Claire O'Neill

Claire O'Neill appears in the following:

What Happens To An Olympic City After The Olympics?

Friday, June 21, 2013

Jon Pack and Gary Hustwit are always a little late to the games. That is: They're interested in the Olympics, but only years after they end. So when I asked if they'll be going to Rio de Janeiro in 2016, they demurred, saying something along the lines of, "Maybe someday."



The Quest To Rescue Beijing's Trashed Photo Negatives

Thursday, June 20, 2013

It's a bit hyperbolic. And French-born, Beijing-based photo preservationist Thomas Sauvin is the first to say he's really not trying to rescue all the world's photos, let alone China's, let alone Beijing's. Even still, he's managed to save about half a million negatives from being recycled.

What happens to trashed ...


Photography Cross-Stitch And Rebuilding The Berlin Wall

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

How do you photograph something that's not really there? Like the Berlin Wall, for example.

Diane Meyer, an assistant professor of photography at Loyola Marymount University, has one approach: She takes pictures where the wall once stood, prints them out, and then literally rebuilds it with a needle ...


A Photography Phone Call: On Life, Faith And Trains

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Over the past few years I've been to a few photography festivals to review portfolios. When I first met Christopher Chadbourne in New Orleans about two years ago, he was showing some photos from a project about state fairs. I liked the photos and that was pretty much ...


Photographing What Endures For Australia's Aboriginals

Thursday, May 30, 2013

In Australian media, there is no shortage of coverage of the Aboriginal population. And, according to photographer Amy Toensing, the coverage is not always favorable.

"On paper, the truth is there's some really hard stuff going on [within the Aboriginal population] — like with alcoholism and education," Toensing ...


Finding And Photographing Alaska's Remote Veterans

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

The backlog of veterans waiting to receive benefits is a bureaucratic nightmare — but that's not news. In Alaska, the issues run even deeper: There are veterans who don't even know they're entitled to benefits.

NPR reporter Quil Lawrence and photographer David Gilkey recently trekked up to the ...


Faces And Places The Tornado Left Behind

Friday, May 24, 2013

It's been four days since the tornado blazed through Moore, Okla. And while the initial shock may be abating for some, the hardest part lies ahead for people who live there. Residents of subdivisions like Heatherwood, located about a mile east of Moore, are facing piles of rubble where their ...


Throwback Thursday: A Time-Traveling Photographer

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Have you ever looked at old family photos and wished you could be there? Share a gin and tonic with your great aunt on that awful floral couch — or find out what your dad and his buddies were laughing at? If you look closely at this photo (and only ...


Revisiting 'Some Los Angeles Apartments'

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Back in 1965, when artist Ed Ruscha was doing a lot of photography, he wouldn't have called himself a photographer. To be honest, he probably would have scoffed at the idea. His goal was to make books — and photographs were simply a means to that end.

Ruscha made a ...


Tell Us: In Times Of Tragedy, What Do You Want To See?

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Monday was awful. We can only imagine the horror experienced by victims and witnesses in Boston.

Or, actually, maybe that's not entirely true. To a degree, we can imagine it. Because, although we didn't feel the shake of the earth or boom of the explosions, we did see it happening ...

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Trains, Punks, Pictures And Books You Maybe Shouldn't Read

Friday, April 12, 2013

Mike Brodie's life, when narrated by an outsider, seems a lot like free association — where one thing leads to the next, leads to the next, etc.

Before he discovered trains, Brodie was bagging groceries in Pensacola, Fla., and really into BMX. Then he met a girl. She worked at ...


Japanese Cherry Blossoms, Circa 1890

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Here in the U.S., we've had the pleasure of cherry blossom season since about 1910, when Japan gave a gift of about 2,000 trees — most of which were planted in Manhattan and Washington, D.C.

It's now peak flowering season, and all the cameras are out to capture one of ...


Do We Need A New Documerica?

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Sometimes, just for fun, I will honestly do this: I will go to the Documerica archive on Flickr and just wade through the photos. I have done this many times, yet even still, I feel like I've only seen a fraction of it. And each time I do ...


NPR's Handy Guide To Not Taking Terrible Food Photographs

Wednesday, April 03, 2013

The real excuse for this handy guide is a project we just launched called Cook Your Cupboard. The idea: You don't always have time for fancy recipes. But you probably do have unused stuff around the kitchen. So post a photo of what has you stumped, and get ...


North Korea Caught Photoshopping ... Again (Do We Care?)

Friday, March 29, 2013

Perhaps we should be up in arms, if you'll excuse the pun, but we can't claim to be shocked that North Korea has released what appears to be another doctored photo.

In this one, as The Atlantic's Alan Taylor pointed out, several hovercraft seem to have been copied, ...


The Art Of Photographing Artists: Portraits By Arnold Newman

Thursday, March 28, 2013

By the end of his career, Arnold Newman had developed a reputation for his "environmental portraiture" — a signature way of capturing artists and intellectuals in the spaces where they worked.

Newman would have been the first to admit he didn't invent the style. And he would have shirked any ...


Under Construction: Kazakhstan's Space-Age Capital

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

In 1997, Kazakhstan, recently freed from the Soviet Union, packed up its border-location capital, and moved it to the inhospitable steppe, smack in the middle of the country. That's where the country's president, Nursultan Nazarbayev, thought it should be. It was named "Astana," which translates to ... "capital."

"Rich in ...


Lost Nigeria: The Found Photos Of A Nurse With Wanderlust

Monday, March 25, 2013

In the 1960s, a young nurse from rural California named Emily decided to pack up, move to a newly independent Nigeria on a Christian mission and work with leprosy patients. She met a Nigerian preacher and married him, took the surname Akpem, and they had kids. To an outsider looking ...


Now And Then: Rephotographing Iraq

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

A lot of photographers are revisiting 2003 this week — the year the U.S. invaded Iraq — and sharing photos from the years of war that followed. Even more literally, Associated Press photographer Maya Alleruzzo revisited various sites photographed during the war to see what has changed and what hasn't.



Turning The Camera On The Crowd At SXSW

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Another South by Southwest festival has come and gone. And, as usual, there's been no shortage of media coverage for the events. But here's a slightly different perspective from Tamir Kalifa. By day, he's a photojournalist based in Austin, Texas. But he's also a member of the band ...