photography

The Picture Show
2:54 pm
Wed September 26, 2012

Bringing Springfield's Photos Back To Life

Triplets born to Mr. and Mrs. Lyman Atterberry of Petersburg at St. John's Hospital, two girls and a boy, Aug. 21, 1930.
Courtesy of Rich Saal/State Journal-Register

Originally published on Wed September 26, 2012 1:04 pm

The first photography staff at the Illinois State Journal carried heavy, clumsy and slow Speed Graphic cameras. They shot on glass plates, and only had a few precious exposures to use throughout their day.

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10:09 am
Mon September 17, 2012

Re-tracing the steps of a Civil War photographer

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NPR's Claire O'Neill takes a forward-thinking approach to historical photographs. See for yourself via the link.
Today's 150th anniversary of the Battle of Antietam got us thinking: What if Civil War photographer Alexander Gardner could revisit some of the original sites he photographed? If he used his equipment today, what would the images look like? That is: How have the landscapes changed - or stayed the same?
The Picture Show
1:10 pm
Fri September 14, 2012

Found photos: The 1930s in full color

Charles W. Cushman gazes across the Grand Canyon in Arizona, November 1939
The Charles W. Cushman Photograph Collection/Indiana University

Originally published on Fri September 14, 2012 7:51 am

Not just the '30s — also the three decades that followed. But let's not spoil the fun. Basically: Go here to experience a special interactive about the amazing found photos of Charles W. Cushman. You won't regret it!

Then come back and leave your comments below — or on Twitter: #nprcushman

The Picture Show
12:42 pm
Mon August 13, 2012

A new species discovered ... on Flickr

Guek Hock Ping ZooKeys

Originally published on Sat August 11, 2012 6:05 am

One day in May of 2011, Shaun Winterton was looking at pictures of bugs on the Internet when something unusual caught his eye.

It was a close shot of a green lacewing — an insect he knew well — but on its wing was an unfamiliar network of black lines and a few flecks of blue.

Winterton, a senior entomologist at the California Department of Food and Agriculture, has seen a lot of bugs. But he hadn't seen this species before.

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from Cityscape
10:53 am
Wed April 20, 2011

Webster University Project documents the end of Kodachrome

Image from Kodachrome End of the Run: Photographs from the Final Batches (Scott Layne)

On January 18, 2011, the very last batches of Kodachrome film were processed at Dwayne's Photo Lab in Parsons, Kansas. Webster University students and faculty were there to witness that last run, which included 100 rolls of their own.  

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HIV Photography Project
6:15 am
Thu March 24, 2011

Photography project gives women new perspective on living with HIV

Tamika Taylor Jackson decided to participate in Michelle Teti’s photography project to show how she has transformed her life since her HIV diagnosis.
(Véronique LaCapra/St. Louis Public Radio)

More than a million Americans are living with HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. About a quarter of them are women, and in St. Louis and throughout the country, African-American women are disproportionately affected.

An HIV diagnosis can lead not just to debilitating medical problems, but to social stigma and isolation. But as St. Louis Public Radio’s Véronique LaCapra reports, a photography project is giving some HIV-positive women a new way to look at their disease and its challenges.

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