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Will the majority of Americans see these images as a historically dark day?

Photo: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images


Marina Amaral and Dan Jones’ new book colorizes early to mid-20th century war photos to draw a parallel between our present and past

The invasion of Norway. Photos from “The World Aflame.”


Empty streets are just one of the many portraits of a pandemic. They capture what’s gone, but not what remains.

34th Street on April 6 in New York City. Photo: Kena Betancur/Getty Images


All photos by AnRong Xu. Photo editing by Michelle Le.

Great Escape

A photographer’s journey through the streets of Taipei, full of scooters and longing

I arrived in the evening, waiting for the moment to see you.


Great Escape

A photographer infiltrates a Jimmy Buffett Parrothead tailgate party

A Pomeranian dresses up as a shark, and other scenes from the Jimmy Buffet concert; Long Island, New York, August 2, 2018. All photos by Amy Lombard. Photo editing by Michelle Le.


The smoking section at The Uptown Nightclub on Telegraph Avenue. California banned indoor smoking in 1995. Photographs by Rian Dundon.

After a fire destroyed the only place I could afford to live, I knew it was time to leave for good


Great Escape

See the town where LGBTQ San Franciscans have been seeking refuge since the 1970s

Sister Francis A. Sissy stands for a portrait at her home, 40 acres called Honeyrock Ranch. Healdsburg, California, 2014. All photos: Talia Herman. Photo editing by Michelle Le.


Great Escape

A photo essay on finding peace and family outside of the U.S.

An old car for sale on Main Street in the town of Glenwood, Alberta, Canada. All photos: John Francis Peters. Photo editing by Michelle Le.

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