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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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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.

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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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Here Comes the Sun

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Divola-Zuma218x10

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

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Matthew Brandt’s Poison Pictures

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Stepping-Stone-Falls-9-C2M1Y2-2016-20-x-14-inches-MBr.16981_WEB

In his new body of work, the experimental photographer uses Flint’s contaminated tap water to create daring abstractions with a political edge.

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The Lyrical South of Shane Lavalette

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ShaneLavalette_OneSunOneShadow_03

Echoing the languid melodies of the South, Shane Lavalette finds fragments of oral tradition in the visual world.

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A Chance Encounter with Mark Morrisroe

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Baby-Steffenelli-John-S.

After years in a Boston attic, Mark Morrisroe’s dreamy, unpolished early work is on display in a rare exhibition in New York.

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The Pleasure of the Text

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Merging images and words, conceptual artists in the 1970s advanced a new visual language.

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Louis Faurer’s Postwar New York

Louis Faurer, Untitled, New York, 1949© Louis Faurer Estate
Louis Faurer, Untitled, New York, 1949© Louis Faurer Estate

In the late 1940s, the photographer’s photographer reveled in the contradictory energies of urban life.