Photography Photography

Photography

This 11-year-old boy lives with his family in a Roma settlement in Belgrade. "He and his brothers and sisters are without documents, but he had this amazing confidence," Constantine says. Greg Constantine hide caption

toggle caption
Greg Constantine
A. Abbas/Magnum Photos

Photographer Abbas Chronicles 'What People Do In The Name Of God'

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/456635190/456665128" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

During his decades-spanning career Irving Penn photographed everything from fashion models to frozen food. Above, Ball Dress by Olivier Theyskens for Nina Ricci, New York, 2007. Conde Nast/Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of The Irving Penn Foundation hide caption

toggle caption
Conde Nast/Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of The Irving Penn Foundation

For Irving Penn, Perfect Portraiture Wasn't Just For Fashion Models

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/452855511/455432761" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

On the first day of the Soviet withdrawal from Afghanistan in May 1988, an Afghan soldier hands a flag to a departing Soviet soldier in Kabul. "This was the first time journalists had full access to Kabul," Robert Nickelsberg says. It marked his first year covering Afghanistan. "It was a historical turning point for the Cold War and actually foreshadows the chaos that will descend on the country." Courtesy of Robert Nickelsberg/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Courtesy of Robert Nickelsberg/Getty Images

"I struck upon this kind of crazy idea that I was going to go to New York and stop 10,000 people on the streets and take their portrait, and create kind of a photographic census of the city." Courtesy of St. Martin's Press hide caption

toggle caption
Courtesy of St. Martin's Press

In 10,000 Snaps Of The Shutter, A 'Photographic Census' Of A City

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/451184837/451490149" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Frazier's grandmother grew up in Braddock in the 1930s and '40s, when "it was prosperous and a melting pot," Frazier says. She took this photograph of her grandmother in 2002. Courtesy of artist LaToya Ruby Frazier hide caption

toggle caption
Courtesy of artist LaToya Ruby Frazier

With Her Camera, MacArthur 'Genius' Tells An African-American Rust Belt Story

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/444222920/444527532" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

"Oh, look! There's a donkey in my living room!!!" was the photographer's Instagram caption. Adriana Zehbrauskas/Getty Images Instagram Grant Recipient 2015 hide caption

toggle caption
Adriana Zehbrauskas/Getty Images Instagram Grant Recipient 2015

A photo from 1875 in Rio de Janeiro shows women street sellers called "quitandeiras," also known as "slaves who earn." A portion of the profits was returned to their masters. Marc Ferrez/Moreira Salles Institute hide caption

toggle caption
Marc Ferrez/Moreira Salles Institute

Brazil Enslaved

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/439257489/439727489" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

How Photos Of Crisis Can Shape The Events They Represent

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/437291806/437291807" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Political Wills Battle Contributes To Budget Impasse In Illinois

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/436820852/436820853" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript