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Category: Documentary

Dorothea Lange’s Censored Photographs of Japanese Concentration Camps

The military seized her photographs, quietly depositing them in the National Archives, where they remained mostly unseen and unpublished until 2006. Dorothea Lange—well-known for her FSA photographs like Migrant Mother—was hired by the U.S. government to make a photographic record of the “evacuation” and “relocation” of Japanese-Americans in 1942. She was eager to take the commission, despite being opposed to the effort, as she believed “a true record of the evacuation would be valuable in the future.”The military commanders that reviewed her work realized that Lange’s contrary point of view was evident through her photographs, and seized them for...

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Photography tip: One lens, one camera

Photographer Dan Milnor discusses how the best thing you can do for your photography is to shoot with one lens and one camera. I still prefer film. This reality prompts many questions about why I would prefer something considered outdated by many in my former profession. I prefer film for a variety of reasons. The lifestyle is fantastic because film doesn’t require computer time. I also love the old cameras I get to use, like my 47-year-old Leica M4, but what I truly love the most about film are the limitations that come with it. Film makes me think....

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26 Before-and-After Pics Reveal What War Has Done to Syria

Once Syria’s largest city, Aleppo has been the worst-hit city in the country since the Battle of Aleppo began in 2012 as part of the ongoing Syrian Civil War. Now a series of before-and-after photos reveals just how much the once-vibrant historical city has been marred by war. Olympia Restaurant, which calls Aleppo home, has published old photos of Aleppo alongside newer photos captured in the same locations after the war began. Ancient locations that are categorized as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO have been reduced to rubble through looting, burning, and destruction. Source: 26 Before-and-After Pics Reveal...

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A Photographer Retraces His Grandfather’s 1,300-Mile Escape from a Soviet Prison Camp

In 1945, the final year of World War II, Anton Iwanowski and his brother Wiktor escaped from a Soviet gulag in a stolen rowboat. During the long voyage that followed, the pair of fugitives had to stay clear of people: They traveled mostly by night, hitched rides on freight trains, and dodged gunshots and Russian troops. They slowly made their way through Russia, Belarus, and Lithuania, sleeping in turns in forests, living on mushrooms, berries, and the occasional stolen cabbage. Three months and 1,367 miles after the escape, the brothers arrived safely at their home in Wroclaw, Poland. Nearly...

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Vincent Musi: The Art of Photographing Animals

Vincent Musi has made portraits of animals his specialty. In all his years as a National Geographic photographer, Vincent Musi learned one simple thing: “You can’t tell an animal to do what you want it to do.” “You have all these great plans for constructing a photograph and, in the end, you’re at the whim of something that you may or may not be able to communicate with in any way,” he tells TIME, ahead of the LOOK3 photo festival in Charlottesville, Va., where his work will be on show starting June 10. “In most cases, they are not...

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