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The Ready-made Dream No One Believes In

Stéphane Duroy, spread from the book Unknown, 2015
Stéphane Duroy, spread from the book Unknown, 2015

In Europe and the United States, Stéphane Duroy charts the course of “big” history.

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Work, Politics, Survival

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4_HEATH_Spence-Cropped

Jo Spence rejected categorizing labels of her work and practice and preferred to wander.

talks & interviews

Roe Ethridge is a Good Southern Boy

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Me-and-Auggie

The influential photographer, who once worked for JCPenney’s, riffs on nostalgic Americana.

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Command the Gaze

Amal Said, Purple, London, England, from the exhibition #girlgaze, 2016Courtesy the artist and the Annenberg Space for Photography, Los Angeles
Amal Said, Purple, London, England, from the exhibition #girlgaze, 2016Courtesy the artist and the Annenberg Space for Photography, Los Angeles

A girl-powered social media movement becomes an interactive exhibition.

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Meet the Press

TV Newswomen (Faith Daniels and Barbara Walters); Robert Heinecken (American, 1931 - 2006); United States; 1986; Cibachrome silver-dye bleach print; 2010.36
TV Newswomen (Faith Daniels and Barbara Walters); Robert Heinecken (American, 1931 - 2006); United States; 1986; Cibachrome silver-dye bleach print; 2010.36

At the Getty, photography holds up a mirror to the media.

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Shattering the Gold Ceiling

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Blue-Poles

Marilyn Minter brings her brand of glittery feminism to the Brooklyn Museum.

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Picturing Dissent: 50 Years of Protest Photographs

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214MAG802_GeziPark.4455-WEB

What role have images played in our collective memory of protest?

talks & interviews

The Renegade Video Artist

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CHANNEL-4-ASSEMBLED_1

In the late 1970s, Mary Lucier pointed her camera at the sun and broke the rules of a new medium.

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Surreal Sexuality

Jimmy DeSana, Marker Cones (Blonde, Legs Close Together), 1987  Courtesy the Estate of Jimmy DeSana and Salon 94, New York
Jimmy DeSana, Marker Cones (Blonde, Legs Close Together), 1987  Courtesy the Estate of Jimmy DeSana and Salon 94, New York

In his staged, gel-lit nudes, Jimmy DeSana explored the body as object.

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The Kids Aren’t All Right

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Sunita_-Sita-and-Nirmala

In a region where women are regarded as an economic burden, Gauri Gill photographs girls in acts of quiet daring.

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Dispatches: Athens

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225MAG675_Dispatch-Salameh-WEB

A collective of artists reimagines contemporary Greece.

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Spotlight: Eli Durst

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225MAG276_Durst-HR

In Eritrea, a young photographer pursues a cinematic vision.

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Here Comes the Sun

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Divola-Zuma218x10

At the Columbus Museum of Art, photographers look to the light in the sky.