Topic: Portraiture

Jeff Riedel
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#LightBoxFF: Jeff Riedel’s Instagram Anachronism

Photographer Jeff Reidel has used Polaroid photos to test and fine-tune his images for over a decade. Now, those Polaroids are making their way to his Instagram feed, providing a glimpse into his process and the changing meaning of ‘instant photography’

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Cumming_078, 7/1/13, 2:05 PM, 16G, 4540x6032 (1150+1430), 75%, Custom,  1/50 s, R42.6, G26.5, B50.1
Out There

Donigan Cumming’s Photography of the Absurd

“Books on Books 19″ by Errata Editions revisits Donigan Cumming’s baffling, provocative, hilarious and rarely seen 1991 monograph, “The Stage.”

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Nicholas Albrecht
Photo Essay

Salton Sea: An Italian Photographer Documents a Surreal American Oasis

Italian photographer Nicholas Albrecht only expected to visit the Salton Sea for a few days, instead he stayed 10-months. His photographs document his personal experience of this isolated region in the Southern California desert.

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Jackie Nickerson—Jack Shainman Gallery, New York
Photo Essay

Hiding Africa: Jackie Nickerson’s Portraits of Laborers

Shot in a half-dozen countries across Sub-Saharan Africa, Jackie Nickerson’s new work reveals — or rather, disguises — farm workers in surprising new ways.

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Sabine Mirlesse
Out There

Out From Under the Volcano: A Photographer’s Impressions From Iceland

When the volcano Eldfell erupted on a January morning in 1973, nearly all of the 5,000 some residents who shared an island with it off the southern coat of Iceland fled. Forty years later, photographer Sabine Mirlesse was struck by the stories of the town lost and those later found beneath the ash. Those stories inspired much of her new book, “As if it should have been a quarry.”

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Phillip Toledano
Out There

Iranian Censorship as Art: Portraits of Absence by Phillip Toledano

Sourced from censored images of women on product packaging found on store shelves in Iran, Toledano’s series highlights the absurdity of the attempt on behalf of state and religious authorities to black out, with marker in hand, one half of humanity.

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Eugene Richards for TIME
Photo Essay

When Age Produces Beauty: Photographs of Legends at Work

TIME commissioned Eugene Richards to photograph prominent American artists who are in their 80s or about to arrive there. What follows are pictures from eight of those encounters in the studios, homes and galleries of John Baldessari, Mark di Suvero, Robert Frank, Robert Irwin, Alex Katz, Faith Ringgold, Betye Saar and Wayne Thiebaud.

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Photo-illustration by Randal Ford for TIME
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Behind the Cover: The Childfree Life by Randal Ford

This week, TIME turned to Austin-based photographer Randal Ford, whose painterly and nostalgic style was perfect for our cover story on childlessness.

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Newsha Tavakolian
Out There

Through Story, a Look into Iran: Newsha Tavakolian’s Portraiture

Iranian photographer Newsha Tavakolian is a strong mentor to a new crop of Iranian photographers. ‘Look’, a show of her work at the Thomas Erben Gallery in New York, is a picture of a declining Iranian middle-class.

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Arnaud Maggs courtesy of Susan Hobbs Gallery, Toronto
The Backstory

In Memoriam: Photographers Who Died in 2012

TIME pauses to remember the photographers we lost in 2012.

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