Self-Portraits From Black Photographers Reflecting on America

"I’ve found strength in being able to hold and see myself at this moment in time."

Self-Portraits From Black Photographers Reflecting on America

Recalling and Covering Nelson Mandela

Ozier Muhammad, a Times staff photographer, worried he had missed his chance to photograph all the monumental events of civil rights history. Then he documented the first post-apartheid elections.

Among those he influenced was Ozier Muhammad, a New York Times staff photographer, who reminisced about covering Mr. Mandela in a conversation with James Estrin earlier this year

A Whisper Room of Her Own

Photographer Ozier Muhammad introduces us to Claire Daly, who practices baritone saxophone in a soundproof booth.

In the second installment of Ozier Muhammad’s series “Sounds From Uncommon Spaces,” we meet Claire Daley, who practices her baritone sax in a studio in Chelsea.

On Assignment: Deeper Into the Depths

Ozier Muhammad hopes that the sight of so many orphaned children will move readers to adoption. Haiti, he says, is a long, long way from recovery.

Ozier Muhammad is one of the Times staff photographers covering the aftermath of the earthquake in Haiti. His was the memorable picture of desperate people at a food distribution site that ran at the top of the front page on Wednesday. (He was also among earliest contributors to Lens, with his narrated slide show, “Ozier Muhammad’s Harlem.”) On Tuesday evening, Mr. Muhammad spoke by telephone with James Estrin. The interview has been condensed somewhat and edited for clarity.