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Labor and Delivery: Carmen Winant Interviewed by Jen Schwarting
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Repurposing photographs of childbirth.

LaToya Ruby Frazier and Fred Moten by Dawn Lundy Martin
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Two poets and a photographer discuss the presence of absence, the power of the number three, and art as documentation and disruption.

Documenting Syria: Alaa Hassan Interviewed by Julia Meltzer
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“It is the photographer’s responsibility to avoid misunderstandings.”

From Metal to Mettle: An Interview with Sandra Gould Ford by Jessica Lanay
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“The mill is a metaphor for all of us.”

A Photographic Ethics: Susan Meiselas: On the Frontline by Alexandra Nicolaides
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“A photograph is always a record of a relationship.” —Susan Meiselas 

Poetry and the Photo: Alex Webb and Rebecca Norris Webb’s Slant Rhymes by Michael Juliani
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Chroniclers of restless wanderlust. 

From Liquidation by Joey Yearous-Algozin & Holly Melgard
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After playing video poker and walking the boardwalk all night, we stopped by Trump Taj Mahal on our way out of town to gawk at the business our president ran into the ground.

Project by An-My Lê

In the spring of 2015, An-My Lê was invited by film director Gary Ross to photograph on the set of Free State of Jones, his period war film inspired by the life of Newton Knight, a Mississippi farmer and Southern Unionist who led an armed revolt against the Confederacy in 1864. 

Visible Men by Paul Devlin
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“A thousand clinics could not cure the sense of unreality that haunts Harlem as Harlem haunts the world.”

Bad News by Lizzie Tribone
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Disobeying history in Don Mee Choi’s Hardly War.

Wendy Ewald by Esther Allen
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“I want the people I collaborate with to understand that they can move a way from the realities they’ve been placed into, that they can create a reality.”

BOMB Specific by Carolina Sandretto
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“A solar is a peculiar multicultural habitat; the apartment tenements represent the complex layers of Cuban society. Everyone lives in tiny converted rooms with almost no privacy.”

Margaret Morton’s Cities of the Dead: The Ancestral Cemeteries of Kyrgyzstan by Claudia Steinberg
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Margaret Morton reports that on her first long drive through the mountains of Kyrgyzstan she was delighted when a skyline of minarets and domes appeared out of the silvery-blue, thin, stone-dry air, like a mirage.

Portfolio by Theresa Himmer

Parallel Memories

Adam Broomberg and Oliver Chanarin by Sabine Mirlesse
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When I arrived in London this past September to meet Adam Broomberg and Oliver Chanarin at their studio, the first thing we discussed was the power play between interviewer and interviewee.

smudge studio by Sara Jacobs & Emily Gordon
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A Period of Juvenile Prosperity by Mike Brodie
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A selection of images, some shown here for the first time, from photographer Mike Brodie’s series A Period of Juvenile Prosperity (2006–2009). A former teenage runaway himself, Brodie captures the adventurous spirit and difficult existence of his fellow freight train hoppers.

Practice of the Daily by Chloë Bass
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A selection of images from Chloë Bass’s 2011 series Practice of the Daily, shown here for the first time as a complete set. Bass uses performance and installation as a means to investigate the everyday, engaging the aesthetics of tacit but meaningful participation.

BOMB Specific by Fredi Casco
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“The movement of the crowd edged towards the Avenue Mariscal Lopez where the processions wre passing” (Graham Greene, Travels with my Aunt, p. 217). 

Portfolio by Horst Ademeit
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Discovered shortly before his death, Ademeit’s work is composed of photographs and annotations that tell the story of an individual undergoing an emotional crisis and attempting to establish a sense of order in a world that he considered to be chaotic.

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