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photography



  • When Crime Photography Started to See Color

    A new book of crime photographs by the late Gordon Parks reveals the photographer's art and his efforts to fight back against dominant and frequently racist ways of depicting crime and law enforcement.



  • Dorothea Lange’s Angel of History

    by Rebecca Solnit

    As is so often the case with Dorothea Lange’s photographs and maybe with nearly all photographs, the meaning of the image comes in part from beyond the frame.



  • The Photographer Who Captured 20th-Century Queer Life

    by Hannah Giorgis

    Joan E. Biren’s images from the ’70s and ’80s—which appear in the new exhibit “Art After Stonewall”—reflect an effort to document and encourage lesbian love.



  • Who’s Behind That Beard?

    Historians are using facial recognition software to identify people in Civil War photographs.