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Portraits and Self-portraits: Annie Leibovitz and Chuck Close

Celebrity portraits, such as those by Annie Leibovitz (b.1949), who was named the most influential living photographer by American Photo magazine in 2005, rely...

Picturing the “Other”: Irving Penn, Robert Frank and Colin Jones

In 1922 US journalist Walter Lippmann first used the word "stereotype" in a metaphorical sense, defining it as 'the projection upon the world of...

Straight Photography: “Magnolia Blossom” by Imogen Cunningham

In the first decades of the 20th century, a small group of US photographers rebelled against the Pictorialist images that were popular in camera...

Lorna Simpson and her Photography: “The Waterbearer”

Portraying predominantly African American women and combining both imagery and text in her photographs, Lorna Simpson is renowned for challenging perceptions of identity—in terms...
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