The PhotoBook and the Archive

Michael Lesy, Wisconsin Death Trip, Pantheon Books, New York 1973 Reissued: University of New Mexico Press, Albuquerque, 2000
Michael Lesy, Wisconsin Death Trip, Pantheon Books, New York 1973 Reissued: University of New Mexico Press, Albuquerque, 2000

In what ways is the photobook a useful framing device for archival projects?

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Marco Breuer on Mike Mandel and Larry Sultan’s Evidence

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Photographer Macro Breuer reflects on the lasting images in Evidence for The PhotoBook Review 010

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Vision & Justice Online: The People’s Justice Murals

Artist: Nelson Rivas, aka Cekis. Washington Heights, Upper Manhattan, Wadsworth Avenue and 174th Street, 2009. “If you are detained or arrested by a police officer, demand to speak with an attorney and don’t tell them anything until an attorney is present.” “Ud. no tiene que estar de acuerdo con un chequeo de si mismo, su carro o su casa. No trate fisicamente de parar la policia. Solo diga que ud. no da permiso para el chequeo. Tienes el derecho de no aceptarlo.” “Ud. tiene el derecho de observar y filmar actividades policiales.”
Artist: Nelson Rivas, aka Cekis. Washington Heights, Upper Manhattan, Wadsworth Avenue and 174th Street, 2009. “If you are detained or arrested by a police officer, demand to speak with an attorney and don’t tell them anything until an attorney is present.” “Ud. no tiene que estar de acuerdo con un chequeo de si mismo, su carro o su casa. No trate fisicamente de parar la policia. Solo diga que ud. no da permiso para el chequeo. Tienes el derecho de no aceptarlo.” “Ud. tiene el derecho de observar y filmar actividades policiales.”

On the streets of New York, murals strike back against police brutality.

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Vision & Justice Online: Nothing Personal

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Was Richard Avedon and James Baldwin’s collaborative photobook a luxury object or a ruthless indictment of American culture?

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5 Photography Exhibitions to See This Summer

Paul Graham, Senami, Christchurch, New Zealand
2011 © Paul Graham; courtesy Pace and Pace/MacGill Gallery, New York
Paul Graham, Senami, Christchurch, New Zealand
2011 © Paul Graham; courtesy Pace and Pace/MacGill Gallery, New York

From dream states to Russian decadence, here are this summer’s must-see photography exhibitions in New York.

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Vision & Justice Online: Nicole R. Fleetwood on Prison Portraits

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In America’s sprawling correctional system, how do prisoners and their families represent themselves though photography?

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Inside Aperture’s Annual Spring Patron Cocktail Party

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Friends of Aperture gathered for the third annual Spring Patron Cocktail Party, which included a presentation by celebrated photographer Gregory Crewdson.

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Queer Photography: A Reflection

Peter Hujar, David Wojnarowicz, 1981 © The Peter Hujar Archive LLC
Peter Hujar, David Wojnarowicz, 1981 © The Peter Hujar Archive LLC

Vince Aletti recalls Tomorrow’s Man, Peter Hujar, James Dean, and the thrill of discovering queer pictures.

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What Does Trans Love Look Like?

Zackary Drucker and Rhys Ernst, Relationship #23 (The Longest Day of the Year), 2011 © the artists and courtesy Prestel
Zackary Drucker and Rhys Ernst, Relationship #23 (The Longest Day of the Year), 2011 © the artists and courtesy Prestel

In a pioneering new book, Zackary Drucker and Rhys Ernst document their gender transitions and their lives together.

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