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For Turn-of-the-Century African-Americans, the Camera Was a Tool for Empowerment

Regal would be the best way to describe the photograph of Mary Church Terrell. Delicately swathed in lace, satin and crystals, the charismatic civil rights activist is seen in profile. The front of her tasteful Gibson pompadour is dappled with light and her face is illuminated as if a single ray of sun had parted the clouds in the sky. It’s a highly flattering image of the D.C. activist and suffragist, and Terrell thought so herself. Continue reading For Turn-of-the-Century African-Americans, the Camera Was a Tool for Empowerment

A Day With Teenage JAY-Z: The Story Behind This Lost 30-Year-Old Photo

Photographer Timothy White has been taking unforgettable portraits for decades. His subjects range from Adam Sandler to Aerosmith; Al Pacino to Andre 3000; Aretha Franklin to Axl Rose—and that’s just the A’s. If you’re ready to go down a deep rabbit hole, find the complete list (and see the photos) on his website. Continue reading A Day With Teenage JAY-Z: The Story Behind This Lost 30-Year-Old Photo

Huawei’s P20 Pro smartphone has three rear-facing cameras—here’s what each one does

The first smartphone to boast a pair of rear-facing cameras for non-3D photography was the HTC M8 in 2014 It was Apple’s iPhone 7 Plus, however, that made the double-cam setup standard on flagship phones. Now, Huawei’s new P20 Pro phone packs a trio of rear-facing cameras, and things will likely only escalate from here. And while it may sound like a novelty, multiple imaging devices feed lots of photo and video data to increasingly powerful processors. This creates computational cameras with some real advantages over their cyclopean competition.

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Striking Photos of the Past and Present of Papua New Guinea

Is any place on the planet less familiar to Americans than heavily forested, mountainous, linguistically complex, faraway Papua New Guinea? The images on these pages document just a few points on the wide spectrum of life in PNG today. At one end is what might be called extravagant tradition. To see that, the photographer Sandro, who’s based in Chicago, went to the Eastern Highlands and attended the Goroka Show. Continue reading Striking Photos of the Past and Present of Papua New Guinea

Photographer Tells Story Behind His Iconic Tupac Portrait

One of the most famous photographs of Tupac Shakur is the one featured on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine in 1996. The simple, yet powerful portrait captured the shirtless rapper with his hands behind his back as he stared into the camera. It was taken by Danny Clinch, a photographer who has worked with everyone from Kanye West to Johnny Cash. TIME recently caught up with Clinch who reflected on that meeting with Tupac and the incredible response to his work.

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Watch the Cosmic Evolution of the Universe in This Stunning Short Film

In Infinitude, abstract, geometrical shapes condense into stars, which explode into supernovae, sending an asteroid careening through space towards a nascent Earth. The mixed media short film is the creation of Canadian filmmaker Scott Portingale.

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