Candid portraits of passengers riding the NYC subway in the 1960’s, photographed by Enrico Natali
— Grossfeld, two time Pulitzer Prize winner for international photos, on his popular Boston game photo Sunday.
Photo of the day, via @dougmillsnyt: "A Hill Staffer checks his phone as Capitol Hill police take aim on the grounds of the Capitol."
Stop. This is killing me inside. This is all I want to do. Of course I want to do international news reporting, but what I’d love to do is strong and extensive scene writing in the middle of conflict areas
I see this photo and I see the contradictions and the irony. I love it. I want to be able to cover the contradictions of life in an area of conflict wherever it may be and whatever kind of conflict it may be. This symbolizes what kind of work I’d like to get my feet wet in.
I could seriously write a three page paper on this photo alone with background information on the situation.
Top photo: Majdi Mohammed/AP
Bottom photo: Issam Rimawi/ZUMA Press/Corbis
Passing through the central California coast. Photograph by Ye Rin Mok.
Aerial Freeway Photos Give Engineers Their Due as Geometric ArtistsLove.
For most of us, freeway interchanges are just something we use to get from one place to the next. For photographer Peter Andrew, they’re art.
For several years, he’s had pilots fly him over interchanges across North America so he can capture the intricacy and allure of these concrete masses.
“It’s not until you look at them from the air that you see that there is this engineered, moving system that’s really creative and quite beautiful,” says Andrew, who lives in Toronto.
To find the interchanges, he spends hours on Google Earth. But he also scopes freeway fodder from his many commercial flights or driving along the roads themselves.
One might expect to find the most intricate exchanges in the largest cities, but he says that’s not necessarily true. There’s not much onramp spaghetti in New York City that he’s interested in photographing, for example, but there is an interchange in Albuquerque, New Mexico and another in Amarillo, Texas he’d really like to get.