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From Allan Sekula, dreams and illusions of the postwar American economy.
A major retrospective surveys the photographer's career and social activism.
With relentless optimism, the artist considers the value of mediocrity.
In his solo exhibition at the Venice Biennale, Dirk Braeckman turns toward the existential
An early platform for lesbian photography, On Our Backs was instrumental in shaping a culture of desire.
Aperture remembers the surprising, defiant work of the Chinese photographer, whose playful vision cleverly pushed the limits of self expression.
The four artists in Torrent Tea are redefining narratives of Black and Queer bodies on the Internet.
The French artist’s most recent work explores the dark side of pop culture and beauty.
How a small, liberal-arts college became a birthplace of modern photography.
Constructing sets that look functional but are intentionally useless, an artist parodies the seamless illusion of images.
Three celebrated photographers push the limits of sexuality and surveillance.
In photographs, our readers reimagine society’s portrayal of black men and boys.
How has feminist photography changed since the 1970s?
From protest images to the poetics of architecture, here are this winter’s must-see photography exhibitions in New York.
Amid the overwhelming barrage of news and ideas online, can an image change anything?
Is the U.S.-Mexico border a political calculation or a humanitarian crisis?
In Europe and the United States, Stéphane Duroy charts the course of “big” history.
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