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

The Sweet Life: Revisited

© Estate of Ed van der Elsken—Nederlands Fotomuseum

In photography, "the road trip," especially by car around the United States, has been a right of passage for many photographers. Embarking on a fourteen-month world tour however is a bit less common, but that ambitious challenge was taken on in 1959 by the Dutch photographer Ed van der Elsken and his wife Gerda. The resulting photographs would turned into one of the most epic Dutch photobooks ever produced, The Sweet Life.

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Larry Sultan and Mike Mandel
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‘Larry Sultan and Mike Mandel’: Collaborative Semantics

A new book looks back at decades of collaborative work by artists Larry Sultan and Mike Mandel.

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Camilo José Vergara
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The Dream Continues: Camilo José Vergara’s Photographs of MLK Murals

For more than 30 years, photographer and sociologist Camilo José Vergara has documented murals of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in America’s inner cities. Here, Vergara writes for LightBox about the roles King’s image has played in American culture.

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Yaakov Israel
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Land of Stories and Myths: Yaakov Israel Photographs His Homeland

Photographer Yaakov Israel set out to document the people and landscapes of the country that shares his name. His new book tells a story of daily life in a land with a deep history and uncertain future.

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Martin Parr—Magnum
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Portrait of a City: A Look at London

A new photo book by Taschen captures images of London from the Victorian era to the swinging ’60s and the present day.

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The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Gift of Willard Van Dyke
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‘American Photographs’ by Walker Evans

The 75th anniversary edition of Walker Evans’ American Photographs, published by the Museum of Modern Art, reinforces the power and mastery of the legendary photographer’s work.

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Dan Winters
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Last Launch: Dan Winters and the Shuttle Program

Dan Winters grew up during the golden age of space reporting and is one of the few who have mastered the craft of photographing space launches. The magnificent images in his new book, Last Launch, prove that he is a virtuoso at his work.

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Erin Trieb
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Erin Trieb’s Homecoming Project: Capturing War Through Veteran Tales

Sergeant Major Pat Corcoran might never have learned about those heroic efforts to save his life were it not for Erin Trieb, whose photographs will be added to a growing collection for The Homecoming Project, a non-profit organization she started to illuminate the ongoing issues of veterans from the past decades’ wars.

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Oded Balilty—AP for TIME
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The Ultra-Holy City: Photographs by Oded Balilty

Israeli photographer Oded Balilty photographed the ultra-Orthodox communities of Jerusalem which have been growing rapidly in recent years.

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© Jim Marshall Photography LLC
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Happy 70th Birthday, Jerry Garcia

Legendary Grateful Dead frontman Jerry Garcia would have turned 70 on August 1. LightBox celebrates his legacy with a collection of photographs taken by the prolific rock ‘n’ roll photographer Jim Marshall.

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