Portraits & Power

Why a Vogue Cover Created an Uproar Over Kamala Harris

“How can portraits convey authority? For thousands of years, rulers and would-be rulers have used portraits to assert their legitimacy, proclaim their power, and solidify their authority. Portraits could be especially important for a sovereign whose actual right to rule was questionable or contested.” – Art Through Time: A Global View

Steve McCurry: The Complications of Photography – WhoWhatWhy

Steve McCurry: The Complications of Photography – WhoWhatWhy

A Life Revealed

A Life Revealed

“The young Afghan refugee who stared from the cover of National Geographic in June 1985 was an enigma for 17 years. What was her name? Had she survived? Photographer Steve McCurry joined a crew from National Geographic Television & Film to methodically search for her. They showed her photograph around the refugee camp in Pakistan where McCurry had encountered her as a schoolgirl in December 1984. Finally, after some false leads, a man who had also lived in the camp as a child recognized her. Yes, she was alive. She had left the camp many years before and was living in the mountainous Tora Bora region of Afghanistan. He said he could find her, and three days later he and a friend brought her back to the camp. There, the remarkable story of this woman, Sharbat Gula, began to be told.”

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Past and Present Collide in Magical Exploration of Paris

Past and Present Collide in Magical Exploration of Paris

Iconic Filmmakers’ Birthdays Celebrated in Offbeat Photos

Iconic Filmmakers’ Birthdays Celebrated in Offbeat Photos

Swiping a Priceless Antiquity … With a Scanner and a 3-D Printer

Swiping a Priceless Antiquity … With a Scanner and a 3-D Printer

When artists share the scanned data from a priceless statue so others can reproduce the item, what are the social, economic, legal and cultural ramifications? Does this change the value society places on antiquities?  Share your thoughts after reading the article.

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Beauty reimagined: 500 years of Botticelli

Beauty reimagined: 500 years of Botticelli

This 65-Year-Old Photographer Is Turning Herself Into Famous Works Of Art

This 65-Year-Old Photographer Is Turning Herself Into Famous Works Of Art

Woman Slammed for Photoshopping Her Face Onto African Tribeswomen

Woman Slammed for Photoshopping Her Face Onto African Tribeswomen

See All 26 Letters of the Alphabet Spelled Out in Stunning Space Photography

See All 26 Letters of the Alphabet Spelled Out in Stunning Space Photography

NASA’s Earth Observatory tracked down images resembling each letter of the English alphabet using only satellite imagery and astronaut photography.”

The Operational Land Imager (OLI) on Landsat 8 acquired this false-color image of valleys and snow-covered mountain ranges in southeastern Tibet on August 4, 2014.

The Operational Land Imager (OLI) on Landsat 8 acquired this false-color image of valleys and snow-covered mountain ranges in southeastern Tibet on August 4, 2014.

The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Terra satellite captured this image of the Andaman Islands on Feb. 10, 2007.

The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Terra satellite captured this image of the Andaman Islands on Feb. 10, 2007.

Now make your own!

Alphabet Scavenger Hunt aka The Alphabet Project