Tag: photography

Family Photographs

October 2016

The New York Film Festival presents Errol Morris on Elsa Dorfman and Petra Epperlein with Michael Tucker on the Stasi files.

The Metamorphoses of Diane Arbus

September 2016

The Met Breuer unveils a trove of the photographer’s early work.

Yxta Maya Murray: When Lillian Bassman Destroyed Her Work

August 2016

What do you do with your artistic legacy when the world no longer loves it?

Joy Shan: To Give Memory a Place

July 2016

Pieter Hugo's latest portrait series examines the quiet afterlives of apartheid and genocide.

Leigh Kamping-Carder: An Artist’s Tribute to Photography’s Masters Goes Viral

June 2016

The unexpected hubbub surrounding Sandro Miller's homage to classic photographs.

Surveillance Revisited

June 2016

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

This Machine Called the Camera

June 2016

The photographer of Tiananmen Square’s “Tank Man” on creating art that “gets inside you.”

Kristin Prevallet: A Burning Is Not A Letting Go

May 2016

“Nothing Erased But Much Submerged” reveals memory as a process in which fragments of earth, emotion, and paper are consolidated into a singularly charged moment in which fire burns through the pages of a young girl’s diary.

Gillie Collins: The Unspeakable

May 2016

How photographer Rowan Renee transforms the deeply personal past.

Prajna Desai: 3.11 still haunts

April 2016

Art and photography five years after the tsunami.

Gillie Collins: Doug DuBois and the Photography of Family

April 2016

In Good Time is the first mid-career survey of DuBois’ photographs on exhibit at Aperture Gallery.

Remembering Leila Alaoui

February 2016

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

Ratik Asokan: Louis Draper’s Black Aesthetic

February 2016

Depicting the humanity of the dehumanized.

Female Gazing

February 2016

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

Death of a Valley

October 2015

In 1953, California sacrificed a town to stave its own thirst. But the act was futile, and the state is thirstier than ever.

Scenes From the End of the World

September 2015

The writer and photographer on their first book collaboration, the connection between Hollywood blockbusters and climate change, and how “shared terror” can make us feel less alone.

Breaking the Silence

August 2015

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

I Share, Therefore I Am

July 2015

Artist Mónika Sziládi examines the digital self.

Bo Wang: Doric Columns in Chongqing

June 2015

Jacob Kiernan interviews the filmmaker on his upcoming project in Hong Kong, dislodged cultural identity, and the evolution of wedding photography in China.

A Failure of Memory

June 2015

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

Shifting States

May 2015

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

Andrew Rose: Capturing Reality and Erasing Memory

May 2015

On the sublime in Sally Mann, the painful reminders of Nan Goldin, and the impossibility of understanding the past.

Jesus Days

May 2015

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

Slowly, and With Much Expression

February 2015

Alec Soth’s Songbook.

Before the Eclipse

January 2015

The photographer’s recent images of Havana.

Rebecca Solnit: Las Vegas and the Global Casino We Call Wall Street

December 2014

The new Las Vegas invites you to defy or deny outright the desert that the old Vegas celebrated.

The Self-Portraits of Samuel Fosso

November 2014

Examining identity through costume, impersonation, and performance.

Roslyn Bernstein: Jeff Chien-Hsing Liao’s “New York: Assembled Realities”

October 2014

Liao’s panoramic images of the city appear to be documentary. In fact, nothing is true.

Rachel Somerstein: The Selective Memory of 9/11 Iconography

September 2014

Photos are how we remember. The 9/11 images we no longer see are growing gaps in our collective memory.

Outlaw’s Territory

September 2014

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

Rocco Samuele: Contexts Have Shifted

April 2014

At the intersection of JR in Cincinnati & Susan Sontag’s On Photography.

Fawz Kabra: On Jowhara AlSaud’s Dual Censorship

January 2014

Free Expression: A studio visit shows how the photographer obscures her images in order to reveal.

Roslyn Bernstein: Everything Grows

January 2014

Inside Wangechi Mutu’s A Fantastic Journey.

Jonathan Lee: Scott Cohen’s Unfinished Ballad

December 2013

A photographer who understands Nabokov’s assertion that “imagination is a form of memory," that as human beings we are forever recreating our own lives.

Edward Burtynsky’s Water

November 2013

The landscape of human impact.

Two Rivers

October 2013

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

Roslyn Bernstein: Walker Evans’s American Photographs

August 2013

At the Museum of Modern Art, Evans’s iconic photographs are seen in a new, fuller context.

What Remains

August 2013

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

Radical Transgenderism

May 2013

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

Kirsten O’Regan: These Dark Histories

April 2013

A profile of photographer LaToya Ruby Frazier, whose exhibition A Haunted Capital is at the Brooklyn Museum through August.

Trompe l’oeils

April 2013

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

Chloe Pantazi: Detritus of Innocence

April 2013

"We Went Back: Photographs from Europe, 1933 - 1956": Chim at the International Center of Photography

Who’s Got the Address?

March 2013

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.

Roslyn Bernstein: The Photography of Allen Ginsberg

February 2013

The best minds of a generation captured on a thirteen-dollar Kodak Retina.

Nafeesa Syeed: Yemen’s Explosive Eid

January 2013

Holiday celebrations in a Yemeni village defy the country’s reputation.

Anne McClintock: Too Big to See with the Naked Eye

December 2012

Aerial photos from Greenland take climate change out of the realm of abstraction.

Erika Anderson: On the Tracks

December 2012

Ki-Suck Han's death on a New York City subway track has the city asking what would I do? One writer examines death in public, how the MTA handles trauma, and what it feels like to be an onlooker.

‘Superstorm’ Sandy and Acting Like a Journalist

November 2012

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.

Joseph Gergel: Nigerian Nostalgia Project

November 2012

A massive collection of pre-digital photography shows a nation in transition—and manages bring Facebook-level connectivity into a gallery space.

Medina Dugger: Images from Underground

November 2012

Young Lagosian photographers examine the corners of their city that often go unseen.

Rose Lichter-Marck: Circling the Sea

October 2012

A photographer explores an accidental sea in the desert, and a romance—both very much in flux—and returns with this meditation on transformation, control, and the truths we can learn from geology.

Roslyn Bernstein: Okwui Enwezor Traces the Struggle of Apartheid

October 2012

A visit with the curator of “Rise and Fall of Apartheid” shows how photographers revealed South Africans’ struggles to the world.

Intimate Space

October 2012

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

The Edge Effect

September 2012

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.

Ben Mason: Diane Arbus’s No Man’s Land

September 2012

In Berlin, the photographer’s fascination with separation and unity has unexpected resonance.

Hipstamatic Revolution

September 2012

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

Think Different.

August 2012

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

Erik Wennermark: You Are Small and You Will Die

July 2012

Cambodia’s temples—Angkor Wat, Pre Rup, and Beng Maelea—invite reflections on land mines, Buddhism, and photography.

The Rappers of Rutshuru

July 2012

Making music in war-torn Eastern Congo

Glenna Gordon: Andrea Stultiens’s Images of Emptiness

July 2012

Photos of empty performance spaces in Lagos capture the spirit of Fela Kuti's famous nightclub and strip back the chaos of one of the world's busiest cities.

Primeval Superstitions

July 2012

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


June 2012

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

Jessica Porter: A Curator’s Look at Katarzyna Majak’s Women of Power

June 2012

Haniya Rae interviews Jessica Porter on the process of curating artist Katarzyna Majak's new photography exhibition, 'Women of Power.'

Photography and Other Truths

May 2012

South Africa's Pieter Hugo on negotiating representations of Africa, the searing controversy surrounding his work, Nick Cave, and his friend the late Tim Hetherington.

Elizabeth Greenwood: Weegee’s New York

May 2012

'Murder is My Business,' an exhibition of Weegee's gritty photographs, opens at the International Center for Photography.

One to Nothing

April 2012

Irina Rozovsky contends with questions of how land, identity, and conflict can be identified into two-dimensional form.

Candace Feit: Order in the Loud and Dirty

March 2012

Candace Feit on her work exploring loneliness and solitude among fishermen in Tamil Nadu, on India’s south coast.

Katie Ryder: Cindy Sherman and Her Visitors

March 2012

Cindy Sherman-esque conversations overheard at the Cindy Sherman MOMA exhibit.

Last Days of the Space Shuttle

March 2012

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

Desperate Intentions

February 2012

Alone together in the metropolis

7 Rooms

January 2012

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

January 2012 Clothes make a life.

Studio Visit: Wardell Milan

December 2011 Artist Wardell Milan on dioramas, Matchbox villages and riffing on Ralph Ellison.

Lagos Photo Festival

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

Picturing Africa

December 2011 Lagos Photo Festival founder Azu Nwagbogu on combating Afro-pessimism, the dialogue between Africa and the West, and depicting the “other Africa” of industry and intellect.

The Land of Oś

November 2011

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

Cockettes’ Cusp

November 2011 In these photographs, a series of linked histories are forced together in Utah’s deserted Bonneville Salt Flats.

The Kaddu Wasswa Archive

September 2011 An exploration of a Ugandan man’s legacy.

Simulating Iraq

August 2011

Imagining the war before the war.


August 2011

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

Self Study

July 2011 In each image I’ve incorporated myself twice, once as the Iranian and once as the American.

People of the Clouds

July 2011 In the mountains of rural Mexico, a photographer documents the space between staying and going.

Seeing Double

July 2011 Two photographers illuminate the effects of migration in a rural village and one's own body.

Off the Grid

June 2011

A photographer and former Peace Corps volunteer in Ghana observes the beauty of the dark and the politics of electricity. (With video.)

Chernobyl Zone

June 2011 There’s something almost magical about the zone. Nature grows exuberantly, wild animals reproduce. There are even people living in Chernobyl.


May 2011 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

May 2011 I am drawn to this raw urban landscape, which hovers between collapse and regeneration, decay and possibility.

The Idea of North

March 2011 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.


March 2011 A day in the life of an empty city.

To Conquer Her Land

February 2011 The few women in the Indian army are battling not only against their country’s enemies but also against poverty, patriarchy, and loneliness.

John Patrick Leary: Further Reading for “Detroitism”

January 2011
 Leary, author of this issue’s “Detroitism,” offers reading recommendations for putting together Detroit’s story, as well as the increasingly-familiar story of urban America in an era of prolonged economic crisis.

Babel Tales

December 2010 Photographs of the human relations (or the lack thereof) in big cities.

The City is a Playground

November 2010 In forgotten, rundown places, beauty can be found right around the corner.

Painted Flowers and Other Photographs

November 2010 When you face immobilizing questions of death and free will, what other possibilities are there than turning to religion?


October 2010

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

Torture of Women

September 2010 From Sumerian creation myths to Amnesty International reports, a silent consensus allows violence to be state-sanctioned and eternally mythologized.

My Father’s War

August 2010 A photographer combines her father’s musings of daily life in basic training with WWII itself.

Built on Sand

July 2010 Egypt’s museums’ grandiose displays reveal and mold the identity of this most ancient of countries.

Fish-Work, Bering Sea

July 2010 A photographer chronicles his career as a commercial fisherman, a career he both romanticizes and loathes.

Kitintale Skateboarders

June 2010 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.

Cruel Story of Youth

April 2010 Nestled in the mountains of Massachusetts is Rowe Camp, a summer utopia self-governed by teens.

Among the Sámi

April 2010 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.

101 Billionaires

March 2010 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.

In Conversation: Lucas Blalock and Talia Chetrit

March 2010 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?”


March 2010 Guest edited by Shane Lavalette, these photographs are driven by the question, “What can a photograph be?”


March 2010

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


October 2009 15 Photographs