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In his glittering portraits, the artist is building an alternate world.
At a moment when ideas about truth have been disrupted, these artists consider how photography portrays our experiences of technology, politics, and the social landscape.
Santiago Escobar-Jaramillo’s photographs reflect the ambiguities of political violence in Colombia, Cuba, and Venezuela.
How Goldin’s iconic slideshow and book became an enduring model for photographers across ages and around the world.
From Brooklyn to Bangladesh, what to read, watch, and listen to—and why to keep going.
As millions file for unemployment, a large-scale exhibition explores the meanings of workwear.
In Venezuela, a photographer finds spontaneous grief and joy in everyday life.
Charlie Engman’s portraits of his mother are an intimate—and provocative—exchange of mind, body, and spirit.
From Dorothea Lange to Walker Evans, the FSA photographers of the 1930s shaped a vision of the world transformed by economic crisis.
Eli Durst speaks about team-building exercises, suburban Americana, and why his photographs resist interpretation.