Photos

Scenes from Afghanistan's Only Female-Run Militia
October 14, 2014

Photo Gallery: Life with Commander Pigeon, the fierce Afghani warlord who killed men—while wearing a flowery dress.

Photographical Twins: Uncanny Images of Ocean and Desert
October 06, 2014

A peaceful, startling stillness. 

Beautiful Photos of What May Be the World's Next National Border
September 18, 2014

The Document Scotland project captures the nation on the eve of its momentous independence vote. 

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.

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