Post image for In the Bronx, a Photo League Captures the People and Places Threatened by Rezoning

Jerome Avenue Workers Project, an exhibition featuring work by photographers from the Bronx Photo League (a project of the Bronx Documentary Center), sees gentrification through a personal lens.

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Post image for A Documentary Takes a Walk Through Hélio Oiticica’s Past

“My life has transformed itself into a montage of simultaneous things,” Hélio Oiticica wrote in a letter in 1971.

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Post image for Designing a Revolutionary Visual Identity for the Black Panthers

“Art has relevancy, whether it’s to exploit you or pacify you, or to enlighten and inform you. It’s a language, that’s the power of it,” says Emory Douglas, the artist who drove the graphic identity of the Black Panthers.

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Post image for A Film Portrait of the “Doomsday Vault” that Guards Our Agricultural Biodiversity

On a Norwegian island 810 miles south of the North Pole is a safety net for an agricultural crisis.

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Post image for A Documentary Portrait of Peggy Guggenheim, Collector of Art and Artists

Peggy Guggenheim did enough living for 10 people.

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Post image for A Documentary Offers a New Look at the House of Dior

In his new film, director Frédéric Tcheng traces the voyage that Raf Simons, the current creative director of the House of Dior, embarks upon when designing his first haute couture collection there.

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Post image for India’s Death Photographers Working Amid the Cremation Flames of the Ganges

Arriving with dance and music, draped in orange and pink flowers, the dead keep constant company in Varanasi, India, where cremations happen by the hundred each day on the Ganges River.

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Post image for The Stories of Minors Sentenced to Life in Prison

DETROIT — The US is the only country in the world that sentences children to life without parole, also known as “natural life,” for crimes they committed before they could quit school, drive, or vote.

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Post image for On the Brink of Extinction, an Indigenous Language Gets Its First Dictionary

Despite their important role in strengthening cultures and communities, languages are fragile things.

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Where the Library Gets Its Books

by Allison Meier on February 16, 2015

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Up on a hill in a guarded compound, not far from where Harvard University keeps its primate labs, a 127,000-square-foot structure holds the heart of the institution’s library.

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