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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.

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Tokyo Reimagined

Yutaka Takanashi, from the series Tokyo-jin (Tokyoites), 1965 
© the artist and courtesy MOMAT and DNPartcom
Yutaka Takanashi, from the series Tokyo-jin (Tokyoites), 1965 
© the artist and courtesy MOMAT and DNPartcom

As Japan’s capital transformed, Yutaka Takanashi deployed a radical style to picture urban change.

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Rich, Famous, and Faking it

Xue Qiwen, 43, in her Shanghai apartment, decorated with furniture from her favorite brand, Versace, 2005.
Xue Qiwen, 43, in her Shanghai apartment, decorated with furniture from her favorite brand, Versace, 2005.

For twenty-five years, Lauren Greenfield has chronicled the rise and fallout of consumerism and celebrity culture.

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A History of White Men in South Africa

Mikhael Subotzky, Maplank and Naomi, Pollsmoor Maximum
Security Prison, 2004  Courtesy Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg
Mikhael Subotzky, Maplank and Naomi, Pollsmoor Maximum
Security Prison, 2004  Courtesy Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg

In a new film, photographer Mikhael Subotzky takes on two hundred years of white masculinity.

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On the Edge of the American Dream

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How have West Coast photographers subverted the mythology of California?

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A Witness to Resistance

Kazuo Kitai, Old Lady Faces the Water Cannon, 1970, from the series Sanrizuka, 1969-72
© the artist
Kazuo Kitai, Old Lady Faces the Water Cannon, 1970, from the series Sanrizuka, 1969-72
© the artist

From student demonstrations to farmers in revolt, Kazuo Kitai captured the social tumult of 1960s Japan.

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Against Occupation

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Japanese curator Rei Masuda discusses how postwar Japanese photographers adapted to a new era.