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Jason Fulford Can’t Be Contained

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The inventive photographer and publisher speaks about his latest book project.

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In Amsterdam, Predicting the Future of Photography

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The-Rumble-in-the-Jungle-2016-©-Christto-Andrew

Emilia van Lynden previews the Unseen Photo Festival, opening September 16.

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The Getty Sheds New Light on the Early History of Photography

Gustave Le Gray, Mollien Pavilion, the Louvre, 1859. Courtesy The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles
Gustave Le Gray, Mollien Pavilion, the Louvre, 1859. Courtesy The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles

Karen Hellman, curator of the new exhibition Real/Ideal, speaks about the French photographers who pioneered realism.

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How Not to Design a Photobook

Spread from Martin Parr, Hong Kong Parr, 2014. Courtesy Stuart Smith
Spread from Martin Parr, Hong Kong Parr, 2014. Courtesy Stuart Smith

A conversation with Stuart Smith, the prolific London-based photobook designer and editor.

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Memories of the African Diaspora: A Conversation with Nicola Lo Calzo

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Exploring the rituals and communities of African descendants in Cuba, a photographer reveals their solidarity and resistance to oppression.

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A New Documentary Turns the Lens on Robert Frank

Still from Don't Blink – Robert Frank, directed by Laura Israel. Photo by Lisa Rinzler. Courtesy Grasshopper Film
Still from Don't Blink – Robert Frank, directed by Laura Israel. Photo by Lisa Rinzler. Courtesy Grasshopper Film

Laura Israel, director of Don’t Blink–Robert Frank, speaks about the photographer’s life and work.

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John Chiara’s Sidewalk Studio: A Conversation with Allie Haeusslein

John Chiara, E14th Street at Avenue A, 2015. © John Chiara and courtesy Yossi Milo Gallery, New York
John Chiara, E14th Street at Avenue A, 2015. © John Chiara and courtesy Yossi Milo Gallery, New York

Known for building his own cameras, John Chiara speaks about transforming New York into a colorful, otherworldly landscape.

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The Garden of Virtual Beauty: A Conversation with Karine Laval

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The artist explores place, perception, and the lure of artificial environments.

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The Pleasure of the Image: A Conversation with Isaac Julien

Isaac Julien, Mise en Scene No 2, Looking for Langston (Vintage series), 1989-2016. Courtesy the artist and Jessica Silverman Gallery
Isaac Julien, Mise en Scene No 2, Looking for Langston (Vintage series), 1989-2016. Courtesy the artist and Jessica Silverman Gallery

In a new exhibition, the celebrated filmmaker returns to his pioneering work about queer black identity.