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Diane Arbus: in the beginning
Fascinating and ultimately disturbing.
Ara Güler obituary
Farewell to Ara Güler, the “eye of Istanbul”.
The Street Philosophy of Garry Winogrand
Many clever and interesting things on many subjects.
Can somnolent Tokyo salarymen shock us into thinking more critically about our own role in the world?
My Camera Never Lies
“The camera never lies.”
- Buck’s Fizz, My Camera Never Lies, 1982.
As we all know, Buck’s Fizz were telling a big fat lie.
Not just your face honey
An edgy study of attraction and obsession, studded with strong sexual metaphors
A Vision Shared: the photographers who captured the Great Depression
“It was the greatest group of photographers ever assembled in America”
Shape of Light
The reductive, the creative, and what we've already been told.
In itself, even the most detailed photograph carries minimal meaning...
How much should a photograph cost?
How do you put a price on a photograph as a piece of art?
The largely forgotten 85-year-old Iraqi photographer Latif Al Ani is increasingly being remembered. Justly so.
No snapshots these. This is is the long look.
Paris Photo 2017
“...your eyes are on stalks.”
Looking For Lenin
Unlike empires but very much like statues, powerful ideas don't die.
Sex and the Christian
A sexual revolution was happening – but it seemed to be taking place somewhere else.