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

Into the Ether by Fazal Sheikh

Fazal Sheikh

A photograph's inability to fully penetrate its subject fascinates photographer Fazal Sheikh. His new project 'Ether' takes viewers to the banks of the Ganges and has opened at the Pace/MacGill gallery in New York.

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Sergei Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorskii–© LOC, LC-DIG-prokc-21485
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History in Color: Rare Photographs of Czarist Russia

Sergei Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorskii created thousands of color photographs of Czarist Russia. A new book from German publisher Gestalten features a selection of the Russian photographer’s nearly 2,000 glass negatives.

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(c) Cornel Lucas
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Cornel Lucas’ Celebrity Portraits: Studio Stars of the Silver Screen

On the occasion of his 92nd birthday, Cornel Lucas, Britain’s first film studio portraitist, recounts his memories photographing iconic movie stars like Marlene Dietrich, Gregory Peck, Brigitte Bardot and Katherine Hepburn.

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2012 Getty Images Editorial Grant Winner Bharat Choudhary
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Getty Awards $80,000 to Four Photojournalists at Perpignan

Getty Images announced the winners of their 2012 Editorial Photography competition at Visa Pour l’Image, the annual festival of photojournalism held in Perpignan, France. Four photographers will receive more than $80,000 in funding.

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Henry Horenstein
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Henry Horenstein’s Honky Tonk

From the Honky Tonk bars of Boston to Nashville’s Grand Ole Opry, Henry Horenstein’s photographs of the country music scene and its stars capture both the golden age of the genre and its newest incarnations.

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Rémi Ochlik—IP3
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Rémi Ochlik’s Revolutions

Revolutions, a book featuring the work of war photographer Rémi Ochlik, who was killed this spring in Syria, has just been published by Emphas.is. LightBox presents images from the book taken during conflicts in Tunisia, Libya, Egypt and Syria.

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Courtesy of the artist and The Approach, London
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John Stezaker Awarded the 2012 Deutsche Börse Photography Prize

British artist John Stezaker was awarded the 2012 Deutsche Börse Photography Prize on Monday for his collages of found images.

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© Estate of Ed van der Elsken—Nederlands Fotomuseum
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The Sweet Life: Revisited

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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