In this issue of Afterimage (Volume 47, no. 4) our features offer a fresh look at a critical moment in visual and political history and take a deep dive into lesser-known contemporary cultural experiences. Inspired by a recent exhibition and subsequent publication of Henri Cartier-Bresson’s work done in China, James Baron traces the Magnum cofounder’s travels and photographic assignments (as well as that of many colleagues) in the tumultuous Asian region in the middle of the last century. Blythe Stevenson Worthy interviews filmmaker Evangelia Kranioti, whose film Obscuro Barroco weaves documentary footage of Carnaval, a script compiled from the work of Brazilian writer Clarice Lispector delivered as an internal monologue, and a mysterious peripatetic local figure to analyze the complexities of transgender communities in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The film, concludes Worthy, documents a city “in staggering scope” while...

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