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Robert Cumming Invents the Photograph

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211MAG049.4188

Constructing sets that look functional but are intentionally useless, an artist parodies the seamless illusion of images.

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After the Avant-Garde

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Nan-Goldin,-Self-Portrait-in-Kimono-with-Brian,-NYC,-1983

How has feminist photography changed since the 1970s?

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Work, Politics, Survival

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4_HEATH_Spence-Cropped

Jo Spence rejected categorizing labels of her work and practice and preferred to wander.

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Command the Gaze

Amal Said, Purple, London, England, from the exhibition #girlgaze, 2016Courtesy the artist and the Annenberg Space for Photography, Los Angeles
Amal Said, Purple, London, England, from the exhibition #girlgaze, 2016Courtesy the artist and the Annenberg Space for Photography, Los Angeles

A girl-powered social media movement becomes an interactive exhibition.

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Surreal Sexuality

Jimmy DeSana, Marker Cones (Blonde, Legs Close Together), 1987  Courtesy the Estate of Jimmy DeSana and Salon 94, New York
Jimmy DeSana, Marker Cones (Blonde, Legs Close Together), 1987  Courtesy the Estate of Jimmy DeSana and Salon 94, New York

In his staged, gel-lit nudes, Jimmy DeSana explored the body as object.

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The Kids Aren’t All Right

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Sunita_-Sita-and-Nirmala

In a region where women are regarded as an economic burden, Gauri Gill photographs girls in acts of quiet daring.

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Dispatches: Athens

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225MAG675_Dispatch-Salameh-WEB

A collective of artists reimagines contemporary Greece.

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Spotlight: Eli Durst

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225MAG276_Durst-HR

In Eritrea, a young photographer pursues a cinematic vision.

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Our Bodies, Online

Mayan Toledano,  Serreis in Palm Springs, 2014  Courtesy the artist
Mayan Toledano,  Serreis in Palm Springs, 2014  Courtesy the artist

An emerging guard of young, female photographers carves out a new brand of feminism.