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The Poet of Black Baltimore

Devin Allen, from the book A Beautiful Ghetto, 2017
Courtesy the artist
Devin Allen, from the book A Beautiful Ghetto, 2017
Courtesy the artist

Jessica Lynne speaks with photographer Devin Allen about his new book “A Beautiful Ghetto.”

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Humanity, Visibility, Power

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Is the world finally ready for Collier Schorr’s women?

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Chris Maggio’s Great American Facade

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In a new body of work, the photographer confronts the country’s postelection landscape with dark humor.

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Christina Fernandez’s Lines of Sight

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In two new bodies of work, the artist considers space, architecture, and the nature of collaboration.

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The Midcentury Style

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Fatoumata Diabate’s traveling studio revives the golden age of Malian studio portraiture.

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How Do We See War?

An-My Lê, Film Set (“Free State of Jones”), Battle of Corinth, Bush, Louisiana, 2015 
Courtesy STX Entertainment
An-My Lê, Film Set (“Free State of Jones”), Battle of Corinth, Bush, Louisiana, 2015 
Courtesy STX Entertainment

In the age of drone strikes and nuclear threats, artists challenge expectations of photographing conflict.

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In Putin’s Russia, an Island of Tolerance

Dasha Yastrebova, Unidentified Lovers, 2007 
Courtesy the artist
Dasha Yastrebova, Unidentified Lovers, 2007 
Courtesy the artist

Dasha Yastrebova captures a fleeting moment in Moscow’s queer underground.

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The American Dream in Saudi Arabia

Ayesha Malik,  Early-morning view along Rolling Hills Boulevard, November 26, 2016
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Ayesha Malik,  Early-morning view along Rolling Hills Boulevard, November 26, 2016
© the artist

In Ayesha Malik’s new photobook, a California-style suburb in the heart of oil country.

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Queering “Straight” Photography 

David Benjamin Sherry, Submission, 0C100M160Y, 2017 
Courtesy the artist and Salon 94, New York
David Benjamin Sherry, Submission, 0C100M160Y, 2017 
Courtesy the artist and Salon 94, New York

With a rush of color, David Benjamin Sherry’s new photograms gesture to abstract painting and gay history.