“To attend the World Cup was to witness a work of theatre operating on multiple levels. Finding the spaces between the spectacle and something closer to reality was a task that fell to Max Pinckers, a Belgian photographer, who delights in documentary photography and in undermining its conventions at the same time.” The New Yorker: Finding documentary photography’s blind spots at the world’s biggest sporting event. (It’s incredible how little we’re seeing beyond the stadiums during America’s TV coverage of the event.)

+ NYT (free video): What Happens to the Migrant Workers Who Built the World Cup?