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In the early 1980s, Tim Greathouse photographed David Wojnarowicz, Greer Lankton, and Jimmy DeSana—and captured New York’s downtown scene before the destruction of AIDS.
What do modern masterworks look like in black and white?
A striking exhibition in Paris revisits the treasures and dreams hidden beneath the German artist’s unorthodox photographs.
Drawing from a Chicago photography collection, the writer continues his interest in presenting the beauty of black skin.
An exhibition at Yossi Milo Gallery captures the dizzying array of post-independence African photography.
Matthew Finn’s photographs of London art students summon the innocent days of the 1990s.
Ugo Mulas captured the swinging 1960s art world defined by Andy Warhol, Jasper Johns, and Robert Rauschenberg.
Working with vintage gay erotica, Pacifico Silano is committed to understanding how trauma and queer identity commingle.
In the 1970s, Deborah Turbeville eschewed highly-sexualized photographs in favor of haunting portraits.