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5 Exhibitions to See in February

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Sun-Ra-space-II-NYC

From protest images to the poetics of architecture, here are this winter’s must-see photography exhibitions in New York.

talks & interviews

The Revolution Will Be Live-streamed

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9_Ponomarev_GRID_web-e1486067309824

Amid the overwhelming barrage of news and ideas online, can an image change anything?

essays

Beyond the Wall

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BC_0151

Is the U.S.-Mexico border a political calculation or a humanitarian crisis?

reviews

The Ready-made Dream No One Believes In

Stéphane Duroy, spread from the book Unknown, 2015
Stéphane Duroy, spread from the book Unknown, 2015

In Europe and the United States, Stéphane Duroy charts the course of “big” history.

aperture magazine

Work, Politics, Survival

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4_HEATH_Spence-Cropped

Jo Spence rejected categorizing labels of her work and practice and preferred to wander.

talks & interviews

Roe Ethridge is a Good Southern Boy

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Me-and-Auggie

The influential photographer, who once worked for JCPenney’s, riffs on nostalgic Americana.

aperture magazine

Command the Gaze

Amal Said, Purple, London, England, from the exhibition #girlgaze, 2016Courtesy the artist and the Annenberg Space for Photography, Los Angeles
Amal Said, Purple, London, England, from the exhibition #girlgaze, 2016Courtesy the artist and the Annenberg Space for Photography, Los Angeles

A girl-powered social media movement becomes an interactive exhibition.

reviews

Meet the Press

TV Newswomen (Faith Daniels and Barbara Walters); Robert Heinecken (American, 1931 - 2006); United States; 1986; Cibachrome silver-dye bleach print; 2010.36
TV Newswomen (Faith Daniels and Barbara Walters); Robert Heinecken (American, 1931 - 2006); United States; 1986; Cibachrome silver-dye bleach print; 2010.36

At the Getty, photography holds up a mirror to the media.

reviews

Shattering the Gold Ceiling

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Blue-Poles

Marilyn Minter brings her brand of glittery feminism to the Brooklyn Museum.

featured

Picturing Dissent: 50 Years of Protest Photographs

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214MAG802_GeziPark.4455-WEB

What role have images played in our collective memory of protest?

talks & interviews

The Renegade Video Artist

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CHANNEL-4-ASSEMBLED_1

In the late 1970s, Mary Lucier pointed her camera at the sun and broke the rules of a new medium.

aperture magazine

Surreal Sexuality

Jimmy DeSana, Marker Cones (Blonde, Legs Close Together), 1987  Courtesy the Estate of Jimmy DeSana and Salon 94, New York
Jimmy DeSana, Marker Cones (Blonde, Legs Close Together), 1987  Courtesy the Estate of Jimmy DeSana and Salon 94, New York

In his staged, gel-lit nudes, Jimmy DeSana explored the body as object.