Everyone is familiar with the toy-like character the world assumes when looked at from a plane window. For the past ten years, the Italian photographer Olivo Barbieri has embellished this effect in his aerial photographs of major world cities.
American History in Panorama
October 06, 2013
With the advance of cameras that spanned 150 degrees and over, America got a whole new way to depict itself.
Ten Extraordinary Pictures From Mars
September 29, 2013
Since 2006, the observation satellite Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has been charting Mars’s terrain with its HiRISE telescope. In the process, it has produced a series of stunning images that reveal the planet’s beautiful landscape.
Flags of the Resistance
September 22, 2013
In a broken Syrian city, symbols of life’s resilience—and America’s predicament
Searing Pictures from Egypt's Turmoil
September 19, 2013
An interview with Mosa'ab Elshamy, the 23-year-old whose photos have defined Egypt's revolution
8 Fascinating Photos of People Sleeping
September 12, 2013
Ted Spagna's photographs exist at the intersection of art and science.
13 Haunting Pictures of Cairo After the Massacre
September 03, 2013
As his plane descended into Cairo, photographer Michael Christopher Brown thought of video games.
9 Boring Buildings Turned Into Amazing Art
August 20, 2013
The earliest form of street art developed a century ago, as murals in Latin America.
The Koch Brothers Used to Be Basketball Stars
August 14, 2013
In 1962, two of the Koch brothers were MIT basketball stars.
Eleven Astonishing Works of Art Made from Books
August 13, 2013
The 25 contemporary artists featured in Art Made From Books (forthcoming from Chronicle Books) may use similar materials, but their work exhibits extraordinary range—themes that range from nostalgia and the passage of time, to history and nature, to