Philadelphia, City of Father Divine

Monday, 29 December 2014 by

A photographer searching for remnants of fringe faiths gets a glimpse of the enduring devotion of adherents to Father Divine, the preacher who rose to prominence in Depression-era Harlem.

After decades of oppression of people who identify as L.G.B.T., the Cuban government now pays for gender reassignment surgery.

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Choosing the 2014 Pictures of the Year

Saturday, 27 December 2014 by

A behind-the-scenes look at how New York Times photo editors decided on the best 100 images from the year.

Still Discovering Dorothea Lange

Friday, 26 December 2014 by

An expert on the work of the Farm Security Administration continues to find new images and insights from Dorothea Lange.

Pictures of the Day — Dec. 24, 2014

Thursday, 25 December 2014 by

Photos from Ukraine, India, Nepal and the United States.

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American Culture, Riding a Mushroom Cloud

Wednesday, 24 December 2014 by

In “Chewing Gum and Chocolate,” Shomei Tomatsu explored the attractions and contradictions of American culture and the military in postwar Japan.

Pictures of the Day — Dec. 23, 2014

Wednesday, 24 December 2014 by

Photos from Ukraine, Indonesia, Thailand and Israel.

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Once Upon a Midnight Blurry

Tuesday, 23 December 2014 by

Nearly half a century ago, Leonard Freed photographed a Madison Avenue holiday party where ties were loosened, and so were inhibitions.

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In the run-up to the Iraq invasion, Ruby Washington went to the United Nations hoping to find a different kind of image. She found it when Secretary of State Colin Powell was handed a note.

A Quick Video of a Slow Burn

Sunday, 21 December 2014 by

What happens when you strike a match. A lot, it turns out. A video reveals swirling streams of hot gas and flame.