Photo Essays

Post image for Embracing Old Age in New York

It was in hopes of casting a more loving and empathetic spotlight on the elderly that Patrícia Monteiro created her series Life Ever After.

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Post image for Humans Swallowed by the Extreme Geometry of Architecture

The work of Lebanese photographer Serge Najjar shows a striking mix of vibrant colors and stark architectural geometry.

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Post image for From Calder to Kruger, the New Whitney Museum’s First Show

The inaugural exhibition at the new Whitney Museum is not perfect, but it is pretty damn good.

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Post image for From the Couches to the Conservation Labs, the Whitney Museum’s New Building

They say you don’t realize what you were missing until you get it. Well, New York City was missing a building for showing modern and contemporary art.

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Post image for Liberating the Anonymous Figures in Old Master Paintings

In the past year, obscure figures from master paintings in museums around the world have been moonlighting as street art, thanks to a project called Outings.

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Post image for The Diverse Designs of “Do Not Disturb” Signs

As the son of a hotel manager, Edoardo Flores spent his childhood around objects many of us associate solely with the niceties of vacation.

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Post image for Arming Kabul’s Girls with Skateboards

“She was wearing such a beautiful color, a sort of inky teal,” photographer Jessica Fulford-Dobson said of the Afghan girl with the carefully tied headscarf whose portrait she took last year.

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Post image for Capturing Interior and Outside Worlds in Just One Shot

Marja Pirilä has been fascinated with the camera obscura process since the 1980s, when she worked extensively with pinhole cameras and even built a few cabin-sized contraptions.

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Post image for When Abstract Sculptures Have Familiar Faces

While looking at Sophie Hirsch’s solo show Autokorrekt at Brooklyn’s Signal gallery last weekend, I got an acute pang of pareidolia from two pieces made from molds of peeled pomegranate fruit.

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Post image for The Many Faces of Abraham Lincoln Impersonators

When Greta Pratt photographed the annual meeting of the Association of Lincoln Presenters in 2004, she plunked a chair down in a field for attendees to sit in and told them, “I want you to summon up your inner Lincoln.”

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