documentary photography


Instagram's Boundary-Pushing Documentary Photographers

We found six shooters who are making groundbreaking work in the genre.


Electrifying Photos of Cuba's Thriving Music Scene

Photographer Thomas Pratt's new book focuses on the everyday lives of rappers, drummers, and rumba groups in Santiago de Cuba.


Vintage Photos by the NYPD's "Red Squad" Capture a City in Turmoil

A new exhibition traces the social and political upheaval of New York City in the 1960s and '70s through surveillance photos taken by a special police division.


This Chinese Town Manufactures Almost Everything ‘Made in China’

Photographer Raffaele Petralla captures scenes from Yiwu, China, the largest small commodities market in the world.


Photos that Show How Our Society Can Break Women

Award-winning photojournalist Marie Hald shares some of her most powerful works and the stories behind them.