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 Kodak's panoramic Coloramas were huge. They were discontinued. And now they're back!
July 28, 2010 Ten years ago, Fresno commercial painter Rick Norsigian bought 65 old negatives at a garage sale for $45. He now claims they've been authenticated as the work of Ansel Adams and are worth $200 million. A representative of Adams disputes this, saying the value of his work was produced in the darkroom. Michele Norris talks to Andy Grundberg, chair of photography at The Corcoran College of Art and Design, and former director of the Ansel Adams Center for Photography.
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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.
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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A soldier with Bravo Company, 101st Airborne Div., yells for more ammunition while trying to suppress heavy enemy fire.
July 24, 2010 For U.S. forces in Afghanistan, removing the Taliban from its epicenter is a slow and steady struggle.
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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.
The white circle marks the location where the Deepwater Horizon rig exploded April 20. The dark black swirls in the center of the image are oil.
July 21, 2010 Photographing the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico from space isn't as easy as you might think. Cloud cover, water smoothness and the reflection of sunlight off the water make gathering useful satellite photos a difficult task for NASA.
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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