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Photograph by Brea Souders

These images are made by layering cut negatives from my archives over a simple white ground. As the formation of overlapping slices grows, the clarity of images within the negatives becomes obscured. The layering of colors darkens as it builds. Light bouncing off the darkest surfaces provides some highlight and dimension, but rarely reveals a discernable image. With these elements in place, I ply the amorphous pile, coaxing it into various abstract shapes. With each pass new pieces are revealed, while others become buried.

Mountains Without Faces, a solo exhibition by 2013 CCNY Darkroom Resident Brea Souders, is on view at the Camera Club of New York February 20 – March 15, 2014, with an opening reception on Thursday, February 27, 6 - 8 PM.

The Collection of Frank Maresca—Courtesy of Ricco/Maresca Gallery

A mesmerizing exhibition of some 250 vintage American employee ID badges imaginatively staged at the Ricco/Maresca Gallery is a sign of the times, revealing a distant world from our own.

Photograph by Marco Breuer—Yossi Milo Gallery, New York

Is this (not) a photograph? How did we get here? How did art photography go from, say, an Ansel Adams landscape to pieces of distressed paper with no referential images at all?

Lyle Rexer, author of ‘The Edge of Vision: the Rise of Abstraction in Photography,’ writes for LightBox about a new exhibition at ICP questioning the limits of what we’d consider a photograph.

Photograph by Shannon Jensen—Getty Images

Shannon Jensen’s project, “A Long Walk,” saw her visit refugee camps in northeast South Sudan. Aiming to document the plight of refugees fleeing both the Blue Nile and South Kordofan, Jensen took an unusual tack: Instead of photographing the refugees themselves, she focused on their worn-out shoes, which she believes are visceral reminders of the struggle of displaced people. The images that emerge are as simple as they are haunting.

Pictured are the shoes of Musa Shep, a 2-year-old boy from the village of Gabanit, South Sudan, who traveled for more than 20 days to reach South Sudan’s northern border. He sat on the shoulders of his mother.

Read more on LightBox about the Open Society Foundation‘s annual Moving Walls exhibition which aims to support photographers working on social, political and human-rights issues that can sometimes fall under the radar.

Photograph by Jon Tonks—Reportage by Getty Images

The Photographers’ Gallery, London invites you to meet photographer Jon Tonks who will be in the Bookshop signing copies of his first monograph Empire, published by Dewi Lewis Publishing.

Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014, 6:30 p.m.

If you cannot make it to the event signed copies can be pre-ordered online or by contacting the Bookshop.

Free event, no booking.

See more photos on LightBox by British photographer Jon Tonks who traveled more than 50,000 miles, requiring more than 20 flights and three-plus weeks at sea, to document the last vestiges of the British Empire.

Photograph by Jackie Nickerson—Jack Shainman Gallery, New York

Why doesn’t Nickerson follow the traditional path of “concerned” documentary photography, identifying individuals affected by an issue, and showing the particular details of their lives? Indeed, she rarely shows us any human faces in this project at all, and she totally erases important distinctions of nationality and culture within her diverse assortment of subjects. In effect, she hopes to reveal by concealing; she informs by holding back. —Myles Little

Jackie Nickerson’s Terrain is on view January 16 - February 15, 2014 at Jack Shainman Gallery in New York.

Read more about her portraits of Africa’s laborers on LightBox.

The Guide: December 2013 Edition — LightBox presents our monthly round-up of the best books, exhibitions and ways to experience photography beyond the web.

Photograph by Kai Wiedenhoefer

Opening July 10th in Berlin: Wall on Wall at West Side Gallery in Berlin:

The concept of the exhibition is simple: on the longest remaining part of the Berlin Wall at Mühlenstraße we will glue 364 m of the wall with 36 huge panoramics. Its on the side of wall which points towards the river Spree. The other side of the wall is known as East Side Gallery and one of the touristic hotspots of Berlin.

Each picture measures 3 m x 9 m. The height is determined through the distance between the base of the wall and the lower part of the tube on top of the wall. All photographs are executed with large format cameras which makes the big enlargements possible. The pictures will cover 1080 sqm and are printed with an inkjet printer on blueback paper and than mounted on the wall with normal wallpaper glue. The panorama photographs will only be interrupted by a white sheet with a caption in English and German. We made already a test with a photograph from the US | Mexican border and after 20 days we removed the work without any remains on the wall.

Continue reading here.

For more photography events visit The Guide.

Khadija with her 12 hours old baby. She was denied paid maternity leave by her employers. (Photo: Gazi Nafis Ahmed—VII Mentor Program)

Work by Gazi Nafis Ahmed, a member of the VII Mentor Program, will be exhibited during the 6th edition of the Format International Photography Festival 2013 in Derby, United Kingdom, March 8 - 26, 2013.

For more information, visit FORMATfestival.com.

Nelson Mandela wearing traditional beads and a bed spread. Hiding out from the police during his period as the “black pimpernel,” 1961. (Photo: Eli Weinberg, Courtesy of IDAFSA. )

Rise and Fall of Apartheid: Photography and the Bureaucracy of Everyday Life

will be on view at the International Center of Photography in New York from  September 14, 2012–January 6, 2013

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