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Photography news and analysis from The Nation
September 18, 2017
Speaking of the ‘Female Gaze’
In today’s confused, commercial, and not-quite-intellectual environment, the phrase “female gaze” functions in varied ways, according to its users’ needs.
July 27, 2017
The Borderlands’ Human Stain
Photographs that capture the traces of violence that have plagued the US-Mexico border for generations.
March 13, 2017
Stop the Trump Administration From Defunding the Arts and Humanities
This is not about fiscal responsibility.
December 20, 2016
Ellen Cantor’s Perpetual Revisions
The artist’s final film tested her belief that love could be stronger than the will to power.
December 12, 2016
These Photos Show the People Who Turn a Cotton Plant Into Your Jeans
Following the path of cotton from Burkina Faso to Bangladesh to your local mall.
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September 12, 2016
John Berger: The Human, the Artist
The Seasons in Quincy
, we learn little about the former and attempts to celebrate the latter collapse into the elegiac.
September 6, 2016
Danny Lyon’s Drama of Solitude
How did he take such profoundly empathetic photographs?
August 23, 2016
Thomas Struth’s Post-Internet Art
His pictures generate a perceptual confusion that might best represent where we stand with technology today.
August 8, 2016
A Tale of Two Pictures
Black Lives Matter resists definition and is full of contradictions, but that’s where its power lies.
July 15, 2016
Out of Sight, Top of Mind
A new book conveys the powerful role photography plays in sports. But the photographers are still something of a mystery.
Ian F. Blair