June 30, 2010 On April 1, 1988, Deborah Luster's mother was murdered in her bed by a contract killer who came in through her kitchen window, walked down her hall and shot her five times in the head. Luster, who was 37 at the time of the murder, says she was able to "dig out" of the "mess" she found herself in by photographing prisoners.
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June 26, 2010 Lightning struck Chicago this week. Tornadoes were in the forecast Wednesday night, and Chicago Tribune photographer Chris Sweda rushed up to the top floor of the John Hancock building and snapped his shutter just as two bolts of lightning simultaneously zapped the spires of both the Willis Tower and the new Trump Tower.
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June 23, 2010 The accomplished photographer helped change the landscape of American photography.
June 23, 2010 Sotheby's auction house in New York on Tuesday night concluded a two-day sale of photographs from a collection of more than 1,600 assembled by Ansel Adams and Edwin Land, the founder of Polaroid. The auction was controversial because a number of photographers believed they had only lent their photos to the now-bankrupt company, and therefore the photos weren't the company's to sell.
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June 22, 2010 The only thing more surprising than this geographic anomaly is how the photographer captured it.
June 21, 2010 Lee Hill, of NPR's Tell Me More, offers a slide show of images by Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer Ted Jackson depicting very different disasters along the Gulf Coast.
June 21, 2010 Since the oil spill started almost two months ago, images of people impacted by the spill, and wildlife covered in oil have put viewers around the world in almost direct touch with the effects of the spill. But do the pictures put recent disasters, such as Hurricane Katrina and Rita, in the same context with the oil spill? To find out, guest host Tony Cox speaks with two seasoned photojournalists -- Keith Jenkins, supervising senior producer for Multimedia at NPR, and Ted Jackson, a Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer for the New Orleans Times-Picayune.
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June 21, 2010 A botanist in England has teamed up with an artist to capture vivid images of seeds.
June 19, 2010 More than 1,000 Polaroid photographs are being auctioned at Sotheby's in New York City as part of Polaroid's bankruptcy court order. The auction includes legendary photography dating back to the 1940s. Some artists argue that they only lent their work to Polaroid and that the company does not have the right to auction it.
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June 18, 2010 Muybridge Contest Update: Winners To Be Announced July 1
June 18, 2010 This Sunday, forget the BBQ and try constructing a balloon-powered sky-cam or folding some electronic origami. Ken Denmead, author of Geek Dad: Awesomely Geeky Projects and Activities for Dads and Kids to Share, describes projects for science enthusiasts of all ages.
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June 18, 2010 Imagine an Afghanistan with clean streets and cars, a hopeful place where women take their children to the parks to play and teens shop for pop music in new stores. That's how the country looked in the 1960s. And Mohammad Qayoumi has the pictures to prove it.
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June 17, 2010 U.S. Green Berets in Kandahar are working with Afghan special forces to improve security for locals. It is a constructive collaboration but a difficult thing to photograph. Special forces cannot give names or show their faces.
June 16, 2010 James Balog is more than a photographer. He's an explorer and researcher documenting fascinating, frightening and beautiful things.
June 14, 2010 Prostitution rings, drugs, allegedly corrupt referees, match-fixing and a career-ending head-butt — it's all part of the World Cup's messy history.
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