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talks & interviews

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.

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Sara Cwynar’s Contemporary Nostalgia

Kitsch and pleasure in the information age.

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Zanele Muholi On Resistance

In an interview, the visual activist speaks about courage, rethinking history, and the politics of exclusion.

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Are We All Cyborgs?

From biohacking to vitamins, photographer Matthieu Gafsou’s latest series questions the relationship between human bodies and technology.

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Koudelka’s Prague, Fifty Years Later

When Soviet troops invaded Czechoslovakia’s capital in August 1968, Josef Koudelka was one of the first on the scene.

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The Camera as Portal

Shani Jamila, Larry Ossei-Mensah, and Teju Cole discuss travel, mobility, and the meaning of images.