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Aesthetic Consumerism and the Violence of Photography: What Susan Sontag Teaches Us about Visual Culture and the Social Web
Aesthetic Consumerism and the Violence of Photography: What Susan Sontag Teaches Us about Visual Culture and the Social Web

“Needing to have reality confirmed and experience enhanced by photographs is an aesthetic consumerism to which everyone is now addicted.”

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It’s Only Music: Alfred Wertheimer’s Never-Before-Seen Photos of Elvis and the Birth of Rock and Roll
It’s Only Music: Alfred Wertheimer’s Never-Before-Seen Photos of Elvis and the Birth of Rock and Roll

The visual history of a shy boy in Memphis who came to rule the world and break a billion hearts.

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Gorgeous Black-and-White Vintage Photos of Early NASA Facilities
Gorgeous Black-and-White Vintage Photos of Early NASA Facilities

From the wind tunnels the made commercial aviation possible to the analog machines that preceded the computer, a visual history of the spirit of innovation presently unworthy of the government’s dollar.

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The Pale Blue Dot: A Timeless Valentine to the Cosmos
The Pale Blue Dot: A Timeless Valentine to the Cosmos

“The Earth is a very small stage in a vast cosmic arena.”

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More Than Human: Tim Flach’s Striking Portraits of Animals
More Than Human: Tim Flach’s Striking Portraits of Animals

Sentient beings like you’ve never seen them before.

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The Art of NASA: Andy Warhol, Annie Leibovitz, Norman Rockwell, and Other Icons Celebrate 50 Years of Space Exploration
The Art of NASA: Andy Warhol, Annie Leibovitz, Norman Rockwell, and Other Icons Celebrate 50 Years of Space Exploration

Celebrated artists translate NASA’s mission “to reach for new heights and reveal the unknown” into stunning images.

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Faces of Justice: Mariana Cook’s Portraits of Human Rights Leaders
Faces of Justice: Mariana Cook’s Portraits of Human Rights Leaders

“Peering through the camera lens, I hoped to gain an understanding of how they become so devoted to the rights and dignity of others.”

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The History of Photography, Animated
The History of Photography, Animated

From ancient witchcraft to the camera obscura to the iPhone, or why Victorians always looked stern.

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A Typographic Tour of New York City at Night
A Typographic Tour of New York City at Night

“No other city in the world stages dusk to dawn like New York City.”

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The Best History Books of 2012
The Best History Books of 2012

From Mark Twain’s diary to the visual history of evolution, by way of Vonnegut, Sontag, and Klimt.

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