The main produce market in Port-au-Prince is open Thursday, January 21, but sellers say people are not buying because they don't have enough money and the banks are closed.
January 21, 2010 On Thursday in Haiti, there were small signs of normalcy amid the destruction.
Violence erupts as Haitians loot around a collapsed grocery store
January 20, 2010 The situation unravels in the commercial district of Port-au-Prince.
A man carries cloth from a shack behind a burning building in the commercial district of Port-au-Prince.
January 19, 2010 NPR photographer David Gilkey documents the chaos in the Haitian capital.
January 18, 2010 With desperation growing, looting is on the rise. But even guns could not keep some Haitians from their mission to obtain much-needed essentials from the rubble.
January 10, 2010 Alleged airplane bomber Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab spent time in Yemen studying Arabic. Five years earlier, Sandy Choi also went to language school there. She brought back photographs of everyday life not often seen outside the country.
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December 18, 2009 The influential photographer died of cancer Sunday. He was 63. In remembrance, we listen to a 1989 interview with him about his Pictures from Home, a decade-long project in which he observed the effects of his father's job loss on his family — a poignant topic once more.
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December 1, 2009 Photographer Platon saw a golden opportunity and seized it. In September, over a five-day period, The New Yorker staff photographer camped out at the United Nations and lured the world's most powerful men and women to pose for him. The result is an impressive display called Portraits of Power.
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November 29, 2009 Norman Rockwell is a familiar name. You probably know him for his illustrations, which defined the rosy aesthetic of midcentury America. But what you might not know is that almost all of his paintings began as photographs.
November 19, 2009 Judith Fox's new book of photographs is an intimate portrait of a loved one's submergence into Alzheimer's. I Still Do is a chronicle of her husband's journey with the disease.
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November 13, 2009 A book out this month by photographer Paul Nicklen, Polar Obsession, documents the wildlife of the Arctic and Antarctic. Nicklen, who was raised in an Inuit community in Canada's Arctic and whose work has been published in hundreds of magazines around the world, including National Geographic, talks with Melissa Block about the roots of his preoccupation with frigid regions.
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November 12, 2009 Eliot Glazer, the creator of the popular photo blog myparentswereawesome.com, speaks to host Michele Norris about his blog's mission to highlight the time "before the fanny packs and Andrea Bocelli concerts," when parents "were once free-wheeling, fashion-forward and super-awesome."
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November 11, 2009 On the afternoon of Nov. 5, a massive roadside bomb destroyed a Stryker armored vehicle in Kandahar province, Afghanistan.
November 10, 2009 The artist-photographer has never exhibited and has published just one book. Now his striking, enigmatic portraits are being celebrated in not one but two major exhibitions. As NPR's Claire O'Neill explains, it's Bergman's patience and his perfectionism that have caught the eye of curators.
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November 9, 2009 Clyde Butcher believes South Florida's wetlands have an image problem. Everglades National Park and the adjacent Big Cypress National Preserve are unique, awe-inspiring places. But they're also swamps, with alligators, snakes and high water that discourage visitors from experiencing much of the beauty. For nearly three decades, Butcher has captured much of that beauty in his large-format, black-and-white photographs. They've won him acclaim as an artist and as an educator who's worked to spread the word about an area that's been called Florida's "last frontier."
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From The Sweet Flypaper of Life, Howard University Press, 1984
Roy DeCarava/Courtesy of Sherry Turner DeCarava
October 31, 2009 In the 1950s, photography was hardly considered art. If you wanted to be taken seriously as a photographer, you snapped mountains and models -- not your neighbors. It also helped to be white. But Roy DeCarava, who died this week at the age of 89, turned all of that on its head.
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