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Rescued Photos from Chernobyl Show Life in Ukraine Before the Disaster

Ukrainian photographer Maxim Dondyuk has been collecting and archiving photos and negatives that he has found in the Chernobyl exclusion area for the last six years. He has rescued around 15,000 artifacts, which include films, photos, postcards, and letters, but with the Russian invasion of Ukraine, he has been forced to put his Untitled Project from Chernobyl on hold.

Unseen Photos of 9/11 Attacks Found in Old Photo Album

A few years ago, a man named Liam Enea got his hands on a photo album from his late relative. Inside, he was surprised to discover a trove of never-before-seen photos captured during the infamous September 11th terrorist attacks on the World Trade Centers in 2001.

Kenneth McKenzie’s Lost Photos from World War II

I met a man who owned a ton of his uncle's photos he took during his time in World War II. The images by Kenneth McKenzie start in Vancouver and Banff where they did their training, then all across Europe.

Man Inherits Treasure Trove of Unseen Street Photos From His Grandfather

Back in 2014, photography enthusiast Dylan Scalet inherited a sizable collection of photos shot by his grandfather, Jack Sharp. It wasn't until the COVID-19 lockdown that he began digitizing the film, and in doing so, Scalet discovered that he had a treasure trove of beautiful (and previously unseen) street photos showing life in Europe over half a century ago.

‘Russian Vivian Maier’ Becomes a Star 20 Years After Her Death

80 photographs shot by Masha Ivashintsova that are on display from December 4 in Tallinn, Estonia. The retrospective is the first of its kind since Asya Ivashintsova-Melkumyan stumbled on 30,000 forgotten photographs taken by her mother that capture a poetic outsider's view of life in the Soviet Union.

These Unseen 9/11 Photos Were Found at an Estate Sale

A giant archive of 2,400 never-before-seen 9/11 photos have been discovered on a set of CDs purchased at an estate sale. The images show workers in the wreckage of the World Trade Center towers after the September 11th, 2001, attacks in New York City.

Man Finds Box of Unseen Weegee Photos in His Kitchen Cabinet

Back in 1970, artist David Young purchased a box of old news photos at a Philadelphia thrift store. After moving to Seattle, Young put the box in his kitchen cabinet and forgot about it for years. It turns out that box contains unseen 1930s crime photos by the famed New York City photographer Weegee.

‘Russian Vivian Maier’ Discovered After 30,000 Photos Found in Attic

She was Leningrad's lost photographer. Russian photographer Masha Ivashintsova (1942-2000) photographed constantly but never showed her work to anyone. In late 2017, a relative stumbled on boxes of negatives and undeveloped film gathering dust in an attic. Published here, some for the first time, are some of the 30,000 images from the remarkable discovery.

7 Unseen Photos of Dwight D. Eisenhower Found on an Undeveloped Roll of Film

Photographer Levi Bettwieser has been doing some incredible work as the founder and film technician behind The Rescued Film Project. Back in January he made headlines around the world after finding 31 rolls of undeveloped film that was shot by a World War II soldier. Now he's made another fascinating discovery: after developing an unprocessed roll of orphaned film from California, Bettwieser found never-before-seen photos of former US President Dwight D. Eisenhower.

Vincent Van Gogh Found in a Photo from 1887

This group photo from 1887 is reportedly the first photo ever found of Vincent Van Gogh after he became an artist. If experts are correct, then the man third from the left (and smoking a pipe) is the legendary artist himself.

I Found Photos by the Man Behind Lennon’s ‘Imagine’ in a London Junk Shop

Peter Fordham was a British photographer best-known for his music work in the 1970s. If you own a copy of John Lennon’s ‘Imagine’, his second solo album, you’ll be familiar with his work. Fordham was the photographer who took the picture of Lennon, sat at his white piano with a pair of headphones on, at Lennon’s Tittenhurst Park home where the 1971 album was recorded. It’s a classic of rock music photography, Lennon singing into a hard black mic set against a stark white room, and was included as a fold-out poster in the album.

I Discovered a Treasure Trove of Unpublished Rock and Roll Photographs

About 6 months ago, I put an ad on Craigslist trying to sell a 2x12 guitar cabinet. The next day I got a response from a nice guy named PJ who was interested and the transaction was soon under way.

While at my house to pick up the equipment, PJ noticed my Canon 7D and various other camera gear sitting on my desk. He then proceeded to tell me that he too was a photographer and that he used to take a lot of photos of bands on the East Coast in the mid 70s early 80s.

Haunting Photographs of Nagasaki Taken One Day After the Atomic Bomb Dropped

This week, 24 incredible, powerful, haunting photographs will be going up on the auction block at Bonhams in New York. These are photographs that are newly-discovered, and many of them have never been seen before as they were taken with a faulty camera and never made it in front of the public eye.

They are photographs of Nagasaki, Japan, taken by celebrated Japanese military photographer Yosuke Yamahata the day after an atomic bomb was dropped on it and Hiroshima.