photography

Post image for Looking and Being Looked At in the New International Center of Photography

I expected to stare at many things at the International Center of Photography’s new 250 Bowery location, but my own image was not one of them.

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Post image for An Intimate Encounter with Paul Strand’s Photographic Journeys

LONDON — It’s always surprising when important artists get overlooked. It’s the case of Paul Strand in the UK, whose contribution to the history of photography might still slip away from the British public’s view.

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Post image for JR’s Photoshop Trompe l’Oeil at the Louvre

PARIS — We have long loved our illusions.

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Post image for Wolfgang Tillmans Focuses on Borders and Brexit in London

LONDON — Like many other Europeans living in the UK, I am not eligible to vote in Thursday’s referendum that will decide whether Britain should leave or remain in the European Union.

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Post image for The Relics of Victorian Natural History in Eye-Popping Stereoscope

Natural history storerooms are a bit like drowned Noah’s Arks, with specimens from every realm of the animal world posthumously preserved.

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Post image for The Photographers of 1870s London Who Documented Their Disappearing City

The idea of capturing something in photography before it disappears dates back almost to the dawn of the medium.

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Post image for From Fluxus to Selfies, Photographs that Blur the Performative and the Real

LONDON — Five figures stand cocooned in the radiating steel cables of the Brooklyn Bridge — four of them are naked and covered in painted spots, hanging out beneath a banner that reads “SELF-OBLITERATION.”

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Post image for A Photographer Who Captured Workers Without Romanticizing Them

PARIS — Poignancy pervades A Working Eye, the first comprehensive retrospective of François Kollar’s Constructivist-style photography that, through nuanced grays and deep blacks, dramatized French workers’ empowerment.

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Post image for Photographing the Acceleration of Modernity Through a Privileged Lens

PITTSBURGH — The work of Jacques Henri Lartigue melds today’s concepts of the autobiographical with street, fine art, action, and fashion photography.

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Post image for An Interactive Map of a Midcentury Botanist’s Amazonian Trips

Richard Evans Schultes took peyote with the Kiowa in Oklahoma in the 1930s, was the first scientist invited to a hallucinogenic yagé ceremony in the Amazon’s Sibundoy Valley in the 1940s, and inadvertently helped launch the psychedelic era of the 1960s.

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