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Pictures in Motion

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Isabel Stevens reviews Still: American Silent Motion Picture Photography, David S. Shields’s survey of American photography from cinema’s silent era.

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About Face

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ManRay_Stoll_Featured

On the occasion of a traveling exhibition, Diana Stoll meditates on Man Ray’s portraits.

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Survey Says

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MassObservation_Featured

Sarah James ponders the Mass Observation project, now surveyed at Photographers’ Gallery in London.

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Outside In

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Abelardo-Morell_featured

Prajna Desai reviews the Abelardo Morell retrospective now on view at the Art Institute of Chicago.

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Economy Class

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Fiduccia_ViewfromAbove_FEATURED

Joanna Fiduccia considers the uses of aerial photography in her review of Jeanne Haffner’s The View from Above.

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Picking Up the Pieces

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ICP_Featured

Chris Wiley reviews A Different Kind of Order, the fourth ICP Triennial, on view in New York through September 22.

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Embedded Images

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Stallabrass_Featured

Susie Linfield reviews Memory of Fire, a new collection of essays and interviews edited by Julian Stallabrass. Updated July 24 with an exchange of letters between the authors.

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Land Rover

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TerryEvans_Featured

Schuyler Duffy reviews Terry Evans’s exhibition The Inhabited Prairie, now on view in New York.

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Karl Blossfeldt at the Whitechapel Gallery

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Sarah James reviews a survey of Karl Blossfeldt’s photographs at the Whitechapel Gallery, London.