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In his first museum retrospective, Anthony Hernandez finds melancholy beauty in a city of contrasts.
Spanning over eighty years of photographs, an exhibition explores the gender non-conforming potential of the word “they.”
Justine Kurland crossed the United States in a weathered van, pursuing a chronicle of American Drifters.
Four exhibitions celebrate feminist artist Ellen Cantor, who explored the subversive potential of female sexuality.
A photographer connects leaders of the civil rights movement to the young activists working today.
Following the attack on the Pulse club, artists and writers consider the nightclub as a symbolic space in queer culture.
The pianist and composer reflects on one of his favorite photographs and the documentation of jazz.
One year after the church shooting in Charleston, South Carolina, a photographer speaks about her powerful portraits of the victims’ families.
The classical singer, composer, and performance collaborator responds to a magisterial photographic moment.
From the streets of New York and beyond, a democratic vision of humanity.
How has the death of a transgender African American teenager changed the debate around justice in the United States?
Known for building his own cameras, John Chiara speaks about transforming New York into a colorful, otherworldly landscape.
The professor of African American music reflects on rhythm and jazz in the 1950s.
Magnum’s Square Sale, online now through June 10th, is an opportunity to collect decisive moments from Magnum photographers.
A young photographer finds inspiration in Old Masters and Afropunk.
The legendary street photographer speaks about his impulse to record African American life.
The legendary jazz trumpeter, composer, and teacher reflects on ancestry and ceremony in New Orleans.
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