Photo: Friedrich Nill

Photograph’s editor Jean Dykstra speaks to John Jacob, the McAvoy Family Curator for Photography at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, about his love of photo books, “spirit photography,” and his two current exhibitions on view at the Smithsonian focusing on very different photographers, Trevor Paglen and Diane Arbus.

 

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