The Blatant Sexism of Fitness Stock Art, in 13 Photos
We applaud a new initiative to curate better photos of women athletes, but it also reveals a sad truth: to find one decent photo of a woman running, you have to sift through a sea of skimpy sports bras and sexualized poses.
Three Years in the Making, Travis Rice's New Movie Is Worth the Wait
Snowboarding’s most anticipated film in years is being released October 3. It’s been hyped up for months by the likes of Red Bull, GoPro, and other companies, but good news: We’ve seen it and it more than lives up to the buzz. The Fourth Phase is one you won’t want to miss.
This Border Collie Is Out to Save National Park Wildlife (from Ourselves)
The last couple years have produced some horror stories of national park visitors interacting with wildlife. The baby bison put in the trunk of a car, the bear selfie craze in Tahoe, and countless other close encounters that happen almost daily in our parks that don’t make the news. These days, most people just really want a picture.
Our Favorite Thru-Hiking Photographer
Last month, we highlighted a handful of photographers who were creating stunning work while hiking the Pacific Crest Trail. Taiwan-based interior designer and photographer Sie Sin-Ye (@kukud83) stood out. He and his two friends admit they didn’t know much about the PCT beyond the movie Wild when they set out on the trail in May this year, but they carved out a month to tackle as much as they could. Here, Sie Sin-Ye shares some of his favorite shots from the trip.
14 Hours at the World’s Toughest Spectator Race
Grayling, Michigan, is a small dot on some maps. The quaint tourist town is best known for its fly-fishing history and for being the epicenter of "up north" in the Midwest. Its other claim to faim: hosting a popular event that claims to be "the world's toughest spectator race."
A Bird’s Eye Tour of Our National Parks
When I was young, I had a habit of poring through national park books, fantasizing about visiting them all. Now I’m a part-time aerial adventure photographer, and I’ve been able to fly my Piper PA-11 Cub Special plane over many of the places I used to daydream over.
This Outdoor, Treetop Museum Is Unlike Any Other
You’ve never seen a museum like this. The Wild Walk is the latest addition to the Wild Center, a museum which promotes the education of the natural history of the Adirondacks, in upstate New York.
The History of National Park Photography in One Book
A thorough exploration on the role and history of photography in our parks, including works from the legends like Ansel Adams and Imogen Cunningham.
Stunning Photographs of Mongolia’s Transformation into Desert
A South Korean photographer’s project on climate change and the nomads living with it everyday.
Montana’s Off-the-Grid Bison Scavengers
When Yellowstone National Park was created in 1872, hunting was strictly banned within it—even for the the Native Americans who had lived and hunted there for generations. It wasn’t until 2006 that the Nez Perce, Confederated Salish, and Kootenai tribes successfully petitioned the government to be able to hunt bison when they left the park and within the annually regulated cull—a federal initiative started to manage and combat bison from spreading diseases to other livestock outside the park. Every winter, groups of Native American hunters wait near Gardiner, Montana, near the park’s northwest corner, for the herd to leave the park in search of food, so the hunt can begin. Accompanying them are a group of scavengers who collectively call themselves Buffalo Bridge that live off the remains of bison from the hunt. Working with the Native American hunters, Buffalo Bridge members offer their skills and help in field dressing the animal after the kill. They are often given parts of the animal for their work. Photographer Matt Hamon spent a few days with them this winter.
A Guide to the Untold, Beautiful, and Wild Stories of the American West
Photographer Lucas Foglia’s widely celebrated book, Frontcountry, took him across much of the American West from 2006 to 2013. He captured nearly 60,000 images over that time and narrowed the final selection down to just 60 shots, all of which explored mining and ranching communities and their interaction with the surrounding landscape. Despite his extensive coverage, Foglia thinks many of the stories he came across are still undercovered. He even included a map in the book as an invitation for other photographers and storytellers to use as a resource. Here, Foglia highlights a few storylines from his book that are far from over.
Aaron and Hawkeye Huey's Rules for Taking Stellar Photos of Your Kids
Rule #1: Always shoot the tantrums. And never take another selfie.
14,000 Miles, 21 National Parks, 1 Airstream, and 10 Stunning Photos
Charleston-based photographer Drew Doggett’s recent project, Shadow’s Alight; Portraits of the American West, is the result of 14,000 miles traveled in a 23-foot airstream, visiting 21 national parks. Doggett has spent much his career photographing foreign places and people whose communities are in imminent danger due to development and a lack of conservation efforts. But he wanted to turn his lens toward his own country. In celebration of 100 years of our National Park Service, Doggett set out to capture some of America’s most classic scenes to see how they’ve changed, how they’ve stayed the same, and ultimately why they’re worth protecting. Here, Doggett shares a few favorites from his recent project.
Life on Some of the Most Remote Islands on Earth
There’s a set of islands in the middle of the chilly North Atlantic, some of which are so sparsely populated that the residents wouldn’t even fill a classroom.