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People of the Earth

What can artists, archivists, and communities learn from historic collections of Native photography?

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How Digital Platforms Celebrate Black Photographers and the African Diaspora

Campbell Addy and Jamal Nxedlana speak about building international audiences for Black art, culture, and fashion.

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Samuel Fosso and the Invention of the Artist as a Young Photographer

In an interview for his new monograph, Fosso spoke with the late curator Okwui Enwezor about his teenage self-portraits and how all his work concerns the question of power.

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How Yurie Nagashima’s Self-Portraits Interrogate the Male Gaze

In her latest photobook, the Japanese photographer discusses self-portraiture as a radical feminist gesture.

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In Pop Culture and Propaganda, an Alternate History of the Cold War Era

Aikaterini Gegisian’s new artist book—made from appropriated images—centers physical pleasure as a form of resistance to capitalism.

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The Original Ballad

How did Nan Goldin’s slideshow with hundreds of images, presented at bars and nightclubs, become an iconic photobook?

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Why Photo Editors Need to Hire Black Photographers Every Day

And not only during a crisis.

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Mikael Owunna’s Photographs Show the Essence of Black Healing

In his glittering portraits, the artist is building an alternate world.

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In a World of Loneliness, One Photographer’s Search for Community

Eli Durst speaks about team-building exercises, suburban Americana, and why his photographs resist interpretation.