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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.

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Notes on a Scandal

Rasha Kahil, Hackney Wick, E9, London, from the series In Your Home, 2011
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Rasha Kahil, Hackney Wick, E9, London, from the series In Your Home, 2011
Courtesy the artist

Lebanese photographer Rasha Kahil turns comments from online trolls into a powerful exhibition.

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Laurie Simmons and Molly Ringwald are Playing with the Big Boys

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10-The-Love-Doll-Day-2-Meeting

The iconic actress and legendary photographer talk about cameras, color, and what it means to be a woman in the arts.

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Renée Cox: A Taste of Power

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Uri McMillan speaks with Renée Cox about icons and avatars of black style, from Angela Davis to Beyoncé.

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Keith Lamont Scott and the Legacy of Police Violence

Sean Rayford, Protests Break Out In Charlotte After Police Shooting, 2016 © the artist/Getty Images
Sean Rayford, Protests Break Out In Charlotte After Police Shooting, 2016 © the artist/Getty Images

A photograph of a bloody hand on a police shield underscores the ongoing struggle for African American citizenship.