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The Brian Lehrer Show

Best of the Best: Your 2014 Cell Phone Pictures

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

We asked you to send in the best photo you had sitting on your cell phone this year for our annual project, and photographer James Estrin of The New York Times picked out his favorites.

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All Things Considered

Depression-Era Photos Make A Mark In American Photography

Monday, December 29, 2014

A Yale University project has organized and mapped photographs taken for the Farm Security Administration and Office of War Information from 1935 to 1946. Now there's an online tool to explore them.

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Studio 360

This Artist Makes Some of Her Best Work in the Airplane Bathroom

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Artist Nina Katchadourian flies a lot, and hates to kill time. So she uses that time productively, making hundreds of photographs for the series "Seat Assignment."
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The Brian Lehrer Show

Send Us the Best Photo You Took With Your Phone in 2014

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

The best of 2014: we want to see the best photo sitting on your cell phone! 
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Look At This: Seeing The Story Inside A Photo

Sunday, December 21, 2014

The NPR Visuals team has published a new project called A Photo I Love. Editor Kainaz Amaria tells NPR's Rachel Martin about the first beloved image, from a book, Gangsters and Grifters.

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Studio 360

Posing with Strangers: Jeanne Tullen's Photographs

Friday, December 19, 2014

Photographer Jeanne Tullen finds willing strangers to pull into her self-portraits.
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A Michel Du Cille Disciple Remembers His Late, Great Boss

Saturday, December 13, 2014

NPR's Ben de la Cruz worked for du Cille at the Washington Post. Stunned by the news of the photographer's death in Liberia, de la Cruz tells what he learned from the man with the gentle soul.

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Remembering Michel Du Cille: Photos Of Sorrow And Triumph In Liberia

Friday, December 12, 2014

The three-time Pulitzer winner died Thursday while on assignment in Liberia for The Washington Post. Regarding those tough assignments, du Cille always emphasized compassion and dignity.

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WNYC News

Protest Photos Are the Best Art of 2014

Friday, December 12, 2014

 The pictures of die-ins posted by ordinary citizens on Twitter offer a new visual language and connect with an emotional moment.

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All Things Considered

'A Universe Beneath Our Feet': Life In Beijing's Underground

Sunday, December 07, 2014

In China's capital city, even the humblest apartment can cost a fortune. But more affordable housing hides below the city's bustling streets, in tiny (and illegal) basements and bomb shelters.

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First Rule In iPhone Photography: Edit, Edit, Edit

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Professional photographer David Hume Kennerly has produced a book of photos taken with his iPhone. NPR's Rachel Martin speaks to the Pulitzer Prize winner about how to avoid "visual mediocrity."

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All Things Considered

Lost — Then Found — Along The Border, Objects Become Art

Saturday, November 22, 2014

A photographer's journey along the U.S.-Mexico border turned up dramatic images of lost possessions. Those found items were later made into instruments that sound just like that desolate landscape.

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TED Radio Hour

Why Should We Look At The Clouds More Often?

Friday, November 21, 2014

You don't need to plan a trip to find beauty and perspective. Just look up, says Gavin Pretor-Pinney, and stop for a moment every day to admire the beauty in the sky above and in our everyday lives.

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WNYC News

Leibovitz's Portraits — But the People Are Missing

Friday, November 21, 2014

Pictures of places and of the belongings of icons who shaped the famous photographer's cultural inheritance are featured in a new exhibit.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

A Photographer Captures The Perils, and Hopes, of Children Growing Up in The Bronx

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

In the 1970s, the Bronx was one of the most dangerous neighborhoods in the country. Children created communities and makeshift families for support, but many did not survive.

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Studio 360

Bill Cunningham's Old School Photography Meets Instagram

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Bill Cunningham, one of the most charming and old-school of fashion photographers, still shoots on film. But, thanks to his assistant, he's a must-follow on Instagram.
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Morning Edition

House Leadership Ranks Remain Mostly Stagnant For Democrats

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Much of the House Democratic leadership is getting along in years, with little prospects for change even after suffering big losses this past election.

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Soundcheck

Jimmy Page Saved Everything So It Didn't End Up On EBay

Monday, November 17, 2014

Jimmy Page, guitarist and founder of Led Zeppelin, discusses his new photo-filled autobiographical book, 'Jimmy Page By Jimmy Page.' 

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Studio 360

American Icons: "Migrant Mother"

Friday, November 14, 2014

Before it became the all-purpose image of hardship, Dorothea Lange’s famous portrait was just one of hundreds she shot to document poverty in the Depression.

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An 'Orphaned' Photo Of Kites And Love, Rescued From Oblivion

Thursday, November 13, 2014

A noted photographer talks about a favorite image — from the hundreds of thousands he's shot in the past three decades — that never quite got the attention it deserved.

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