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Camerawork Now

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For Akinbode Akinbiyi, new technologies have helped and hindered the development of photography in Africa.

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The Lives of Samuel Fosso

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The acclaimed photographer pushes self-portraiture into new realms of gender-bending theatricality.

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Martine Syms: Conscious Resistance

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In photographs and videos, an artist pushes back against reductive stereotypes of black life.

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Aerospace Folktales

Allan Sekula, from Aerospace Folktales, 1973
Courtesy Allan Sekula Studio and the Columbus Museum of Art
Allan Sekula, from Aerospace Folktales, 1973
Courtesy Allan Sekula Studio and the Columbus Museum of Art

From Allan Sekula, dreams and illusions of the postwar American economy.

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Around the World in Six Photographs

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Renowned travel writers and editors on the photographs that transport them.

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Dispatches: Istanbul

Charlie Kirk, Okmeydani,
Istanbul, Berkin Elvan
protest, 2013 Courtesy the artist
Charlie Kirk, Okmeydani,
Istanbul, Berkin Elvan
protest, 2013 Courtesy the artist

In Istanbul’s photography scene, the anxious aftermath of a violent year.

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Witness: LaToya Ruby Frazier in Conversation with Kellie Jones

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In photographs from Selma to Flint, the unfinished work of the civil rights movement.

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America’s Destiny in Pictures

USA. Brownsville. Texas. 2016.  Max Pons, a biologist and manager of the Nature Conservancy in Brownsville, home to one of two Sabel Palm groves in the United States.  The land is bisected by a border fence, which has small holes cut in it, ostensibly to continue to allow normal migratory patterns of animals who traditionally crossed the land now blocked by the fence.
USA. Brownsville. Texas. 2016.  Max Pons, a biologist and manager of the Nature Conservancy in Brownsville, home to one of two Sabel Palm groves in the United States.  The land is bisected by a border fence, which has small holes cut in it, ostensibly to continue to allow normal migratory patterns of animals who traditionally crossed the land now blocked by the fence.

What is the role of the photographer in our new political order? Seven visionaries respond.

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Sex Wars Revisited

Del LaGrace Volcano, On the Way There, London, 1988  © the artist
Del LaGrace Volcano, On the Way There, London, 1988  © the artist

An early platform for lesbian photography, On Our Backs was instrumental in shaping a culture of desire.