This year's best pictures include two friends sunbathing on giant shards of ice in Kazakhstan, workers at a red chili factory in Bangladesh and a white mangrove forest in Vietnam.
The pandemic has made it hard for millions of people to put food on their table. But some of them still try to be as generous as they can when they see someone else in need.
For millions, the pandemic has meant a loss of income even as food prices are rising. The challenge for parents and grandparents is how to feed the youngsters in the family — and themselves as well.
In the back rooms of Kabul's photo shops, thousands of photos dating as far back as 40-plus years sit unclaimed. It remains to be seen if these photo studios can survive a new period of Taliban rule.
A single mom with HIV. A grandmother who thought she had enough money to get by. A lawyer who lost her job. They're among the millions around the world pushed into food insecurity by the pandemic.
The Smithsonian American Art Museum has bought a collection of early photographs, including very rare daguerreotypes from three early Black photographers dating to the mid 19th century.
Black artists celebrate ordinary moments of grace and kindness in a "borderless" online exhibition; creator Andrea Walls plans physical installations across Philadelphia as well.
Seven massive pieces by the artist Robert Longo are on view in the exhibition Storm of Hope: Law & Disorder at the Palm Springs Art Museum in California. They look like photographs — but are they?
A creative dad in Belgium has been taking pictures of his toddlers and digitally editing them to show them in dangerous situations. "On Adventure With Dad" has become an Instagram hit.
On several street corners around the Tokyo Olympic media press center and at several venues, you find people shooting pictures. Not of the athletes or journalists, but of the buses they ride in.
The winning images from this year's iPhone Photography Awards feature a man connecting with his horse, two rugged shepherds holding soft lambs and a figure looking into a brilliant night sky.
Photographer Minik Bidstrup, who is of Greenlandic Inuit background, seeks to confront the country's long colonial history from an indigenous perspective: "We are still here in the land we call home."
Two current museum exhibitions — The Woman Who Broke Boundaries at the Dali Museum and The New Woman Behind the Camera at the Metropolitan Museum of Art — celebrate women photographers.
We asked NPR readers to share photos of the objects they can't live without during the pandemic. Their responses are funny, surprising — and some might make you tear up.
When a therapist asked what pride means to them, non-conforming/nonbinary photographer Ian Morton didn't know what to say. They turned to photography to help find an answer.