Still on the Story

February 18, 2015

©Peter Menzel

A New York City family surrounded by a week’s worth of recyclables and landfill-bound trash, from a commercial assignment Peter Menzel landed on the strength of his long-term project about consumer habits around the world.

 Most of the time, photographers spend at most a few days, weeks, or months on a story. But sometimes, photographers are so drawn in by a subject or an issue, that they end up pursuing a project for years. They are often able to document stories with unusual depth, intimacy and nuance because they earn a lot of access, and...

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