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.


How Spring Break Changed My Life

Saturday, August 03, 2013

It happened in college, but it's not what you think: A recent college graduate explains how a spring break photo project unexpectedly changed her life.



Truth and Cannonballs

Thursday, August 01, 2013

Errol Morris is a legendary fact-hunting documentary sleuth. His film The Thin Blue Line has been credited with overturning a murder conviction, and freeing an accused man from a death sentence. For him, the search for truth shouldn't stop short of insanity. He tells Jad and Robert a story about ...

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In The Digital Age, The Family Photo Album Fades Away

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

For years, it was easy for parents to organize, assemble and pass along the story of their children's lives in photographs. As we've moved to the digital age, there are challenges for this rite of passage. When our digital lives are ephemeral, how do we preserve our kids' childhoods?


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.


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.


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?


The Leonard Lopate Show

Photographing the Changing Arctic

Tuesday, July 02, 2013

Frances Beinecke, President of the Natural Resources Defense Council, and National Geographic photographer Paul Nicklen discuss the changing climate of the arctic, which Nicklen has been photographing for years. The NRDC is awarding Nicklen with a first-ever BioGems Visionary Award for his Arctic photography. Nicklen, born and raised on Baffin Island, Nunavut, grew up in one of the only non-Inuit families in a tiny native settlement amid the ice fields of Northern Canada. His photography book Polar Obsession captures up-close documentation of the lives of leopard seals, whales, walruses, polar bears, bearded seals, and narwhals, and gives a vivid portrait of two extraordinary, endangered ecosystems. 

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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.


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.


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.



Isn't That King David? Nope, It's Just Dave

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Take something old, familiar and classical, add denim, polyester and glasses, and watch what happens! Two French artists create a new form of time travel.

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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.


Like Father, Like Son: Creating Art In A Time Of Troubles

Friday, June 14, 2013

Bobbie Hanvey is a prolific photojournalist and radio interviewer from Northern Ireland. His son Steafán is a musician, currently on tour in America. In a video featuring their photos and music, father and son reflect on art, their relationship, and the period of turmoil in Northern Ireland known as The Troubles.


'Capturing Love': How To Photograph Same-Sex Weddings

Monday, June 10, 2013

If you've ever looked through a wedding album, you've seen photos of the groom removing his bride's garter or dipping her on the dance floor. But those poses could be awkward or even offensive for same-sex couples. A new book Capturing Love could help avoid problems. Host Michel Martin learns tips from co-authors Kathryn Hamm and Thea Dodds.


'Capturing Love': How To Photograph Same-Sex Weddings

Monday, June 10, 2013

If you've ever looked through a wedding album, you've seen photos of the groom removing his bride's garter or dipping her on the dance floor. But those poses could be awkward or even offensive for some same-sex couples. The book Capturing Love offers tip to help avoid those problems.


An Abstract Look At The Food We Eat

Sunday, June 09, 2013

Photographer Ajay Malghan takes familiar foods and makes them look foreign. He says it's a statement on genetically modified food. But if you want to just appreciate it as abstract art, that's OK too, he says.


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.



Early Days of AIDS Epidemic are in New Exhibit

Monday, June 03, 2013

The prejudice, confusion and political struggle that marked the Aids epidemic in New York in the early 80s are the subject of a new exhibit.

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