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Untitled (prisoner #389 of the Khmer Rouge), by Nhem Ein, 1975–79

The Brooklyn Museum’s massive show of war photography is a wasted opportunity.

Twenty Questions (A Sampler), 1986, by Lorna Simpson

Two photographers focus on the difficulties of putting words to what one sees.

Civilians in an air-raid shelter, Minorca, December 1938, photography, politics

Is it possible to create an intellectually aware, politically honest image?

People Behind Bars, by Roman Vishniac, photographed at the Berlin Zoo in the ear

How a photographer’s images of Jews were liberated from the lachrymose history he imposed upon them.

Photo of Photo Booth Metro Station Montreal, Quebec

Robert Burley’s The Disappearance of Darkness, Harvey Wang’s From Darkroom to Daylight.

Zero Dark Thirty

The film’s torture scenes do not excuse or glorify torture; they do something worse: draw the audience into accommodating it.

Ian Wallace

The Canadian artist who transformed the Vancouver art scene.

Self-Portrait, 1955, by Vivian Maier

The recently discovered photographs of Vivian Maier are tantalizing works of artistry and ambition.

Vanessa, Philadelphia (2006), by Zoe Strauss

Zoe Strauss has turned the streets of Philadelphia into a museum for her photography.

Can a beautiful image also accurately capture a moment in time? Can a documentary photograph also be an object of thoughtful reflection?

Blogs

Vergara’s ambivalent feelings about gentrifying Harlem stem from a recognition of just how far the neighborhood had fallen in previous years.

March 22, 2014

Wayne Miller, a photographer who took controversial, long-suppressed photos in Hiroshima, dies at age 94.

May 28, 2013