photography

Post image for Toronto University Acquires Berenice Abbott Archive

Berenice Abbott was best known for being New York City’s official photographer during the Great Depression, though she actually explored a panoply of subjects during her six-decade-long career.

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Post image for Finding People in Los Angeles’s Urban Sprawl

The photographer Patrick Gookin recently explored the psychological ramifications of car culture in a series called LA by Car.

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Post image for Historic Photographs Recreated in Miniature

Since photography was first invented nearly 200 years ago, humans have gained an unprecedented visual understanding of their past.

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Post image for The Bleak Banality of Shopping in Communist Europe

“In a cityscape largely without commercial seduction, the banality of the shop windows underscored a real cultural difference between East and West,” photographer David Hlynsky writes in his introduction to Window-Shopping Through the Iron Curtain.

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Post image for Contemporary Photography’s Capitalist Realism

In Caspar David Friedrich’s “Frau vor untergehender Sonne” (“Woman before the Rising Sun”), a young woman is depicted facing the rising sun, which turns her almost completely, but not entirely, into a silhouette.

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Post image for Cinematic Illusions of Destruction

The dismal, desert landscape in Wawrzyniec Kolbusz’s latest photographic series looks much like the bombed-out terrain we often see in documentary war images.

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Post image for Gordon Parks’s Tribute to the Great Migration, 65 Years Past Due

Few magazines disseminated the American Dream as widely as Life did in the years following the Second World War.

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Post image for A Painter’s Reflective (and Reflected) Photographic Portraits

PARIS — The use of mirrors in art has been a rich one, used by Pop, Kinetic, Minimal, and Conceptual artists. In this long tradition, the Jeu de Paume currently offers an additional point of reference.

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Post image for Sitting at the Thrones of Nigerian Kings

In January, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi caused a stir when he stepped out in a pin-striped suit emblazoned with his own name.

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Post image for LA County Agrees to Pay Photographers $50K for Harassment

In the resolution of a lawsuit brought by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Southern California, Los Angeles County will pay three photographers who were harassed by members of the LA County Sheriff’s Department (LASD) a total of $50,000 in damages.

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