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

When the Personal Turns Political: LaToya Ruby Frazier at the Whitney Biennial

LaToya Ruby Frazier

In her latest projects, currently featured in the 2012 Whitney Biennial, LaToya Ruby Frazier continues to use social documentary as a starting point for her political works of art.

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Arthur Tress
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California Dreaming In 1964: Arthur Tress’ San Francisco

Arthur Tress’ witty and absurdist street photography captures 1960s-era San Francisco as a place caught between Left and Right, old and new, real and surreal. The work is on view at the Fisher Family Gallery of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco from March 3 to June 3.

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Javier Sirvent
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A Brief, Photographic History of Republished Books

In a medium like photography, where the book plays such an important role in its progression, it is an unfortunate fact that some of the greatest photobooks have been essentially lost to history.

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Lise Sarfati Sloan #53
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‘On Hollywood’ and ‘She’: New Work by Lise Sarfati

Since 2003, Lise Sarfati has been traveling across the United States, particularly on the west coast, photographing adolescents and women against the vernacular of the American landscape. Two exhibitions of her work are opening in Los Angeles.

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Teun Voeten
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The Disappearing Afghan Box Camera

The Afghan box camera—a homemade wooden device known as the kamra-e-faoree, meaning “instant camera”—has been used to preserve memories in Afghanistan for generations. But it is in danger of being forgotten.

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Courtesy the Artist / Eric Fischl and April Gornik
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Cindy Sherman: The Heroine with a Thousand Faces

Cindy Sherman takes pictures only of herself, but she always insists she doesn’t make self-portraits. A retrospective of her work is on view Feb. 26 – June 11 at New York’s Museum of Modern Art.

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James Nachtwey
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Wim Wenders Presents the Dresden Peace Prize to James Nachtwey

On Feb. 11, James Nachtwey was awarded the Dresden International Peace Prize, an award given to those who go above and beyond to prevent violence. Oscar-nominated director Wim Wenders presented the prize.

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Collection of the Artist © Rineke Dijkstra
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Rineke Dijkstra Makes the Awkward Sublime

A new exhibition at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and moving in June to the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York City, features the Dutch photographer’s images of subjects caught in moments of truth.

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Lee Jeffries
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Exclusive: Photos of Miami’s Homeless by Lee Jeffries

Last month we featured the work of Lee Jeffries, a self-taught photographer who is crusading to bring attention to the plight of the homeless. Here, he shares his latest work from Miami exclusively with LightBox.

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© Estate of Grey Villet
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The Loving Story: Loving v. Virginia and the Photographs of Grey Villet

It’s not unusual for a documentary film to rely on photographs to illustrate history, but The Loving Story—using vintage photographs taken by Grey Villet for LIFE magazine—demonstrates a unique way of doing so.

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