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Halfstory Halflife

Bodies caught falling in motion, this tender celebration of the last days of youth looks at the ritual of cliff jumping in Furlong. 

The Migrant — A Book and Multimedia Story for Our Times

A timely, multilayered fable (with photos, video, comics and more) about what it means to be an unwanted outsider in today’s global reality.

Progress?

What does human progress look like from above? These striking landscapes give us an unusual bird’s eye view of our surroundings.

Sunday Best at Weekend Studio

After stumbling upon a photo studio ready to close its doors forever, this photographer took over its daily maintenance to preserve its local stories.

Dreams

By reconstructing scenes and settings from her subjects’ dream journals, this photographer transports us into the unsettling dimension of nightmares and reverie.

Silent Rooms

What happens to the objects in our house behind close doors? Step into the weird and wonderful world of Yurian Quintanas Nobel’s deconstructed home. 

Cross Road Blues

This light-soaked street photography spotlights passersby as main characters in a classic theatrical performance.

Photographing Judy Zhu

Across nearly a decade’s worth of candid imagery, this photographer created a melancholic story of what it means to be a modern woman.

Anything That Walks

Anything that walks, swims, crawls, or flies with its back to heaven is edible in this new exhibition of vernacular Chinese food photography.

On Photography and Storytelling

Prominent photography specialist Francis Hodgson speaks about his relationship to the medium—the most immediate form of storytelling.

Ena

This small Japanese village might appear commonplace, but its residents are as quirky as they are isolated.

There Is Gas Under the Tundra

In the far reaches of the Arctic tundra, fire and ice coexist in expansive natural gas fields.

Svetlana

In this small Russian village, no distinction is made between the physical and intellectual differences of its forty residents.

Out of the Way

Myths and legends are more important than modern reality in this small village, located in the extreme north of Russia. 

American Bedroom

Travelling through the US one bedroom at a time, Barbara Peacock gives us an intimate glimpse of the American experience.

Margins of Excess

This photographer documented the lives of six American individuals who fooled the public and media into believing stories about themselves—stories that turned out to be untrue.

Contact High: A Visual History of Hip-Hop

A new book traces the history of hip-hop imagery by focusing on the outtakes of famous faces and photoshoots.

Dame Gulizar and Other Love Stories

Starting from a mysterious photograph of her great-grandparents, Rebecca Topakian embarks on a journey to discover her own relationship with Armenia.

Raising the Voice of Photography

VOP’s founder and Editor-in-Chief Wei-I Lee talks about the importance of bringing together multiple perspectives on our favorite medium.

Novogen

Explore our relationship between nature and technology through the Novogen White—the chicken that is saving our lives.

The Necessity of Collaboration in Kensuke Koike and Thomas Sauvin’s ‘No More, No Less’

For their ongoing project, this artist duo asked three different publishers to create books of their work. The only catch: they couldn’t see them until after they were printed.

How We See: Photobooks by Women

In this new photobook anthology and touring exhibition, women take center stage in a tradition that has historically ignored their importance.

Shards

Like fragments of multi-layered complex memories, these monochrome “glitch and collage” images work together by simultaneously coming apart and finding each other, putting the pieces together again.

All I Know Is What’s On The Internet

A new show at The Photographers’ Gallery questions our relationship to the rapidly-evolving digital landscape.

An Elegy for the Death of Hamun

For more than 5,000 years, the Hamun Lake in Iran was the life source of its surroundings, but it has changed radically as it suffers the destructive effects of an 18-year drought.

Familie Werden

In Rie Yamada’s absurd investigation into the family album, the photographer restages family portraits, putting herself in every role. 

A Cure for Anthropocene

In this view of climate change, the surface of the earth is like skin, and the degradation of the planet is akin to an autoimmune disease.

City of Gardens

Journey across the many layers of Katowice’s visual landscape through the joint vision of two photographers. 

The Fume of Sighs

By stripping the world of color, this photographer uses black and white processes to visualize the emotional experiences that come with mourning and friendship. 

In My Mind There is Never Silence

The magical figures of the Los Panzudos Mercedarios become part of everyday life in these surreal family photos.

Freezing Land

Youth culture in northeast China endures extreme weather conditions, social isolation, minimal economic opportunities — what will their future hold?

Where We Belong

Enter the close-knit sisterhood of the Jane Austen Pineapple Appreciation Society—a  group bringing the past alive in the present.  

Hues

By embracing humor while confronting important social issues, this photographer creates multi-faceted portraits about sexual, racial and cultural identity.

New Dutch Views

How do Muslim immigrants view the Netherlands? Here are real-life views of contemporary Dutch landscapes as seen from inside Dutch mosques.

My Dear Yakutia

Growing up in one of the coldest regions on the planet, photographer Alex Vasyliev turned to photography to document his unique surroundings.

London Nights

The Museum of London’s exhibition London Nights takes us on a nocturnal stroll through the capital’s geographic, historical and social landscape.

The Sweetness of Envy

A new book by photographer Rachel Cobb expertly captures the invisible phenomenon of wind.

My Travel Through the World on My Copy Machine

In her black and white landscapes, Swiss photographer Dominique Teufen travels the world from her studio, using a copy machine as her vehicle.

Story of Man

America’s racial discrimination is reflected in its historical photography just as much as its historical texts, and this series of photo diptychs addresses the visual cues of this inequality with blunt precision.

Metamorphosis

Photographer Lois Cohen and stylist Indiana Roma Voss reimagine female archetypes from across history as new, empowered icons for the 21st-century woman.
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