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reviews

What Does Trans Love Look Like?

Zackary Drucker and Rhys Ernst, Relationship #23 (The Longest Day of the Year), 2011 © the artists and courtesy Prestel
Zackary Drucker and Rhys Ernst, Relationship #23 (The Longest Day of the Year), 2011 © the artists and courtesy Prestel

In a pioneering new book, Zackary Drucker and Rhys Ernst document their gender transitions and their lives together.

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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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Freedom of the Night: 11 Reflections on Orlando

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2016_06_21_Leifheit_Featured

Following the attack on the Pulse club, artists and writers consider the nightclub as a symbolic space in queer culture.

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Vision & Justice: Jason Moran on an Army Jazz Band

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223MAG185_Collectors-Moran-HR_Prod_WEB

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

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Vision & Justice Online: Deana Lawson and Nikki A. Greene in Conversation about the Emanuel 9

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223MAG028_Lawson-HR

One year after the church shooting in Charleston, South Carolina, a photographer speaks about her powerful portraits of the victims’ families.

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Vision & Justice: Alicia Hall Moran on Ficre Ghebreyesus

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223MAG184_Collectors-Moran_Featured

The classical singer, composer, and performance collaborator responds to a magisterial photographic moment.

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Vision & Justice: Radcliffe Roye

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From the streets of New York and beyond, a democratic vision of humanity.

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Vision & Justice Online: dream hampton in Conversation with Geena Rocero

Still from Treasure: From Tragedy to Trans Justice, Mapping a Detroit Story, 2015. Courtesy dream hampton
Still from Treasure: From Tragedy to Trans Justice, Mapping a Detroit Story, 2015. Courtesy dream hampton

How has the death of a transgender African American teenager changed the debate around justice in the United States?

talks & interviews

John Chiara’s Sidewalk Studio: A Conversation with Allie Haeusslein

John Chiara, E14th Street at Avenue A, 2015. © John Chiara and courtesy Yossi Milo Gallery, New York
John Chiara, E14th Street at Avenue A, 2015. © John Chiara and courtesy Yossi Milo Gallery, New York

Known for building his own cameras, John Chiara speaks about transforming New York into a colorful, otherworldly landscape.

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Vision & Justice: Ingrid Monson on Roy DeCarava

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The professor of African American music reflects on rhythm and jazz in the 1950s.

foundation news

From Magnum Photographers, 10 Decisive Moments

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2016_06_06_MagnumSquareFeatured

Magnum’s Square Sale, online now through June 10th, is an opportunity to collect decisive moments from Magnum photographers.

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Vision & Justice: Awol Erizku

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A young photographer finds inspiration in Old Masters and Afropunk.

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Vision & Justice Online: Jamel Shabazz in Conversation with Michaela Angela Davis

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The legendary street photographer speaks about his impulse to record African American life.