Sometimes a picture looks too good to be true. This is so good I wondered if it might be one of those scenes lit and staged by David Levinthal, using little model soldiers.
This is—or should that be “These are”?—how the future of photography might look. The history of the medium, in common with most technologies, is largely about ever-increasing speed.
Photo: Serena Williams Playing Tennis in Outer Space
February 09, 2014
In a boxing match, the combatants are rarely more than a couple of feet apart. Even the punch that separates them absolutely—the moment marking the difference between victory and defeat—unites them in brutal intimacy.
Think You're Cold? At Least You're Not Trapped in Antarctic Ice
January 25, 2014
74 people spent Christmas trapped in this block of ice.
The Rebranding of Red Square
January 24, 2014
Establishing shots from every cold war scene ever filmed here made Moscow the epicenter of a massive and massively bankrupt Empire of Evil, in ideological opposition to democracy and freedom.
Photo: The Berlin Wall as Fascinating Abstract Art
December 14, 2013
One’s first thought on seeing this—“Hmm, cool picture!”—turns almost immediately into a second: “Wish I could go to that place and see it for myself.” What the image suggests most powerfully is that (if I may be permitted simultaneously to invent and
This Picture Says More About Gravity Than Alfonso Cuarón's Movie
December 12, 2013
A beautiful shot of cliff-diving in Thailand.
A Gored Matador Gets Back in the Ring, With a Chicken (Photo)
November 08, 2013
Windows on a Parade
November 04, 2013
In each issue of The New Republic, Geoff Dyer meditates on a news photograph and its meaning.
Flags of the Resistance
September 22, 2013
In a broken Syrian city, symbols of life’s resilience—and America’s predicament