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Revolutionary Black portrait exhibition opens at UVa

Sep. 24, 2022 09:06 AM EDT

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — During the Jim Crow era, when minstrel shows and racist caricatures accounted for nearly all visual representations of Black people, hundreds of Black Virginians from Charlottesville, Albemarle County and Nelson County commissioned distinguished self-portraits that...

William Klein, American photographer in Paris, dies at 96

Sep. 12, 2022 15:41 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — William Klein, an American photographer whose innovative portraiture style strongly influenced fashion and street photography in the second half of the 20th century, has died at 96. Klein died Saturday in Paris, his son, Pierre Klein, said in a statement Monday. ...

Poitras documentary wins top prize at Venice Film Festival

Sep. 10, 2022 15:26 PM EDT

“All the Beauty and the Bloodshed,” Laura Poitras’s epic documentary about photographer Nan Goldin and her activism against the Sackler family and their art connections has been awarded the Golden Lion for best film at the 79th Venice International Film Festival. Poitras, the...

Laura Poitras film spotlights activist photographer Goldin

Sep. 03, 2022 08:04 AM EDT

VENICE, Italy (AP) — When filmmaker Laura Poitras went to meet American photographer Nan Goldin about a project to document her protests against museums accepting money from the Sackler family, Goldin was slightly worried. “My worry when she came on was that I didn’t have any...

Local artist, former UL professor shows 70 years of his work

Aug. 06, 2022 11:00 AM EDT

LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — For over eight decades Fred Packard has been creating art. He is celebrated by many in Louisiana for his work and dedication to the craft. Now, that work is on display at the Hillard Art Museum in Lafayette. The exhibit titled “Little Things:...

Exhibit works to forge relationships with Indigenous people

Jul. 23, 2022 09:05 AM EDT

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — About 400 years ago, the first Europeans began exploring land now known as Delaware. As they journeyed through the region, their travels brought them face to face with the people who had lived there for millennia – the Lenni Lenape, the father tribe of the...

India stops Kashmiri photojournalist from flying to Paris

Jul. 02, 2022 09:32 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — A Pulitzer Prize-winning Kashmiri photojournalist said on Saturday that she was stopped by Indian immigration authorities from flying to Paris without giving any reason. In a tweet, Sanna Irshad Mattoo said she was scheduled to travel from New Delhi to Paris for a...

AP PHOTOS: The iPhone at 15, through pro photographers' eyes

Jun. 28, 2022 17:06 PM EDT

This week marks 15 years since the iPhone first went on sale and ushered in a new era: the age of the smartphone. It’s hard to imagine today how different mobile access was before that evening of June 29, 2007. The internet in your pocket didn’t look like, well, the internet....