The Houston Center for Photography asked people around the world to submit images taken during lockdown. The resulting online show ranges from the mundane to the sublime.
Trent Lesikar’s ongoing ’The Shape of Texas’ series teases out connections between the state’s different eras.
MFAH curators added an emphasis on diversity and Lone Star celebrities to the special exhibit, ’Icons of Style,’ since its LA debut.
One of three Texans to earn a fellowship this year, Jennifer Garza-Cuen explores the interconnections of place and identity in her stunning images.
In "Texas From Above," photographer Jay B. Sauceda captured the varied edges of Texas, from South Padre Island to the Panhandle.
For his latest book, photographer Randal Ford took a walk on the wild(life) side.
Wyatt McSpadden’s latest collection of photographs is a call to action to explore and discover the joints you find on the backroads and in small towns.
From aerial shots to James Harden to Instagram-worthy plates, these are our favorite images from the past year.
Photos and memories from the public pool that brings a city together.
When Hurricane Harvey hit Hungerford, seventeen-year-old Logan Goudeau and her community came together to save their livestock. By helicopter.
An excerpt from Proof: Photographs From Four Generations of a Texas Family captures a slice of Texas life.
The incandescent unreality of Rocky Schenck is on display in the photographer's second collection.
Vacation envy, vintage edition.
Travel the state through the lenses of these pros.
Behind the lens with photographer Laura Wilson.
Your move, cat pics people.
Luling’s artful pump jacks.
Dallas-based photographer Allison V. Smith took over Texas Monthly's Instagram account during her trip to Marfa this weekend. Here are some highlights from her trip.
The Dallas photographer shows us where she works.
Why a lavish two-volume attack on the border fence, with photos by Maurice Sherif, misses the mark.
The title of James Evans’s new series of Big Bend photographs is “The Camera Never Sleeps.” It doesn’t matter, apparently, that the photographer does.
James H. Evans has been photographing Big Bend for twenty years. But never before has it looked so, well, big.
A visual tour of my beautiful, mysterious, surreal corner of East Texas.
For photographer Wyatt McSpadden, the barbecue joints of Texas are soot-stained temples of meat and their pitmasters solemn keepers of an old-time religion.
Thirty years after he took his first photograph for us—of charming kook Stanley Marsh 3—contributing photographer Wyatt McSpadden looks back on his extraordinary career and tells the stories behind some of our favorite images.
The Los Angeles–based photographer spent more than twenty days driving all across the state and tells us what he saw.
Seven Texas photographers do their best to reinvent that time-honored, heartwarming, slightly cheesy tradition: the bluebonnet photo.
Read an excerpt from a new book by Maurice Sherif.
“I always approach it as if I’m going to take the picture and, for whatever reason, that’s it. There won’t be another chance.”
As one of the country’s top photographers, he’s captured on film hundreds if not thousands of people over the past quarter of a century. These ten portraits have never before been seen, but they’re among his favorites. Ours too.
RICHARD SPEEDY wasn’t planning on working last January when he took his fifth trip to Mexico’s Copper Canyon, but he happened to be on the same trek as senior editor Joe Nick Patoski, who needed someone to document his crossing of the vast and brutal expanse (see “Let’s Get…
The Exum files: No one questions her drive.
A terrific and prolific photographer remembered.
In the Central Texas town of Seguin, Leon Kubala has been documenting life and death for more than fifty years, one picture at a time.
Ann Richards ads it up.
Lights! Camera! Acknowledgments! Presenting the lensmen and lenswomen who made this issue possible.
FOR WILL VAN OVERBEEK, traveling from his home in Austin to Harlingen to shoot the Marine Military Academy (see “A Few Bad Boys,”) wasn’t anything new: Ten years ago he did the same thing (for a proposed photo essay that never got published). In fact, photographing cadets has been…
Celebrity portraiture often requires that the subject be ready for anything. An imaginative photographer like Houston’s Pam Francis will conjure up unusual settings and costumes to best evoke her subject’s true nature, as when she lured oil tycoon Oscar Wyatt and his German shepherd to the roof of a building…
For thirty years Mary Ellen Mark has made her name as a documentary photographer by not shying away from tough assignments, whether that means traveling for six months in India to shoot circus folk or infiltrating the world of runaway kids in Seattle. Chronicling life at Abilene’s House of Yahweh…
In 1988, when James H. Evans was in his mid-thirties, he left behind a successful photography studio in Austin and moved to remote Marathon, where he took a job as a cook at the Gage Hotel and shot pictures on the side. “Everyone thought I was nuts,” he says. “I…
From Fred Gipson’s fictional Old Yeller to A&M mascot Reveille and Lyndon Johnson’s beleaguered beagles, dogs have always reigned as Texans’ pets of choice. The long line of distinguished dog lovers includes John Graves of Glen Rose, Texas’ writer emeritus, and acclaimed Beaumont photographer Keith Carter, who joined forces for…
Nature photography is just part of Laurence Parent’s nature. The 37-year-old Austin-area resident, who took the pictures that accompany this month’s article on Hueco Tanks State Historical Park (“Social Climbers”), has long been known for his landscape work, from wildflower close-ups to desert vistas. “My father was in the…
A new exhibit in San Marcos pays homage to Manuel Alvarez Bravo, the grandfather of Mexican photography, and the generations of fotógrafos who followed his lead.
Andrew Eccles has photographed plenty of 24-karat celebrities for Texas Monthly, but his session with Lou Diamond Phillips was a truly golden experience. “In an industry that’s marked by jaded people,” Eccles says, “Lou was a breath of fresh air. He’s down to earth, talkative, enthusiastic—an incredibly sweet guy.” In…
Dallas photographer Laura Wilson has made up for lost time. The 55-year-old Massachusetts native is a regular contributor to Texas Monthly, for whom she has shot portraits of Laredo debutantes and Mullin footballers, and she has also worked for The New Yorker, the New York Times, and the London Sunday…
The world-famous rock art of the Lower Pecos has long left scholars in awe—and in the dark. Now a group of Texas archaeologists has unlocked the sacred secrets of the ancient shamans.
One of the country’s top photographers traveled around his home state to capture these stunning portraits of exotic animals on display.
He braved dangerous criminals, stalked wild wolves, waded into floodwaters, and chased a hurricane down the Texas coast into Mexico, but in a cruel turn of fate he was felled by a tiny insect. Photographer Doug Milner died November 13 after suffering an allergic reaction to a wasp sting at…