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Before They Were Stars

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In his new memoir, the critic Douglas Crimp revisits the origins of the Pictures Generation, a fabled era of art, sex, and experimentation.

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The Archipelago of Desire

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In Cape Verde, a Portuguese photographer documents the trans community with candid intimacy.

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South Africa in Black and White

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In David Goldblatt’s photographs from apartheid to the present, a striking account of South African life.

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5 Photography Exhibitions to See This Fall

Alex Prager,  Orchestra East, Section B, 2016  Courtesy the artist and Lehmann Maupin, New York and Hong Kong
Alex Prager,  Orchestra East, Section B, 2016  Courtesy the artist and Lehmann Maupin, New York and Hong Kong

From modern dance to postwar portraits, here are this fall’s must-see exhibitions in New York.

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Bruce Conner’s Rebellion

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In film and photography, the genre-defying artist confronted American life in the Atomic Age.

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Photography is Miraculous

John Dugdale, Self Portrait with Lilacs for Walt Whitman, 1999. Cyanotype. Courtesy Holden Luntz Gallery
John Dugdale, Self Portrait with Lilacs for Walt Whitman, 1999. Cyanotype. Courtesy Holden Luntz Gallery

Kaja Silverman revises the history of a deceptive medium.

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Viral Images Ignite Calls for Social Change

On August 6, 1988, New York City police attempted to enforce a curfew during a rally held at Tompkins Square Park. The police violently broke up the rally; videographer and artist Clayton Patterson filmed the event on his VHS camcorder. His footage captured multiple incidents of police brutality, leading to the indictment of six police officers.  Patterson later appeared on Oprah, held up his camcorder, and declared, “This is a revolutionary tool. Little Brother is watching Big Brother.” New York City, 1988, courtesy of Clayton Patterson.
On August 6, 1988, New York City police attempted to enforce a curfew during a rally held at Tompkins Square Park. The police violently broke up the rally; videographer and artist Clayton Patterson filmed the event on his VHS camcorder. His footage captured multiple incidents of police brutality, leading to the indictment of six police officers.  Patterson later appeared on Oprah, held up his camcorder, and declared, “This is a revolutionary tool. Little Brother is watching Big Brother.” New York City, 1988, courtesy of Clayton Patterson.

An exhibition at the Bronx Documentary Center considers the impact of citizen journalism.

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Subversive Novelist Seeks Her Muse in Pictures

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In San Francisco, the author of the controversial novel A Little Life stages an exhibition about loneliness and beauty.

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Arbus Before Arbus

Diane Arbus, Taxicab driver at the wheel with two passengers, N.Y.C., 1956 © The Estate of Diane Arbus, LLC.
Diane Arbus, Taxicab driver at the wheel with two passengers, N.Y.C., 1956 © The Estate of Diane Arbus, LLC.

A new exhibition at the Met Breuer, featuring previously unseen prints, reveals the early impulses of a modern master.