“Everyone a Tourist”
On Places, a slideshow of photographs of the Mayan ruins at Chichén Itzá, by Jim Bassett, contrasts the romantic tradition of travel photography with the realities of mass tourism.
05.09.13: Thomas Jorion & Josh Wallaert
Temple of the Vanities
On Places, recent work by photographer Thomas Jorion, documenting defense towers, nuclear reactors, munitions depots and other 20th-century monuments to political and military hubris, now mostly abandoned.
05.02.13: Peter Holzhauer & Aaron Rothman
On Places, a slideshow by photographer Peter Holzhauer, of his recent work on Los Angeles, curated by Aaron Rothman.
On Places, photographs by Dennis DeHart examine a landscape of contradictions in the Inland Pacific Northwest.
03.28.13: Arturo Soto & Aaron Rothman
On Places, a portfolio by Mexican photographer Arturo Soto, focusing on the visual infrastructure of the street, the unremarkable environs of everyday life.
Creatures of Helsinki
On Places, a slideshow of photographs by Ken McCown highlighting the "creatures of Helsinki" — the myriad animals, crafted of stone or wood, that adorn the architecture of the Finnish capital.
Nowhere and Everywhere: The Landscape of the Colorado Delta
On Places, planner Armando Carbonell explores, in aerial photographs, the fragile yet resilient landscapes of the Colorado River Delta.
Beautiful and Terrible: Aeriality and the Image of Suburbia
On Places, D.J. Waldie explores the relationship between aerial photography and the postwar suburban boom, a relationship at once materialistic and transcendent, "beautiful and terrible."
Cartographic Grounds: Projecting the Landscape Imaginary
On Places, landscape architect Jill Desimini explores a range of cartographic practices, from a medieval map of the British Isles to contemporary data visualization.
12.19.12: Kate Bernheimer, Andrew Bernheimer & SO-IL
Fairy Tale Architecture: Monkey King
On Places, a design by Solid Objectives – Idenburg Liu (SO – IL) for the Chinese fairy tale “Monkey King.”
12.18.12: Kate Bernheimer & Andrew Bernheimer
Fairy Tale Architecture: The Little Match Girl
On Places, a design by Bernheimer Architecture for the Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale “The Little Match Girl.”
12.17.12: Kate Bernheimer, Andrew Bernheimer & Abruzzo Bodziak
Fairy Tale Architecture: Snowflake
On Places, a design by Abruzzo Bodziak for the Russian fairy tale “Snowflake.”
12.06.12: Michael Light & Aaron Rothman
Above Lake Las Vegas
On Places, aerial photographs of the bankrupt luxury communities of Lake Las Vegas, by Michael Light.
12.03.12: Dave Jordano & Aaron Rothman
Detroit, As Is
On Places, a portfolio by the Detroit-born photographer Dave Jordano, drawn from his latest series, Detroit Unbroken Do
wn; with an introduction by Aaron Rothman.
The Forgotten Line
On Places, photographer Thomas Jorion documents la petite ceinture
, the abandoned railway line that circles Paris, and remains the city's last great wasteland.
10.31.12: Kate Bernheimer & Andrew Bernheimer with Vera Leung
Fairy Tale Architecture: The Halloween Edition
On Places, a design by Bernheimer Architecture for the Brothers Grimm fairy tale “The Boy Who Set Forth to Learn What Fear Was.”
10.25.12: Terry Evans & Alan Thomas
On Places, a portfolio by photographer Terry Evans documents the "disturbed, cultivated, militarized" landscapes of her native American Midwest; with commentary by Alan Thomas.
On Places, photographer David Bacher documents the semi-nomadic Laevas Sami community of northern Scandinavia, which now moves fluidly between tradition and modernity.
09.27.12: Mark Robbins & Nancy Levinson
On Places, a portfolio of Mark Robbins's photographs of Rwandan households —part of his ongoing exploration of culture, space, decor and the body.
Latin America: A New Generation of Women Architects
On Places, a gallery of exemplary works by the rising generation of Latin American women architects.
09.06.12: Daniel Kariko & Aaron Rothman
On Places, a portfolio by photographer Daniel Kariko records the fragile and changing landscapes of the barrier islands of southern Louisiana.
08.28.12: Aaron Rothman, David La Spina, Ed Panar & Michael Vahrenwald
Landscape Photography: New Visions, Part 5
On Places, the fifth installment in a month-long series, curated by Aaron Rothman, on currents in landscape photography.
08.21.12: Aaron Rothman, Bryan Graf, Christina Seely, Kirsten Kay Thoen & Letha Wilson
Landscape Photography: New Visions, Part 4
On Places, the fourth installment in a month-long series, curated by Aaron Rothman, on currents in landscape photography.
08.14.12: Aaron Rothman, Bleda y Rosa, Patrick Manning, Richard Mosse & Stephen Tourlentes
Landscape Photography: New Visions, Part 3
On Places, the third installment in a month-long series, curated by Aaron Rothman, on currents in landscape photography.
08.08.12: Aaron Rothman, Matthew Brandt, William Lamson, Chris McCaw & Mieke Woestenburg
Landscape Photography: New Visions, Part 2
On Places, the second installment in a month-long series, curated by Aaron Rothman, on currents in landscape photography.
08.01.12: Aaron Rothman, Marisa Baumgartner, Guillermo Gudiño & Dan Holdsworth
Landscape Photography: New Visions
On Places, the first installment in a month-long series, curated by Aaron Rothman, on currents in landscape photography.
Olympic Urbanism: The Athletes' Village
On Places, a slideshow on the urban form of Olympic Villages, from derelict ruins in Berlin to suburban townhomes in Sydney to public housing in Athens.
On Places, a slideshow drawn from a visual survey of all KOA campgrounds in the United States.
Paris: Life Forms
On Places, a slideshow by Kenny Cupers documenting the nuanced realities of life in the public housing estates of suburban Paris.
06.14.12: Henk Wildschut & Aaron Rothman
On Places, a portfolio by photographer Henk Wildschut documents a crisis hidden in plain sight — the network of transient camps set up all across Europe by undocumented workers from Africa and Asia.
Eric William Carroll
Plato's Home Movies
On Places, a portfolio of images by photographer Eric William Carroll, who set up a projection screen in Golden Gate Park and laid out blueprint paper on the sidewalks of Brooklyn to capture ephemeral portraits of trees.
05.10.12: Zhang Xiao & Aaron Rothman
The Last Days of Kaixian
On Places, a slideshow by Chinese photographer Zhang Xiao, documenting the last town to be submerged by the reservoir of the Three Gorges Dam; with an introduction by Aaron Rothman.
04.05.12: Placement & Corine Vermeulen
Living with Mies: The Towers at Lafayette Park
On Places, photographer Corine Vermeulen and the design collective Placement offer a glimpse of life in Lafayette Park, the Mies van der Rohe-designed residential complex in Detroit.
03.29.12: Robert Adams & Aaron Rothman
We Are in a Western Town
On Places, Aaron Rothman explores the enduring power of the photographs of Robert Adams, and what they reveal about the paradoxical landscape of the American West.
03.21.12: Hadley Arnold & Peter Arnold
Drylands: Water and the West
On Places, an essay and slideshow by Peter Arnold and Hadley Arnold of the Arid Lands Institute, on what they call "the largest and least understood environmental challenge of the 21st century."
03.06.12: Giovanna Borasi & Mirko Zardini
On Places, Canadian Centre for Architecture curators Mirko Zardini and Giovanna Borasi explore the changing social and political concepts of “healthy” buildings and cities.
A Method of Living
On Places, photos by David Schalliol show the dramatic transformation of public housing in Chicago — the demolition of the city's infamous projects and their replacement with mixed-income, new-urbanist-style communities.
01.26.12: Michael Lundgren, Aaron Rothman & Josh Wallaert
If There Be Such Space
On Places, a slideshow drawn from a collaborative exhibition by two photographers who share an interest in the perception and representation of natural landscapes.
01.12.12: Dave Jordano & Aaron Rothman
On Places, the Detroit Rephotography Survey, by Dave Jordano, documents the same sites in the early 1970s and 2010.
12.22.11: Kate Bernheimer, Andrew Bernheimer & Guy Nordenson and Associates
House on Chicken Feet, Part 3
On Places, in the third of three architectural fairy tales, Guy Nordenson and Associates re-engineer the tower in "Rapunzel."
12.21.11: Kate Bernheimer, Andrew Bernheimer & Leven Betts with Bret Quagliara
House on Chicken Feet, Part 2
On Places, in the second of three architectural fairy tales, architects David Leven and Stella Betts reimagine "Jack and the Beanstalk."
12.20.11: Kate Bernheimer & Andrew Bernheimer
House on Chicken Feet, Part 1
On Places, the first of three "architectural fairy tales" that explore magical homes; part one, by New York architect Andrew Bernheimer, reimagines the hut of the Russian witch Baba Yaga.
12.15.11: Kathleen Robbins & Mary Carol Miller
On Places, photographer Kathleen Robbins and writer Mary Carol Miller focus on the cotton farms of their native Mississippi — a changing landscape and vanishing livelihood.
Digital Farm Collective
On Places, and in time for Thanksgiving, artist and farmer Matthew Moore describes his Digital Farm Collective, a multimedia project created to spur dialogue about the future of the family farm.
10.26.11: Center for Creative Photography & Mark Klett
Water in the West
On Places, a slideshow from the collaborative photography project Water in the West, with an introduction by Mark Klett.
Everything Sings: Maps for a Narrative Atlas
On Places, geographer Denis Wood and his landscape architecture students map the ordinary, everyday things of a residential neighborhood in Raleigh, North Carolina.
Is This Place Great or What
On Places, a slideshow by photographer Brian Ulrich explores "dark stores" — empty big boxes and ghost malls, collateral consumer damage of the economic crash.
Road Ecology: Wildlife Habitat and Highway Design
On Places, Laura Tepper looks at the emerging field of road ecology and its influence on a new generation of highway landscape design.
09.09.11: Christian Widmer & Aaron Rothman
Non Zero Sum
On Places, a portfolio of images by photographer Christian Widmer that captures the unease that's marked the decade since September 11, 2001.
The Blue Corvette
On Places, a slideshow of summer season photographs by Alan Thomas, made in an "America of lengthening shadows."
North Texas Strip
On Places, a slideshow by Leigh Merrill, whose photographs of the Dallas strip depict places that look familiar but are in fact digital fabrications — a kind of Texas tall tale.
The Place That Roger Built
On Places, a slideshow of photographs by Justin Partyka of Walnut Tree Farm, the old Suffolk farmstead where late environmental writer Roger Deakin lived and worked.
David T. Hanson
On Places, a photo essay by David T. Hanson, focusing on the massive coal mine at Colstrip, Montana, and the complicated nexus of energy politics and land use in the American West.
07.11.11: Mark Klett & Aaron Rothman
Views Across Time
On Places, an interview with photographer Mark Klett and a slideshow from his ongoing rephotography project, with views across time of the American West.
Point of Astonishment
On Places, architect Ken McCown's photographic record of a New Zealand journey — where the panoramic vistas and unpolluted atmosphere recall what the Western U.S. was like decades ago.
05.09.11: Mirko Zardini & Jean-Louis Cohen
Architecture in Uniform
On Places, selections from Architecture in Uniform: Designing and Building for the Second World War
, the new exhibition at the Canadian Centre for Architecture, curated by Jean Louis Cohen.
04.29.11: Gita Lenz & Gordon Stettinius
Gita Lenz: New York Views
On Places, a gallery by the mid-century New York photographer Gita Lenz, whose long neglected work is gaining new recognition.
The Dying Sea
On Places, a portfolio of photographs by Radek Skrivanek, documenting the death of the Aral Sea.
04.11.11: Robert Dawson & Josh Wallaert
Public Library: An American Commons
On Places, photographer Robert Dawson documents public libraries across the United States, emphasizing their vital — and now threatened — role as an American commons.
Visualizing Landscapes: In the Terrain of Water
On Places, an exhibition on the visualization of water and landscape, from the Beaux Arts to the digital, curated by Anuradha Mathur.
On Places, selections from "Marcel Breuer and Postwar America," a recent exhibition at the Syracuse School of Architecture, organized by Jonathan Massey and Barry Bergdoll.
03.24.11: Alejandro Cartagena & Aaron Rothman
On Places, a portfolio of images by Mexican photographer Alejandro Cartagena, documenting the ecological effects of rapid urbanization.
Folded in Place
On Places, a portfolio of images by photographer John Mann, showing artful deconstructions and reconstructions of maps.
On Places, a portfolio by photographer Justin Partyka focusing on the fenlands of eastern England and a vanishing way of life.
02.24.11: Dorothy Tang & Andrew Watkins
Ecologies of Gold: The Past and Future Mining Landscapes of Johannesburg
On Places, Dorothy Tang and Andrew Watkins explore the ecological rehabilitation of the defunct gold mines of central Johannesburg.
02.17.11: David Clements & Douglas Haller
Writing on the Wall
On Places, a portfolio of photographs by Detroit local David Clements, of some of the many hand-painted signs and murals found throughout the Motor City.
02.10.11: Brian Rosa & Adam Ryder
The Edge of Light: Wendover
On Places, photographs by Brian Rosa and Adam Ryder document the nighttime mysteries of Wendover, where military history, land-speed racing and the casino industry make for unexpected juxtapositions.
01.27.11: Alejandro Cartagena & Aaron Rothman
On Places, a selection of images by Mexican photographer Alejandro Cartagena, documenting the rapid suburbanization and disappearing natural landscapes of Monterrey.
Full of Beauties
On Places, photographs by Ken McCown, focusing on fragments of contemporary buildings and public art and on natural landscapes from California to New Zealand to Korea.
Jesus de Francisco
The Rings of Saturn
On Places, a portfolio of photographs of neglected landscapes, from Los Angeles to Berlin, by art director and photographer Jesus de Francisco.
The Roma of Rome: Heirs to the Ghetto System
On Places, historic preservationist Jon Calame documents, in words and images, the state-sponsored enclaves — or ghettos — that house the Roma, or Gypsies, of Rome.
On Places, photographer Justin Partyka explores the Saskatchewan prairie, where the agricultural life is giving way to the urban, and the landscape is an uneasy record of the change.
New Deal Utopias
On Places, photographer Jason Reblando documents the Greenbelt Towns created by the New Deal of the 1930s — an earlier era's response to tough times.
On Places, photographer Frank Schirrmeister wanders at dawn with a large format camera through the empty streets of Berlin.
10.28.10: Max Page & Paul Johansen
Landmarks of Punishment: Eastern State and Charles Street
On Places, architectural historian Max Page and photographer Paul Johansen document two landmarks of U.S. prison architecture and penal philosophy: Eastern State Penitentiary and Charles Street Jail.
09.23.10: Mabel O. Wilson & Peter Tolkin
Listening There: Scenes from Ghana
On Places, architects Mabel Wilson and Peter Tolkin curate a slideshow based on their research into the complex legacy of tropical modernism in Ghana.
Massimo Vignelli: Oppositions, Skyline and the Institute
On Places, a gallery of Massimo Vignelli's graphic design work for the Institute for Architecture and Urban Studies, written and curated by Kim Förster.
Land, Speed and Bonneville
On Places — coinciding with Speed Week at Bonneville — a gallery created by architect Martin Hogue documents decades of land speed racing on the Bonneville Salt Flats of western Utah.
The East Anglians
On Places, a portfolio by photographer Justin Partyka, documenting a deep-rooted but fragile agrarian community in East Anglia.
08.04.10: Luther Thie & Kathrine Worel
Frontiers: On the Edge in Merced and Malibu
On Places, a portfolio of photographs by Luther Thie and Kathrine Worel, documenting houses and homes on the frontiers of the contemporary economic and environmental crises.
Detroit: Syncopating an Urban Landscape
On Places, Dan Pitera, of the Detroit Collaborative Design Center, curates a portfolio of projects by artists, architects and activists who are reshaping the city's abandoned landscapes.
We Are All Alone
On Places, a gallery of images of buildings — "desolate containers" — by Danish photographer (and fingerprints expert) Kim Høltermand.
06.02.10: Alejandro Bahamón & Maria Camila Sanjinés
Rematerial: From Waste to Architecture
On Places, Rematerial: From Waste to Architecture
: a gallery of architecture projects constructed from discarded materials, ranging from recycled tires to repurposed refrigerators to the steel supports of a dismantled expressway.
Streets: Into the Sunset
On Places, a portfolio by photographer Leigh Merrill of photo-fabrications of the streets of San Francisco — images that are, like home ownership in America, an unsettling mix of fantasy and reality.
Take Me To
On Places, a gallery of images of downtown Chicago by photographer Bill Guy.
04.22.10: Paho Mann & Nancy Levinson
The Art of Solid Waste
On Places, a slideshow of photographer Paho Mann's images of post-consumer detritus — a.k.a. trash — part of a new public art project at a solid waste facility in Phoenix, Arizona.
03.26.10: Gavin Browning, Greta Hansen & Cheryl Wing-Zi Wong
On Places, selected images from Trans Siberi
a, the new exhibition at Columbia's Studio-X New York, focusing on the administrative buildings of the Communist party in the former Soviet Union and China.
On Places, a slideshow of photographs from Frank Gohlke's series on grain elevators in the American Midwest and Great Plains.
A portfolio of photographs of designed structures and landscapes — from La Jolla to Marfa, from Hadrian's Villa to Storm King — by landscape architecture professor Ken McCown.
New (and Old) Topographics
On Places, New (and Old) Topographics —
selected photographs from the Center for Creative Photography that comprise a complementary exhibition to the current restaging of the groundbreaking 1975 show New Topographics: Photographs of a Man-Altered Landscape
Open Secrets: Photographs of Japan
On Places, photographs by Alan Thomas that explore the "peculiar geometries" of urban Japan — the small-scale improvisational spaces in between the big planned projects, and beyond the busy entertainment districts and the crowded department stores.
In Chicago Self-Park
, editor and photographer Alan Thomas explores the city's large multistory parking structures, which "give the viewer inside a particular way of framing the cityscape beyond."
This Place is a Message
On Places, a portfolio of recent photographs of natural and built landscapes by Arizona-based artist and photographer Aaron Rothman.
01.25.10: Gavin Browning & Michelle Fornabai
On Places, a gallery of images from "ink," an exhibition of the work of Michelle Fornabai now at Columbia's downtown Studio-X.
Dams Across America
A gallery of images showing the construction of some great U.S. hydroelectric dams of the 1930s and '40s, including Hoover and Grand Coulee — something to contemplate as the current administration struggles to stimulate the economy and smarten the power grid.
Architect Sergio Lopez-Pineiro explores the urban design potential of snow, with the goal of creating "white parks" and generating new appreciation for the city in winter.
Center for Land Use Interpretation
An online gallery extracted from Urban Crude
, an exhibition created by the Center for Land Use Interpretation, documenting the metropolitan petroscape of Los Angeles.
11.03.09: Frieder Schnock & Renata Stih
Open Space: Berlin After Reunification
Berlin-based artists Renata Stih and Frieder Schnock curate an online gallery to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall.
A portfolio of photographs, with images ranging from the American West to Vatican City, by landscape architect Ken McCown.
— an exhibition curated and produced at the Rhode Island School of Design — showcases three dozen projects and programs that are successfully confronting the challenges of climate change.
09.27.09: Paho Mann & Nancy Levinson
Re-Inhabited Circle Ks
Photographer Paho Mann focuses his camera on the "reinhabited" Circle Ks of Phoenix and Albuquerque — and finds a welcome dose of local commitment on the commercial strip.
01.15.03: Cervin Robinson
Portfolio: Timothy Hursley
Tim Hursley photographs the pro-bono buildings of the Rural Studio and the legal brothels of Nye County, Nevada.
11.01.01: Joel Sternfeld
The High Line
High Line photographs from Joel Sternfeld.
07.01.00: Elizabeth Felicella
Portfolio: Uneasy Spaces
New York City photographer Elizabeth Felicella focuses on what she calls "landscape of security."