Photos

What They Wore to the Grave: The Last Outfits of El Salvador's "Disappeared"
September 15, 2014

Haunting photos of clothes that have been dug up from anonymous graves.

Can You Spot the Hidden Women in These 19th Century Photographs?
The strange case of the disappearing mothers
September 11, 2014

In these bizarre photos, the mothers have been basically erased.

You Can Glimpse the Post-Apocalypse in This Photo From Gaza
August 27, 2014

There are places on Earth where people have already adapted to what might be termed the pre-post-apocalyptic present.

Horrifying Photos of China's Dog-Eating Festival—and the Activists Who Are Trying to Stop It
August 27, 2014

Warning: Some of these photos are upsetting. But some of them are inspiring, too.

This Young Man's Grandmother Died Unexpectedly. His Moving Photographs Document His Family's Grief.
August 18, 2014

Goseong Choi traveled to his family's remote South Korean village after losing his grandmother.

Touching Images of Unaccompanied Minors—From 100 Years Ago
A look back at the icon of American immigration, Ellis Island
August 17, 2014

A look back at the icon of American immigration, Ellis Island.

Scenes from a War Zone in the Middle of America
Unreal photos of the chaos on the streets of Ferguson
August 14, 2014

Unreal photos of the chaos on the streets of Ferguson.

These Are the People Who Obama Is Trying to Save in Iraq
Kurds are fleeing as Islamic State militants close in
August 08, 2014

Kurds are fleeing as Islamic State militants close in.

I Keep Returning to This Haunting Photo From Gaza
August 06, 2014

This image, taken in the aftermath of a U.N. school explosion, echoes a famous Vietnam photo.

Beautiful Sepia Portraits of Cuba's Ballet Prodigies
At the National Ballet School, dance is a matter of national pride
August 01, 2014

"In Cuba", said Mikhail Baryshnikov, "every taxi driver knows the names of [ballet] dancers. This is unheard of. Try it in New York.” 

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