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Robert Cumming Invents the Photograph

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211MAG049.4188

Constructing sets that look functional but are intentionally useless, an artist parodies the seamless illusion of images.

reviews

Erotic Voyeurs of Japanese Photography

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008_KYY-542

Three celebrated photographers push the limits of sexuality and surveillance.

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Redefining the Image of Black Masculinity

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In photographs, our readers reimagine society’s portrayal of black men and boys.

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After the Avant-Garde

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Nan-Goldin,-Self-Portrait-in-Kimono-with-Brian,-NYC,-1983

How has feminist photography changed since the 1970s?

reviews

5 Exhibitions to See in February

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Sun-Ra-space-II-NYC

From protest images to the poetics of architecture, here are this winter’s must-see photography exhibitions in New York.

talks & interviews

The Revolution Will Be Live-streamed

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9_Ponomarev_GRID_web-e1486067309824

Amid the overwhelming barrage of news and ideas online, can an image change anything?

essays

Beyond the Wall

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BC_0151

Is the U.S.-Mexico border a political calculation or a humanitarian crisis?

reviews

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.

reviews

Meet the Press

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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.