Travelling to the border of Russia and Kazakhstan, photographer Nadav Kander shot haunting images that reveal a dark chapter of Soviet history.
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Thomas Demand recreates notorious scenes from history with paper and cardboard – then destroys them after taking a photograph.
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As the popular family sitcom turns 30, Joanne Griffith looks at the representation of African-American characters on screen – and asks what’s changed.
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