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10 Exhibitions to See This Fall

Stephen Shore, Santa Fe, New Mexico June 1972
© the artist
Stephen Shore, Santa Fe, New Mexico June 1972
© the artist

From Malick Sidibé to Stephen Shore, here are the must-see photography exhibitions in New York, Los Angeles, Paris, and beyond.

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At Documenta, Blurred Lines Between Art and Politics

Ahlam Shibli, Ahlam Shibli, Untitled (Heimatno. 27), Nordhessen, Germany, 2016–17.
Rathaus Kassel, March 3, 2017. Murat Çakır’s presence as a translator is required at the wedding of Çiğdem Yalcin and Göksel Akgül at Kassel City Hall because the groom, originating from Izmir in Turkey, doesn’t speak German. The young people met during the bride’s vacation in Turkey and decided to establish themselves at the center of her life. Mr. Akgül will work in Kassel at the bride’s father’s advertising agency. Mr. Çakır considers this photograph of the wedding ceremony important because the presence of the translator demonstrates that Germany is, and has been for long a time despite all political denial, a country of immigrants. The bride’s father is called Hüseyin Yalcin and belongs to the second generation of guest workers. The witnesses are Jessica Seitz and Senem Korkmaz
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Ahlam Shibli, Ahlam Shibli, Untitled (Heimatno. 27), Nordhessen, Germany, 2016–17.
Rathaus Kassel, March 3, 2017. Murat Çakır’s presence as a translator is required at the wedding of Çiğdem Yalcin and Göksel Akgül at Kassel City Hall because the groom, originating from Izmir in Turkey, doesn’t speak German. The young people met during the bride’s vacation in Turkey and decided to establish themselves at the center of her life. Mr. Akgül will work in Kassel at the bride’s father’s advertising agency. Mr. Çakır considers this photograph of the wedding ceremony important because the presence of the translator demonstrates that Germany is, and has been for long a time despite all political denial, a country of immigrants. The bride’s father is called Hüseyin Yalcin and belongs to the second generation of guest workers. The witnesses are Jessica Seitz and Senem Korkmaz
© and courtesy the artist

An ambitious exhibition grapples with the conditions of our time — but can images provoke social change?

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John Divola’s Upside Down Formalism

John Divola, Untitled 90UC (detail), 1990
Courtesy the artist and Gallery Luisotti
John Divola, Untitled 90UC (detail), 1990
Courtesy the artist and Gallery Luisotti

With dark humor, the photographer plays with perception, space, and surface.

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All That Paradise Allows

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In Crimea and the Caribbean, Nicholas Muellner’s new photobook is a tropical gothic of seduction and violence.

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Does the Venice Biennale Have a Problem with Photography?

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At the world’s most prestigious contemporary art exhibition, photographers are on the margins.

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Photographing the Body Electric

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Sam Contis’s first photobook revels in the land, skin, and mythologies of the American West.

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Henri Cartier-Bresson’s Glimpse of India

Henri Cartier-Bresson, Astrologer's Shop, Bombay, Maharashtra, India, 1947 © the artist / Magnum Photos
Henri Cartier-Bresson, Astrologer's Shop, Bombay, Maharashtra, India, 1947 © the artist / Magnum Photos

Spanning decades, an exhibition of the iconic photographer’s work in India reveals the fraught nature of photojournalism.

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In Katy Grannan’s First Film, a Story of Poverty in California

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Katy Grannan’s first film weaves the joys and horrors of everyday life in a dangerous neighborhood of California.

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5 Exhibitions to See in May

Cang Xin, To Add One Meter to an Unknown Mountain, 1995 Courtesy the artist and The Walther Collection
Cang Xin, To Add One Meter to an Unknown Mountain, 1995 Courtesy the artist and The Walther Collection

From teenage portraits to postwar Manhattan, here are must-see photography exhibitions in New York.