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I was recently commissioned to photograph five generations of descendants of Solomon Northup, author of “12 Years a Slave”. The feature can be seen in this week’s newsstand ‘Oscar’s Edition’ of The Hollywood Reporter as well as here.


However small, I feel honored to play a role in the sharing of Solomon Northup’s legacy. It was definitely an experience that I’ll always treasure. Enjoy!

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One Hundred Views of Bathing - Mariko Sakaguchi // Korea

Mariko Sakaguchi’s self-portraits put an interesting spin on the spectacle of the self and the modern urge to divulge intimate details of oneself – to reveal one’s self fully to another in a way that is both controlled and vulnerable.

We’re saddened by the loss of artist Malick Sidibé, a chronicler of life in post-independence Mali. His photograph Look at Me! is on view now on the fourth floor as part of From the Collection: 1960–1969.


[Malick Sidibé. Look at Me! 1962. The Museum of Modern Art, New York. © 2016 Malick Sidibé] 

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FINDING ME BY OTSUKA CHINO

Both of the girls in these photographs are the photographer herself. Otsuka worked with a digital retoucher to seamlessly insert contemporary self-portraits into old photographs from a family photo album. 

She was born in Japan and moved to the UK at age 10, and these reflect the intersection of both of those identities.

These photos become a portal to the past where she can talk with her younger self. She invites you the viewer to join her on this journey of self-discovery.

Now on View in The Younger Generation: Contemporary Japanese Photography


1976 and 2005, Kamakura, Japan, 2005, Otsuka Chino. Courtesy of the Wilson Centre for Photography. © Otsuka Chino

1979 and 2006, Kitakamakura, Japan, 2006, Otsuka Chino. Courtesy of the Wilson Centre for Photography. © Otsuka Chino

1982 and 2005, Paris, France, 2005, Otsuka Chino. Courtesy of the Wilson Centre for Photography. © Otsuka Chino

1980 and 2009, Nagayama, Japan, 2009, Otsuka Chino. Courtesy of the Wilson Centre for Photography. © Otsuka Chino