"In 1904, a photographer in North Carolina lent a 4×5 camera to a divorced single mother. He shook his head and muttered several times that she’d 'never make the grade.' One year later, he viewed her as his competitor and took back his equipment."
Articles from NY Times Lens Blog
Dec 27, 2017 at 15:33
Egyptian photographer Hadeer Mahmoud's photos capture "moments of longing and loss," telling the stories of three young women whose partners were arrested in the wake of the Arab Spring.
Aug 30, 2017 at 16:28
Syrian photographer Hosam Katan shares his experience photographing the ongoing conflict in his home country, getting shot by a sniper, and more.
At the age of 22, a still-unknown Elliott Erwitt was asked to go document Pittsburg's transformation from industrial center to cultural hub. Looking back, he calls it "he most important thing that happened to me with regard to starting my career."
Aug 1, 2017 at 13:57
Photographer Jesus Emmanuel returned to his deserted high school in Puerto Rico earlier this year, 4x5 view camera in tow, to pay tribute to the vandalized, abandoned, and destroyed school.
Jul 10, 2017 at 18:33
The simultaneous industrialization of the car and the camera has bound the two up in history. Suddenly, "the camera became the indispensable accessory for drivers eager to immortalize their travels."
Sep 24, 2013 at 11:00
The New York Times' Lens Blog asked teenagers across the U.S. to submit photos of their hometowns for a project simply called 'My Hometown.' Thousands of teens responded to the call, with submissions coming from 45 states. The resulting collection is a yearbook of sorts, documenting the friends, family and places closest to a small sampling of the country's young people. Lens Blog has published a selection of 145 Editor's Choice photos, and the whole collection is available online - searchable by student or state. Take a look at a few standouts.
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