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The Threat of Being Seen

In her latest series, Alex Prager conjures the drama of Golden Age Hollywood.

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The Land and the Landscape

A conversation with David Goldblatt, who throughout his long career used the camera to reflect the social realities of South Africa.

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At Least They’ll See the Black

In two recent films, Kahlil Joseph and Arthur Jafa consider the poetics of African American life.

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Hale County Revisited

In photographs and a new film, RaMell Ross offers a poetic vision of Southern life.

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Sofia Coppola on Pictures

The acclaimed director reveals the photographs that inspired her films.

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Man Ray as You Don’t Know Him

Rediscovering the surrealist artist’s “Unconcerned Photographs.”

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Truth and Reconciliation

What does it mean to confront the history of racial violence in the United States? Bryan Stevenson and Sarah Lewis discuss images, power, and justice.

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A Startling Discovery at San Quentin

Ear Hustle podcast creator Nigel Poor uncovers a trove of photographs at California’s most infamous prison.

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Bruce Jackson: On the Inside

When a folklorist set out to document life in American prisons, he found the enduring segregation of the Old South.