How Photojournalists Are Documenting the Coronavirus Crisis

How Photojournalists Are Documenting the Coronavirus Crisis

Despite these obstacles, Frayer has worked to create a moving record of life in Beijing as people deal with the virus, from residents just trying to get through the crisis to the brave volunteers with the humanitarian organization Blue Sky Rescue, who are donning protective suits and disinfection equipment to tackle it head on.

The Invisible Lives of Hand Dryers

The Invisible Lives of Hand Dryers

Contentious and often seemingly ineffective, hand dryers have become a virtually invisible part of everyday life.“They’re something you rely on and expect, but don’t ever recall,” says English photographer Samuel Ryde.“I realized that the hand dryer represented the bar,” Ryde says.

The Profound Loneliness of New York Subway Platforms

The Profound Loneliness of New York Subway Platforms

In the first months after moving to New York City in 2008, Israeli-born photographer Natan Dvir liked to time how long he could stare at fellow subway passengers before one of them made eye contact.

Meet the Sulfur Miners Risking Their Lives Inside a Volcano

Meet the Sulfur Miners Risking Their Lives Inside a Volcano

Louie learned from his guide that workers spend 12-hour shifts dodging plumes of poisonous smoke (with many protected only by rags tied around their mouths) while carrying up to 180 pounds of sulfur on their backs.

Defying Vertigo to Capture Aerials From an Ultralight Plane

Defying Vertigo to Capture Aerials From an Ultralight Plane

From above, Chesnel discovered, the seaside landscapes of southern France look like abstract paintings, with vibrant bands of color bleeding into each other.“I like pushing the boundary between paintings and photographs,” says Chesnel, who trained as a painter and only recently transitioned into photography.

The Psychedelic Beauty of Destroyed CDs

The Psychedelic Beauty of Destroyed CDs

Like many teenagers growing up in the early- to mid-aughts, Russian photographer Rus Khasanov spent an obscene amount of money on CDs. He displayed his favorites on a shelf—Eminem’s The Marshall Mathers LP, Amy Winehouse’s Back to Black, assorted Harry Potter soundtracks—and protected the rest inside black faux-leather binders, handling the discs with utmost care.

A Remote Tanzanian Village Logs Onto the Internet

A Remote Tanzanian Village Logs Onto the Internet

Villagers rented smartphones from the company and paid 50 cents per gigabyte for the data they used, just over 1 percent of the average monthly income.

Want Vintage NASA Space Photos? Sotheby's Can Help

Want Vintage NASA Space Photos? Sotheby's Can Help

The image, developed in NASA’s photographic laboratories immediately after the mission and autographed by Bean himself, is one of more than 200 prints peddled by the auction house in its first-ever space photos sale, taking place today.

Photo Gallery: Wild Juxtapositions of Saudi Arabia Modern and Ancient

Photo Gallery: Wild Juxtapositions of Saudi Arabia Modern and Ancient

“Development happened so fast that they haven’t really had a chance to keep up with it the way other societies have,” says Peter Bogaczewicz a Canadian architect and photographer who has lived in the Saudi Arabian capital of Riyadh for the past five years.

An Artist Takes an Unflinching Look at Her Own Hysterectomy

An Artist Takes an Unflinching Look at Her Own Hysterectomy

Photograph: Elinor CarucciA third of American women undergo hysterectomies, most in their forties, like Carucci.In the book's afterward, she calls red “the color of an angry loss that I feel.”Photograph: Elinor CarucciCarucci—an Israeli American photographer whose award-winning editorial work has appeared in WIRED —isn't one to shut her eyes.

The Spellbinding Allure of Seoul's Fake Urban Mountains

The Spellbinding Allure of Seoul's Fake Urban Mountains

Around a decade ago, South Korean photographer Seunggu Kim began noticing a new trend of luxury apartment complexes in Seoul being built around elaborate re-creations of famous Korean mountains.

The Symmetry and Chaos of the World's Megacities

The Symmetry and Chaos of the World's Megacities

Even when shooting the more familiar cityscapes of Dubai, Hong Kong, or New York, Koopmans manages to create fresh-looking images by finding unique vantage points, often by scouting his locations on Google Earth.

The Unbuilt Streets of California's Ghost Metropolis

The Unbuilt Streets of California's Ghost Metropolis

"It was promoted as this extravagant development, but in many ways it failed spectacularly," says Chicago-based photographer Noritaka Minami, who first learned about California City while attending graduate school at UC Irvine.

A Photographer Made a Working Replica of NASA’s Moon Camera

A Photographer Made a Working Replica of NASA’s Moon Camera

For the last four years, the 34-year-old has been building a functioning replica of the custom Hasselblad camera that Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrong used on the moon.The cameras that Aldrin and Armstrong used were left on the moon, so Rise had to rely on archival NASA photos to understand the camera’s design.

Cold War–Era Bunker Mania Forever Altered Albania

Cold War–Era Bunker Mania Forever Altered Albania

"I believe the local community has missed an opportunity to be the guardians of remembrance for those who suffered under Enver Hoxha, and also denied themselves a huge income from tourism," Hackman says.

Comic-Con's Unexpectedly Great Cosplay Moments

Comic-Con's Unexpectedly Great Cosplay Moments

"I wanted to photograph it with my own eye," Shannon says, "to find the weird, wacky moments that maybe aren't classic Comic-Con beauty shots.". "I felt so bad for those security guys," Shannon says, "Every five minutes they're like, 'Sorry, you can't stand there.

Shopkeepers Around the World, Photographed With Their Wares

Shopkeepers Around the World, Photographed With Their Wares

Photographer Vladimir Antaki and a friend were wandering along a crowded street in Mexico City a few years ago when they stumbled upon a hole-in-the-wall sculptor's studio that, except for a dusty radio, wouldn't have looked out of place in Renaissance Italy.

A Stunning Quest to Photograph Australia's 10 Deserts

A Stunning Quest to Photograph Australia's 10 Deserts

When aerial photographer Joshua Smith flew over the Simpson Desert for the first time four years ago, on his way to visit a friend in a remote town, he couldn't stop snapping.

You've Never Seen Waves Like This Before

You've Never Seen Waves Like This Before

Talibart, now a celebrated photographer, remains both frightened and fascinated by the sea, a tension she explores in her new series, Sirens , which was recently shortlisted for a Sony World Photography Award and will go on exhibition at the Sohn Fine Art Gallery in Lenox, Massachusetts in September.

These Sea Creatures Are Actually Made of Glass

These Sea Creatures Are Actually Made of Glass

"Modern glass blowers have tried to copy the Blaschkas, and they can't," says French photographer Guido Mocafico, who spent several years traveling to museums across Europe to shoot hundreds of Blaschka models.

Exquisite Underwater Photos to Make You Love the Ocean

Exquisite Underwater Photos to Make You Love the Ocean

At age 22, in 1994, he learned to dive, then became an instructor so he could do it all the time—eventually plunging in waters as far as the Gulf of Mexico, the Caribbean, the Indian Ocean, and the South China Sea. Those countless hours spent underwater, just for the love of it, now inform his approach as a photographer.

America’s Grandest Movie Palaces Find Strange New Lives

America’s Grandest Movie Palaces Find Strange New Lives

French photographers Yves Marchand and Romain Meffre stumbled across the abandoned theater in 2005 while working on a series about the effects of deindustrialization on the city. Stunned by the building's fading grandeur, Marchand and Meffre began traveling the country, seeking out other abandoned theaters to photograph.

Meet Romania's Very Internet-Savvy Witch Community

Meet Romania's Very Internet-Savvy Witch Community

Using social media to livestream rituals or to video chat with clients for fortune readings, witch entrepreneurs are better able to grow their business using self-referential devices (clothing, jewelry, idols) to effectively market the storied mysticism of Roma women to searching souls.

Photo Gallery: Science Lab Or Artist Studio?

Photo Gallery: Science Lab Or Artist Studio?

"Art is a way of thinking." Related Stories Over the course of her 10 years at the Technical University Bürkle has gained a new appreciation for the artistry of scientific research, which, she discovered, is far more unruly than most people realize.

Travel Back in Time With These Vintage Computers

Travel Back in Time With These Vintage Computers

A gloved technician gently placed those light enough to carry against white and black velvet backdrops for Richards to shoot with his Canon 1DS Mark II, using simple overhead fluorescent lighting for illumination.

Underwater magician

Underwater magician

Based at Bream Bay, Whangarei, Crispin is also an acclaimed underwater photographer and the recipient of numerous photography awards. Chasing paper nautilus was our first New Zealand Geographic project and it was a toughie! We have several projects on the go in New Zealand.

The Finnish Swimmers Who Chill Out in Subzero Temperatures

The Finnish Swimmers Who Chill Out in Subzero Temperatures

Photographer Markku Lahdesmaki came across this scene while visiting Rauhaniemi beach on Nasijarvi Lake a few Januaries ago. "I felt like I couldn't breathe." Avanto—Finnish for "hole in the ice"—is a national pastime in Finland between November and March, when temperatures drop as cold as -35 degrees Fahrenheit.

These Magnified Frost Crystal Images Are Totally Enchanting

These Magnified Frost Crystal Images Are Totally Enchanting

"You don't necessarily know what scale you're looking at—it could be taken from an airplane, or it could be an inch across." Like the water droplets she photographs, Blackmer's frost crystals are defined by their ephemerality.

Why We All Take the Same Travel Photos

Why We All Take the Same Travel Photos

"We want to make traveling a more seamless, cultural experience using an extensive database of local knowledge."But Explorest is just an app-shaped version of something tourists already do: flit from attraction to attraction to take the same photos they've already seen of Buckingham Palace, the Golden Gate Bridge or even Brussels' Peeing Boy. That script, staged again and again by countless visitors, reflects how photography has always shaped the travel experience—for good or bad.“It can be an opening up to the world,” says Peter D.

Close Encounters at AlienCon, Where Ancient Aliens Fans Meet

Close Encounters at AlienCon, Where Ancient Aliens Fans Meet

"This is their Super Bowl."Petry met several convention-goers who had taken vacations to sites with supposed extraterrestrial connections: "One couple had just got back from Mexico to visit the pyramids, which are believed to be landmarks created by aliens.