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Historic Pride Sale at Swann Brings Market Premiers and Auction Records

The Pride Sale at Swann Galleries on Thursday, June 20 offered a curated selection of LGBTQ+ art, photography, literature, autographs and ephemera from the past 200 years, with many first-time…

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Featured Exhibit

20th-Century Ethnographic Photography

By Alex Novak

While ethnographic photography is strictly speaking, photography used for scientific/anthropological purposes to identify characteristics of native types (often indigenous), it has taken on much broader meaning over the…

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Collecting Resources

Contemporary Photography: Truth & the Burden of Reality

There has been a tremendous amount of discussion in the popular press lately about photography's relationship with reality.   The recent discovery that a Lebanese freelance photographer with more than a decade…

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