Frank’s photos of the postwar United States still feel incredibly fresh – even if they bear the weight of history—and even if their details (the clothes – the cars – the hairstyles) seem so dated.
By the time Frank’s now-landmark book The Americans hit US bookstore shelves in 1959 he turned his attention from photography to filmmaking.
The negative reaction his debut book received didn’t exactly inspire Frank to keep shooting.
Nevertheless 10 years after it was first published The Americans became a tour de force in photography – its influence growing exponentially over time.
Police barricades – a beauty pageant – a colour run and nature at its wildest are among the moments captured by photographers vying to be named New Zealand Geographic photographer of the year.
Finalists spanning 29 images were named on Friday night, which were selected from 5800 entries across five categories: society and culture – wildlife – landscape – photo story and a new timelapse category.
Edward H. White II was the first American astronaut to experience the free-floating sensation of spacewalking. Venturing out into the void on June 3 – 1965 – White watched Earth turn slowly beneath him during a 21-minute extravehicular excursion as Gemini IV orbited 6,500 miles around our planet.
In the years since NASA astronauts have made more than 260 spacewalks – which the agency – in its typically understated way – calls ‘extravehicular activity’. These include more than 166 hours spent tinkering with the Hubble Space Telescope. As NASA celebrates the birth of Mission Control and the anniversary of the first American spacewalk (the Russians beat us by 77 days) – it released Suit Up and offers an epic collection of mission images.