Photography

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April 9, 2021

Show Us Your Noble Heart

Calling all outdoor and nature enthusiasts! Submit your best photos showing how you’re enjoying the outdoors or giving back to Mother Nature this Earth Day. Three winners will be chosen to win a prize package with Noble Oak and Texas Monthly goodies. Read the contest rules

Books |
January 20, 2013

Pretty Ugly

Why a lavish two-volume attack on the border fence, with photos by Maurice Sherif, misses the mark.

Feature |
January 20, 2013

Dirt and Light

James H. Evans has been photographing Big Bend for twenty years. But never before has it looked so, well, big.

Feature |
January 20, 2013

Magic Kingdom

A visual tour of my beautiful, mysterious, surreal corner of East Texas.

Art |
January 20, 2013

David Lee Garza, Acordeonista

The moment that members of the tejano band David Lee Garza y Los Musicales saw a poster by San Antonian John Dyer, they knew they had found the photographer for their next album. “We wanted more than just a face on a cover,” says bassist Richard Garza, “and his poster

Food & Drink |
January 20, 2013

Holy Smoke

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.

Feature |
January 20, 2013

Wyatt’s World

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 Culture |
December 1, 2008

Mark Seliger

“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.”