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May 15, 2015
by Magnum Photographers
In this sumptuously printed, large-format publication, distinguished Magnum photographers Paolo Pellegrin and Alex Majoli present a collaborative document of the Congo and its people. Bringing together the best of each photographer’s personal styles as well as experimental forays into abstraction and collage, this volume captures what Alain Mabanckou describes as a full range of the landscape, “from... More...
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May 11, 2015
by Alex Webb
“Pepper it was that brought Vasco da Gama's tall ships across the ocean…first to Calicut and later… to Cochin… we were 'not so much sub-continent as sub-condiment,’ as my distinguished mother had it.”
- Salman Rushdie, The Moor's Last Sigh

Spices are no longer the impetus of conquest and colonization they once were, but they continue to suffuse cuisines worldwide. Spices have long defined the rich,... More...
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May 5, 2015
by Jonas Bendiksen
Jonas Bendiksen was commissioned by La Stampa to go to South Africa and document the use of genetically modified crops (GMO). Bendiksen travelled the country creating grids of images from maize and cotton farms.
South Africa is the world’s 8th biggest producer of GMO crops in the world, and is the leading producer in Africa. Up to 80% of it’s white maize, 55% of yellow maize, 85% of soya and 98% of... More...
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May 1, 2015
by Alessandra Sanguinetti
Expo Milano 2015 opened on May 1st with the primary theme of Feeding the Planet - Energy for Life. Alessandra Sanguinetti had been commissioned to photograph for the Islands, Sea and Food cluster of the exhibition.

"Mayotte, Dominica and Vanuatu, each in the midst of far apart oceans, have distinctive languages, religion and histories, but they all share a caring and deep relationship to the land.... More...
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Apr 29, 2015
by Eli Reed
"Eli Reed: A Long Walk Home" presents the first career retrospective of Reed’s work. Consisting of over 250 images that span the full range of his subjects and his evolution as a photographer, the photographs are a visual summation of the human condition. They include examples of Reed’s early work; a broad selection of images of people from New York to California that constitutes a brilliant collective... More...
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Apr 23, 2015
by Moises Saman
Earlier this year Moises Saman traveled to La Rinconada, Peru, to photograph unsafe conditions at its gold mines for The New Yorker. The Peruvian government is attempting to regulate mining standards but in the mean time operations such as those at La Rinconada have been left alone resulting in environmental contamination and dangerous working conditions. Ambitious individuals flock to the area to... More...
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Apr 22, 2015
by Patrick Zachmann
At least 700 migrants died this past weekend while trying to make the perilous journey across the Mediterranean Sea to Europe. In recent years, Patrick Zachmann has documented these migrations, following the plight of the many thousands who attempt to find sanctuary in Europe and exploring their relationship to the sea (mare) they had to cross and to the mother (mater) they left behind. In a testimony... More...
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