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Photos by Alfred Eisenstaedt of the Great Lakes Before the Clean Water Act

By Lily Rothman and Liz Ronk  |  TIME Magazine In 1968, LIFE magazine dispatched photographer Alfred Eisenstaedt to the Great Lakes to capture a crisis that required no national awareness day to make itself known. >> Story and photo gallery

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National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year 2016

By Alan Taylor, The Atlantic Last month, the winners of the 2016 National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year competition were announced, with the Grand Prize awarded to photographer Anthony Lau, for his photograph of Mongolian horsemen charging through the snow in Inner Mongolia. Lau was awarded a seven-day Polar Bear Photo Safari for two at Churchill Wild–Seal […]

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DOCUMERICA: A pictorial look at everyday life in 1970s America

In 1971, the United States Environmental Protection Agency announced its DOCUMERICA project, an ambitious endeavor intended to photographically observe Americans, their surroundings, and their daily impact on the environment. With former National Geographic photo editor Gifford Hampshire at the helm, the project began in earnest in January of 1972, providing freelance photographers a per diem allowance and an […]

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Life in The Florida Keys During The 1970s

The EPA hired freelance photographers to capture everyday life in the 1970s.