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In Rwanda and Europe, Images of Creativity and Survival

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Mugabo Still 2_featured

An intimate conversation with filmmaker Amelia Umuhire.

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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
© the artist
Stephen Shore, Santa Fe, New Mexico June 1972
© the artist

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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227MAG330_Muluneh_featured

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
© and courtesy the artist
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
© and courtesy the artist

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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227MAG064_Krijno_featured

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

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John Divola’s Upside Down Formalism

John Divola, Untitled 90UC (detail), 1990
Courtesy the artist and Gallery Luisotti
John Divola, Untitled 90UC (detail), 1990
Courtesy the artist and Gallery Luisotti

With dark humor, the photographer plays with perception, space, and surface.

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10 Photographers Who Celebrate Black Identity through Fashion

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DL_713_RudeBoy1

These photographers show how “dandy” style shatters stereotypes around the world.

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All That Paradise Allows

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In-Most-Tides-1

In Crimea and the Caribbean, Nicholas Muellner’s new photobook is a tropical gothic of seduction and violence.

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Inside Aperture Connect Meet-Up with Photobook Collector David Solo

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A firsthand look at how photobook collections start, how they are organized, and how they are cared for.

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In Cameroon, A New Platform for Emerging Photographers

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Rollers&Bycker_bonanjo

AMET (Elsa M’bala) speaks with Christine Eyene and Landry Mbassi about YaPhoto.

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Does the Venice Biennale Have a Problem with Photography?

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Ilgara_featured

At the world’s most prestigious contemporary art exhibition, photographers are on the margins.