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America, particularly the "model of relocation and self-redefinition" described in John Steinbeck's The Crapes of Wrath, an important reference point for On the Road.

The museum will also present an exhibition of images by FSA photographer Dorothea Lange, as well as work from Robert Frank's The Americans, which was published at the same time as On the Road, with an introduction by Kerouac. An exhibition of new work by photographer Dave Anderson will also be on view.

Twenty Years of Reportage This year marks the 20th anniversary of the Visa Pour l'Image International Festival of Photojournalism, which runs from August 30 through September 14 in Perpignan, France. "People laughed and sneered," recalls director Jean-François Leroy of the reaction when the festival was conceived in 1988. "They couldn't believe it—7I'll be a flop!'"

Far from it. Having showcased hundreds of noteworthy photo projects and award-winning images, Visa pour l'Image is celebrating by taking a fond look back. Exhibitions include a tribute to the late Alexandra Boulât, a cofounder of the VII agency; a retrospective of David Douglas Duncan's legendary images; and a 50-year survey of the work of Associated Press pioneer Horst Faas.

A special evening program will be presented on Friday, September 5, to commemorate the festival's first 20 years with "a retrospective covering the key events that have had the greatest impact on festival audiences since 1989," Leroy says. Among the highlights from festivals past are Stanley Greene's riveting images from Chechnya, Paul Fusco's reportage on the aftermath of

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Top: A Serengeti panoramic from Thomas Mangelsen's new book (page 17). Left: "Oliver in a Tutu," 2004, by Catherine Opie, from her show at the Guggenheim. Opposite: A 3-D piece by Katy Grin-nan, on display at the California Museum of Photography.

Chernobyl, and Todd Heisler's documentary series for the Rocky Mountain News about the bodies of fallen U.S. Marines returning from the Iraq War.

New contemporary work at Perpignan this year includes Paula Bronstein's recent coverage of life during wartime in Afghanistan, as well as international reports from Nina Berman, Yuri Kozyrev, and Nick Nichols. The festival also showcases winners from the Daily Press newspaper and World Press Photo competitions. Visit visapourlimage.com for more information.

Painting on Pictures The first Gilbert & George retrospective in 25 years is making its final stop at the Brooklyn Museum October 3, 2008, through Janu-ary 22, 2009. The show contains more than 60 works produced since 1970, including a handful that will only be seen in Brooklyn, and site-specific work created specially for the museum's fifth-floor rotunda. Although based primarily in photography, works by the artistic duo incorporate painting and printing techniques and are often produced on a huge scale for the exhibition space as site-specific installations.

A Gallery First Hasted Hunt Gallery in New York City will open its first gallery exhibition for renowned fashion photographer Michael Thompson on September 4, running through October 25. Thompson started out as an assistant to Irving Penn, whose influence can be seen in his perfectly composed, vibrantly colored images for magazines including Vogue, Harp-

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