March 18, 2010

NYT’s Lens blog posted a fun entry about Senator Patrick Leahy’s personal photography as he operates from a unique vantage point within the hallowed halls and meeting rooms of Washington D.C. As interesting as the many photos of presidents and legislators are, it’s this “conscience picture” — a portrait he took of an El Salvadoran man in a refugee camp in 1987 — that I find most intriguing, most grounding.

Conscience Picture by Sen. Patrick LeahyFrom James Estrin’s piece:

March 06, 2010

A minute-long time lapse film of the Milky Way taken in Mauna Kea, Hawai'i will surely spark your sense of wonder.

February 26, 2010
February 07, 2010
November 26, 2009
August 25, 2009

A renowned photojournalist discusses the need to "see the humanity that exists" in conflict zones and "allow the people to touch us in some way."

May 28, 2009

Some stunning photos capturing DuBois' night at the Fitzgerald Theater.

March 18, 2009

A moving visual reflection on memory and relationships, absence and loss, and on the frail, tender love between family members.

February 13, 2009
June 03, 2008

What do you get when you search the term "heschel" — a surprising image and a moment of insight.

March 06, 2008

As a response to religious intolerance following 9/11, the Brooklyn Public Library featured "Diversity of Devotion" — a photo documentary project depicting 27 religions practiced within the five boroughs of New York City. View and enjoy!