Claire O'Neill

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Fake It 'Til You Make It: What Came Before Photoshop

Sunday, March 17, 2013

The term "Photoshopping" has these days become synonymous with photo manipulation. But the practice is much older than the computer software — about as old as photography itself.

An exhibition now on display at Washington, D.C.'s National Gallery of Art is exploring just that: The collaging, cutting, pasting and coloring ...


It's Called 'De-Extinction' — It's Like 'Jurassic Park,' Except It's Real

Friday, March 15, 2013

Sorry to disappoint, but science writer Carl Zimmer says we're not going to bring back dinosaurs. But, he says, "science has developed to the point where we can actually talk seriously about possibly bringing back more recently extinct species."

It's called "de-extinction" — and it's Zimmer's cover story ...


Taking A Look At Laos

Thursday, March 14, 2013

A diminutive, landlocked, communist country, Laos has a deserved reputation for being a quiet country in a dynamic region. But the rapid modernization in Southeast Asia is beginning to touch Laos as well.

A Chinese-funded trans-Asian rail is set to run right through Laos, connecting China's southern Yunnan province to ...


Japanese Photography: A Tale Of Two Artists

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

There's no way you can really reduce the photographic history of a place to just a few artists, let alone two. But the curators at L.A.'s J. Paul Getty Museum are trying — in the forthcoming exhibition, Japan's Modern Divide.

By focusing on two artists, the show will examine how, ...


The Spirit Of China's Sufi Shrines

Friday, March 08, 2013

In 2002, photographer Lisa Ross found herself far away from home — in the remote Taklamakan Desert of western China, in what is known as the Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region.

"I was looking for something," she says, but "I didn't know what I was looking for."

She had been visiting ...


With These Abstract Portraits, Beauty Is In The Eye Of The Beholder

Thursday, March 07, 2013

Here's a pretty weird, but kind of cool and completely random set of photos: Close-up portraits of artists' eyes. They were taken in the 1960s by British photographer Bill Brandt.

Born in Germany in 1904, Brandt photographed — both independently and on assignment — a wide range of subjects in ...


Live From North Korea, An Instagram Feed

Tuesday, March 05, 2013

If nuclear concerns haven't pushed North Korea back to the front of American consciousness, Dennis Rodman's recent visit has. It's a reminder of just how rare an opportunity it is to meet with the North Korean leader; NPR's news blog says Rodman is "the only American to have ...


Asylum Suitcases, Found And Photographed

Monday, March 04, 2013

Ed. Note: This article was originally published Nov. 2, 2011.

Photographer Jon Crispin has a fascination with things that are left behind. Those are his exact words. "Even as a kid I was trying to get into places I shouldn't go," he says on the phone.

In the '80s he ...


The Photographer Who Made Architects Famous

Friday, March 01, 2013

Ezra Stoller probably wouldn't care about this question, but let's indulge it anyways: What makes a "beautiful" photograph?

To a degree, a lot depends on the subject, right? Would Ansel Adams have been half as famous if those landscapes hadn't already done most of the work?

Then again, beauty is ...


Mom And Pop And Hoboken: Portraits In Mile Square City

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Frank Sinatra's hometown is swiftly morphing into a commuter hub. What does that mean for the longstanding business owners? It's hard enough to survive the economy, let alone Hurricane Sandy.


Interactive: Slide To See Before And After Sandy

Friday, November 02, 2012

Interactive images show the New Jersey coast before and after Sandy.


Here's The Scoop On Cat Poop Coffee

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Would you pay $25 for one ounce of coffee from beans that traveled an animal's intestinal system? Many people do, and like it, although I'm not so sure. In fact, a whole industry has ...

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Found Photos Of The Rolling Stones: Who Took Them?

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Rolling Stones' first gig. Which makes these found photos of the young rockers all the more poignant.


Retracing The Steps Of A Civil War Photographer

Monday, September 17, 2012

Today's 150th anniversary of the Battle of Antietam got us thinking: What if Civil War photographer Alexander Gardner could revisit some of the original sites he photographed?


Louis And Lump: Tiny Tots Saved At Sea

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Surely you're thinking: "Not another Titanic story!" But wait, the story behind these photos is a crazy one of kidnapping, revolvers and a little boy called "Lump."


If You Teach A Man To Photograph: Haiti, As Seen By Haitians

Thursday, January 12, 2012

It's been two years since Haiti suffered a devastating earthquake. You've seen plenty of photos taken by foreigners, but how many photos by actual Haitians have you seen?


Revisiting 'Country Doctor,' A 1948 Photo Essay

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

For the first time, you can see the complete original photo essay from Life magazine online.


'Breakfast At Tiffany's' Turns 50

Wednesday, October 05, 2011

Life celebrates the movie's 50th birthday with a look back at Audrey's style.