Table-tipping workshop with mediums Jane and Chris Howarth in Erie, Pennsylvania, in 2014.
© Shannon Taggart. Courtesy of the Artist.
Alternative beliefs like spiritualism seem to experience resurgences in times of crisis. Taggart has spent the past 20 years exploring the oft-misunderstood religion.
The people of Afghanistan that the author encountered live very different lives from Americans.
Brian Glyn Williams
As American troops leave Afghanistan, a scholar of the country’s history and culture reexamines his photos of the nation’s people.
T. J. Thomson
Researchers found women and men use their camera rolls differently - and our visual values have changed.
Dorothea Lange’s famous Migrant Mother portrait, showing a mother of seven children in California, 1936.
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From Madonna and child to fierce matriarch, mothers have appeared in frame since photography began – even it sometimes they are just part of the furniture.
Have some healthy skepticism when you encounter images online.
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Images without context or presented with text that misrepresents what they show can be a powerful tool of misinformation, especially since photos make statements seem more believable.
What can your vacation pix tell scientists?
To untangle the relationship between climate change, fall foliage and national park visitors, researchers are asking tourists to check their old photo albums for snapshots that could hold valuable data.
If you know how photo editing works, you might have a leg up at spotting fakes.
People fall for fake photos regardless of whether they seem to come from Facebook or The New York Times. What actually helps?
‘Say cheese so I can show all my friends how cute you are – and unwittingly show corporations your age, race and gender!’
Parents have engaged in forms of ‘sharenting’ for generations. The digital age has complicated things, but while critics make some valid points, they’re not seeing the forest for the trees.
A photograph by Oliver de Ros presents a different impression of the migrants at the Guatemalan border than the standard tropes published. Migrants bound for the U.S.-Mexico border wait on a bridge that stretches over the Suchiate River, connecting Guatemala and Mexico, Friday, Oct. 19, 2018.
(AP Photo/Oliver de Ros)
Photographs can influence us – they can inspire us to act and they can also impact the way we think about issues. The recent published photos about the migrant ‘caravan’ convey several stereotypes.
This image, taken by a member of Namibia’s San community, reveals a great deal about representation.
Marginalised Namibians should be encouraged to take up cameras to document their lives – on their own terms.
Some argue that news coverage of shootings is too sanitized.
According to a photojournalism expert, there can be a relationship between exposure to grisly images and activism. But there are also ethical considerations to be made.
Bioblocks, created for the Swansea Bay tidal lagoon.
Research is not just about producing papers.
A baby Hawaiian bobtail squid, measuring just 1.5cm across, is pictured using photomacrography.
Mark R Smith/Macroscopic Solutions
A better understanding of science among ordinary people validates the vast amounts of public funds spent on scientific research.
The photo of your child may look cute today but how will they feel when they’re all grown up?
Many parents love sharing photos of their children on social media. But they should stop and think about how it might affect their children, now and in the future.
Westminster Abbey doesn’t want you to take any selfies.
It’s easier than ever to visually record our lives thanks to the smartphone and now Snapchat glasses, but many museums and other places are fighting a losing and misguided battle against the trend.