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Robert Capa—International Center of Photography/Magnum Photos

Pablo Picasso playing in the water with his son Claude, Vallauris, France, 1948.

Robert Capa’s Unpublished Color Photographs Debut at the International Center of Photography this month. Preview the work on LightBox.

Photograph by Vivian Maier—Maloof Collection, Courtesy Howard Greenberg Gallery, New York

On view until June 1, 2014 at Jeu de Paume, Paris: Vivian Maier: A Photographic Revelation

With one hundred and twenty black and white silver prints and color derived from the original negatives and slides as well as extracts from super-8 films she realized in the 1960s and 1970s, the exhibition at the Château de Tours by Jeu de Paume, in collaboration with the City of Tours and diChroma photography, is the largest devoted to Vivian Maier in France. This project, developed by John Maloof in collaboration with the Howard Greenberg Gallery in New York, is a first approach to the work, revealing a unique eye, poetry and humanism.

For more photography events beyond the web in December, visit The Guide on LightBox.


Alec Soth.  Jama from Somalia.  Oak Manor Apartments, San Antonio, Texas.  From Postcards I, 2011.

Alec’s picture from the current LBM Dispatch of [Lee Harvey] Oswald’s grave, brings to mind this picture from Postcards I … and also the inscription on the Dallas tombstone of that famous Texas poet Bonnie Parker (of Bonnie and Clyde):  ”As the flowers are all made sweeter by the sunshine and the dew, so this old world is made brighter by the lives of folks like you.”   

Revisit the LightBox feature on Magnum’s Postcards From America, 2011 with photographers Alec Soth, Jim Goldberg, Paolo Pellegrin, Susan Meiselas, Mikhael Subotsky and Ginger Strand.

Photograph by Saul Leiter—Courtesy Howard Greenberg Gallery, New York

In memory of Saul Leiter, who has passed away in New York at the age of 89, LightBox republishes a casual conversation with the photographer and painter, originally published earlier this year.

Photograph by William Eggleston—Eggleston Artistic Trust, Courtesy Gagosian Gallery

On view from October 26 - December 21, 2013 at Gagosian Gallery, New York: William Eggleston, “At Zenith”

During a 1978 road trip from Georgia to Tennessee, Eggleston photographed the sky from the car window using an early instant camera. The resulting images evoked small fragments of classical frescoes. The following day, he lay on the ground and continued to shoot the sky above. “At Zenith” brings together fifteen pigment prints from the Wedgwood Blue cloud series, in which Eggleston takes celestial zenith—the point of sky directly overhead—as his exclusive subject. These meditative images of wispy clouds interspersed with cerulean blue are painterly variations on a universal theme that has inspired artists from John Constable to Gerhard Richter. The photographs represent a broadening of Eggleston’s quotidian subjects—an exploratory, sky-gazing caesura within the lush panorama of his oeuvre.

For more photography events beyond the web in November visit The Guide on LightBox.

Photograph Courtesy of Mark Jacobs Archive/The Image Work

A French soldier, circa 1915.

On Veterans Day, LightBox presents rare, vibrant color autochromes documenting the soldiers and battles of the First World War.

Photograph by David Leventi

When David Leventi arrived in Varanasi, India, to photograph the palaces along the Ganges River as he had documented those along the canals in Venice, Italy, he realized this project would be a significant departure from his expectations.

See the work on LightBox.

Photograph by Tierney Gearon

b, bear boy

Tierney Gearon, an acclaimed Los Angeles-based photographer, often casts her children as subjects, sometimes to much outcry. In 2001, her “I Am a Camera” exhibition in London sparked controversy, featuring portraits of her two nude children. Now, she’s turning to her children again, producing a book of 26 portraits — one for each letter of the alphabet. Gearon writes for LightBox about her motivations.

Photograph by Mark Cohen—Courtesy George Eastman House, International Museum of Photography and Film

On view now through January 5, 2013 at Amon Carter Museum of American Art in Fort Worth, Texas: Color! American Photography Transformed

the fascinating tale of photographers’ halting acceptance of color, revealing the diverse vibrancy informing their efforts to shape a creative language for its use, and explaining how the art world’s acceptance of color photography over recent years has transformed the medium into today’s dominant art form.

For more photography events in October visit The Guide on LightBox.

Dec. 7, 2012. Dancer Matty Shields entertains the crowd prior to the ‘AIME Strut the Streets’ attempt to break the Guinness record for the world’s largest swimwear parade on in Sydney, Australia. (Photo: Lisa Maree Williams—Getty Images)

From violent protests in Egypt and smugglers tunnels in Gaza to The Duchess of Cambridge’s pregnancy and the “Black Marble” — Earth photographed at night from space, TIME presents the best images of the week. See more on LightBox.

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