The Bigger Picture

If a picture is worth a thousand words, this photo series speaks volumes about the human condition.

the bigger picture

Fighting for Recognition

Enter the ring with the trainers of OutBox, a trans-owned and -operated boxing gym in Williamsburg.

More From 'The Bigger Picture'

  1. Questioning What It Means to Be QueerThirty portraits of young people expanding their definitions of queerness beyond the limits of desire.
  2. Three Generations of Women Go WestPhotographer Rose Marie Cromwell documents her mother’s and daughter’s aging and growing bodies over the course of several road trips.
  3. Reframing the Migrant ExperiencePhotographer Felipe Romero Beltrán’s Dialect captures the journey of Moroccan migrants in southern Spain.
  4. ‘Once a Mermaid, Always a Mermaid’Mermaids of Weeki Wachee Springs State Park reflect on a 76-year-long tradition.
  5. Ink LoversWhat it’s like to have your partner’s likeness tattooed on your body forever.
  6. A Collective Family Photo AlbumExclusive images from Renata Cherlise’s Black Archives: A Photographic Celebration of Black Life.
  7. ‘I Make the Place, I Am the Place’Photographers and friends Genesis Báez and Jennifer Calivas explore the permeability of bodies, place, and pleasure in their two-person exhibition.
  8. Rethinking the Traditional Maternity Photo ShootA Mother’s Letter gets real about the highs and lows of pregnancy.
  9. Queer AmericanaPhotographer Ryan Pfluger captures LGBTQ intimacy in the United States.
  10. ‘I’m Trying to Focus on the Joy’Celebrating 20 years of Pride in St. Petersburg amid Florida’s anti-LGBTQ+ crusade.
  11. Thirty Years of Community — Not Cops or Corporations — at the Dyke MarchScenes from this weekend’s anniversary march in New York City.
  12. Scenes From Friday’s Abortion-Rights Protest Outside the Supreme Court“I deserve access to health care. My daughter deserves access to health care.”
  13. My Fire IslandMost people don’t think about accessibility on the island until someone like me gets there.
  14. Queens of a Certain Age Deserve All the FlowersWith Legends of Drag, Harry James Hanson and Devin Antheus compile a living history alongside phenomenal portraits of drag icons.
  15. Scenes From the March for Our Lives D.C. Rally“I have been doing this since Parkland happened. I can’t believe we are still coming back.”
  16. We Are Surrounded by GodsCamila Falquez’s meticulously arranged photographs unveil everyday deities in all their splendor.
  17. ‘I Feel Like We’re Going Back to the Stone Age’Talking fear, rage, and hope with abortion-rights protesters in Foley Square.
  18. The Thing She CarriedPhotographers Jean-Marc Caimi and Valentina Piccinni asked Ukrainian refugees to show one important item they were able to take with them from home.
  19. My Miscarriage, in PhotosWhen I got pregnant, my partner took out his camera. In the turbulent weeks after, he never put it down.
  20. ‘I Didn’t Want to Leave My Dad, But I Had To’Mariia and Elina, sisters from Kyiv, documented their family’s journey from Ukraine to Germany in photos.
  21. Capturing JeongHow do you photograph the invisible connections we share with loved ones? Like this.
  22. Love, Loss, Distance: Finding FamilyDeSean McClinton-Holland’s photographs are an ode to the Black family unit.
  23. My Miscarriage, in PhotosWhen I got pregnant, my partner took out his camera. In the turbulent weeks after, he never put it down.
  24. Capturing the Joy of Black GirlhoodAt two new exhibitions, both in Newark and both thanks to the work of sisters Scheherazade and Salamishah Tillet.
  25. Wrestling Has a Dark Side. But for Some, It’s a Safe Space.Photographer Sofie Vasquez spent a year traveling the country, documenting the indie-wrestling scene.
  26. Longing for FamilySydney Mieko King’s “Entanglement” conceptualizes the body as a container of ancestral memory.
  27. Her Love of Dance Led Her to Be a CuratorIsolde Brielmaier uses movement to inspire her curation process.
  28. A Different Kind of Family Photo AlbumWith Santa Barbara, photographer Diana Markosian recreates and reimagines her mother’s pursuit of the American Dream.
  29. As Seen on Riis BeachDancing, smoking, and playing all summer long at New York’s queerest seashore.
  30. A New Kind of Sports PhotographyAlice Mann’s award-winning series showcases a South African subculture: drum majorettes.
  31. Beautiful DisruptionA closer look at photographer Nadine Ijewere’s first solo show.
  32. Envisioning Hidden HistoriesAvion Pearce’s photographs imagine a Black lesbian love story for the ages.
  33. Our Mothers, OurselvesMagdalena Wosinska’s family photos will make you want to call your mom.
  34. This Solange-Approved Photographer Is Releasing a BookA first look at Carlota Guerrero’s Tengo un Dragón Dentro del Corazón.
  35. A Gathering of Radical LovePhotos from “Protect Asian Lives,” a tender space for queer Asians, by queer Asians.
  36. Gender Dysphoria / Gender EuphoriaPortraits by — and for — the trans and nonbinary community.
  37. A Day of Solidarity Amid Rising Anti-Asian ViolencePhotos from a Black and Asian solidarity protest in New York, by the photographer Stephanie Mei-Ling.
  38. Jasmin Hernandez Made the Coolest Coffee-Table Photo BookLet the Gallery Gurls founder tell you about it, and give you a look inside.
  39. Another Year TogetherPhotographer Lula Hyers documented New Year’s Eve with her pod.
  40. A Quiet New Year’s Eve in BaltimorePhotographer Shan Wallace takes a walk around her city.
  41. A Mother and Daughter Spend New Year’s Eve Together“It was a day filled with home improvement shows, snacking, and deep conversation.”
  42. A Place for Artists to Hit ResetJasmine Clarke’s photographs capture moments of Black joy at a residency upstate.
  43. A Fascination With FamilyPhotographer Prin Rodriguez explores her personal history and ancestral archive.
  44. All You Need Are Wheels and a MaskDuring the pandemic, a Brooklyn basketball court has become a makeshift roller rink.
  45. Four Years Later, a Citywide PartyIn the seconds after major news networks called Joe Biden’s victory in the 2020 election, New Yorkers exhaled loudly, in unison.
  46. Prospect Park Is the (Only) Place to BeOne October weekend of socially distanced socializing.
  47. A Cinephile’s Dream-Travel Bucket ListThe Accidentally Wes Anderson Instagram account is releasing a book.
  48. Catharsis in Central ParkDonavon Smallwood photographs strangers taking refuge in New York’s green spaces.
  49. ‘This Is Breonna Taylor’s Home’: Scenes From LouisvillePhotographer J.D. Barnes captures the anguish and the outrage over the grand jury’s decision in Breonna Taylor’s killing.
  50. Inside Pomegranate Press’ Fifth-Anniversary BookSee photographs from 12 emerging artists.
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