Here are the most inspiring, thought-provoking photo essays of 2017. Over the course of nearly a decade, the photographer Peter Funch captured the lives of dozens of New Yorkers as they exited Grand Central Station.
The images in Funch’s new book 42nd and Vanderbilt shows people doing exactly the same things on their commute—smoking a cigarette, sipping a Starbucks, listening to music—over months, and sometimes years.
Hotel rooms the world over look depressingly similar.
While traveling to 32 different countries, the photographer Roger Eberhard documented the monotonous interiors of his Hilton hotel rooms, pairing them with an image of the view out the window for a new book called Standard.
The book Pics or It Didn’t Happen captures the photographs Instagram won’t let you see. Professional photographers aren’t always the best ones to document the changing world.
That’s something photographer Alex John Beck recognized when he traveled to refugee camps in Lebanon and Jordan to photograph the Syrian refugee crisis.
The photographer Marc Goodwin let us snoop around the offices of firms like MAD Architects, Renzo Piano Building Workshop, Zaha Hadid Associates, and Foster Partners, and more, revealing some intriguing similarities and differences.
Instagram is the world’s biggest photo gallery, and it’s easy to forget that there are censor algorithms monitoring everything you post. opened in 1790, and in the centuries that followed, the library has become a cornerstone of American public life. Schiff documents libraries from across the country, from the stately old libraries on the East Coast to more modern, contemporary buildings by famous architects.
by Evija Laivina, beautification devices are depicted as they truly are: instruments of torture.
Laivina’s stoic models wear eyelid trainers, face-slimming masks, and suction lip plumpers—all in the name of beauty.