Syrian photographer Hosam Katan shares his experience photographing the ongoing conflict in his home country, getting shot by a sniper, and more.
Articles from NY Times Lens Blog
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."
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.
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."
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.
|DSC_9643 by NOWHITELENS|
from Best Photo of the Week
|Thailand Sunrise by ozziebadger|
from Ships and Boats