Ed Ruscha on Stephen Shore’s America

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The conceptual artist chooses ten of Shore’s little-known photographs that each have a voice of their own.

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Announcing the 2017 PhotoBook Awards Shortlist Jury

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This year’s PhotoBook Awards Shortlist jury includes Kathy Ryan, Joel Smith, and other industry leaders.

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In Rwanda and Europe, Images of Creativity and Survival

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An intimate conversation with filmmaker Amelia Umuhire.

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The Book of Film

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How do filmmakers such as Jean-Luc Godard and Sofia Coppola translate moving images to the printed page? By David Campany We have all heard photographs described as poetic, sculptural, painterly, literary, or cinematic. It is commonplace to look outside the medium when trying to account for it. But it will only get us so far. If a photo- graph is described as “painterly,” what might that mean? Caravaggio, Constable, or Kandinsky? If it is “cinematic,” does that suggest Kurosawa, Kubrick, or Cronenberg? Raised on a diet of Alfred Hitchcock and David Lynch movies, you might reasonably feel a Gregory Crewdson…

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The Unsung Hero of South African Photography

Andrew Tshabangu, Portrait of a Young Thwasa, from the series Bridges, 2008
Courtesy the artist and Gallery MOMO
Andrew Tshabangu, Portrait of a Young Thwasa, from the series Bridges, 2008
Courtesy the artist and Gallery MOMO

In searing and poetic images, Andrew Tshabangu chronicles Johannesburg in the age of democracy.

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10 Exhibitions to See This Fall

Stephen Shore, Santa Fe, New Mexico June 1972
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Stephen Shore, Santa Fe, New Mexico June 1972
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From Malick Sidibé to Stephen Shore, here are the must-see photography exhibitions in New York, Los Angeles, Paris, and beyond.

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Can African Critics Rewrite the Story of African Photography?

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Two writers speak about the influential role—and responsibility—of art criticism in Africa today.

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At Documenta, Blurred Lines Between Art and Politics

Ahlam Shibli, Ahlam Shibli, Untitled (Heimatno. 27), Nordhessen, Germany, 2016–17.
Rathaus Kassel, March 3, 2017. Murat Çakır’s presence as a translator is required at the wedding of Çiğdem Yalcin and Göksel Akgül at Kassel City Hall because the groom, originating from Izmir in Turkey, doesn’t speak German. The young people met during the bride’s vacation in Turkey and decided to establish themselves at the center of her life. Mr. Akgül will work in Kassel at the bride’s father’s advertising agency. Mr. Çakır considers this photograph of the wedding ceremony important because the presence of the translator demonstrates that Germany is, and has been for long a time despite all political denial, a country of immigrants. The bride’s father is called Hüseyin Yalcin and belongs to the second generation of guest workers. The witnesses are Jessica Seitz and Senem Korkmaz
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Ahlam Shibli, Ahlam Shibli, Untitled (Heimatno. 27), Nordhessen, Germany, 2016–17.
Rathaus Kassel, March 3, 2017. Murat Çakır’s presence as a translator is required at the wedding of Çiğdem Yalcin and Göksel Akgül at Kassel City Hall because the groom, originating from Izmir in Turkey, doesn’t speak German. The young people met during the bride’s vacation in Turkey and decided to establish themselves at the center of her life. Mr. Akgül will work in Kassel at the bride’s father’s advertising agency. Mr. Çakır considers this photograph of the wedding ceremony important because the presence of the translator demonstrates that Germany is, and has been for long a time despite all political denial, a country of immigrants. The bride’s father is called Hüseyin Yalcin and belongs to the second generation of guest workers. The witnesses are Jessica Seitz and Senem Korkmaz
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An ambitious exhibition grapples with the conditions of our time — but can images provoke social change?

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A Readymade World in the Heart of the Country

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In a studio outside of Cape Town, photographer Nico Krijno refashions sculpture and performance.

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