Welcome to CNN Photos

We tell powerful, inspiring stories through photography and offer a behind-the-scenes look at emerging and established photographers.

If you'd like your work to be considered, please e-mail us. You can also follow us on Twitter.

CNN Photos

When Justin Cook heard about North Carolina’s Amendment 1, he was “dumbfounded by it.” The measure would define marriage for the state as being between a man and a woman. Hoping to show the impact this would have on the community, he took portraits of same-sex couples in long-term relationships.

Filed Under:

In America • Justin Cook • Portraits • U.S.
116 0 55

Photojournalist Ariana Lindquist took portraits of 50 immigrants for “Green Card Stories,” a book that reflects the diversity of the people who go through the immigration system in the United States. Across the country, she met people who had found a path to permanent residency or citizenship.

Filed Under:

Ariana Lindquist • Immigration • In America • Photo Book • Portraits • U.S.
103 0 13

Photographer Bill Owens is best known for his 1972 book “Suburbia,” a collection of images that offer a glimpse of the American Dream from the eastern edge of California’s Bay Area. He looks back at the work nearly 40 years later.

Filed Under:

Bill Owens • Black-and-white • Historic Photos • In America • U.S.
130 0 13

Hundreds of families are living off the grid just outside of Albuquerque, New Mexico. The community represents a fraction of the 1.4 billion people worldwide living without access to electricity. Photojournalist Peter DiCampo documented the area as part of his ongoing "Life Without Lights" project.

Filed Under:

Crowd-Funding • In America • Night Photography • Peter DiCampo • U.S. • VII Photo Agency

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 1,030 other followers