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An Exhibition Where Every Opinion Matters

At the Art Gallery of Ontario’s annual photography prize, four artists compete for your vote.

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In Cape Town, A New Destination for African Art

Asserting black identity, photographers take center stage at a bold new museum.

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India in Full Color

Raghubir Singh, a protégé of Henri Cartier-Bresson, captured the fleeting beauty of twentieth-century India.

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Delirious Tokyo

In a new exhibition, Daido Moriyama returns to his icons and obsessions.

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The Fate of Thoreau’s Pond

In Walden, Massachusetts, S.B. Walker’s meditates on the cruel contradictions of modernity.

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The Urban Riders of North Philadelphia

Mohamed Bourouissa explores how a neighborhood on the verge of gentrification etches out marks of distinction.

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10 Exhibitions to See This Fall

From Malick Sidibé to Stephen Shore, here are the must-see photography exhibitions in New York, Los Angeles, Paris, and beyond.

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At Documenta, Blurred Lines Between Art and Politics

An ambitious exhibition grapples with the conditions of our time — but can images provoke social change?

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John Divola’s Upside Down Formalism

With dark humor, the photographer plays with perception, space, and surface.