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Camerawork Now

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For Akinbode Akinbiyi, new technologies have helped and hindered the development of photography in Africa.

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Myles Loftin Wants to Change the Conversation About Black Youth

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Picturing friends and family in vivid colors, the nineteen-year-old photographer reframes representations of masculinity.

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Picturing the Early Days of Hip-Hop

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Charlie Ahearn and Grand Wizzard Theodore discuss the rise of Hip-Hop at the Ecstasy Garage Disco.

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The Inspiring, Contested Legacy of Dorothea Lange

Dorothea Lange, The Road West, New Mexico, 1938
© The Oakland Museum of California
Dorothea Lange, The Road West, New Mexico, 1938
© The Oakland Museum of California

A major retrospective surveys the photographer’s career and social activism.

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The Loneliness of the Darkroom

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In his solo exhibition at the Venice Biennale, Dirk Braeckman turns toward the existential

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Rowan Renee’s Defiant Pictures of Trauma

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In Bodies of Wood, an artist challenges ideas about gender and violence.

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These Radical Black Women Changed the Art World

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Behind the scenes of the Brooklyn Museum’s landmark exhibition about revolutionary feminist artists.

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The Endless Outer World

Daido Moriyama, from the series Hunter, 1972
© Daido Moriyama Photo Foundation
Daido Moriyama, from the series Hunter, 1972
© Daido Moriyama Photo Foundation

Daido Moriyama speaks about his Provoke days and capturing the streets of Tokyo.

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Okwui Enwezor on the Recent Histories of African Photography

Andrew Esiebo, Untitled, from the series Highlife, 2013–16 © The artist and courtesy Tiwani Contemporary, London
Andrew Esiebo, Untitled, from the series Highlife, 2013–16 © The artist and courtesy Tiwani Contemporary, London

The influential curator reflects on the evolving narratives of photography in Africa.