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Dispatches: Cairo

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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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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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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.

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Midnight in Bamako

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In search of the late Malick Sidibé and the rhythmic roots of his legendary photographs.

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Listening for Eggleston

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Eggleston

A profile of the pioneering artist and his passion for music.

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Vision & Justice Online: Renée Mussai in Conversation with Victor Peterson II

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2016_07_19_ABP_Featured

The curator of the London gallery Autograph ABP discusses the intersections between photography, human rights, and identity politics.