May 14, 2013 The striking image of grief-stricken men carrying two boys to a mosque for their funeral was named the World Press Photo of the Year in February. Recently, critics have questioned the photo's authenticity. The photographer says he did nothing out of the ordinary with the image.
March 27, 2013 Photographer Ernie Button has been taking pictures of the dried residues left in empty whisky glasses for six years. The resulting images are compellingly abstract, and maybe just a little bit otherworldly.
September 20, 2012 What are scuppernongs? Scout's meal in To Kill a Mockingbird is just one of many re-created and captured by Dinah Fried.
June 5, 2012 In the Zapotec culture of Oaxaca, there's a commonly accepted category of mixed gender — people called muxes. A photo essay blurs lines between gay and Catholic cultures there.
April 26, 2012 In our poll on food photos on social media, 45 percent of respondents said that they like the photos and don't think the "culinary paparazzi" has gone too far. Still, some 28 percent of respondents said they're fed up.
December 13, 2011 A camera that captures images at the rate of one trillion exposures per second is a device with amazing potential, according to researchers at MIT.
August 10, 2011 An arresting image of a woman jumping into the arms of riot police has become a sensation, as the stark silhouette of her leaping figure against a background of bright flames captures a dramatic moment in Britain's riots.
July 13, 2011 Dominoes falling, balloons popping, and paper airplanes flying: it can only mean one thing — someone's created their own version of the infamous Rube Goldberg machine. This time, a group of pro photographers puts a new spin on the challenging contraption.
June 30, 2011 A friendship over fixed-gear bikes blossoms as a Flickr user battles cancer — and shares his experience with the world.
May 22, 2011 What's with the craze for digital photographs filtered with faux-vintage effects? Nathan Jurgenson, in the midst of his dissertation on social media and self-documentation, digs into our modern obsession.
March 12, 2011 The Smithsonian has recently discovered a rare perspective on the legendary quake: 3-D, color stereo photographs.
March 3, 2011 For John Asante, pursuing photography as a hobby (again) is both exciting and intimidating. While he knows how to use a professional camera, he sees others' creative outlets and wonders if the market is already flooded. But a list of lessons has given him confidence to "keep calm and snap on."
February 24, 2011 A lack of a press in Libya has prevented outsiders from seeing what the country actually looks like. Former Ambassador Charles O. Cecil has captured clear, colorful photos of the country. And they're different from what we see on today's broadcasts.