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5 Photography Exhibitions to See This Fall

Alex Prager,  Orchestra East, Section B, 2016  Courtesy the artist and Lehmann Maupin, New York and Hong Kong
Alex Prager,  Orchestra East, Section B, 2016  Courtesy the artist and Lehmann Maupin, New York and Hong Kong

From modern dance to postwar portraits, here are this fall’s must-see exhibitions in New York.

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Bruce Conner’s Rebellion

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In film and photography, the genre-defying artist confronted American life in the Atomic Age.

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Dispatches: Cairo

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224MAG177_CairoBats-HR

On the rooftops of Egypt’s capital, photographers reclaim the urban landscape.

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A New Grammar for Blackness

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WEB_223MAG154_Odutola-HR

Award-winning poet Claudia Rankine reflects on the intricate drawings of Toyin Ojih Odutola.

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Photography is Miraculous

John Dugdale, Self Portrait with Lilacs for Walt Whitman, 1999. Cyanotype. Courtesy Holden Luntz Gallery
John Dugdale, Self Portrait with Lilacs for Walt Whitman, 1999. Cyanotype. Courtesy Holden Luntz Gallery

Kaja Silverman revises the history of a deceptive medium.

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Vision & Justice Online: Mark Bradford’s Pride of Place

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MB-Pride-of-Place-06

The multidisciplinary artist investigates myths of black masculinity through costume, performance, and an iconic basketball jersey.

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Wild Sync: Lucy Raven in Conversation with Drew Sawyer

Lucy Raven, Tales of Love and Fear, 2015. Stereoscopic photograph, custom-built projection rig, and sound. Installation views, Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York. Courtesy the artist
Lucy Raven, Tales of Love and Fear, 2015. Stereoscopic photograph, custom-built projection rig, and sound. Installation views, Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York. Courtesy the artist

A video artist speaks about sonic journeys near and far.

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Jason Fulford Can’t Be Contained

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Fulford_2H3A6184_WEB

The inventive photographer and publisher speaks about his latest book project.

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Viral Images Ignite Calls for Social Change

On August 6, 1988, New York City police attempted to enforce a curfew during a rally held at Tompkins Square Park. The police violently broke up the rally; videographer and artist Clayton Patterson filmed the event on his VHS camcorder. His footage captured multiple incidents of police brutality, leading to the indictment of six police officers.  Patterson later appeared on Oprah, held up his camcorder, and declared, “This is a revolutionary tool. Little Brother is watching Big Brother.” New York City, 1988, courtesy of Clayton Patterson.
On August 6, 1988, New York City police attempted to enforce a curfew during a rally held at Tompkins Square Park. The police violently broke up the rally; videographer and artist Clayton Patterson filmed the event on his VHS camcorder. His footage captured multiple incidents of police brutality, leading to the indictment of six police officers.  Patterson later appeared on Oprah, held up his camcorder, and declared, “This is a revolutionary tool. Little Brother is watching Big Brother.” New York City, 1988, courtesy of Clayton Patterson.

An exhibition at the Bronx Documentary Center considers the impact of citizen journalism.

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Alex Webb’s La Calle Gives Voice to Mexico’s Streets

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Webb’s “La Calle” captures the intense color, cultural tension, and mystery of Mexico’s streets

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In Amsterdam, Predicting the Future of Photography

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The-Rumble-in-the-Jungle-2016-©-Christto-Andrew

Emilia van Lynden previews the Unseen Photo Festival, opening September 16.

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No System

Vinca Petersen, No System, 1999. Courtesy the artist
Vinca Petersen, No System, 1999. Courtesy the artist

On the road with Vinca Petersen, who chronicled the raves, free parties, and traveling sound systems of ’90s-era Europe.

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Noisy Pictures

Teenagers screaming and yelling during singer Elvis Presley's personal appearance at the Florida Theatre.  (Photo by Robert W. Kelley/The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)
Teenagers screaming and yelling during singer Elvis Presley's personal appearance at the Florida Theatre.  (Photo by Robert W. Kelley/The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)

In this sonic sequence, a group of leading curators, writers, and historians reflect on images that won’t stay quiet.