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Essays

Along the Route of Fidel’s Funeral

When Fidel Castro died in November, photographer Noah Friedman-Rudovsky followed the final journey of Cuba’s comandante.

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After the Avant-Garde

How has feminist photography changed since the 1970s?

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Beyond the Wall

Is the U.S.-Mexico border a political calculation or a humanitarian crisis?

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Queer Photography: A Reflection

Vince Aletti recalls Tomorrow’s Man, Peter Hujar, James Dean, and the thrill of discovering queer pictures.

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Adventure on the Danube

In 1958, Inge Morath set out to document the cultures of Central and Eastern Europe. Spanning four decades, her monumental project was the quest of a lifetime.

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From the Outside In

In exploring the lives of others, what are the virtues of an outsider’s position?

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Of Refugees and the Photograph

In conjunction with the recent “Odyssey” issue of Aperture magazine, Fred Ritchin examines photography of the refugee crisis.

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In and Out of the Studio

The Met has mounted its first-ever exhibition of West African photographs. But is the museum late to the party?

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The Lives of Others

Stanley Wolukau-Wanambwa considers photobooks and representations of Africa.