Photo Essays

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Whether angel on the battlefield or vixen of the hospital ward, the depiction of the nurse has changed over time to reflect different perceptions on gender, health, and medicine.

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Post image for A Survey of Art from Across Brooklyn

Today, the Brooklyn Museum held a preview for Crossing Brooklyn: Art from Bushwick, Bed-Stuy, and Beyond, a survey of more than 100 artworks by 35 artists (or artist groups) who live or work in Brooklyn.

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Post image for Among the Zines at the NY Art Book Fair

The New York Art Book Fair is an open terrain, an annual zone that allows for a wide degree of experimentation. I especially wanted to take a thorough look at the zine tent this year, presented as XE(ROX) & PAPERS + SCISSORS, and spin in the blooming meadow like Julie Andrews.

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AA Bronson's House of Shame at the Gwangju Biennial

GWANGJU, South Korea — I have never been to South Korea before. Jessica Morgan warned that it would be hot and sweaty and of course Gwangju was exactly that — tropical!

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Post image for Artists’ Mannequins Through the Centuries

Gustave Courbet claimed to paint only “real and existing things,” yet an 1864 photograph of his studio suggests otherwise.

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A photograph from Alejandro Cegarra's 'The Other Side of the Tower'

In a little under a decade, the Centro Financiero Confinanzas, or “Tower of David,” in Caracas, Venezuela, has achieved almost mythical status. After being dreamed up by billionaire David Brillembourg in 1990, construction halted on the building in 1994, when a third of the country’s banks failed.

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The West Quoddy Head Lighthouse, Lubec, Maine

Dubbed “the beginning of America” by locals, the West Quoddy Head Lighthouse in Maine is situated at the easternmost point of the continental United States.

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Photo Essays

Mundane Horror in Abandoned Stasi Spaces

by Allison Meier on September 23, 2014

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As we creep up on the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall (November 9, 1989), some of the remains of the oppressive Ministry for State Security, aka the Stasi, remain as if in their own time capsule.

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Images from the Climate Change march in NYC

On Tuesday, world leaders will convene at the United Nations to discuss all matters global warming at the UN Climate Summit. Across town today, a reported 310,000 people from places as far reaching as Lima, Peru and the South Bronx loudly made their way through midtown to broadcast their message about the urgency of our warming earth.

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Photo Essays

Seeing New York for the First Time

by Hrag Vartanian on September 19, 2014

Photographs by Nana Kofi Acquah, who is taking part in Instragram's first exhibition at Photoville NYC

Photographer Nana Kofi Acquah hails from Ghana and arrived in New York this week to participate in Instagram’s first-ever exhibition at Photoville.

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