Author Archives: Cliff Kuang

Four changes in food photography

— Our attitudes toward food have undergone a sea change in the last 10 years, thanks to writers like Michael Pollan and chefs like Alice Waters. Consider: In the 1940s, there was no point touting natural ingredients and local provenance because almost all food fit these criteria. But since the 1980s, industrial food has...

The Irresistible Appeal of Info Porn

Forget for a second who you voted for last November and consider: Who were you watching on election night? If the ratings are any judge, you—and billions of others— were probably watching John King and his amazing touchscreen charts on CNN. It was a center-stage moment for ultra-sophisticated info graphics. In the last year,...

Jacob Silberberg

— Scroll to see more images   Jacob Silberberg has photographed the Liberian civil war and the Darfur genocide, and he spent a year and a half in Iraq during the bleakest phase of the insurgency. But he honed his craft by taking pictures for community fliers in Boston after he finished college at...

Moving Pictures

— Say you work at Design Army, in Washington, D.C., and you need a photo. If you asked your co-workers for help, they’d probably trill, “Just Getty it.” “Same as when some people say, ‘Just Google it,’” explains Pum Lefebure, the design firm’s co-owner. “We use the photos, but we also browse Getty for...

RDA 2008: Southwest

This summer, most of the country was panicking as the price of gas hovered around $4 per gallon. But in Texas, the whirling numbers at the pump looked more like cherries lin ing up on a slot machine. The oil and gas industry is flush, and windfall profits have trickled down, buoying local economies—...