Volume 23 Issue 5

The Photo Issue 2016

Photos from a Perpetual Road Trip Across America

Naomi Harris spent the better part of a year capturing America with a point-and-shoot film camera.
Naomi Harris
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The Photo Issue 2016

A Photographer Transforms Herself Into Dry Ramen Noodles, Karl Lagerfeld, and Justin Timberlake's Hair

Jaimie Warren revels in visions of excess as she playfully depicts and becomes the things we devour and the figures we fear will devour us.
Jaimie Warren
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The Photo Issue 2016

Photographer and Video Artist Gillian Wearing Takes a Self-Portrait While Wearing a Mask of Her Own Face

Gillian Wearing shot to fame in the 1990s for a series of portraits of strangers, each holding a sign with their innermost thoughts written on it. Here, she wears an envy mask: a mask of her own face.
Gillian Wearing
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The Photo Issue 2016

Israeli McDonald’s and Texan Wrestlers: A Mixed-Media Artist Recreates Her Adolescence

Keren Shavit's series focuses on two teenage girls, Peti and Lucy, who work at a cut-rate Israeli version of McDonald's and are obsessed with a family of wrestlers from Dallas.
Keren Shavit
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The Photo Issue 2016

The Everyday Lives of Young, Female Israeli Soldiers

​Mayan Toledano's intimate series showing female Israeli soldiers was inspired by her own experience in the Israeli military.
Mayan Toledano
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The Photo Issue 2016

A Young Photographer's Intimate, Narrative Self-Portraiture

Hobbes Ginsberg's bizarrely beautiful still-life photography features cigarette stubs, oranges, an onion, and candy wrappers.
Hobbes Ginsberg
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The Photo Issue 2016

Photos That Decontextualise Life in Miami

Rose Marie Cromwell's photos of Miami are inspired by the concept of an "indelible mark of purity".
Rose Marie Cromwell
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The Photo Issue 2016

Lorna Simpson Examines African American Identity

In this series, Lorna Simpson took photos of black women from advertisements in old issues of Ebony and paired them with images from a 1931 textbook.
Lorna Simpson
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The Photo Issue 2016

Portraits of a Socialite Who Named Her Dog After Jackie O

Six years ago, photographer Chuck Grant met Tina Santi Flaherty, who lives above Jackie Kennedy's old apartment on 5th Avenue. Tina describes Jackie Kennedy as her muse. These photos are inspired by the Kennedy aesthetic.
Chuck Grant
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The Photo Issue 2016

A Japanese Photographer Examines Identity Stereotypes

Eighteen-year-old Izumi Miyazaki cites a number of surrealists as her inspiration in her thoughtful, wry, and precise work on identity stereotypes, setting cultural clichés alongside grotesque or awkward elements.
Izumi Miyazaki
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The Photo Issue 2016

Photos That Make Concrete Beautiful

Photographer Lola Paprocka grew up in Polish housing estates, and her obsession with Brutalist architecture shows through this series of photographs, which capitalize on the "concrete everything" aesthetic of Belgrade.
Lola Paprocka
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The Photo Issue 2016

Photographer Sandy Kim Documents Her Louche, Rock 'n' Roll Life

"There's at least one picture of my boobs in anything I put out," Sandy Kim said in an interview with 'PAPER.'
Sandy Kim
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