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With its vivid color, indelible characters, and documentation of a pre-gentrified New York City, Goldin’s photography is a readymade mood board.
Judith Black’s new photobook traces her home life in New England from 1968 to 2000—and builds upon an American documentary tradition.
Lin Zhipeng, the photographer known as 223, looks for beauty, connection, and the impulse of friendship.
What does an insatiable collector do when all of New York’s bookstores and markets are closed?
In the wake of the pandemic and worldwide protests, exhibitions that address climate change, civil rights, and Black photographers take on new resonance.
In scenes of striking intimacy, Abdul Kircher searches for the brutal and the tender.
If fashion photography is defined by artifice, why does the industry crave rawness and reality?
Creating tender scenes with friends and lovers, the LA-based artist offers a stirring vision of everyday ritual.
How did Nan Goldin’s slideshow with hundreds of images, presented at bars and nightclubs, become an iconic photobook?
And not only during a crisis.
In the 1960s, Kwame Brathwaite’s fashion photographs sent a riveting message about Black culture and freedom.
From the Civil Rights Movement to Black Lives Matter, can images help fight injustice?