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As evident in the work on view now in New York, the medium of photography has always been used to document social conditions, trends and crises such as the AIDS epidemic. And always, beauty. Photography exhibitions allow us to travel—both geographically and through time—and give us permission to curiously gaze at others without shame. Take advantage of fascinating glimpses of life through trained eyes at the following galleries, museums and libraries.


Bill Cunningham: The Façades Project

In 1968, photographer Bill Cunningham embarked on an eight-year project to document the architectural riches and fashion history of New ...

Julia Margaret Cameron

One of the greatest portraitists in the history of photography, Julia Margaret Cameron (1815–1879) blended an unorthodox technique, a deeply ...

Children With AIDS: Spirit and Memory. Photographs by Claire Yaffa

The exhibition will have a special focus on two or three individual children’s stories and will feature several of Yaffa’s ...

The Dream Continues: Photographs of Martin Luther King Murals by Vergara

Continuing its commitment to recognizing the history of Civil Rights in this country, the New-York Historical Society will exhibit approximately ...

House Museum and Photography

Within this elegant gingerbread cottage is a permanent exhibit of photographs taken by Austen, as well as a resource room ...

Steichen in the 1920s and 1930s: A Recent Acquisition

On view are celebrity portraits and fashion photographs taken during Steichen’s tenure as chief photographer for Condé Nast, shots for ...

Robert Dutesco: The Wild Horses of Sable Island

Located in the Atlantic Ocean just south­east of Nova Sco­tia, Sable Island is a cres­cent shaped sand­bar renowned for its ...

XL: 19 New Acquisitions in Photography

This exhibition addresses photography’s influential role in contemporary art through a selection of recent major acquisitions, primarily multipart and serial ...

Carrie Mae Weems: Three Decades of Photography and Video

The exhibition traces the evolution of Weems’s career over the last 30 years, from her early documentary and autobiographical photographic ...

Brooklyn Navy Yard: Past, Present and Future

The extraordinary history of the Brooklyn Navy Yard is recounted in this original exhibition that interweaves natural, cultural, social, naval ...

JFK November 22, 1963: A Bystander’s View of History

The exhibition highlights the active role of photography in negotiating trauma and facilitating mourning.

Zoe Strauss: 10 Years

For a decade between 2001 and 2010, Philadelphia photographer Zoe Strauss (b. 1970) showed her photographic works once a year ...

The Future of America: Lewis Hine’s New Deal Photographs

Among the least known but most prescient photographs taken by social documentary photographer Lewis Hine (1874–1940) were those he made ...