El Malpais — Spanish for The Badlands, pronounced el-mal-pie-EES — is the common name for the Zuni-Bandera Volcanic Field, a petrified sea of buckled and bulging basalt that sprawls over 100,000-plus acres, an hour west of Albuquerque. Five distinct lava flows lie beside and atop one another, in some places 475 feet thick.
Harriman State Park
Last week I did a five day solo backpacking trip in Harriman State Park. I arrived at the Metro North Manitou Station on Sunday afternoon, picked up the Bear Mountain Suffern Trail shortly after crossing the Hudson River, and went from there. I left from Tuxedo, NY, on the southwest border of the park.
George R. Lawrence, a commercial photographer at the turn of the last century, was known to tinker. (His Chicago studio advertised “The hitherto impossible in photography is our specialty.”) He was often hired to photograph conventions and banquet halls with a specialized panoramic camera he had built himself. In 1901, he had a loftier idea: to lift his panoramic camera off the ground. And not just a few feet — but hundreds.
Resting on the southern shore of Brooklyn, between Coney Island and Manhattan Beach, is a place known to New York City dwellers as Brighton Beach. To some, though, it’s just “Little Odessa.”
Photographer Uliana Bazar grew up in Ukraine and had heard of “Little Odessa” during her childhood. The New York community is named after a Ukrainian city on the Black Sea — and today it’s a community of mostly Eastern Europeans, many of whom immigrated after 1970.
The landscape in Ciril Jazbec’s photographs of the Arctic is impressive, but not nearly as captivating to him as the people whose daily routines have been affected by rising temperatures and tides. “I am interested in the people,” he said. “Climate change is merely in the background.”
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Roosevelt Island Tram, NYC
“I see these photos as a part of the family album that at one point I’d like to put back into the album, so that 100 years from now someone can look at it and say, ‘Jeez, that guy was working through some issues.” Richmond-based photographer Paul Thulin’s to Feature Shoot.
Pine Tree Ballads is set on the land where Thulin’s family has spent their summers for the past 100 years—a place called Gray’s Point, just off the coast of Maine.
The Hundredth Meridian is a longitudinal line that crosses six states in the Midwest. It is traditionally understood to divide the arid western half of the Great Plains from the more fertile region to the east.
Andrew Moore began taking photographs along the Meridian in 2005. He became captivated by the rural communities and the diverse terrain, and soon befriended a number of people who live there. He spent nine years documenting life on the land, where the daily reality is often defined by drought and hardship.
Tokyo-born, London-based photographer Chino Otsuka takes the past and present photo project to a new level of expert photo manipulation with her series titled Imagine Finding Me. Rather than simply recreating old photographs as an adult, she inserts her present-day self into photos from her childhood.