photography

Post image for The Grainy Doom of the Apocalypse on Film

Whether a bang of nuclear annihilation or the slow creep of a pandemic, our potential end-of-world wastelands have their own bleak visual language.

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Post image for The Lifeless Eyes of Laurie Simmons’s Human Dolls

From her early photographs of dolls acting like humans, to more recent explorations of humans who resemble dolls, artist Laurie Simmons has spent her career blurring the boundaries between reality and fantasy.

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Post image for Melancholy Tintypes of an Abandoned Amusement Park

Nothing says summer like a day at an amusement park, but few kids would comfortably venture into the abandoned fun land captured by Rob Ball in his series Dreamlands.

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Aperture’s Tokyo-themed issue

In East Asia, sprawling, dynamic, constantly changing Tokyo has a long history as a seductive subject and muse for innovative camera artists, but that tradition and the remarkable, often unexpected images it has produced are still not so widely known in the West outside a relatively small but growing community of collectors, curators and photography buffs.

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Post image for The Vanishing, Painted Bus Stops of Belarus

We tend to think of bus stops as utilitarian pieces of public infrastructure, but in the eastern European country of Belarus, they’re works of art.

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Post image for A Look at the Suffrage Movement With the UK’s First Female Photojournalist

In 2009, a striking collection of some 2,000 black-and-white photographs went up for auction at Sotheby’s, but unfortunately it failed to sell.

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Post image for A Brazilian Nanny’s Journey North to Find Her Family

It’s never easy leaving home, but for many northern Brazilians who seek work in the country’s wealthier south, doing so can mean never seeing their loved ones again.

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Post image for In a Success-Driven Culture, an Artist Publishes Her Rejection Letters

Dana Stirling isn’t exactly what you’d call unsuccessful.

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Post image for Queering Contemporary Portraiture with 19th-Century Photo Techniques

Robyn Renee Hasty is an artist who is drawn to the challenges presented by obsolete technologies.

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Post image for Kiev’s Attractive New Police Force Told to Pose for Selfies with Civilians

When 2,000 new police officers were sworn into duty in Kiev last Saturday, Ukrainians couldn’t help noticing how attractive the recruits — a quarter of them women — looked.

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