyn: A Little Ukrainian Beach Town

Thursday, August 08, 2013

New York City dwellers know it as Brighton Beach. To some, though, it's "Little Odessa."


This Is Not Just A Story About Prostitution

Wednesday, August 07, 2013

A deep friendship led to an intimate and sensitive portrayal of a somewhat taboo subject. The photos of Eden are taken by Alicia. Her friend.


Art In Context: Venice Biennale Looks Past Pop Culture

Tuesday, August 06, 2013

Every two years, Venice hosts the largest and oldest noncommercial art exhibit in the world. It's a dizzying and eclectic array of sights by both celebrity artists and total unknowns. More than 150 artists from 88 countries will be on display through November.