I'd like to introduce our readers to The Atlantic
's new Photo section
, an expanded home for photography at TheAtlantic.com. This new section features not only an updated look, but more variety in formats, wider images for bigger screens, and a design that works well across a range of mobile devices.
As the editor of the Photo section, I'll continue to publish long-form photo essays nearly every day, as I have for years, in a series we'll still call In Focus, but I'll also start publishing shorter posts—often just a single noteworthy image—under a new category we're calling Burst. I'm really excited to be able to share even more high-quality photography with even more readers.
- Photo widths now range from 320 pixels wide for handheld devices, up to 1500 pixels for bigger screens.
- Each photo is individually shareable.
- The navigation, layout, and overall look are much cleaner.
- There is a full-screen option, along with familiar keyboard shortcuts to navigate from one photo to the next.
Qs & As:
Why the new name?
We needed a framework to accommodate both the kinds of photo essay I traditionally did with "In Focus" and new formats—for example, "Burst" posts, which will be short, usually featuring a single photo. Thinking of that framework as The Atlantic's Photo section made sense to us, particularly given the architecture of the site as a whole. Now the work I do will be better integrated into that architecture and less a standalone "blog."
What happened to In Focus?
In Focus is still here, and will still be published with the same frequency; it's just a series in the Photo section now. Any updates you've subscribed to through RSS, newsletters, social media, or otherwise should continue to work exactly as they have.
Why change the design?