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  • When Artistic Education Matters
    Arts degrees don’t have much impact on income from the arts. But do they affect how long people stay in their chosen fields?


  • Never-Ending JourneyElliott Erwitt
    In an unprecedented survey, the Harry Ransom Center explores Elliot Erwitt’s output over seven decades.

  • WarDeconstructing War Images
    In War Is Beautiful, David Shields casts doubt on the New York Times credo of “All the News That’s Fit to Print.”

  • WilsonLaura Wilson’s Wild West
    Promoting the project That Day, a photographer who worked alongside Richard Avedon shares her view of the West.

  • The Real DetroitDetroit
    Dave Jordano returns to his troubled hometown to document its longtime residents and ever-changing landscape.

  • Pentimento3Layers of Life
    Tirzah Brott captures “women of a certain age” whose sense of panache makes them still-shining stars.

  • TribesParadoxical Tribes
    Jimmy Nelson’s Before They Pass Away is full of stunning imagery. Does it exploit those it tries to represent?

  • Inside Warhol’s FactoryWarhol
    Andy Warhol spent a lifetime making himself (and friends) world famous. The madness behind his methods.

  • addarioOn the Front Line
    Lynsey Addario talks about juggling her photojournalist career, her family, and the writing of her acclaimed memoir.

  • On the EdgeRiding the Edge
    Balancing career goals with outdoor mahem, Bryan Derballa plays on the threshold between ambition and abandon.

  • Self&OtherSelf & Other
    Sophie Klafter’s compelling portrait series “corpoReality” is drawn from her own unique physicality.

  • soul-survivorsSoul Survivors
    Kathy Shorr finds and documents survivors of random gun violence and lets them share their stories.

  • GenderStudiesGender Studies
    Ilana Panich Linsman explores themes including mortality, identity, and the inner psychology of outward beauty.

  • TimeTravelTime Travel
    Irana Werning spans the globe in a photo study of the quirky fun — and sobering reality — of going back in time.

  • IndiaTradesHuman Touch
    Supranav Dash portrays the craftspeople who are still peddling disappearing trades in his native India.

  • BritoLost in the Landscape
    In Mexico, Fernando Brito captures haunting death scenes that symbolize random violence and social decay.

  • Nights in Tight SatinTightSatin
    Is prom night all it’s cracked up to be? Mary Ellen Mark surveys the US to explore the high-school watershed ritual.

  • WeegWeegeeee, Both Ways
    Legendary lensman Weegee was equally thrilled to chase ambulances in New York or glam it up in Hollywood.

  • DuoDynamic Duo
    How a pair of identical twins, joined by affection, fashion and verve, posthumously lit up the web.

  • soldiers1Haunting Soldiers
    Using a 19th-century collodian photographic process, Ellen Susan takes a close look at modern warriors.

  • CloseUpGetting Close Up
    In revealing portraits of famous and lesser-known subjects, Martin Schoeller explores the question: What’s in a face?

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