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Tag: Photography

Israel's weaponization of images since October 7 obfuscates its genocidal campaign against Palestinians.

Ariella Aïsha Azoulay

Images seized from enslaved people are not private property to be owned but ancestors to be cared for.

Ariella Aïsha Azoulay

Slavery and the Civil War were central to the development of photography as both a technology and an art.

Alexis L. Boylan

The modes of perception and living that we attribute to Instagram are rooted in a much older aesthetic of the picturesque.

Daniel Penny

From scrapbooks to family albums, a new book presents their visual testimonies from Kashmir.

Suchitra Vijayan

Images of police violence against African Americans have a radical heritage.

Benjamin Balthaser

Larry Sultan’s elegiac photography captures the suburban American home. 

Barrett Swanson

For many critics, photography has become a duplicitous force to be defanged rather than an experience to embrace.

Susie Linfield

Heinrich Jöst’s photographs of the Holocaust dwell in what Jean Améry called “the waiting room of death.”

Susie Linfield

The photographer wanted to show what freedom, and the people who made it, looked like.

Susie Linfield

In the Chinese Cultural Revolution, the weapon of choice was not the gun but the spectacle of public shaming.

Susie Linfield

Do we approach the photograph as spectators, or as citizens of the world?

Susie Linfield

Can photographers, unlike writers, leave their native land with impunity?

Estelle Jussim

Geoffrey Movius speaks with Susan Sontag about photography, writing, and memory.

Geoffrey Movius, Susan Sontag

Can the nation-state serve social justice?

Olúfẹ́mi O. Táíwò leads a forum with Thea Riofrancos, Mariame Kaba & Andrea Ritchie, Ishac Diwan & Bright Simons, and others. Plus Leila Farsakh on Palestinian statehood, Astra Taylor and Leah Hunt-Hendrix on a “solidarity state,” Joshua Craze on rule by militia, and much more. 

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