Opinion | Don’t Turn Away From These Images and These Crimes

Ethnic cleansing in Ethiopia began with murder, rape and pillage, and now moves to mass starvation.

These photos were taken by Lynsey Addario, a conflict photographer and old friend who happened to be in Ethiopia to shoot photos for National Geographic, a visit approved long before the latest attacks. She interviewed nine women who had been raped as part of the ethnic cleansing.

The Month New York Woke Up

May 2021 was the turning point, and we chronicled it, moment by moment, through the eyes of 15 photographers 25 and under.

During the pandemic, one of New York City’s greatest qualities — its delirious density — became a liability. New Yorkers had to adjust to a strange new reality, in which avoiding one another was the safe and responsible choice. But last month, with the vaccination rate soaring and hospitalizations plummeting, the lockdown mind-set evaporated, and the city surged back to life. The New York Times Magazine documented this reawakening through the eyes of 15 photographers, all of them age 25 or younger. For all 31 days of May, they fanned out around the city to capture the hope and excitement, the release of pent-up social energy — but also the anxiety and uncertainty about what might happen next.

Maki: (A) Japan Somewhere

Maki's images in Japan Somewhere (Zen Foto Gallery), produced over a fourteen-year period feel anxious and compressed. Though specific to one country, the Frenchman's images feel anything but declarative. They feel ambulatory, intrepid,  and often chaotic

Maki’s images in Japan Somewhere (Zen Foto Gallery), produced over a fourteen-year period feel anxious and compressed. Though specific to one country, the Frenchman’s images feel anything but declarative. They feel ambulatory, intrepid,  and often chaotic as if shot in a constant state of momentum and high velocity. The frames are heavily compressed with the comings and goings of Janese street life cum theater. Occasionally you catch a grainy view of the sky overhead as birds pass in a state of flight, compressed into the frame like a vinyl decal on a store window-they almost feel as unreal as the street from which Maki makes his photographs.

The Photographer Who Captured the Birth of Hip-Hop

As a teen-ager, Joe Conzo, Jr., took intimate pictures of the Bronx music scene. He’s lived several lives in the time since.

Joe Conzo, Jr., grew up in a proud, politically engaged family of Puerto Rican New Yorkers. His father, Joe, Sr., was a historian of Latin music who was tight with the scene’s biggest stars—Tito Puente, Johnny Pacheco, Ray Barretto. His grandmother was the activist Evelina López Antonetty, whose fierce work organizing on behalf of schoolchildren earned her a reputation among locals as the “Hell Lady of the Bronx.” In 1981, she spearheaded protests against the production of “Fort Apache, the Bronx,” a cop movie starring Paul Newman that many residents feared would portray their neighborhood in a poor light. Conzo, still in his teens, grabbed his camera and headed to the demonstrations, too.

These 11 Photographers Are Challenging the Mental Health Stigma - Feature Shoot

One in five US adults experiences mental illness each year. I happen to be one of them. At least 8.4 million Americans provide care to an adult with an emotional…

These artists have explored mental health in different ways through a variety of media, from documentary photography to mixed-media collage. Some have documented their personal experiences, while others have collaborated with loved ones as they navigated mental health issues. Still more collaborated with mental health organizations and refuge centers to help bring unforgettable stories to light. While their experiences are unique, each one of them serves as a reminder of the importance of sharing our stories and listening to others.

Rahim Fortune’s Homecomings

The photographer’s new collection, “I can’t stand to see you cry,” documents his return to Texas early in the pandemic to care for his ailing father.

Rahim Fortune’s father appears in only one photograph in Fortune’s new collection, “I can’t stand to see you cry,” but he is the book’s animating presence. The portrait shows the older man propped up in bed, with an oxygen tube over his nose, gripping his son’s hand, which reaches out from behind the camera. Fortune took it last spring, when he returned from Brooklyn, where he lives, to his home town of Kyle, Texas, outside of Austin, to help care for his father in the final months of his battle against A.L.S. Fortune, who is twenty-seven, found himself in the new role of caretaker, as the covid-19 pandemic was accelerating and protests against police killings were spreading across the country. Between shifts at his father’s bedside, he took his camera into the streets of a city that he knew intimately but which he now set about photographing with a new urgency born of his dad’s illness. “Pointing the camera into the abyss—that’s what that energy was,” he told me recently. “All the moments that I was away from the house, I was just thinking about him. And everything was intentional. There were no wasted movements.”

Carl Corey: The Strand - LENSCRATCH

In 2019, photographer Carl Corey received a Guggenheim Fellow in Photography. I remember thinking that I wasn’t surprised by the news as Corey has had a long legacy of photographing America in a profoundly personal way, winning numerous awards for his wor