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Eli Durst speaks about team-building exercises, suburban Americana, and why his photographs resist interpretation.
For TIME magazine’s editor at large, photography is about speaking truth to the world.
The photographer and cocurator of the 2020 Aperture Summer Open speaks about glamorous bodegas, New York maximalism, and why art is essential—even during a crisis.
What does an exhibition about Mexico’s response to the HIV epidemic reveal about the connections between art and public health?
Todd Gray’s layered compositions examine legacies of colonialism in Africa and Europe.
Ahead of an ambitious exhibition in Germany, curator David Campany speaks about the lives of images.
From Andy Warhol to Marlon Riggs, MoMA presents film as a radical expression of sexuality and activism.
Sandrine Colard and Laurence Butet-Roch examine the history of how African women have been pictured, and in turn, how they look back at the viewer.
From the gold rush to e-waste, Lisa Barnard’s new photobook offers a visual biography of a precious commodity.