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One Father’s Photos of the Magic of Childhood

“As we age,” Kentucky photographer Adrian C. Murray says, “we tend to forget the wonder that comes with being young.”

The Colorblind Photographer Who Was Meant to Be an Astronaut

“My dream was to be an astronaut,” photographer and filmmaker Vinnoth Krishnan remembers of his childhood. He spent his days watching films like Alien and Blade Runner on VHS, rewinding to see his favorite parts over and over again. These scenes meant so much to him that he once accidentally started a fire while trying to recreate them with his parents’ electronics. Whenever his stomach hurt, he imagined a real alien squirming inside.

The Man Who Photographed a Forgotten America by Moonlight

Late Arrival, 2011

Diner, 2011

Noel Kerns is an American time traveler. His camera has taken him on road trips across Texas, down Route 66, and through the ghost towns of the American West. He’s found these bygone patches of the United States under the light of the full moon, synching his trips with the calendar of lunar phases.

Minimalist Snapshots of the World by ‘the Agoraphobic Traveller’

Impressive cactus, Sun City, Arizona.

Football game, Chile.

“At first I was uncomfortable with sharing my mental health issues publicly,” photographer Jacqui Kenny, sometimes known as the “Agoraphobic Traveller,” says, “Now it’s something I talk openly about.”

Haunting Visions of the Sprawling American West

French photographer Emmanuel Monzon thinks living in the United States is like living inside a painting. In his meticulously crafted American scenes, all humans have vacated the premises, leaving behind only the background they once inhabited.

Visions of Iceland from a Remote Sheep Farm

In her remote corner of Iceland, photographer Marzena Skubatz makes her home in a sheep farm and weather station.

Uncanny Photos Taken in the Dead of Night

Sapersteins, 2015 © David Allee, courtesy Morgan Lehman Gallery

Ball Court, 2016 © David Allee, courtesy Morgan Lehman Gallery

Time passes differently at night; it halts, speeds up, moves backwards. Photographer David S. Allee visualizes the strange eternity of darkness in Chasing Firefly, now on view at Morgan Lehman Gallery.

One Photographer’s Astonishing Depiction of Inequality

Papwa Sewgolum Golf Course, Durban, South Africa

Santa Fe, Mexico City

In 380 B.C.E. the Greek philosopher Plato wrote in Book IV of The Republic, “Any city, however small, is in fact divided into two, one the city of the poor, the other of the rich.” More than two millennia later came the invention of the drone and a photographer named Johnny Miller, who set forth a similar proposal in pictures.

Glass Mountains Glitter In The Israeli Desert

Dotting one of Israel’s most remote desert towns are enormous piles of jagged glass. “Tiny shards, millions of them, piled into rolling hills of green and brown,” Tel Aviv-based photographer Oded Balilty describes.

To some, they might seem nothing more than piles of broken glass in an otherwise barren landscape. But to Balilty, the represent the glittering completion of a symbolic cycle.

“It’s like sand dunes, literally, because glass is made from sand,” Balilty, who photographed the glass for a project called Glass Mountains, told National Geographic. “They put the glasses in the desert. It’s very symbolic. It’s like the bottles are dying there, and they get new life. It’s like ‘from dust to dust.’ So to be in the middle of this circle, it’s something that I really enjoy watching.”

Revealing the Unexpected Magic of Small-Town Iowa

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Strawberry Point, IA

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Grant Wood Scenic Byway, IA

“I thought the future would be uniformly futuristic,” Iowa City photographer Barry Phipps says, looking back on his childhood daydreams, “The reality is more of series of layers of cultural accumulations.”

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