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talks & interviews

A Filmmaker’s Journeys Across the African Diaspora

Throughout his career, photographs and family narratives have been at the center of Thomas Allen Harris’s films.

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Who Can Tell the Story of an Indigenous Community?

Twenty years after his first visit to New Zealand, photographer Martin Toft makes a photobook about—and for—the Māori.

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Looking Back at the New Romantics

A British photographer’s fashion-forward family pictures.

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A Surrogate for Love

What can the doll community tell us about relationships today?

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How Can Photojournalists Navigate the Crisis of Press Freedom in Mexico?

In an era of monopolized truth, Mexico is one of the most dangerous places in the world to be a journalist.

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The Time is Always Now

A recent exhibition considers the legacy of James Baldwin and the civil rights era in photographs.

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Gordon Parks, a Brazilian Child, and an Exposé that Shocked the World

Should an American publication have tried to “rescue” a boy from poverty?

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Between Pictures and Concrete Objects

The artist discusses feminism, photograms, and what it means to “hover” in the world.

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The Spirits of Fire Island

Matthew Leifheit conjures history and fantasy in the fabled gay enclave.