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© Ibrahima Sanlé Sory/The Art Institute of Chicago, gift of the artist. Courtesy of Florent Mazzoleni
A portrait made in Sanlé Sory’s studio, Volta Photo, where he provided backdrops and props emphasizing his subjects’ modern sophistication. © Ibrahima Sanlé Sory/The Art Institute of Chicago, gift of the artist. Courtesy of Florent Mazzoleni

Reimagining Sanlé Sory’s Portrait Studio

May 7, 2018
Addison Gallery of American Art, Phillips Academy, Andover, Massachusetts, gift of Katherine D. and Stephen C. Sherrill.
Bill Owens: "I don't feel that Richie playing with guns will have a negative effect on his personality. (He already wants to be a policeman). His childhood gun-playing won't make him into a cop-shooter. By playing with guns he learns to socialize with other children." From Suburbia, 1972, gelatin silver print, 10 in. x 8 in., Addison Gallery of American Art, Phillips Academy, Andover, Massachusetts, gift of Katherine D. and Stephen C. Sherrill.

A History of American Gun Culture

March 14, 2018
© Al Smith/MOHAI, Al Smith Collection
Al Smith’s “Jitterbug Couple,” 1944. For decades, Smith photographed Seattle music venues and community events, creating an archive of African American life. © Al Smith/MOHAI, Al Smith Collection

A History of Seattle’s African American Community

February 1, 2018
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