Capturing the Texas Tradition of Homecoming Mums
When photographer Nancy Newberry broke both of her hands in a car accident, she returned to her childhood home in Texas to recuperate. One day, while going through a box of relics, she came across a photograph reminiscent of one she had taken of a girl wearing a homecoming mum. Newberry decided then she needed to further explore the ritual of mum exchange.
The Mushroom Hunters of Oregon's Cascade Range
In the fall and spring, Oregon’s Cascade Mountains are inundated with independent entrepreneurs on the hunt for wild mushrooms.
A Journey Through Apartheid in Nelson Mandela’s South Africa
Rise and Fall of Apartheid: Photography and the Bureaucracy of Everyday Life, a massive volume published earlier this year to accompany the exhibit at the International Center for Photography, is an in-depth examination of photography in South Africa from apartheid’s adoption as official policy in 1948 until 1994, when the election of Nelson Mandela as president ended the country’s system of racial segregation.
Britain’s Beloved Victorian-Era Pleasure Piers
In Britain, seaside piers are a national treasure. Constructed mostly during the 19th century, they were built as landing strips for steamboats and then became destinations in themselves, particularly for visitors traveling by rail.
Using Images to Relearn How to Speak
Rachael Jablo began having chronic migraines in June of 2008, and for four years she dealt with nonstop pain. She knew she had to drastically change her life and started taking daily medication that helped with the pain, but a side effect caused her to have aphasia, a highly frustrating experience for someone who described herself as an articulate person before the headaches began.
America’s Last Traveling Sideshow
In a business in which novelty and rarity are currency, World of Wonders is its own spectacle: It is the very last touring American sideshow. When husband and wife photography duo Jimmy and Dena Katz heard about this unique group online, they were instantly intrigued.
Looking Past the Stereotypes of Haiti
Paolo Woods doesn’t want to take a picture you’ve already seen. Although it seems like a given, Woods—who has created photography series around the world—said that he used to battle against making the obvious image.
Canada’s Wild West
Thomas Gardiner left Canada to pursue an education in New York in 2005. But soon enough, his thoughts turned to where he grew up, in the western part of the country.