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A #FakeMemory You Have To See To Believe

Friday, May 23, 2014

Photos from childhood can often elicit rich memories, even when we can't truly remember the event. We asked you to share your favorite #fakememory on Instagram; this is what you told us.

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All Things Considered

Overexposed? Camera Phones Could Be Washing Out Our Memories

Thursday, May 22, 2014

When you snap lots of photos, psychologists say you're subconsciously relying on the camera to remember the experience for you. And your memory, they say, may suffer because of it.

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All Things Considered

Take Photos To Remember Your Experiences? Think Again

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Audie Cornish talks to psychologist Linda Henkel about whether photos impair memory in a series that explores the relationship between human memory and photography in the age of smartphone cameras.

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A Camera Designed To Take And Send GIFs (Bring Your Own Cat)

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

With this retro-style camera, users will be able to take and send their own GIFs by simply cranking a knob. Our Weekly Innovation pick does not settle the debate over how to pronounce GIFs.

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WNYC News

Rex in the City: Photos of New York Dogs

Sunday, May 18, 2014

In her new book, New Zealand photographer Rachael McKenna captures everything from pampered purebreds to tough mutts across all five boroughs.

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WNYC News

Seventy Years of Street Life in Latin America

Sunday, May 18, 2014

A new exhibit presents works by photographers from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Cuba, Mexico, Peru, and Venezuela taken between 1944 and 2013.

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Studio 360

American Icons: Untitled Film Stills

Friday, May 16, 2014

Cindy Sherman launched her career by placing herself in photos that look like movie stills for imaginary movies. With Untitled Film Stills, she also created some of the most recognizable images in 20th century art — and maybe even invented the selfie.

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Studio 360

Illuminated Fruit: Science Experiment as Art

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Caleb Charland turns fruit into electrochemical cells that light his photographs.

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All Things Considered

The Forgotten Pictures Of A Music Photography Pioneer

Monday, May 12, 2014

Jim Cummins was one of the few African-American photographers working in superstar rock, shooting everyone from Jimi Hendrix to Sonny & Cher. Along the way, he forgot about more than 2,500 negatives.

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Features

Shake It: A Modern Polaroid Love Story

Thursday, May 08, 2014

WNYC

For a moment, the Polaroid looked like it was on its way out, forever to be forgotten. But in recent years, it has become clear inspiration for digital photography apps and memes, reigniting a nostalgic devotion across the world.

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Studio 360

Sand Creatures That Defy Gravity

Thursday, May 01, 2014

With the help of frozen blocks of sand, a shovel, and a high speed camera, photographer Claire Droppert captures animals mid-air.

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Studio 360

Little Things Make A Big Splash

Monday, April 28, 2014

The internet is in love with all things tiny — from Star Wars to snails, little things are getting big attention.

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All Things Considered

An Eater's-Eye View Of Literature's Most Iconic Meals

Thursday, April 24, 2014

With intricately composed photographs, designer Dinah Fried puts readers at the table for 50 of her favorite literary spreads. Her new book is called Fictitious Dishes.

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Fresh Air

Tyler Hicks Tells The Story Behind His Pulitzer-Winning Nairobi Mall Photos

Thursday, April 24, 2014

The New York Times photojournalist happened to be nearby when Islamist militants launched an attack on shoppers inside an upscale Kenyan mall — he rushed inside and took photos as the event unfolded.

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Light And Dark: The Racial Biases That Remain In Photography

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

When Syreeta McFadden was young, she dreaded being photographed. Cameras made her skin look darkened and distorted. Now a photographer herself, she's learned to capture various hues of brown skin.

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A Girl Ages From 0 To 14 Years Old, In 4 Minutes

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Lotte turned 14 in October; that led her father, Dutch filmmaker Frans Hofmeester, to make a new "time lapse edit" of the images he has collected since her birth.

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Check It Out! A Photographic Tour Of America's Public Libraries

Saturday, April 12, 2014

From one-room historic buildings to modern architectural marvels, Robert Dawson has been photographing libraries for almost 20 years. His new book is called The Public Library.

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All Things Considered

Scenes And Sorrows: A Portrait Of Weeping Mary

Wednesday, April 02, 2014

The rural Texas town was established as a "freedom colony" with land given to former slaves after the Civil War. O. Rufus Lovett photographed Weeping Mary and its residents for 11 years.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

The Accidental Discovery of a Master Street Photographer

Friday, March 28, 2014

A new film tells the story of how a box of thousands of negatives bought at auction led to the discovery of Vivian Maier, one of the 20th century's greatest photographers.

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All Things Considered

Viral Photo Of Syrian War Victims Comes To Times Square

Thursday, March 20, 2014

After bouncing all over the Internet, the iconic photo is coming to big screens in Times Square. It shows a sea of desperate people waiting for food in the devastated refugee camp of Yarmouk.

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