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

Bellbottoms, Smog and Afros: Documerica Searches for the Seventies

Housing adjacent to U.S. Steel plant, Birmingham, Alabama, 1972.

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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Mike Brodie / Courtesy Twin Palms Publishers
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After Puberty and Before Manhood: A Period of Juvenile Prosperity

From riding the rails to working on diesel engines, Mike Brodie’s life in photography is anything but usual. His photographs of America’s hidden community of train-hoppers, featured in his first book by Twin Palms Publishers, take the audience off the beaten path too.

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Kevin Davies
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The Milliner: Philip Treacy by Kevin Davies

The beautifully crafted photographs in Philip Treacy by Kevin Davies are born of a close collaboration and friendship between a photographer and his subject — and a decades-long gestation process.

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Cape Flight
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Baby Henry Flies Again

One year ago, LightBox published Rachel Hulin’s series of whimsical photographs of her son, Henry, magically flying. Now, a new children’s book captures all of his Henry’s adventures.

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© The Man Ray Trust / ADAGP, Paris and DACS, London
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Rare Contact Prints from Man Ray’s Archive

A rare collection of darkroom contact prints from Man Ray’s archive will be on display — for the first time ever — in an exhibition slated to run from February 21st through March 28th at Atlas Gallery in London.

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Conflict and Costume
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Jim Naughten: Conflict and Costume in Namibia

Fifteen years after his first trip to Namibia, photographer Jim Naughten returned to document the Herero tribe — a people whose history and colorful dress has been indefinitely shaped by their colonial experience.

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Zanele Muholi—Courtesy of the Artist and Yancey Richardson Gallery
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Saving Face: The Portraits of Zanele Muholi

On view at the Yancey Richardson gallery in New York, photographer Zanele Muholi’s work explores the identity of an often-maligned community in South Africa.

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LIBYA. Misurata. Tim's Last Photograph. April 20. 2011.
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“A Day Without News?”: Raising Awareness of the Perils of Reporting

The journalistic community is marking the anniversary of Marie Colvin and Rémi Ochlik’s deaths with “A Day Without News?” — a campaign to raise awareness of the hostile and dangerous conditions that many reporters and photographers work under around the world.

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© Saul Leiter—Courtesy Howard Greenberg Gallery, New York
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A Casual Conversation with Saul Leiter

Saul Leiter was an original — a spirited, self-effacing artist who followed his own vision. Earlier this year, TIME sat down for a friendly conversation with the painter and photographer at the Howard Greenberg Gallery in New York.

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