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March – April 2020 The Back Page

    We asked Vera Lutter to tell us about a photograph that means something to her, and why. Vera Lutter: Museum in the Camera was scheduled to open at LACMA on March 29. When I first visited LACMA in early 2016, I was impressed with the collection of Oceanic art,…

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January – February 2020 The Back Page

We asked James Casebere to tell us about a picture that means something to him, and why. James Casebere: On the Water’s Edge is at Sean Kelly Gallery through January 25. After making a body of work devoted to the houses of architect Luis Barragán, in and around Mexico City,…

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November – December 2019 The Back Page

We asked Simen Johan to tell us about a picture that means something to him, and why. Simen Johan: Conspiracy of Ravens is on view at Yossi Milo Gallery through January 4. When I was a kid, I saw a troll in this photograph. I couldn’t see my grandfather –…

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September – October 2019 The Back Page

We asked Thomas Joshua Cooper to tell us about a picture that means something to him, and why. Thomas Joshua Cooper: The World’s Edge is on view at LACMA from September 22 to February 2, 2020.  Remembering My Father’s Tribal Grandparents…, is one of the most personal pictures I have…

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July – August 2019 The Back Page

We asked Tanya Marcuse to tell us about a picture that means something to her, and why. Her exhibition Woven is on view at the George Eastman Museum through January 5, 2020, and her new book Fruitless | Fallen | Woven (Radius Books) was published in July.  It’s 1982, and I’m…

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May – June 2019 The Back Page

  We asked Lyle Ashton Harris to tell us about a picture that means something to him, and why. His work is included in Art After Stonewall: 1969-1989 at the Grey Art Gallery through July 20, which coincides with the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprisings.  Diary Entry, Sunday, March…

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March – April 2019 The Back Page

We asked Dawoud Bey to tell us about a picture that means something to him, and why. Bey’s exhibition Night Coming Tenderly, Black is on view at the Art Institute of Chicago through April 14 and The Birmingham Project is at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., through March 24. I…

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January – February 2019 The Back Page

We asked Simon Roberts to tell us about a picture that means something to him, and why. Simon Roberts: Homeland was on view at Flowers Gallery in New York earlier this year. His photographs are also included in William Ewing’s new book Civilization (Thames & Hudson) and the accompanying touring…

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November – December 2018 The Back Page

We asked Gillian Laub to tell us about a picture that means something to her, and why. A traveling exhibition of her series Southern Rites, organized by the International Center of Photography, is at Phillips Exeter Academy through December 15. My studio is filled with images by other artists that…

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