Just after a New York blizzard last December, Todd Bieber decided to strap on his old skis and trek across Prospect Park in Brooklyn."While I was out there skiing around, I stopped at one point, just to catch my breath," Bieber tells All Things Considered weekend host Guy Raz.
"How do you make a picture of something that's basically nonexistent?" NPR photographer David Gilkey mused aloud on the phone yesterday. In Japan it was about 11:30 pm, and he had just spent the day trying to capture the devastation in Rikuzentakata, Iwate prefecture — or what remains of it.
In 1960, there were 400,000 lions living in the wild. Today, there are just 20,000."That represents a 90 to 95 percent decline," says National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence Dereck Joubert. "Unless we start talking about this, these lions will be extinct within the next 10 or 15 years."
The streets of Chicago have been documented by many famous photographers, including Art Shay and Harry Callahan. But during the 1950s and '60s, another shutterbug was busy at work. Vivian Maier was a nanny in Chicago’s northern suburbs.