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A Double View of the World from Inside Mosques

In Marwan Bassiouni’s “New Western Views,” the windows of Muslim houses of worship provide an unfamiliar framing for ordinary sights.
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How America’s Most Cherished Photographer Learned to See

For five decades, Stephen Shore has remade our vision of the country, largely by remaking his own.
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A Landscape Shared by Native Americans and the One Per Cent

The Shinnecock photographer Jeremy Dennis was inspired by Noam Chomsky’s view of zombie movies when he set out to tell the long and violent story of his peoples’ stolen homeland.
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An Outlier to the Pictures Generation Gets Her Due

Ellen Carey’s kaleidoscopic self-portraits put her out of synch with many of her peers. As her work has evolved, the times have caught up.
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A Turkish Photographer’s Tribute to the Girls of Quranic Schools

In the book “Hafiz,” Sabiha Çimen depicts young Muslims forming their own “playground of the imagination.”
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Richard Avedon’s Naked Murals

A new exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum showcases the terrific physical presence of a trio of the photographer’s large-scale works.
Persons of Interest

The Artist Who Collaborates with Ants

By working with insects, Catherine Chalmers reveals how much we have in common with them.
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Samuel Fosso’s Century in Selfies

The photographer uses his own body—and a little help from the Pope’s tailor—to chronicle Black history.
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A Parisian Wanderer with a Humanist Lens

Pierre Verger traced and retraced paths through the U.S. and elsewhere while staying alert to beauty in all its forms. 
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The Seedy Glamour of Nineteen-Seventies Hollywood

Ave Pildas set up his camera on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, capturing a now vanished world of tourists and drifters and junkies and aspiring starlets.
Sports

Bob Woodward on His Trump Tapes

The White House chronicler reflects on his calls with a volatile President during a profound crisis. Plus, Louisa Thomas on Damar Hamlin and the uncomfortable truth of the N.F.L.
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Watching a Girl’s Life Change on the Lower East Side

In “Glendalis,” the photographer Angela Cappetta captures the day-to-day of a Puerto Rican family on Stanton Street in the nineteen-nineties.
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A Counterculture Chronicler Gets His Due

A Brooklyn Museum retrospective of Jimmy DeSana’s erotic, compulsive, gender-fluid work makes a case for his ongoing relevance.
Cultural Comment

Nan Goldin’s Art, Addiction, and Activism in “All the Beauty and the Bloodshed”

The documentary weaves together the photographer’s political work—her campaign to hold the Sackler family accountable for its role in the opioid crisis—and her artistic ethos of exposing hard, often personal truths.
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Ernest Cole’s Defiant View of Apartheid

A reissue of the South African photographer’s landmark book “House of Bondage” includes unseen images of what Cole called “all the things they failed to stamp out.”
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Greer Lankton’s Lonely Dolls

The artist’s enthralling portraits showcase figures of her own making.
Poems

“To the Realization of Perfect Helplessness”

A found trove of family photographs sparks a poet’s far-ranging ruminations on galaxies, generations, and the Great Migration.
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Jamel Shabazz’s Poignant Images of “A Time Before Crack”

The iconic New York photographer captured a cohort of carefree young people, before the war on drugs.
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Roe Ethridge’s Slippery Art and Commerce

In a new career survey, “American Polychronic,” two sides of the photographer’s career inform, spark, and subvert each other.
Culture Desk

Things I’ve Seen

My Polaroid camera is now a retired witness of former travels. But my cell phone has enabled me to unite with the exploding collage of our culture.