Charles “Teenie” Harris captured at least 125,000 people during the 40 years he documented Black life for The Pittsburgh Courier.
Photos depicting the chaos at the Capitol, unlike anything else witnessed in recent U.S. history
The joys and vulnerabilities of a Black childhood, as seen from a father’s gaze
Remembering the dead through beloved objects
How the Lesbian & Gay Big Apple Corps prepared for the big parade
Each one reminds us what a peaceful—and gracious—transfer of power looks like.
A material archive of police violence
Photographs at the intersection of race, gender, and work
A photographer rushed home to California to capture scenes from a historic fire season.
On the 57th anniversary of the historic March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, thousands gathered to demand social justice.
Photos from the University of Texas at Austin
Street scenes from city life
Six decades ago, Gordon Parks, Life magazine’s first black photographer, revolutionized what a crime photo could look like. A new book reexamines one of his most powerful and prescient projects.
Scenes from an all-women’s nursing home
Before technology allowed us to alarm ourselves with up-to-the-minute information, public-health messages were communicated using a fundamental graphic medium: the poster.
When riding the subway seemed mundane
Documenting the marks the pandemic is leaving on medical professionals in Italy
Photos from a factory where automation has yet to take hold
A photograph by Joshua Dudley Greer