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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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2016_07_06_NothingPersonalFeatured

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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Blog-Rotator

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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2016_SpringCocktail_crewdson-4100

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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Vision & Justice Online: Sheila Pree Bright in Conversation with Naima J. Keith

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Pree-Bright_Atlanta_featured

A photographer connects leaders of the civil rights movement to the young activists working today.

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Freedom of the Night: 11 Reflections on Orlando

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2016_06_21_Leifheit_Featured

Following the attack on the Pulse club, artists and writers consider the nightclub as a symbolic space in queer culture.

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Vision & Justice: Jason Moran on an Army Jazz Band

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223MAG185_Collectors-Moran-HR_Prod_WEB

The pianist and composer reflects on one of his favorite photographs and the documentation of jazz.

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Vision & Justice Online: Deana Lawson and Nikki A. Greene in Conversation about the Emanuel 9

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223MAG028_Lawson-HR

One year after the church shooting in Charleston, South Carolina, a photographer speaks about her powerful portraits of the victims’ families.

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Vision & Justice: Alicia Hall Moran on Ficre Ghebreyesus

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223MAG184_Collectors-Moran_Featured

The classical singer, composer, and performance collaborator responds to a magisterial photographic moment.