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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.

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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.

Danny Lyon by Susan Meiselas
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Meiselas speaks with fellow photographer Lyon on the occasion of his recent survey exhibition at the Menil Collection in Houston.

The People Who Got into Trouble: Boris Mikhailov’s Case History at MOMA by Kevin Kinsella
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“It is a disgraceful world, populated by some creatures that were once humans, but now these living beings are degraded, ghastly, appalling.” Kevin Kinsella discusses the photography exhibition, Boris Mikhailov: Case Study, which runs at MoMa until September fifth.

Thinking About Documentary by Ben Handzo
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Ben Handzo ruminates on the nature of documentary, in the context of the videos Carlos Motta and the photos of Mikhael Subotzky.

Paul Graham’s a shimmer of possibility by Todd Papageorge
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Mark Klett by Darius Himes
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An artists on artists text on Photographer Mark Klett by Darius Himes, accompanied by several photographs by Mark Klett, the first titled Three Views of the Site of Comstock Mines.

Eri Morita’s Home Drama and Stuart O’Sullivan’s How Beautiful This Place Can Be by Allen Frame
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Family portraiture is the autobiographical pretext for two remarkable recent books of photography by Eri Morita (Ho and Stuart O’Sullivan (How Beautiful This Place Can Be), two New York-based 30-something photographers.

Allan Sekula by Edward Dimendberg
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From his investigation of maritime space to his extensive travels to world seaports, Allan Sekula’s trajectory transforms and connects domains that aren’t usually compared. His practice has extended from photography into filmmaking and recently, curating.

Kate Simon’s Rebel Music: Bob Marley & Roots Reggae, Photographs by Betsy Sussler
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Rebel Music has the intimacy of a family album and the urgency of legend, for this rebel had a cause.

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