- The photos that NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft took of Pluto this week were the latest in a long line of first up-close shots taken of the planets in our solar system.
- Speaking of first shots: When Clyde Tombaugh announced that he discovered Pluto in 1930, astronomers rushed to see if they’d imaged it unknowingly. This 1909 photograph might be the first picture ever taken of the dwarf planet.
- Thursday marked the anniversary of the 1979 uranium mill accident in Church Rock, New Mexico – the largest of its kind in US history. DC-based photographer Keith Lane reports on the incident and the legacy of uranium mining on the Navajo Nation.
- Sustainable DC closed its Climate Photo contest last week, and now they’re asking you to vote for the winner.
- Here’s the Leica Store DC’s Oskar Barnack Wall winning photograph for July, shot by Vania Arhipkin.
- Newspaper sends cartoonist to Foo Fighters Concert to protest photo contract.
- Paolo Pellizzari doesn’t make images like other sports photographers. Rather than strive to get as close as possible to the action, he tries to capture what he calls “human landscapes.”
- In February and July of 2015, the National Museum of African American History and Culture released the first three parts in a multi-volume collection of books featuring some of the most definitive photographs that chronicle the black American experience for more than a century as part of its “Double Exposure” series.
- While cities expand and encroach on the surrounding countryside, nature is being pushed back. These bridges, ladders and byways have been built to enable wildlife to travel safely and freely in an urbanising world.
- The zoo in Tacoma, Washington has a quadruplet of ridiculous cute clouded leopard cubs.