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Midnight in Bamako

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224MAG348_Sidibe-HR

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.

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Vision & Justice Online: 3 Reflections on Cinema and Archives

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CharlaHarlowe_featured

Catherine Gund, Shola Lynch, and Franklin Leonard discuss pioneers of cinema, African American archives, and the definitive films about black experience.

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Vision & Justice Online: The People’s Justice Murals

Artist: Nelson Rivas, aka Cekis. Washington Heights, Upper Manhattan, Wadsworth Avenue and 174th Street, 2009. “If you are detained or arrested by a police officer, demand to speak with an attorney and don’t tell them anything until an attorney is present.” “Ud. no tiene que estar de acuerdo con un chequeo de si mismo, su carro o su casa. No trate fisicamente de parar la policia. Solo diga que ud. no da permiso para el chequeo. Tienes el derecho de no aceptarlo.” “Ud. tiene el derecho de observar y filmar actividades policiales.”
Artist: Nelson Rivas, aka Cekis. Washington Heights, Upper Manhattan, Wadsworth Avenue and 174th Street, 2009. “If you are detained or arrested by a police officer, demand to speak with an attorney and don’t tell them anything until an attorney is present.” “Ud. no tiene que estar de acuerdo con un chequeo de si mismo, su carro o su casa. No trate fisicamente de parar la policia. Solo diga que ud. no da permiso para el chequeo. Tienes el derecho de no aceptarlo.” “Ud. tiene el derecho de observar y filmar actividades policiales.”

On the streets of New York, murals strike back against police brutality.

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Vision & Justice Online: Nothing Personal

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2016_07_06_NothingPersonalFeatured

Was Richard Avedon and James Baldwin’s collaborative photobook a luxury object or a ruthless indictment of American culture?

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Vision & Justice Online: Nicole R. Fleetwood on Prison Portraits

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Blog-Rotator

In America’s sprawling correctional system, how do prisoners and their families represent themselves though photography?

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Vision & Justice Online: Sheila Pree Bright in Conversation with Naima J. Keith

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Pree-Bright_Atlanta_featured

A photographer connects leaders of the civil rights movement to the young activists working today.

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Vision & Justice: Jason Moran on an Army Jazz Band

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The pianist and composer reflects on one of his favorite photographs and the documentation of jazz.