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The latest news on exhibits, books, and innovative uses of images shaping our visual culture.

Stiffs, Skulls and Skeletons: Images of the Darker Side of Life

Stanley B. Burns, MD & The Burns Archive

Portraits of dead people used to form an integral part of the grieving process. Today, these images are taboo, but not for Stanley and Elizabeth Burns, who have amassed more than one million images that present a darker side of life

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Paul Strand Archive—Aperture Foundation
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Paul Strand, Master of Modernism, in Retrospect

The first major retrospective of Paul Strand’s work in nearly 50 years presents him as not only a critical figure in the history of modern art, but seeks to re-affirm his place as one of the founders of photography as we know it today.

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NPG Gallery Record - Exhibition Image – Born Digital
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See This Year’s Best Portrait Photographs

The Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize has become a staple in the photo calendar, drawing crowds to the National Portrait Gallery while reigniting the debate around the characterization of portraiture

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Fred Ritchin at Tisch School of the Arts in New York City in 2011.
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Fred Ritchin Named Dean of the School at ICP

The International Center of Photography is focussing on the future of photography as it appoints photography expert Fred Ritchin to the newly created position of Dean

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Young skaters practice in the garden of the Institut Français d’Afghanistan during the Sound Central Music Festival.
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Follow the Everyday Lives of Artists in Kabul

The Little Book of Kabul tries to avoid cliches often present in Western coverage of life in Afghanistan by following local artists.

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Issei Suda—Courtesy Miyako Yoshinaga Gallery, New York
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Issei Suda’s Theater of the Everyday

Ordinary people in Japan often inadvertently become actors in a “theater of the everyday” documented by photographer Issei Suda.

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Awol Erizku courtesy of Hasted Kraeutler
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How the Past Shapes Modern Photography

From tintypes to Vermeer, here’s how the past shapes and influences modern photography by Deborah Willis.

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David Taylor Seismic Sensor
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Covert Operations: Investigating the Known Unknowns

Covert Operations, a new exhibition at the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, looks at America’s obsession with surveillance and information

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Witness the Evolution of Africa’s Tallest Residential Skyscraper

The evolution of South Africa’s tallest residential skyscraper over the last three decades mirrors the country’s troubled history and its search for a new identity, find artists Mikhael Subotzky and Patrick Waterhouse in their new book, Ponte City

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Stephen Shore at Andy Warhol's Factory
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Stephen Shore: Defacto Photographer of Andy Warhol’s Factory

A rare look inside Andy Warhol’s Factory, shot by an 18-year-old Stephen Shore, whose exposure to the legendary pop artist would inform his own career as a legendary photographer

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