The August heat failed to deter demonstrators, no matter their age.

An Oral History of the March on Washington

Americans who marched on Washington 60 years ago under a blazing sun recall the day they were part of a turning point in history


Travel to Europe’s Most Stunning Landmarks in Under Four Minutes

Spanning three months, 21 countries and thousands of photos, “Nightvision” celebrates the finest architecture in Europe


VIDEO: Mantis Shrimp vs. Octopus

Watch as the popular crustacean gets snared by its predator's tentacles. Will it survive?


Announcing the Winners of the 2013 Smithsonian In Motion Video Contest

We received over 200 videos about a wide range of subjects, but only one could be declared our grand prize winner


Saving the World's Largest Old Growth Red Pine Forest

Located in Ontario, Canada, Wolf Lake faces the threat of mining for the next 21 years


Editor’s Pick: The Coffin Maker

Coffin maker Marcus Daly describes the personal experience of building the final resting place for someone


Editor’s Pick: Growing the Best Organic Coffee

In Southeast Brazil lies a town with a population of around 14,000 people that just happens to be the home of some of the best organic coffee in the world


Editor’s Pick: Wrongfully Admitted to Sunbury Asylum

In 1945, Maraquita Sargeant, a mother of five young children, was admitted against her will to Sunbury Mental Asylum in Australia


Editor’s Pick: The Tape Artist

Using empty boxes and masking tape, artist Sarah Anne DiNardo crafts beautiful and ornate sculptures


Editor’s Pick: Amp Up the Classroom

At Fairmont Heights High School in Prince George's County, Maryland, an unusual class is aimed at students with the gift of music


Editor’s Pick: The Homemade Rock Climbing Wall


Editor’s Pick: Michigan’s Spectacular Upper Peninsula

There are few places in the United States more picturesque than Michigan's Upper Peninsula


Editor’s Pick: The Beauty of Letterpress

Filmmaker Danny Cooke captures a day in the life of Paul Collier as he goes through the elaborate steps to create typographic works of art


Editor’s Pick: Life of Samiulla


Editor’s Pick: Amazing Chicago Timelapse

When executed properly, timelapses can be absolutely spectacular


Editor’s Pick: Hearing Aids in the Developing World

The Starkey Hearing Foundation's initiative to donate one million hearing aids to children in the developing world by 2020

Submit your video to In Motion for a chance to win our grand prize.

Lights! Camera! In Motion!

Introducing the video contest

The Civil War, Now in Living Color

How one author adds actual blues and grays to historic photographs

Beehive ginger

Flower Power, Redefined

In a new book, Andrew Zuckerman embraces minimalism, capturing 150 colorful blooms on white backdrops

Christopher Bonanos of New York chronicles the rise and fall of Polaroid.

Why Polaroid Inspired Both Steve Jobs and Andy Warhol

Beloved by innovators and artists alike, the camera company dissolved into history once it lost its beloved CEO. Apple should take note

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