In his final On Photography column, Teju Cole argues that images of human suffering often implicitly serves the powers that be.
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In a time of omnipresent digital images, books remain one of the most powerful ways of showing the riches of photography.
Among young women in Troy, N.Y., the photographer Brenda Ann Kenneally captures a spiral of aimlessness and trouble.
For more than four decades, Robert Adams’s landscape photographs have reminded us of what has been lost in America, and what endures.
The evolution of the photographer Cristina De Middel maps the complex process of shedding clichés.
The places we go aren’t passive; they invite us to photograph them in certain ways.
Danny Lyon’s photograph of prisoners toiling in a cotton field can be better understood alongside other images of labor.
Returning to the same landscape again and again gives photographers the chance to catch time itself at work.
Taryn Simon’s photographs — knowing, unsentimental and meticulously made — attend to the details of how power works.