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John Pilson’s latest series reveals an uncanny resemblance between the U.S. president and Stanley Kubrick’s failed novelist.
Through her work with Tina Modotti and Edward Weston, the visionary writer Anita Brenner ushered in the Mexican renaissance.
For ten years, Adam Murray and Robert Parkinson have celebrated the hyperlocal through their expansive photo project.
In the male body and the physical world, an unexpected seduction.
Decades before Grindr, Instagram, and erotic selfies, the photographer was famous for his extreme sexual-artistic practice.
What do the late artist’s emotional photo-text letters reveal about the craft of self-expression?
Alvin Baltrop made an indelible record of gay life in New York before AIDS. But why is a queer, Black artist’s work only valuable after his death?
For Indigenous artists, can photographs provide a space of visual sovereignty?
Heji Shin aims her penetrating gaze at newborn babies and gay policemen.