“The Original Retro Kids at 106 and Park Avenue, East Harlem,” 2010, from Sights in the City: New York Street Photography. Shabazz is driven by a desire to “contribute in some way to making the world a better place,” he says. Click to see more from his new book and recent assignments.
For more than 35 years, photographer Jamel Shabazz has been making photos driven by a mission “to inspire peace and harmony.” In 1980, he began photographing the lively streets of New York City, and the pride and energy of the teenagers he saw in his neighborhood. Interested in issues of social justice, poverty and conflict, he also wanted to balance...
June 21, 2017
Cig Harvey didn’t know that her new series was about the serious car crash she survived in August 2015 until she showed the photographs to a friend. “He said, ‘The accident is literally all over these,” she recalls. Harvey was psychologically scarred, but rarely ever talked about it. “We’re often the last ones to know what our work is about,”... More »
June 16, 2017
London-based photographer Mahtab Hussain’s project “You Get Me?” is a portrait series depicting young, Muslim, British men. A Briton of Pakistani heritage, Hussain knows community well. His generation of young men has come of age in a post-9/11 world in which thorny ideas of identity come with far more barbs. For Hussain, these young men represent a “voice of hybridity”... More »
June 2, 2017
The retrospective exhibition “The Run-On of Time,” opening June 10 at George Eastman Museum, features more than 150 photographs by Eugene Richards. It starts with his social documentary work from the Arkansas Delta in the 1960s, and incorporates images from select magazine assignments and from the 14 books he has published, including Cocaine True Cocaine Blue (1994), a searing look... More »