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Photographs Do Not Stop Wars

The celebrated photojournalist James Nachtwey has covered global conflicts for four decades. But in his current retrospective, politics is an afterthought.

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Can You Hear Me?

Bouchra Khalili wants to make a platform for migrant and minority voices—but when do images become theater?

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The Photographer’s Hand in a Digital World

An exhibition at the Getty deconstructs an identity crisis in contemporary photography.

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The Myth of Brazil’s Racial Democracy

In a new exhibition, Jonathas de Andrade confronts his country’s complicated past and present.

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In Marrakech, African Photography on Its Own Terms

A new museum in Morocco becomes a destination for contemporary art.

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America on the Brink

Zoe Leonard’s retrospective investigates the politics of image making.

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David Goldblatt and the Legacy of Apartheid

For more than fifty years, the South African photographer has documented the structures of a divided society.

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Can a Feminist Embrace Araki?

At the Museum of Sex, a new look at the prolific—and provocative—Japanese photographer.

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Roaming Without End

A group exhibition in Paris navigates documentary strategies in a directionless world.