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

Peter van Agtmael Receives the 2012 W. Eugene Smith Grant in Humanistic Photography

Peter van Agtmael—Magnum

Magnum photographer Peter van Agtmael has received the 2012 W. Eugene Smith Grant in Humanistic Photography. The annual grant aims to recognize a photographer who has “demonstrated an exemplary commitment to documenting the human condition in the spirit of Smith’s concerned photography and dedicated compassion.”

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© Colette Urbajtel / Archivo Manuel Álvarez Bravo, S.C.
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Revisiting the Mastery of Mexican Photographer Manuel Álvarez Bravo

A new exhibition, which includes rare and unseen images, celebrates the career of the experimental fine art photographer, who relentlessly captured the history of Mexico’s evolving social and geopolitical atmosphere.

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Rinko Kawauchi
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Remixed, a New Take on Aperture Classics

Ten contemporary photographers reinterpret their favorite Aperture publications for the new exhibition, ‘Aperture Remix.’

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James Frank Hurley—Mitchell Library Collections / State Library of New South Wales–PXD 20/18
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War/Photography by Geoff Dyer

A new show at the Museum of Fine Arts Houston examines the relationship between war and photography and how that relationship has changed over time. Here, Geoff Dyer writes about images that have shaped the perception of war since photography was invented.

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©William Klein
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William Klein + Daido Moriyama: Double Feature

William Klein and Daido Moriyama share marquee billing in a retrospective exhibition at London’s Tate Modern. Here, in two short films, they discuss their photography.

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Alec Soth—Courtesy Kominek Books
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Looking For Love in 90’s by Alec Soth

The history of mankind is rife with love producing illogical and oddball behavior. Alec Soth’s newest book Looking for Love, 1996 is, in its way, about the search for love guided by the heart and the search of love guided by the eye.

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NASA / JPL-Caltech/Michael Benson/Kinetikon Pictures (c) All Rights Reserved
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The Cosmos In Living Color: Michael Benson’s Interstellar Imagery

Multimedia artist Michael Benson begins with filtered, black-and-white imagery sent back by space probes at the edge of existence. He ends with colorful, high-definition visions of a universe in motion.

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Henry Peach Robinson/The Metropolitan Museum of Art
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‘Faking It': Old-School Photo Trickery at the Met

A new show at the Metropolitan Museum of Art highlights a long history of faked and manipulated images.

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MOCA TV
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Photographers-Turned-Directors: Susan Bright’s Favorites on MOCAtv

As long as music videos have existed, prominent photographers have dabbled in the medium. Susan Bright writes about some of her favorite photographers-turned-directors in time for the launch of MOCAtv, a new initiative by the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles.

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Violentology
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Violentology: Stephen Ferry Documents the Colombian Conflict

LightBox presents a guided video tour of Stephen Ferry’s new book, ‘Violentology: A Manual of the Colombian Conflict,’ narrated by the photographer.

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