Camilo Vergara

Camilo José Vergara is a 2002 MacArthur fellow whose books include American Ruins and How the Other Half Worships. You can see more of his photos on his Web site and can contact him at camilojosev@gmail.com.

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Sept. 5 2012 2:18 PMMurals of President Obama From the Past Three Years
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Feb. 15 2011 10:18 AMMartin Luther King Jr. Painted on the WallAmazing murals of black history from America's inner cities.
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Jan. 15 2010 9:31 AMAmerican RuinsNature is taking back these buildings.
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Oct. 30 2009 7:08 AMThe Last Picture ShowThe surprising beauty of portraits on gravestones.
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Sept. 10 2009 7:01 AMTiny TowersThe World Trade Center appeared in my photographs, but in the distance.
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June 11 2009 6:47 AMThe Harlem That Was Photographs of New York's most interesting neighborhood in its most neglected age.
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April 10 2009 6:58 AMWhat's Missing in CH … CH? UR.Photographs of great church signs.
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March 5 2009 6:35 AMPaired Houses, but One Is AbandonedA photo essay.
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Jan. 14 2009 3:11 PMLong, Low, Wide, and SinkingPhotographs of GM cars alive, dead, and reborn.
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Sept. 4 2012 6:16 PMThe Murals of Obama’s First TermSometimes the president is a preacher; sometimes he looks Latino.
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Oct. 11 2010 4:12 PMYou've Lost Your GlowPhotographs of broken neon signs.
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Dec. 3 2009 10:02 AM125th and LexThe most complicated, disturbing, and lively intersection in New York City. A photo essay.
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Oct. 8 2009 6:55 AMIron Bars and Razor WireThe forbidding, prisonlike architecture of ghetto day care centers.
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June 26 2009 7:20 AMHomage to Kodachrome 64They just discontinued the film that changed my photography career.
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May 14 2009 7:00 AMBanks, RebornWhen banks become funeral homes, churches, and strip clubs.
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March 17 2009 10:34 AMMotor CityPower wheelchairs are the best vehicles for navigating the urban jungle.
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Feb. 11 2009 11:32 AMWhite, Black, and GangstaThe extraordinary life of a Chicago neighborhood's Abraham Lincoln statue.