By Gia Kourlas for The New York Times on June 12, 2011

even though I wasn’t there, a remarkable photograph from 1971 has always made me feel otherwise. In Babette Mangolte’s black-and-white image a dancer stands in the foreground. Leaning forward, one knee bent with her hands pressing into her lower back, she faces an industrial landscape where water towers and a panorama of rooftops dot a hazy horizon. She stares at it, and it stares back: a frontier of open space, freedom and possibility...

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