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Extremely Loud and Incredibly Camp

James Bidgood Museum of Sex Exhibition
James Bidgood Museum of Sex Exhibition

James Bidgood’s queer and candy-colored photographs were camp before camp was stylish.

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How to Make Art at 30,000 Feet

For nearly a decade, Nina Katchadourian has made images on airplanes using only a cell phone and found objects.

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Don McCullin Doesn’t Want You to Look Away

From the Troubles in Northern Ireland to the wars in Southeast Asia, McCullin’s images defined the conflicts of the twentieth century.

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Collapsing Time and Space in Black and White

Ray K. Metzker spent his career exploring the boundaries of photography in order to break them.

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Whatever Happened to Corporate Extravagance?

Susan Ressler revels in the immaculate offices of days gone by.

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Can a Photography Festival Thrive in Today’s China?

In the city of Lianzhou, visions of global power collide with official censorship.

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The Woman Who Made the World’s First Photobook

Why Anna Atkins deserves her place in the pantheon of great photographers.

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American Solitude

Dave Heath’s photographs reveal the pure emotions of midcentury American life.

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Carleton Watkins and the Image of Manifest Destiny

In his new book, Tyler Green considers a pioneering photographer of the American West.