Category Archives: Art

Louder Than Bombs

Written on November 7, 2016 at 12:02 am, by

Photographs of war from the border of Turkey and Syria.

The People Behind the Polls

Written on November 3, 2016 at 12:03 am, by

A photographer crosses state lines and ideological borders to talk to voters on the eve of America's presidential election.

Surveillance Revisited

Written on June 15, 2016 at 12:06 am, by

The Future of Cities: The ICP curator on urban panopticons, humans as data, and the selfie.

A Changeless Place

Written on June 15, 2016 at 12:05 am, by

The Future of Cities: The artist on his portraits of disaster, invoking empathy, and Godzilla as “the loneliest guy in the world.”

Touch the Tile

Written on May 16, 2016 at 12:05 am, by

The artist discusses sewn paintings, tiled murals, and viewer inhibitions.

At Soil Level

Written on May 2, 2016 at 12:05 am, by

The visual artist on working with seeds and seeing the world anew.

Lovely Decorative Tentacles

Written on April 15, 2016 at 12:05 am, by

The little-known book illustrations of Henri Matisse.

The Footsteps of Dance Poetry

Written on March 15, 2016 at 12:05 am, by

Future of Language: Our human identity has been described as atoms dancing, a living poem, a moving message…

The Wealth of Nations

Written on March 1, 2016 at 12:05 am, by

Nigerian artist Victor Ehikhamenor fills oil drums with the trauma of national memory.

Remembering Leila Alaoui

Written on February 15, 2016 at 12:05 am, by

The work and lasting legacy of the young photographer killed in the Burkina Faso terrorist attack.

Female Gazing

Written on February 1, 2016 at 12:05 am, by

The artist on primal super identities, photographing migrants, and motherhood as a source of creative power.

Material Effects

Written on January 15, 2016 at 12:05 am, by

The artists on cultural appropriation, performance as participation, and the struggle with modernity.

Locating Cuba

Written on December 15, 2015 at 12:05 am, by

Boundaries of Nations: The scholar and author on Cuban contemporary art and how changing US-Cuba diplomacy may impact the art world.

Faith Need Not Fear Reason

Written on December 1, 2015 at 12:05 am, by

The artist on his current New York solo exhibition, inspired by the religious coexistence of a more peaceful era.

Surrealist Visions

Written on November 16, 2015 at 12:05 am, by

Three contemporary Egyptian artists take the self as subject in exploring post-revolution politics.

Radical Realism

Written on November 2, 2015 at 12:05 am, by

An exhibition at the Jewish Museum brings together a group of largely unknown artists creating provocative and unexpected work.

No Noise, Only Sound

Written on October 15, 2015 at 12:05 am, by

The late avant-garde composer’s Diary offers his musings on politics, prose, and the strange condition of being human.

The Shark’s Fin

Written on October 1, 2015 at 12:05 am, by

A new documentary follows three climbers up one of the world’s most challenging peaks to explore the depths of commitment, passion, and calculated risk.

The Unknowing

Written on September 15, 2015 at 12:05 am, by

Boundaries of Nature: The visual artist on the landscape of her native Canada, exhibiting at a nuclear power plant, and seeking to destabilize the familiar.

A Battle in Images

Written on September 1, 2015 at 12:05 am, by

Political posters and propaganda on view at LACMA shed light on a tumultuous period in Germany’s history, when art served as a catalyst for change.

Music Meant to Change the World

Written on August 17, 2015 at 12:05 am, by

Folk City at the Museum of the City of New York dives into the politics and nostalgia of New York’s folk revival.

Breaking the Silence

Written on August 3, 2015 at 12:06 am, by

Zanele Muholi’s stirring portraits of South Africa’s LGTBQI community.

I Share, Therefore I Am

Written on July 15, 2015 at 12:05 am, by

Artist Mónika Sziládi examines the digital self.

The People’s Pervert

Written on June 15, 2015 at 12:05 am, by

Boundaries of Taste: The filmmaker and artist on the evolution of bad taste.

A Failure of Memory

Written on June 1, 2015 at 12:05 am, by

Three photographs chronicle the devastation surrounding the war against apartheid in South Africa.

Shifting States

Written on May 15, 2015 at 12:05 am, by

What can two portraits of President-elect Muhammadu Buhari, taken three decades apart, tell us about Nigeria’s political climate?

Jesus Days

Written on May 1, 2015 at 12:05 am, by

A photographer's images of a contented but closeted youth.

Raw Nerve

Written on April 15, 2015 at 12:05 am, by

The New Yorker’s art editor on learning English through imagery, comics as cultural barometer, and collaborating with Art Spiegelman.

Escape, Release, and Return

Written on April 1, 2015 at 12:06 am, by

The artist reimagines Robin Beth Schaer’s poem, "Messenger."

This Huge Equilibrium

Written on April 1, 2015 at 12:05 am, by

On director Wim Wenders’s documentary The Salt of the Earth, a look at the career and conservation efforts of photographer Sebastião Salgado.

Inside / Outside

Written on March 16, 2015 at 12:05 am, by

Boundaries of Gender: The artist discusses refugee trauma, female oppression, and her new show, How Iraqi Are You?

Buffalo Magic

Written on March 2, 2015 at 12:05 am, by

Plains Indians, Painted Hides, and the De-Wilding of the American West

The Perfect Beat

Written on February 16, 2015 at 12:05 am, by

Canonizing and continuing DJ Afrika Bambaataa’s hip-hop legacy

Slowly, and With Much Expression

Written on February 2, 2015 at 12:05 am, by

Alec Soth’s Songbook.

Before the Eclipse

Written on January 15, 2015 at 12:05 am, by

The photographer’s recent images of Havana.

Of This Time

Written on December 15, 2014 at 12:05 am, by

Religion in America: The artist discusses Hinduism in the diaspora, religious imagery, and her new show, Eyes of Time.

Documentary Film and the Pleasure Principle

Written on December 1, 2014 at 12:05 am, by

Reflections on Les Blank.

The Self-Portraits of Samuel Fosso

Written on November 17, 2014 at 12:05 am, by

Examining identity through costume, impersonation, and performance.

The Darling Duck

Written on November 3, 2014 at 12:05 am, by

One of many recipes inspired by centuries of yearning for the eternal duck.

Choosing Their Histories

Written on October 15, 2014 at 12:04 am, by

The curator discusses her preference for non-linear perspectives and truly independent thinkers.

How Small It Actually Is

Written on October 1, 2014 at 12:05 am, by

American Empires: The art critic and activist discusses the power structures of the art empire.

Birds in Flight

Written on September 15, 2014 at 12:05 am, by

In NEGROGOTHIC: A Manifesto, The Aesthetics of M. Lamar, the artist re-envisions historical narratives to break open the present.

Outlaw’s Territory

Written on September 2, 2014 at 12:07 am, by

Disregarding Hunter S. Thompson’s advice, Danny Lyon set off to “record and glorify the life of the American bikerider.”

Layers of Truth

Written on August 15, 2014 at 12:04 am, by

The novelist and visual artist discuss their collaborative work “The Mastermind y lo contrario.”

Scenes From a Contemporary Arab World

Written on August 1, 2014 at 12:05 am, by

The curator on the New Museum exhibition Here and Elsewhere.

The Unlearning

Written on July 15, 2014 at 12:05 am, by

A New York-based Brazilian writer considers her country’s unrest through the work of performance artist Paulo Bruscky.

Sight Lines

Written on June 16, 2014 at 12:05 am, by

The iconic graphic designer on personal responsibility, the dangers of corporate branding, and the power of art to bridge social divides.

Number 7, a Slice of Heaven

Written on June 2, 2014 at 12:05 am, by

In Bowls Balls Souls Holes, artist Mika Rottenberg imagines the hidden machinations of luck.


Written on May 15, 2014 at 12:05 am, by

A conversation with keynote presenters J. Morgan Puett and Mierle Laderman Ukeles.

Death in the Opposite House

Written on May 1, 2014 at 12:05 am, by

David Armstrong inaugurates Casa de Costa’s new East 61st Street location with an immersive mix of sculpture and photography.

A Gentleman’s War

Written on April 15, 2014 at 12:05 am, by

In the fields of Brooklyn’s Jamaica Bay, a documentarian explores the transnational landscape of the sport of cricket.

Shooting Film

Written on April 1, 2014 at 12:06 am, by

In Not Afraid of Film Anymore, Czech artist Tomáš Svoboda examines how we have become calm observers of modern horror.

Effacing Memory

Written on April 1, 2014 at 12:05 am, by

The artist defaces dictators who amassed illegitimate power, and works of art.

Forts and Fugitives

Written on March 17, 2014 at 12:23 am, by

On the artistic transformation of a Nashville neighborhood.


Written on March 17, 2014 at 12:22 am, by

The artist’s video productions and photo collages merge dance, animation, street culture, painting, and turntablism.

The Offence

Written on March 3, 2014 at 12:06 am, by

An excerpt from Karolina Breguła’s short film about a Hungarian town’s fear of modernity.

Dancing With the Machine: Studio Visit With Jonah Bokaer

Written on February 17, 2014 at 12:03 am, by

Jonah Bokaer’s immersive performances explore relationships between technology and the body.

Blacked Out in Ukraine

Written on February 3, 2014 at 1:47 am, by

The artist and curator talk censorship in the arts and Ukraine's crackdown.

Richard: The Readymade Made Available

Written on January 15, 2014 at 12:06 am, by

A catalog of objects, ideas, and image, Richard revisits the readymade and its emancipatory potential.

Let’s Get to Know Each Other:
Studio Visit With Einat Amir

Written on January 15, 2014 at 12:05 am, by

Jerusalem-born artist Einat Amir creates environments for strangers to interact.

Art is a Problem

Written on December 16, 2013 at 12:06 am, by

Joshua Decter grapples with art’s inherent contradictions; the Los Angeles race riots; and a contemporary artist’s social allegories in response to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in Art is a Problem.

More Problems?

Written on December 16, 2013 at 12:05 am, by

Joshua Decter on the intersection of doubt and commitment in art.

Other Peoples’ Objects:
Studio Visit With Cheon pyo Lee

Written on December 16, 2013 at 12:04 am, by

Cheon pyo Lee charts the idiosyncratic nature of value.

Between You and Me

Written on December 4, 2013 at 12:05 am, by

Can the art world embrace straight talk, or is it doomed to sound liked poorly translated French?


Written on December 4, 2013 at 12:04 am, by

Youtopia is part of Presented Without Interruption, a monthly video series curated by Guernica's art editors.

Brothers in Arts

Written on November 15, 2013 at 12:06 am, by

Evading Chinese censorship, the Gao Brothers challenge authority through sculpture, painting, performance, and photography.

Edward Burtynsky’s Water

Written on November 1, 2013 at 12:05 am, by

The landscape of human impact.

Particulate Matter

Written on October 15, 2013 at 12:05 am, by

Artwork as a form of environmental criticism.

Two Rivers

Written on October 1, 2013 at 12:05 am, by

The photographer’s new book defies borders and conventions in central Asia.

A Re-Imagined Palestine

Written on September 16, 2013 at 12:05 am, by

Larissa Sansour explores the Palestinian condition by using science fiction in her films and photography.


Written on September 3, 2013 at 12:06 am, by

Performance as Play: Children Pursuing Their Calling.

Bringing Up Sunny

Written on August 15, 2013 at 12:05 am, by

A champion for the bildungsroman publishes his first confessional novel based on his childhood.

What Remains

Written on August 1, 2013 at 12:14 am, by

In Syria, a photographer captures his subjects' pleas for normal life against the backdrop of the war-weary landscape.

Vipralambha (Union Through Separation)

Written on July 15, 2013 at 12:06 am, by

Two Dubai-based artists explore a history of political and social tension through border-crossing sounds.

Mapping Marginality

Written on July 1, 2013 at 12:06 am, by

The radical geographer explores the hidden, unmapped stories of his neighborhood in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Heavyweight Paint

Written on June 17, 2013 at 12:21 am, by

Four painters on the complexities of categorization via nationality, race, and subject.

No Justice for All

Written on June 17, 2013 at 12:20 am, by

Race and justice in America are inextricably linked.

Bird and Stone

Written on June 3, 2013 at 12:19 am, by

Conveying an Iraqi tragedy through form, motion, and sound.

Radical Transgenderism

Written on May 15, 2013 at 12:14 am, by

Bronx-born, Puerto Rican photographer Elle Pérez explores queer identity in rural Tennessee.

Images from an Unfathomable Place

Written on May 1, 2013 at 12:44 am, by

The mixed-material artist on the catharsis of Korean shamanism and why “the process of purification” is her natural subject matter.

Trompe l’oeils

Written on April 15, 2013 at 12:09 am, by

The multiform artist creates mixed-material worlds from ceramics, drawing, and photography.

Studio Visit: Adrián Sonni

Written on April 1, 2013 at 12:07 am, by

The Argentine muralist on using the city as a canvas.

Who’s Got the Address?

Written on March 15, 2013 at 1:07 am, by

Amitava Kumar and Teju Cole collaborate on an ekphrastic project exploring how Cole’s paired images intersect with the works of artists ranging from Sontag to Singh.

An American Revolution Revolution

Written on March 1, 2013 at 12:04 am, by

Imagine what George & Co. could have done with the internet. Or not.

Oblivious Vixens

Written on February 15, 2013 at 12:07 am, by

Jonny Negron speaks about drawing characters of eroticism, mythology, and contemporary fashion.

A Family Portrait

Written on January 15, 2013 at 12:08 am, by

Jacolby Satterwhite on rendering his mother's drawings into worlds of their own.

The Sound of Barking Dogs: Expelling the Roma from Belvil

Written on December 17, 2012 at 12:06 am, by

Alarmed to the eviction in advance, photographers Matt Lutton and Darko Stanimirovic distributed disposable cameras so that the residents could document their own dispossession.

Art Flow

Written on December 3, 2012 at 12:06 am, by

David Joselit theorizes about the function of art in the global age of abstracted value and Art Basel

‘Superstorm’ Sandy and Acting Like a Journalist

Written on November 15, 2012 at 12:07 am, by

Guernica’s art editor, Noah Rabinowitz, and photographer John Francis Peters discuss what they saw while working on and off assignment in the days after Hurricane Sandy.

A Fractured State

Written on November 1, 2012 at 12:04 am, by

Michael Kirby Smith’s unprecedented and intimate look into Yemen

Mining Fear in Idyllic Landscapes

Written on October 15, 2012 at 12:08 am, by

Seventeen years after the Yugoslav wars, large swaths of land in Bosnia are still riddled with active land mines.

Intimate Space

Written on October 1, 2012 at 12:12 am, by

Kelly K. Jones’s work explores the boundary between documentary and conceptual ways of image making.

The Edge Effect

Written on September 17, 2012 at 12:23 am, by

Equipped with a mirror, painter's easel, a camera, and his formal training in biology, scientist-turned-artist Daniel Kukla explores where the low Sonoran Desert meets the high Mojave.

Hipstamatic Revolution

Written on September 4, 2012 at 12:06 am, by

Avoiding the simplistic narratives of Afro-pessimism and Afro-optimism, photographer Peter diCampo uses photo-apps to represent everyday Africa.

Think Different.

Written on August 15, 2012 at 12:06 am, by

Daniel Shea's series “Blisner, Ill.” portrays the crises of titanic mythologies.

Inspired by a “Monster”

Written on August 1, 2012 at 12:22 am, by

Israeli-born sculptor Tomer Sapir—a “crypto-taxidermist” of creatures that have never walked this earth—surveys the borderlands of technology and nightmare.

The Rappers of Rutshuru

Written on July 16, 2012 at 12:05 am, by

Making music in war-torn Eastern Congo

Primeval Superstitions

Written on July 2, 2012 at 12:05 am, by

Exploring minority religions in Poland, Katarzyna Majak’s images probe prejudice against witchery, questions of aging, and feminine divinity.


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Photographer Julien Chatelin’s images capture Egypt’s surreal and absurd rural landscape; a road that leads to nowhere.

Wet Strokes

Written on June 1, 2012 at 7:30 pm, by

Art and programming converge in Kynd's digital brushstrokes

Surface Concentrate

Written on May 15, 2012 at 11:30 pm, by

Sebastian Black and Cole Sayer discuss CGI, the NFL, and the mythology surrounding being a painter.

Studio Visit: Sangram Majumdar

Written on May 14, 2012 at 8:00 pm, by

Painter Sangram Majumdar invites Guernica to his studio to view a few in-progress paintings and learn about his process.

Bryan House

Written on May 6, 2012 at 12:00 pm, by

Peter Hoffman documents an Illinois home that helps refugees take the next step towards establishing a stable new life in the U.S.

أنا وبس: My People Love Me

Written on April 15, 2012 at 2:59 am, by

Through YouTube and Vimeo, these artists give their fellow Syrians a voice.

Northern Uganda, Visible

Written on March 20, 2012 at 9:22 pm, by

Kony 2012 is the starting point—but not the ending point—for this collection of images

Last Days of the Space Shuttle

Written on March 20, 2012 at 9:11 pm, by

Photographer Philip Scott Andrews intimately documents the final flights of the Space Shuttle


Written on March 1, 2012 at 11:42 am, by

Photographer Jim Korpi finds dependent self-reliance, rusted preservation, artificial heritage, and burdened faith along the Ohio River.

Alive in Baghdad

Written on February 15, 2012 at 2:39 am, by

Foreign photographs of Baghdad usually have three subjects: guns, bombs, and pickup trucks. Marieke van der Velden shows us what happens when the camera turns a few degrees away.

Desperate Intentions

Written on February 1, 2012 at 5:07 pm, by

Alone together in the metropolis

7 Rooms

Written on January 15, 2012 at 7:36 pm, by

In Russian, a language in which there is a separate word for everything, the word “country” means both the territory and the government.

Other People’s Clothes

Written on January 1, 2012 at 8:53 pm, by

Clothes make a life.


Written on December 15, 2011 at 8:53 pm, by

Against all rules, competitive species engage in quasi-natural acts that involve complex relays of communication.

Lagos Photo Festival

Written on December 1, 2011 at 10:23 pm, by

A selection of work from the 2011 Lagos Photo Festival by forty photographers from around the world.

The Land of Oś

Written on November 15, 2011 at 8:07 pm, by

The grandson of a Holocaust survivor visits the town that was home to Auschwitz.

Cockettes’ Cusp

Written on November 1, 2011 at 5:57 pm, by

In these photographs, a series of linked histories are forced together in Utah’s deserted Bonneville Salt Flats.

Fishing for Time

Written on October 15, 2011 at 3:29 pm, by

A photographer finds accidental sculpture throughout India’s Tamil Nadu.

Miniature Shrines

Written on October 1, 2011 at 11:14 am, by

The artist’s installations of shrines in Manhattan’s East Village honor people who lived and died in the neighborhood.

The Kaddu Wasswa Archive

Written on September 15, 2011 at 4:00 pm, by

An exploration of a Ugandan man’s legacy.


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Reframing Victorian aesthetics.

Simulating Iraq

Written on August 15, 2011 at 12:00 am, by

Imagining the war before the war.


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A series of photographs in which, under hypnosis, subjects are instructed to experience the most beautiful landscape imaginable.

Continental Drift

Written on July 15, 2011 at 6:18 pm, by

This geologic boundary has no regard for political allegiance; it was not determined by wars, by financial interest, or national demarcation.

Self Study

Written on July 1, 2011 at 12:23 am, by

In each image I’ve incorporated myself twice, once as the Iranian and once as the American.

People of the Clouds

Written on July 1, 2011 at 12:22 am, by

In the mountains of rural Mexico, a photographer documents the space between staying and going.

Seeing Double

Written on July 1, 2011 at 12:00 am, by

Two photographers illuminate the effects of migration in a rural village and one's own body.

Paris Stupides

Written on June 15, 2011 at 12:00 am, by

What if a site with the exact geographical features of Paris had existed at another spot on the globe?

Chernobyl Zone

Written on June 1, 2011 at 12:00 am, by

There’s something almost magical about the zone. Nature grows exuberantly, wild animals reproduce. There are even people living in Chernobyl.


Written on May 15, 2011 at 12:00 am, by

Since 1997, I have spent several months each year living alongside biologists in the rainforests of Peru, Brazil, French Guyana, and Costa Rica. As an artist I am attracted to the idea that when I am working in a rainforest, I am a “visual researcher.”

Urban Foraging

Written on May 1, 2011 at 12:00 am, by

I am drawn to this raw urban landscape, which hovers between collapse and regeneration, decay and possibility.

The Strong, Star-Bright Companions

Written on April 15, 2011 at 12:00 am, by

My project? I seek out women involved in direct-action campaigns who are wearing sweaters that, in some way, reflect their ideological intentions.

Ensaio (Rehearsal)

Written on April 1, 2011 at 12:00 am, by

The maracatu festival becomes an allegory of life itself, in which young and old follow the inevitable rhythm of the dance and the game.

The Idea of North

Written on March 15, 2011 at 1:43 am, by

For ages, the idea of the North has fascinated scientists, adventurers, writers, and artists. In 2008 our award-winning photographer spent three months in the Yukon territory documenting the people and scenic beauty.


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A day in the life of an empty city.

To Conquer Her Land

Written on February 15, 2011 at 5:03 pm, by

The few women in the Indian army are battling not only against their country’s enemies but also against poverty, patriarchy, and loneliness.

The Quest For The Man On The White Donkey

Written on February 1, 2011 at 9:45 pm, by

The Messiah will arrive riding on a white donkey.

The Holdouts

Written on January 15, 2011 at 3:52 pm, by

For four hundred years, the Raramuri have resisted the modern world. New pressures are separating them from their past.

The Universal Now

Written on January 1, 2011 at 9:34 pm, by

These collaged photographs are like little puzzles with multiple solutions.

Atrophic Existence

Written on December 15, 2010 at 9:03 am, by

A group exhibition which features emerging contemporary artists whose work harmoniously intertwines around the subject of urban decay.

Babel Tales

Written on December 1, 2010 at 12:47 pm, by

Photographs of the human relations (or the lack thereof) in big cities.

The City is a Playground

Written on November 15, 2010 at 8:15 pm, by

In forgotten, rundown places, beauty can be found right around the corner.

Painted Flowers and Other Photographs

Written on November 1, 2010 at 11:14 am, by

When you face immobilizing questions of death and free will, what other possibilities are there than turning to religion?


Written on October 15, 2010 at 12:55 pm, by

A series of studio images focusing on disused electronics, as well as flora and fauna.


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The grand mental institutions of the nineteenth century long ago emptied of all inhabitants, but their skeletons still mark our psychic and physical landscape.

Soft Science

Written on September 15, 2010 at 1:11 pm, by

Paintings from the near future and the rich history of science fiction.

Torture of Women

Written on September 1, 2010 at 12:11 pm, by

From Sumerian creation myths to Amnesty International reports, a silent consensus allows violence to be state-sanctioned and eternally mythologized.

My Father’s War

Written on August 15, 2010 at 12:55 pm, by

A photographer combines her father’s musings of daily life in basic training with WWII itself.


Written on August 1, 2010 at 2:12 pm, by

An Israeli photographer captures Arab men and women at a crucial turning point in their lives.

Built on Sand

Written on July 15, 2010 at 5:07 pm, by

Egypt’s museums’ grandiose displays reveal and mold the identity of this most ancient of countries.

Fish-Work, Bering Sea

Written on July 1, 2010 at 11:43 am, by

A photographer chronicles his career as a commercial fisherman, a career he both romanticizes and loathes.

Fighting Flags, a Slideshow

Written on June 15, 2010 at 1:06 am, by

A year after the Green Movement in Iran (and the day after Flag Day in the United States), an Iranian-American artist with 44 flags wonders where to call home. A slideshow

Kitintale Skateboarders

Written on June 1, 2010 at 12:16 am, by

Faced with a lack of concrete, these Ugandan skateboarders took matters into their own hands and built what was likely the first skatepark in East Africa.

Lost Edge

Written on May 15, 2010 at 9:29 am, by

The Mannerheim Line, built to protect Finland from the advances of the Soviet military avant-garde, now lies in ruins.

The Block is Hot & Other Work

Written on May 1, 2010 at 3:44 pm, by

Growing up in a generation raised by television, rap showed me what it meant to be black, and cartoons showed me everything else.

Cruel Story of Youth

Written on April 16, 2010 at 11:34 am, by

Nestled in the mountains of Massachusetts is Rowe Camp, a summer utopia self-governed by teens.

Among the Sámi

Written on April 15, 2010 at 12:15 pm, by

I came here to understand the primal drive of the modern hunter, writes photographer Erica Larsen, and to find a people who, when the land speaks, can interpret its language.

Introduction to New Conditions & Other Paintings

Written on April 1, 2010 at 2:34 pm, by

Works inspired by the anonymous art found in the streets.

101 Billionaires

Written on March 15, 2010 at 5:53 pm, by

At the beginning of 2008, the list of the richest Russians contained 101 billionaires; a magical number that for the time being will not be matched. These photographs document a very different Russia.


Written on March 15, 2010 at 4:12 pm, by

These sculptures consider surface as structure to make visible the gritty imperfection of improvisation.

In Conversation: Lucas Blalock and Talia Chetrit

Written on March 1, 2010 at 9:12 pm, by

Images of electrical cords. Mirrors. Eggs. Glass. Objects from the “Amazing Savings” thrift store down the street. All driven by the question, “What can a photograph be?”


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Guest edited by Shane Lavalette, these photographs are driven by the question, “What can a photograph be?”


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Guest edited by Shane Lavalette, these photographs are driven by the question, “What can a photograph be?”

At the Lake

Written on February 1, 2010 at 3:32 pm, by

The paintings are glimpses of a scene or fragments of a narrative. Similar to a memory, they are fictional constructions of significant moments.


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These paintings focus on the American myth of the seeker, traveling alone through untouched landscapes in search of a revelatory experience of the divine.

Less Than One

Written on January 13, 2010 at 7:17 pm, by

These portraits of Russia’s outermost regions were shot in areas with a population density of less than one person per square kilometer.

Hobo Clown & Forest

Written on January 12, 2010 at 4:47 pm, by

The claymation videos “Hobo Clown” and “Forest” capture otherworld buffoonery and the sublime, with music by the rock band Grizzly Bear.

Sawdust Mountain

Written on January 1, 2010 at 3:36 pm, by

These photographs are a melancholy love letter to the Northwest—a personal reflection of the region’s past, its hardscrabble identity, and the turbulent future it must navigate.

Forecast For Today

Written on December 10, 2009 at 11:46 am, by

These twelve photographs reveal a sublime kind of beauty in the oddities and incongruities of the American highway.

Waking Vrindavan

Written on December 2, 2009 at 10:56 am, by

This series of twenty photographs chronicles the Indian village of Vrindavan, which is believed by many Hindus to be the physical manifestation of heaven.

Caribou People

Written on December 2, 2009 at 10:50 am, by

On the eve of the United Nations’ Climate Change Conference, this series of photographs documents the lives of the Gwich’in, whose millennia-old culture is threatened by climate change.

Publish or Perish

Written on November 11, 2009 at 8:45 pm, by

Publish or Perish started simply enough as a series of drawings investigating an amazing piece of machinery that I have marveled over since I was little.

Ice Houses

Written on November 1, 2009 at 4:21 am, by

The ice fishing shacks in the lake region of Maine and New Hampshire illustrate a primal narrative, one whose elements are shelter, food, warmth, and an ongoing battle against the caprices of nature.


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15 Photographs


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15 Photographs


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15 Photographs


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15 Paintings

New Orleans After Katrina

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20 Photographs


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10 Drawings


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12 Paintings

The Earth

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12 Photographs


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10 Paintings

The Burden of Aid

Written on July 1, 2009 at 9:41 pm, by

Multimedia Slideshow

Tel Aviv Paramedics

Written on June 5, 2009 at 1:27 pm, by

12 Photographs


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Multimedia Video


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10 Paintings


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29 Photographs

China, You Are a Luck Star

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34 Photographs

Gaza Laid Bare

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10 Photographs

Picturing History in Rwanda

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15 Photographs


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7 Paintings

One Million Nets

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Multimedia Slideshow

Beaufort West

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11 Photographs

White Nights: Russia After the Gulag

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20 Photographs

Pots & Pans

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Graphic Comic


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10 Mixed Media Works

We’re All Gonna Die—100 Meters of Existence

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Multimedia Presentation

Strangely Familiar

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15 Photographs

Noches de Gloria

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Multimedia Slideshow

Portraits of Emptiness

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15 Paintings


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13 Paintings

Health Part 5: Donkisjot

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8 Photographs


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11 Paintings

Complexo do Alemão

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Multimedia Slideshow

Hyperinflation and AIDS In Rural Zimbabwe

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18 Photographs

Western Views

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6 Photographs

Mooste Noored: Looking Forward

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10 Paintings

Once Upon A Time

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19 Photographs

Better Days Ahead

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8 Paintings

Between Two Lakes

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15 Photographs

All America City

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15 Photographs

Health Part 4: Black Tide

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According to the United Nations, the oil spill caused by Israel’s attack on Lebanon two years ago is the size of the Exxon Valdez spill from 1989. Photos of the aftermath.

Health Part 3: H.I.V.

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6 Photographs


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10 Paintings

Health Part 2: The Caged Dreams

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5 Photographs

Health Part 1: For a Lay Pain

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12 Photographs


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5 Photographers

Taqwacore: Muslim Punk in America

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16 Photographs


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5 Photographers

Home: Part 5

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5 Photographs

Home: Part 4

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8 Photographs

Green Mountain Rangers

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12 Photographs

Home: Part 3

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4 Photographs

Church of the SubGenius

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13 Photographs

Home: Part 2

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6 photographs

Home: Part 1

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7 photographs

Swamp Buggy Days

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20 Photographs


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9 Images


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10 paintings

Bulldozing Belgium

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14 Images

But for the Grace of God

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13 Photographs

Organic Farming

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12 Photographs

The Time of the Now

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12 Images

The Plan

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9 Photographs

Make Them Love You

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13 Drawings


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Prints Arranged in a Grid

The Bahai Refugee Camp

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20 Photographs

My Embarrassing, Beautiful Friends

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7 paintings


Written on June 9, 2005 at 10:10 pm, by

A layer of blue paint only 2 microns thick

A Startling Adjacency

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27 Photographs


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5 Photographs

Lots Can Happen on Grey

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7 Illustrations

Santa Cruz, CA

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4 Photographs


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8 Photographs

American Images

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7 Photographs

Political Caricature

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12 Images