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The Adventures of Guille and Belinda and the Enigmatic Meaning of Their Dreams

Alessandra Sanguinetti, The Necklace, 1999, from the series The Adventures of Guille and Belinda and the Enigmatic Meaning of Their Dreams, 1998-2002 While working on a series studying families in 1999, in the remote farmland outside of Buenos Aires, Alessandra Sanguinetti … Continue reading

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The North Gate of Baghdad (After Corot)

Simon Norfolk, The North Gate of Baghdad (After Corot), from Scenes from a Liberated Iraq, 2003 Simon Norfolk depicts landscapes affected by the perils of war and genocide. While showing the destruction caused by conflict, he also highlights signs of life … Continue reading

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Danny Lyon and the Chicago Outlaws

Danny Lyon, Cal on the Springfield Run, 1966 Danny Lyon, Dayton, Ohio, 1966 Using a Rolleiflex, a Nikon reflex, and a seven-pound tape recorder, Danny Lyon documented and rode with the motorcycle club, the Chicago Outlaws. Using a photographer-as-participant approach, Lyon … Continue reading

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Gillian Laub – Testimony

Gillian Laub, Madelaine and her Brother, Akko, Israel, 2005 In her 2007 book Testimony, Jewish American photographer Gillian Laub documents Israeli Jews, Israeli Arabs, displaced Lebanese families, and Palestinians, all effected by the Arab-Israeli conflict. These pictures are coupled with … Continue reading

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East 100th Street

Bruce Davidson, [Girl in underwear standing on fire escape], from East 100th Street, 1966 Bruce Davidson, [Girl with bird in cage], from East 100th Street, 1966 In 1966 Bruce Davidson was the recipient of the first grant for photography from … Continue reading

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Helen Levitt, 1913–2009

Helen Levitt, New York, 1980 Helen Levitt, New York, 1940s On March 29, 2009, ninety-five-year-old photographer Helen Levitt died in her sleep at her New York home. Levitt was trained as a portrait photographer and her work was inspired by … Continue reading

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The Cemetery

Graciela Iturbide, The Cemetery, 1988 This image is part of Graciela Iturbide’s series on the Juchitan indigenous culture, a major focus of her work from 1979 to 1988. Located in the state of Oaxaca, Mexico, the Juchitan is a matriarchal … Continue reading

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