Public Eyes

The internet has changed how we look at photos. Can it also help us reimagine the history of photography?

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Looking Good

In Thomas Struth's retrospective, sometimes his "precise looking" helps history flow. Sometimes it freezes it dead.

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In the Buff

The naked woman in art isn’t unusual, but we have trouble viewing the male body as a sexual, or artistic, object.

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Culture Shock

It’s tough to define art, especially because every culture has a different definition. Maybe you just know it when you see it.

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A Way of Looking

Julia Margaret Cameron challenged the arbitrary aesthetic boundaries for photography in the 19th century. In doing so, she’s made us ask: What is the true definition of “focus?”

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The Detroit Effect

Our fascination with images of a decaying America reflects our hesitance to accept a modern world and our longing for a time past.

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Social Scenes

L.S. Lowry’s work may depict the smoggy Industrial Era, but it makes us nostalgic for a disappearing class.

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