Articles from New York Times

How a Photographer Got a Rare Shot of James Mattis

Defense Secretary James Mattis declined to sit for a portrait for the latest New York Times Magazine cover, so photographer Mark Peterson explains how he managed to shoot the cover during Mattis' very limited public appearances.

NYC photo tour helicopter crashes in the East River, claiming five lives

The crash has raised serious questions about 'startling safety gaps' in the doors-off photo tour industry. After a brief safety video, passengers are strapped in with heavy-duty harnesses and given only a knife to cut themselves loose in case of emergency.

Photo Essay: Inside one of America's last pencil factories

Photographer Christopher Payne captures the 'colorful world of craft and complexity' you'll find in the General Pencil Company's factory in Jersey City... and almost nowhere else.

AT&T won't sell the Huawei Mate 10 in the US over political concerns

It appears Huwei's ties to the Chinese Government and a fear of espionage have played a role in AT&T's decision not to offer the Huawei Mate 10 Pro and it's Leica-branded dual camera to customers in the United States.

The history of photography is a history of shattered glass

"Glass is everywhere in photography. From Eugène Atget’s reflective vitrines to Lee Friedlander’s sly self-portraiture, photographers have long been in thrall to the visual complications glass can inject into a composition."

Photo Essay: 16 years of war in Afghanistan

The New York Times has published a powerful photo essay that follows the entire 16-year arc of the United States' War in Afghanistan—one photo per year, starting with 2017 and moving backwards to 2001.

Oldest known portrait of a US president unearthed after over 100 years in storage

The oldest known portrait of a US president was just discovered after over a century in storage. It's going up for auction in October, where it's expected to fetch between $150,000 and $250,000.

Renowned self-portrait photographer Cindy Sherman goes public on Instagram

Renowned self-portrait photographer and MacArthur Fellow Cindy Sherman has just gone public on Instagram—an occasion so momentous it earned a feature in the New York Times.

RIP: Legendary photo editor John G. Morris dies at 100

Renowned photo editor John G. Morris, whose incredible career saw him at LIFE, The New York Times, The Washington Post, National Geographic and Magnum, passed away last week at age 100.

New York Times journalist offers first-hand look at the battle for Mosul

New York Times video journalist Ben Solomon spent a harrowing three weeks accompanying Iraqi Major Sajjad al-Hour as he and his men fought to retake Mosul from I.S. forces.

The story behind 'viral' New York Times photograph of Comey testimony

All of the remote cameras in the world are no substitute for some gut instinct and a good monopod.

Celebrated war photographer Stanley Greene dies at 68

Stanley Greene captured 'brutally honest' photographs in the war zones of the Middle East, Chechnya and Georgia. He was also one of the few African-American photographers working internationally.

Now that's a bowl of spaghetti: food photos through the years

The NY Times magazine takes a look at the history of food photography, including the requisite bullet-thru-an-apple shot.

Mothers before they were mothers

A character in Edan Lepucki's most recent novel put out a call for photos of mothers before they became mothers. So she did the same. Who was your mother before you knew her?

US bans most electronic devices, including cameras, on flights from eight countries

Electronic devices larger than cellphones will be banned in carry-on luggage on flights to the US from some Middle-Eastern and African countries. Read more

Street style chronicler Bill Cunningham passes away at 87

Street photographer Bill Cunningham passed away over the weekend. Cunningham chronicled fashion and life on New York's streets for almost 40 years at the New York Times. Read more

Royal Family expresses concerns over alarming measures used by paparazzi seeking photos of Prince George

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have expressed concerns with some of the recent tactics used by paparazzi trying to photograph their two-year-old son. The letter details some of the methods photographers have used to try and get their shots, including hiding in sand dunes and using other children to lure Prince George into view at playgrounds. Read more

White House ban on photos and social media has ended

The White House has ended the ban on photography and social media use during public tours, and is instead urging visitors to take and share photos from tours using the applicable hashtag #WhiteHouseTour. The photography ban had been in place for 40 years, and was instated in part to reduce the damaging effects of flash photography on artwork. Read more

Google develops 'coherent' image identification algorithm

Google is working on an image identification technology at its Research Labs in Mountain View, California. The latest complex algorithm from the search engine giant is able to systematically 'produce captions to accurately describe images the first time it sees them', creating coherent sentences rather than individual tags. Read more