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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.
Mitch Epstein discusses Standing Rock, the American flag, and the moment he saw Mount Rushmore cry.
The Memphis-born photographer navigates performative intimacy, the legacy of the Mississippi Delta Chinese, and the pitfalls of visual language for queer Asian men.
Ayana V. Jackson’s exhibition of radically speculative character portraits inaugurates the midwest home of a leading American gallery.
Gregory Halpern’s newest photobook is a nuanced portrait of golden-hour Omaha.
The photographer revisits his deeply funny and idiosyncratic images of suburbs, celebrities, and California in the 1970s.