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A new volume of essays shows Hollis Frampton leaving behind photography for film.

Helen Levitt's idiosyncratic photographs.

Do images understand us, the Pictures generation asked, more than we understand them?

Two new books explore the truths and artifice of photography.

A new exhibit explores the remarkably sophisticated wellspring of social, political and ethical deliberation of Susan Meiselas' photography.

Democratic Camera: William Eggleston's grand and gorgeous retrospective at the Whitney Museum.

A new book and companion exhibition highlight a Czech photographer's stunning snapshots of the Soviet invasion of Prague.


The Nation and the Center for Community Change partnered together for an essay contest in which young people were asked to submit a photo they found meaningful and an essay explaining the significance of the photo in 500 words.

September 17, 2014

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