A Cossack practices tricks on his horse in the Rostov region near Russia’s border with Ukraine in 2010.  Misha Maslennikov, Moscow

A Cossack practices tricks on his horse in the Rostov region near Russia’s border with Ukraine in 2010.  Misha Maslennikov, Moscow

Resurfacing a favorite: Spoek Mathambo’s Control, shot by the fantastic South African documentary photographer, Pieter Hugo

Finding a home. 
Richard Olsenius | Wyoming, 1993 

Finding a home. 

Richard Olsenius | Wyoming, 1993 

Jonathan Williams | Polaroid photo of cat in window

Jonathan Williams | Polaroid photo of cat in window

E.E. Cummings

E.E. Cummings

Photographs of trainhoppers and the American railroads from Mike Brodie’s A Period of Juvenile Prosperity

"Memphis artists — Memphis people — have a certain soul. Because we have such a deep and rich music history here. It’s a lot of children of old band members, and ‘My daddy used to play the guitar for such-and-such,’ and ‘My uncle was a background singer for Elvis,’ and ‘My cousin played drums for B.B. King.’ This one of them towns where every other two or three people can probably sing or play an instrument just as good as anybody you’ll see on TV, but they work a regular job."

MJG, from Eightball, MJG and Memphis Rap 20 years on

A personal anthem


Born to Run by Emmylou Harris on Grooveshark

Luis Marden | Texas, 1939
Dressed in her best rodeo outfit, a cowgirl hitches her pony by dropping a nickel into an El Paso parking meter.

Luis Marden | Texas, 1939

Dressed in her best rodeo outfit, a cowgirl hitches her pony by dropping a nickel into an El Paso parking meter.

Arthur Leipzig | Boy on Backstop, Houma, Louisiana (1954)

Arthur Leipzig | Boy on Backstop, Houma, Louisiana (1954)

Selects from the Lomax Collection/Library of Congress

Stavin’ Chain | Lafayette, LA

Huddie Ledbetter (Lead Belly) and Martha Promise Ledbetter | Wilton, CT

Singing games | Eatonville, FL

John Bray | Amelia, LA

They were like perfect little poems.”

—Walker Evans on William Christenberry’s wonderful photographs of the American South. 

Congolese Sapeurs 

N.E. Beckwirth | California, 1892
Nicknamed “Mark Twain,” this 331-foot-tall sequoia lasted 1,341 years. It took loggers 8 days to saw its 90-foot-circumference trunk

N.E. Beckwirth | California, 1892

Nicknamed “Mark Twain,” this 331-foot-tall sequoia lasted 1,341 years. It took loggers 8 days to saw its 90-foot-circumference trunk

Joel Sartore | Salmon, ID 1992

Joel Sartore | Salmon, ID 1992