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talks & interviews

In Putin’s Russia, an Island of Tolerance

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

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The American Dream in Saudi Arabia

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

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Queering “Straight” Photography 

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

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Tracey Moffatt Imagines an Uncertain Future

In her solo exhibition at the Venice Biennale, the Australian photographer spins stories of displacement.

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Camerawork Now

For Akinbode Akinbiyi, new technologies have helped and hindered the development of photography in Africa.

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Myles Loftin Wants to Change the Conversation About Black Youth

Picturing friends and family in vivid colors, the nineteen-year-old photographer reframes representations of masculinity.

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Picturing the Early Days of Hip-Hop

Charlie Ahearn and Grand Wizzard Theodore discuss the rise of Hip-Hop at the Ecstasy Garage Disco.

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The Inspiring, Contested Legacy of Dorothea Lange

A major retrospective surveys the photographer’s career and social activism.

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The Loneliness of the Darkroom

In his solo exhibition at the Venice Biennale, Dirk Braeckman turns toward the existential