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1,000 Words: The Wheels Of Life

Thursday, December 26, 2013

As photographer Becky Harlan shows us, the circles of life come in all sizes.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Best of 2013: The Year's Best Pictures (That Are Sitting On Your Phone)

Thursday, December 19, 2013

It could be yours. Send us the most amazing picture you took on your phone in 2013 and we might put you on the air.

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Photo: Where Cars Go After A Flood

Thursday, December 12, 2013

After Superstorm Sandy, tens of thousands of cars and trucks were lined up in neat rows on a runway in New York.

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Brotherhood, Pictures And Life With Cerebral Palsy

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Born five minutes apart, their lives couldn't be more different. And photography, in a way, has brought them together.

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Photo Essay: Cape Town Quietly Mourns Mandela

Monday, December 09, 2013

Sam Reinders is a photojournalist born and raised in Cape Town, South Africa. She was 13 when Nelson Mandela was freed from prison. In the days after his death, Reinders walked the streets of her hometown and sent us this essay.

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WNYC News

The Former Soviet Union in the '90s, in Blue

Saturday, November 23, 2013

One of the leading photographers of the former Soviet Union is showing 40 years of work in New York City.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Capturing Images Before They Pass Away

Monday, November 18, 2013

Jimmy Nelson talks about photographing tribal cultures around the world, societies he feels should be prized for their distinctive lifestyles, art and traditions. His book Before They Pass Away includes images of customs and artifacts, and portraits of people who are the guardians of a culture that they hope will be passed on to future generations.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Photographer Saul Leiter, “In No Great Hurry”

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Saul Leiter was one of the founders of The New York School of photography of the 1940s and 1950s, but he never sought the spotlight.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Doris Kearns Goodwin's The Bully Pulpit; History of Paper; "In No Great Hurry"; Ethanol Production

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Historian Doris Kearns Goodwin talks about the intense relationship between Theodore Roosevelt and William Howard Taft, a friendship became a rivalry in the 1912 election. We’ll look at how the invention of paper 2,000 years ago has shaped civilizations ever since. Tomas Leach talks about his documentary, “In No Great Hurry,” about the photographer Saul Leiter. And we’ll examine the ecological and economic costs of ethanol production.

WNYC News

Over 150 Years of Wars, in Photos

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Photos that capture war from the point of view of observers, civilians and soldiers over the last 165 years in 28 nations are on display at a new exhibit at the Brooklyn Museum.

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Digging Into The Truth About Messages, Images And Hard Times

Saturday, November 09, 2013

Ozy co-founder Carlos Watson tells NPR's Arun Rath about a televangelist in Singapore, a blog that analyzes news photography and one surprising recession trend.

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Studio 360

Suzanne Opton's Soldiers

Friday, November 08, 2013

A decade ago, at the start of the war in Iraq, photographer Suzanne Opton began making portraits of soldiers. Instead of a man in uniform, Opton’s portraits capture the soldier’s head in a tight close-up, lying sideways on a plain dark surface. They feature soldiers in between tours in Iraq and Afghanistan ...

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Photographer Editta Sherman, 'Duchess Of Carnegie Hall,' Dies At 101

Thursday, November 07, 2013

For six decades, in her light-filled studio on top of New York's Carnegie Hall, Sherman photographed celebrities from Leonard Bernstein to Yul Brynner to Joe DiMaggio. She was a legend as a portrait photographer — and she'd tell you that herself.

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Features

How To Levitate A Sandwich: 'Modern Cuisine' Spills Photo Secrets

Monday, November 04, 2013

A ham and cheese sandwich floats in midair. A Weber grill is sliced in half to expose a burger sizzling inside. The Photography of Modern Cuisine is both a visual feast and a practical guide to food photography.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Happy Cities?; Shahan Mufti on His Family and the History of Islam; Fun Home; Photography and the War in Vietnam

Monday, November 04, 2013

On today’s show: we’ll explore whether densely populated cities are be better—or worse—for happiness, and what urban design has done to improve communities around the world. Shahan Mufti can trace his family’s roots back to the inner circle of the prophet Muhammed, and he describes the relationship between Islamic law and religion. Director Sam Gold, composer Jeanine Tesori, and lyricist Lisa Kron talk about their new musical, Fun Home, adapted from a bestselling graphic novel. Pete Hamill and Santiago Lyon and Hal Buell of the Associated Press discuss the role of photojournalism in reporting the war in Vietnam.

The Leonard Lopate Show

A Photographic History of the War in Vietnam

Monday, November 04, 2013

Pete Hamill, reported from Vietnam in 1965, and Hal Buell and Santiago Lyon of the Associated Press discuss how photography tells the story of the war in Vietnam and talk about the new book Vietnam: The Real War, A Photographic History by the Associated Press, and the accompanying exhibition at the Steven Kasher Gallery in New York.

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What Happens When You Touch A Stranger

Sunday, November 03, 2013

In a series called "Touching Strangers," the photographer Richard Renaldi asked complete strangers walking down the streets of New York City to pose together, making it look like they were family members, friends or lovers. Renaldi speaks with host Rachel Martin about the project.

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A Male Belly Dancer, Social Activism On Instagram, 'Thriller'

Saturday, November 02, 2013

Ozy co-founder Carlos Watson tells NPR's Arun Rath about an Instagram artist with a social conscience, one man breaking into the world of belly dancing, and the timeless innovation of Michael Jackson's "Thriller."

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On The Devil's Promenade, Searching For The Spook Light

Thursday, October 31, 2013

According to legend, it only appears on chance nights, which makes photographing it kind of difficult.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Constitution vs. Politics; Humans of New York; Bill de Blasio

Thursday, October 24, 2013

A new book looks at how the principles of our Constitution interact with our divided government. Norman Ornstein of the American Enterprise Institute and Thomas Mann of the Brookings Institution explain how our government and governance seem at odds. Then, 30 Issues in 30 Days continues with a look at housing for the middle class. Plus: Brandon Stanton talks about his Humans of New York project; mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio; and a look at Creative Time and the role of art in our cities.