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Photography news and analysis from The Nation
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
June 29, 2016
Instagram and the Fantasy of Mastery
A “look” is a kind of instant style: quickly executed and dispatched, immediately understood and overcharged with incident. It is time for a new view.
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June 25, 2016
Seeing Appalachia Through the Eyes of Appalachians
Several new media projects are re-envisioning a region long stereotyped as backward and ignorant.
June 22, 2016
15 Short Texts in Search of Hilla Becher
One of the creations of her and her husband’s artistic partnership was the seemingly perfect fusion of their visions.
May 27, 2016
The Afterlife of Polaroid
The company presents a case study in photography as a phenomenon of the instantaneous.
May 19, 2016
What Was She Wearing?
’s photographs remind us: When its survivors are condemned, rape is condoned.
May 11, 2016
Gentrification and Occupation at the Brooklyn Museum
“This is our museum. We paid for it. It’s an important part of our community.”