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A Window Suddenly Opens

A Window Suddenly Opens

Betsy Johnson— When concept enters Chinese photography, it is as if a window suddenly opens in a room that has been sealed for years. We can now breathe comfortably, and… READ MORE

Italy in the British Imagination

Italy in the British Imagination

Beth Saunders— In their introduction to The Idea of Italy: Photography and the British Imagination, 1840–1890, editors Antonella Pelizzari and Scott Wilcox explain that the very idea of Italy was,… READ MORE

“Napalm Girl”

“Napalm Girl”

Tarleton Gillespie— Titled The Terror of War but more commonly known as “Napalm Girl,” the 1972 Pulitzer Prize–winning photo by Associated Press photographer Nick Ut is perhaps the most indelible… READ MORE

Delia’s Tears

Delia’s Tears

Molly Rogers— When in 1976 fifteen daguerreotypes of black men and women were discovered in the attic of the Peabody Museum, the question of their meaning and purpose was immediately… READ MORE

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