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When Grandma Is a TikTok Star and the Grandkids Are the Managers

Reporting by Joseph Pisani. Photographs by Michelle Gustafson and Yehyun Kim for The Wall Street Journal

For Some Gen Xers, Skateboarding Is for Life

Reporting by Suryatapa Bhattacharya

Photographs by Maggie Shannon for The Wall Street Journal

California’s Wet Winter Could Lead to First Superbloom in Years

Reporting by Alyssa Lukpat

Photographs by Allison Zaucha for The Wall Street Journal

More Businesses Want to Hire People With Criminal Records Amid Tight Job Market

Reporting by Allison Prang

Photographs by Marlena Sloss for The Wall Street Journal

Sriracha Shortage Pushes Fans to Get Creative—and Stingy

Reporting by Talal Ansari, Joseph Pisani and Sumathi Reddy

Photographs by Marissa Leshnov for The Wall Street Journal

A Texas County Fights To Keep Libraries Open Amid Battle Over Books

Reporting by Jennifer Calfas

Photographs by Jordan Vonderhaar for The Wall Street Journal

Nebraska’s Legislative Session Is Tangled Up in Transgender Rights Fight

Reporting by Jennifer Calfas

Photographs by Rebecca S. Gratz for The Wall Street Journal

Food Banks Are Serving More People Again as Inflation Squeezes Budgets

Reporting by Talal Ansari

Photographs by Sylvia Jarrus for The Wall Street Journal

$1,500 Bedazzled Jacket, $350 Dress: Fans Shell Out to Look Like Taylor Swift

Reporting by Joseph Pisani

Photographs by Bethany Mollenkof and Nicole Buchanan for The Wall Street Journal

Chipotle Peppered With Complaints Over Salsa Spiciness

Reporting by Andrew Restuccia and Heather Haddon

Photographs by F. Martin Ramin/The Wall Street Journal

Food Styling by Mieko Takahashi

How Men Make Friends: Hammering Pieces of Wood Together, Plus Power Tools

Reporting by Clare Ansberry

Photographs by Emil Lippe for The Wall Street Journal


When you first view Rose-Lynn Fisher's photographs, you might think you're looking down at the world from an airplane, at dunes, skyscrapers or shorelines. In fact, you're looking at her tears. The Los Angeles-based photographer's project, The Topography of Tears, stemmed from a curiosity steeped in emotional release.

The images of official White House photographers have always been shared widely. What made Pete Souza's tenure with the Obama White House different was that social media — and especially Instagram, founded in 2010 — gave him a popular new platform that previous photographers in the role didn't have.

 During the Obama years, Souza posted current and archival photographs of the president's daily life and amassed several hundred thousand followers. Although Souza left the White House in 2017, he remained on Instagram as a private citizen. But his choice of photos — and the captions he wrote — changed.

Photography and nostalgia often have gone hand in hand; the scrapbook, the family album, the postcard, the Polaroid, even the Instagram post all reinforce a love for the way something was. In Nashville: Scenes from the New American South, novelist Ann Patchett and photographer Heidi Ross — both longtime Nashvillians — instead set out to show, in all its varied forms, how Nashville is. 

"As emotions go, nostalgia is both cheap and unrealistic," Patchett writes. "Sometimes we're not even nostalgic for things we likedit was just that we were used to seeing a particular thing in a particular place."

In 2012, Brooklyn, N.Y.-based photographer Dirk Anschütz became a father. The shift in his life was enormous. Anschütz was raised by a single mother. "I had never met my father, which was never a big deal," he says. But after his son Ray's birth, Anschütz says he didn't have a male parenting role model. This led to a curiosity about how other dads were raising their kids; curiosity that resulted in a six-year portrait project called Fathers and Sons.

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