#photography Stories

For Daniel Arsham, Photography Is More Instinctual Than Art

The artist is most well-known for eroded casts of objects and his serial collaborations with luxury

To Tony Notarberardino, Anyone Can Be a Chelsea Girl

In a debut presentation, photographer Tony Notarberardino shows off the fruits of some 25 years...

You’ve Never Seen These Photos of Björk Before

Humberto Leon unearthed a trove of photographs that Spike Jonze shot of Björk one day before...

Revisiting David Seidner’s Life in Haunting Photos

The International Photography Center's new survey of the work of boundary-breaking writer and...

Iwan Baan Captures Architecture’s Human Side

A sweeping new retrospective at the Vitra Design Museum chronicles how the Dutch photographer...

Barbara Iweins Catalogued Every Single Item She Owns

Faced with the prospect of packing and moving everything in her house post-divorce, the Belgian...

A Photographic Ode to New York’s Vanishing Mom-and-Pop Shops

In their latest book, photographers James and Karla Murray document the independent storefronts...

There’s Still Much We Can Learn From Richard Avedon

The legendary fashion photographer’s centenary has prompted a slate of high-profile exhibitions...

At the Shed, Claudia Andujar Illuminates the Yanomami Struggle

The Swiss-born Brazilian photographer spent more than five decades raising visibility for the South

George Byrne’s L.A. is Beautifully Eerie

The Australian artist's forthcoming monograph documents the past five years of his life in L.A....

Filmmaker Shirin Neshat Probes the Iran-U.S. Divide in Surreal New Satire

“I think that it's even more important that artists are vocal," the artist says in an interview...

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Rediscovering the Forgotten Women of the Bauhaus, A Reading List

Influential, brilliant, bold, essential—the Bauhaus women come alive again in these books.

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Lenny Kravitz Brings His Rockstar Aesthetic to Leica with a Vegan Python-Skin Design

The prolific musician continues to take the camera brand into new territory.

Photographer Dennis Morris Turns His Lens to EYEVAN 7285 for New Sunnies Collaboration

Including design-y details meant to mimic film strip negatives, but of course.

Design Dialogues No. 49 with Leica

Surface’s William Hanley spoke with photographer Doug Menuez and designer Todd Bracher...

Looking at This Wallpaper Feels Like Being in a Carnival Mirror House

Miranda Lichtenstein’s marvelous, mind-bending photos are translated to wallpaper by Maharam’s...

Naoya Hatakeyama Looks Back to Move Forward

A new monograph and solo exhibition at the Minneapolis Institute of Art exposes the film...

These Melancholy Photos Capture Playgrounds in Flux

Photographer Fujio Kito’s images, shot at night, lament the removal of Japan’s old play...

Post-Election America Through the Eyes of Teju Cole

The standout Instagram account that’s capturing our attention right now.

Inside Milan’s Most Sumptuous Entryways

An eccentric new book from Taschen
showcases a captivating selection of the

Tabitha Soren’s Major League Photography

Jamie Lee Curtis, Christopher Guest, and Jeff Garlin react to a selection of the former MTV News...

A Day in the Life of Yigal Azrouël, Shot on a Leica TL

The fashion designer documents his life in New York City with a Leica TL digital camera as he...

Simon Chaput Reveals His Photographs of India’s Ancient Sundials

The French artist and photographer tells us how he discovered the Jantar Mantar, a series of...