5 Cameras That Take Better Photos Than Your Smartphone

Camera phones are ubiquitous in modern life. And for most people, they’re fine for taking selfies and family photos. While smartphone cameras have dramatically improved in recent years (and many...

The Genius Innovation That Made the Great Library of Alexandria Work

As National Library Week begins — it runs from April 9–15 this year — the Library of Congress looks back at the ancestor of the card catalog, in this...

How American Troops Helped Turn the Tide in World War I

On April 6, 1917, Congress declared war on Germany, and a few days later, Theodore Roosevelt went to see President Woodrow Wilson. Roosevelt, a former Rough Rider in the...

History’s Best Umpires—And One Who Got Banned From Baseball

Baseball umpires are a unique breed, the keepers of law and order on the field, required to make decisions, often almost in a split second, on every play. And...

These Found Vintage Snapshots Are a Testament to Americans’ Love of Their Cars

In recent years, the American Dream has seemed anything but secure. But in its halcyon heights, during the economic boom of post-war ’50s and ’60s, success and happiness were...

10 Things to See at the Format Photo Festival

Format photography festival in Derby, UK, returns this week for its eighth edition, taking “habitat” as its central theme. Featuring more than 200 international artists and photographers across 30...

Ai Weiwei Reflects on the Sadness of Ren Hang’s Photographs

Knut Koivisto—FotografiskaPortrait of Ren Hang taken one week before his death.The sudden death of photographer and poet Ren Hang on Feb. 24 shook the art world to its core....

Gabriel García Márquez’s Life in 100 Pictures

This post is in partnership with the Harry Ransom Center at The University of Texas at Austin. A version of the article below was originally published on the Ransom...

This Drone Photo Shows the Extent of Vandalism at a Jewish Cemetery

In the hours after the FBI launched an investigation into the vandalism of a Jewish cemetery in Philadelphia, where more than 100 headstones were found toppled on Feb. 26,...

Watch Macro Photo from A-Z

So it’s time for something completely different now! It’s weekend for us and probably most of our readers. Today we present you an easy to digest article. Going through...

The Story Behind TIME’s Trump Chaos Cover

For the Feb. 27 cover of TIME on the chaos surrounding the initial days of the Trump administration we turned to Brooklyn-based artist Tim O’Brien. A long-time TIME collaborator,...

The Surprisingly Simple Technique Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Photographers Use

Janine BereyBarbara Palvin being photographed in CuracaoHigh-profile shoots rely on complex lighting setups, which in turn rely on a large team of assistants. For the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue,...

Syrian Refugees in Greece Are Moving Out of Camps, and Into a New Kind...

The Oreokastro refugee camp near Thessaloniki, in northern Greece, has been called many things by its residents since it was established in June: ‘Hell on earth’ and ‘Greece’s Shame,’...

A Portrait Expert Analyzes Beyoncé’s Pregnancy Photos

It took just 11 hours for Beyoncé Knowles to break Instagram’s record for the most liked photograph on the photo-sharing platform. On Wednesday, the artist used an embellished portrait of...

See the Rare Propaganda Posters of World War II

Though some wartime propaganda art has since become iconic, plenty of posters from the World War II era are rare, with few original examples having survived through the decades. World...