One of the negatives discovered by Rick Norsigian.
Courtesy Rick Norsigian
July 31, 2010 It's an irresistible story. A building painter in Fresno, Calif., announces negatives he bought for $45 at a yard sale were taken by Ansel Adams. But the renowned photographer's family thinks the story is too good to be true, and the heat's on to prove the negatives' authenticity.
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July 30, 2010 It may come as delightful news that in real life, "Mr. Spock" is a photographer. His latest photo series, "Secret Selves," is about to go on display.
July 29, 2010 Thomas Day was a successful North Carolina furniture builder and woodworker in the decades before the Civil War. He was also of mixed-race heritage -- and he appears to have owned slaves. A new book and exhibition tell his story.
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July 29, 2010 Kodak's panoramic Coloramas were huge. They were discontinued. And now they're back!
July 28, 2010 The perfect gift for your beloved photography nerd-slash-coffee junkie, i.e., you.
July 27, 2010 Purchased at a yard sale, a batch of negatives has been verified as authentic Ansel Adams. The large glass negatives, purchased for $45, are valued at $200 million.
July 27, 2010 About two weekends ago, a curious happening took place. Thirty-five of the country's best photojournalists gathered to surprise a man whom they all "wanted to murder."
July 26, 2010 What's so special about people sitting in cars? An award-winning photographer explains his series.
Photograph via Getty Images, illustration by Benjamin Hammond
July 26, 2010 Thanks to photography, the days of sitting for a portrait are long-gone. And thanks to technology, you can now you can have your portrait drawn in a minute.
The restored version of "The Gross Clinic," above, is characterized by darker hues that bring the image closer to what Thomas Eakins originally painted in 1875.
The Philadelphia Museum of Art
July 25, 2010 Have we been looking at the wrong version of Thomas Eakins' "The Gross Clinic" all along? The Philadelphia Museum of Art is restoring the painting.
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Steve McCurry's famous "Afghan Girl," Peshawar, Pakistan, 1984.
July 24, 2010 Photojournalist Steve McCurry received the last roll of Kodak's iconic film and has just processed the results.
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July 23, 2010 Why do we enjoy things like bitter foods and horror films? And are we the only species that likes art? Paul Bloom, professor of psychology at Yale University and author of How Pleasure Works, explains our penchant for art and why we find some unpleasant things so enjoyable.
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July 22, 2010 A team of researchers has visualized happiness in America by analyzing Twitter language.
July 22, 2010 A photo series provides a rare behind-the-scenes looks at what inspired the iconic pop artist.
July 21, 2010 Before motion pictures, there were still images. Now still cameras are being used to produce video. Has photography come full circle?
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