Photography

Never-Before-Seen Photos From the New York City Art World in the ’80s

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Paige Powell, who became the associate publisher of Andy Warhol’s Interview, arrived in New York City from Oregon in 1980. With camcorder and camera in hand, Powell joined the inner circle of art-scene luminaries and photographed them over the next decade. Jean-Michel Basquiat, her partner from ’82 to ’84 (captured in a series of reclining nudes by Powell), Francesco and Alba Clemente, Tama Janowitz, Stephen Sprouse, Madonna, and Keith Haring were just a few of her subjects.
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Unnerving Photos Depicting Our Obsession with Digital Devices

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Our digital devices have harmed or helped us, depending on who you ask. Phones and other digital tools have captured abuses and crimes perpetrated against innocent human beings, but they’ve also become a barrier during our physical/social interactions. French photographer Antoine Geiger examines our “over-exposure” to our digital devices and what implications that has on our identity, security, and more.
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Striking Photos of Depression and WWII Era Movie Theaters and Posters

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This fall, we’ve been perusing the newly-opened Yale archive of photos from the Great Depression and the World War II era. All the pictures were created by the United States Farm Security Administration and Office of War Information (FSA-OW) in order to document what life was like around the country.

The photos below look at movie theaters, audiences, and posters from the 1930s and ’40s, ranging from America’s most rural counties, dotted with migrant workers, to New York City and Washington, D.C.
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Heartwarming Photos of Adoptable Black Cats That Dispel the Bad-Luck Myth

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According to a survey published by the Huffington Post, around 26% of people said the color of a cat was important to them when considering adoption. While the saying about a black cat crossing your path being bad luck seems like pure superstition to most people, 13% of Americans are genuinely terrified by it. It certainly isn’t a myth that black shelter cats struggle to find permanent homes, but photographer Casey Elise is doing her part to help these misunderstood kitties find loving owners.
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Photographing the Cruising Culture of Brooklyn’s Prospect Park: Thomas Roma on Longing and Loss in the Vale of Cashmere

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“No one ever found a reason to take a moment or a season to find the real me,” Johnny Adams bellows in “The Real Me,” a song written by Doc Pomus that shifts its tone, midway through, from despairing isolation to gratitude. The singer is finally able to see his “real” self in the mirror only after someone else — a lover, or society, or whomever — is willing to see him. 
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Touching Portraits of Dogs from Puppy to Old Friend

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Pet photographer Amanda Jones fell in love with a long-haired Dachshund named Lily, adopted the puppy, and spent the next 16 years with her faithful companion by her side. She captured Lily’s life in photos, from a silly little ball of energy to a stately elder. The relationship with Lily inspired Jones to create a series of photographs of other dogs that documents their lives and stories.
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