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.
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
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
The Plague Year
July 17, 1995
The Hot Zone by Richard Preston (Random House, 300 pp., $23) The Coming Plague: Newly Emerging Diseases in a World Out of Balance by Laurie Garrett (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 750 pp., $25) In the spring of 1983, a flock of wild ducks carrying a strain of avian influenza virus settled on a pond in a chicken farm in eastern Pennsylvania. The virus was excreted in the ducks' feces, which meant that it got onto the ground and then onto the boots of a farmer, which is why in turn it soon found its way into the chicken barn.