“I basically went from photographing abandoned houses to photographing abandoned people,” artist Jeffrey Stockbridge says about his Kensington Blues series in Philadelphia.
Jeffrey Stockbridge’s images reinsert those with opioid addictions into public discourses, picking up where mass media has failed.
In the mid-1800s, naturalist Peter A. Browne assembled the world’s greatest hair collection to explain the complexity of humanity. In the 1970s, it was saved from the trash by a museum curator.
Among the 18 million specimens in the oldest natural history museum in the United States are contributions from missionaries and ministers who practiced science alongside their faith.
Natural history museums, despite their names, are pretty unnatural. Antisocial carnivores cluster in nuclear families, while the tanned skin of sea creatures is painted to match its living colors. In a series of dioramas, Brooklyn-based artist Lori Nix plays with the absurdities of these spaces.