photography

Mary Ellen Mark And The Caged Prostitutes Of Mumbai

May 30, 2015

She saw young women in cages. Men young and old watched as the women beckoned and lifted their skirts, then decided which one to pick as if they were choosing a brand of soap in the supermarket.

That's the sight that confronted Mary Ellen Mark in 1968 when she visited Falkland Street, a bustling thoroughfare in Mumbai. It took ten years of repeat visits before she was able to gain the trust of the prostitutes and begin taking pictures.

Lunchtime for these ... um, lemurs

Jan 27, 2015
Reuters/China Daily

You'll be forgiven for taking a second look at these fuzzy creatures. No, that's not some creepy spider. It's nine playful lemurs chowing down on lunch at the Qingdao Forest Wildlife World in the northeast of China.

Suzanne Tennant

I first heard of Kivalina, a sliver of an island in far northwest Alaska, when I was looking for a photo project.

It appealed in part because of this one startling fact: Scientists believe that Kivalina, population 457, will be the first casualty of climate change in the U.S., and that it will be inundated by sea water by 2025. That’s in just a decade.

SeongJoon Cho/Bloomberg

Welcome to Seeing The News: an occasional collection of noteworthy images from around the globe. We've all experienced an agonizing search for a close space in a crowded parking lot. But, good luck trying to find a space at this Hyundai facility in South Korea.

Courtesy of Beth Moon

Growing up in the United Kingdom, photographer Beth Moon was surrounded by trees.

"I had a special connection with them and I used to play in them as a child," she recalls. So when Moon first picked up a camera in 1999 and started taking photos, trees were a natural subject.

One particular oak — called the Bowthorpe Oak, in England's Lincolnshire — helped kick-start Moon's 14-year photographic project on trees.

The U.S. Department of Interior has a great Twitter account (@interior) that frequently makes lists of best Twitter feeds.

The old saying goes, "a picture is worth a thousand words." That was the reaction of a U.S. Forest Service researcher when he rediscovered a trove of landscape panoramas called the Osborne Panoramas.

China's largest fair devoted to fine art photography opened in Shanghai this weekend. The first-time event is called Photo Shanghai and includes more than 500 works from photographers around the world.

One of the exhibits drawing a lot of Chinese visitors this weekend is by photographer Zhang Kechun. One of the most striking images features a Buddha head, about 40 feet high, sitting in the middle of an open pit coal mine.

Museum of History and Industry/Timothy Eagan

August 21, 1964.

That's the day the Beatles came to Seattle for the very first time.

The Fab Four played 12 songs — 29 minutes total — at the Seattle Center Coliseum. Despite the concert's brevity, by all accounts the 14,000 fans in attendance went wild.

Capturing A Deadly Scene In Gaza City

Jul 17, 2014

As the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians continues, there’s a striking image from the fighting. It’s on the front page of today’s New York Times.

Ocean Waves As You Have Never Seen Them Before

Jul 17, 2014

Clark Little photographs ocean waves.

KUOW Photo/Sage Van Wing

Local photographer Jini Dellaccio died last week. She was 97.

Jini was best known for her images of the Pacific Northwest music scene in the 1960s. But Jini came to photography later in life. She was a musician first, a homemaker and a painter. She didn't even pick up a camera until she was in her 40s.

Photographing Literature's Famous Food Scenes

Apr 24, 2014

A confession: I've read Jack Kerouac's On the Road, but I can't tell you much about it. Yes, I know he's on a road trip. But beyond that, I don't recall any of the characters or anything they do or what the point was. What I do remember is that he described some truly great food. In fact, I liked those sections of the book so much that when I read them, I apparently felt the need to scribble them down, word for word, in a notebook.

Courtesy of Robert Rose

Steve Scher talks with Robert Rose, a Bellevue-area portrait photographer, about challenging Nepal's cultural bias against the disabled community. In 2005, he started the Rose International Fund for Children, a non-profit organization that seeks to assist children with disabilities in Nepal .

We told you about the star-stuffed Oscar selfie taken by Ellen DeGeneres that broke Twitter.

It was cool and all, until we learned that it was a publicity stunt by Samsung.

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