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

Uncharted Territories: Black Maps by David Maisel

David Maisel—INSTITUTE/Courtesy of Steidl

The allure of the American West has captivated photographers since the earliest days of the medium. David Maisel's latest book, Black Maps, chronicles more than 25 years of observing the land from a god-like perspective and an obsession with environmental destruction.

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Sharon Core—Courtesy of Radius Books
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Painting with a Camera: Sharon Core’s Early American

Vibrant fruit, luscious shapes, verdant leaves, a hint of ripeness and the beginning of rot. The images in Early American — Sharon Core’s latest collection — easily fit into the traditions of still life painting, which was always more than just about pictures of fruit and flowers.

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Aspen 32 2009-a 001
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A Look at the Pristine: Walter Niedermayr’s Aspen Series

Alpine landscapes can be some of the most pristine and majestic vistas in the world. Photographer Walter Niedermayr’s images of the world’s most beautiful slopes are featured in The Aspen Series, a new book by Hatje Cantz.

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Pentti Sammallahti, Courtesy of Nailya Alexander Gallery, New York
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Here Far Away: The Visual Fables of Pentti Sammallahti

In Pentti Sammallahti’s world, man is not the center. His images are almost fables, where animals act as our guides.

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Garry Winogrand / © The Estate of Garry Winogrand, courtesy Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco
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An American Epic: The Work of Garry Winogrand

A new exhibition at SFMOMA presents a retrospective look at Garry Winogrand’s most iconic and rare photographs.

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ETH-Bibliothek Zurich, Image Archive/Stiftung Luftbild Schweiz
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Great Heights In The Swissair Archive

Swissair might have been once world renowned for its high standards of service and customer relations, but one might not know that photography was a driving passion of its co-founder. LightBox explores some of the treasures in the archives of the airline.

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Angelo Musco
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The Art of Aggregation: Angelo Musco’s Bodyscapes

Italian artist Angelo Musco has spent years catching viewers by surprise. His conceptual worlds aren’t just immense, they are constructed from millions of nude human bodies.

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Bill Brandt—Bill Brandt Archive Ltd./MoMA
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Let There Be Dark: Bill Brandt’s Shadow and Light

At “Bill Brandt: Shadow and Light,” the voluptuous retrospective organized by curator Sarah Hermanson Meister at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City, one finds out just how powerful a force ‘black’ can be.

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Housing adjacent to U.S. Steel plant, Birmingham, Alabama, 1972.
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Bellbottoms, Smog and Afros: Documerica Searches for the Seventies

A new exhibition at the National Archives looks into the Documerica Photo Project, an initiative spearheaded by the EPA in the 1970s to capture ordinary Americans in the midst of a transitory era.

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©Alfred Wertheimer
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Elvis in the Beginning: Photographs by Alfred Wertheimer

No photographer would ever get as close to Elvis as Alfred Wertheimer. His intimate photographs of the young, rising star reveal a carefree and innocent time before he became a cultural icon. On the publication of Taschen’s new book, Elvis and the Birth of Rock and Roll, TIME met with Wertheimer to reminisce about the days and nights he spent with the rocker on the cusp of unfathomable fame.

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