LUMAS – Photography Summer Series

As Frieze, Masterpiece and a host of other art fairs prepare to open in London in the coming weeks, a rather different sort of gallery has just opened its own summer exhibition.

June 9, 2017 | ArtsPhotography


Beyond Here is Nothing at Seen Fifteen

My visit to Peckham’s Seen Fifteen space was accidentally very timely; at the end of Mental Health Awareness Week I found myself unexpectedly enveloped in a highly personal, engaging exhibition filled with photography and installation by Egyptian photographer Laura El-Tantawy.

May 29, 2017 | ArtsPhotography


Gillian Wearing and Claude Cahun at the NPG

‘Join us’, the byline reads, ‘as we explore and examine the shifting gender boundaries through ground-breaking fashion, music and design collaborations.

May 25, 2017 | ArtsPhotography


Photography: This is Africa with Ricky Darko

It’s safe to say we have a soft spot for Ricky Darko.

April 13, 2017 | ArtsPhotography


Subtleties of Decay and Control – Exploring the Mekong Delta

The calmness of a female shrimp catcher standing in the middle of a mangrove swamp might seem unsettling at first; but taking a second look, it isn’t the shrimp catcher that is really the centre of attention.

March 30, 2017 | ArtsPhotography


Paris’s Chicest Gallery? Eurostar’s New Lounge at Gare du Nord

This February, Eurostar in Paris has opened a new Business Premier Lounge at Paris’s Gare du Nord Station.

February 17, 2017 | ArtsPhotography


Malick Sidibé’s ‘The Eye of Bamako’ at Somerset House – The Youth of Post-Colonial Mali

Through black and white images taken on a Kodak Brownie camera Sidibé captures the dawning sense of euphoria and freedom as Mali adjusts to independence.

November 21, 2016 | ArtsPhotography


Paris Photo – Highlights From The World’s Leading Photography Fair

Today, Paris Photo, the world’s leading photography fair has closed its curtains for the 20th time at Grand Palais.

November 14, 2016 | ArtsPhotography


Nostalgia – A Political Notion; Vanessa Albury presents Arctic, Future Relics

In Vanessa Albury’s show, Arctic, Future Relics the photo-based artist weaved together carefully chosen materials to describe the concept of decline.

October 25, 2016 | ArtsPhotography


Imperial War Museum Contemporary Presents: Edward Barber – Peace Signs

The Imperial War Museum in South London is staging its latest contemporary show focusing on the 1980s anti-nuclear movement in Britain, as seen through the lense of the photographer Edward Barber.

August 4, 2016 | ArtsPhotography


Performing for the Camera at Tate Modern – shifting the focus to subject

The Tate Modern has just opened a new photography exhibition with a twist.

February 20, 2016 | ArtsPhotography


Martin Parr: The Rhubarb Triangle & Other Stories at The Hepworth Wakefield

Martin Parr is the most iconic British photographer of our generation; quite possibly because he captures such iconic photos of “Britishness”.

February 15, 2016 | ArtsPhotography


ZSL Animal Photography Prize Exhibition

The ZSL London Zoo is the oldest scientific zoo, having opened in 1828.

January 25, 2016 | ArtsPhotography


Lee Miller: A Woman’s War at the Imperial War Museum, London

Lee Miller’s career was by any standards extraordinary.

January 11, 2016 | ArtsPhotography


Revealed at the Sofitel St James – photographs of famous artists at work

In celebration of fifty years of French elegance, the Sofitel Hotel St James, London, is host to a small but inspirational photography exhibition curated by Pablo Picasso’s grandson, Olivier Wildmaier Picasso.

September 16, 2015 | ArtsPhotography


Jacques Henri Lartigue: Collecting Life in Colour, Paris

“Photographs are a way of imprisoning reality… one can’t possess reality – one can possess images”, writes American author Susan Sontag in On Photography (1977).

September 1, 2015 | ArtsPhotography


Hip Hop Revolution at The Museum of the City of New York

Riding on New York City’s subway is an evocative experience.

August 13, 2015 | ArtsPhotography


Shirley Baker: Women, Children and Loitering Men at The Photographer’s Gallery

Shirley Baker was a pioneer of social documentary photography in Britain – especially so for being a woman in a traditionally male profession (unions restricted women working as press photographers until the 1960s).

August 1, 2015 | ArtsPhotography


Eli Reed: A Long Walk Home at the Leica Gallery, Los Angeles

One of the more visible problems in America, whether it’s in New York City or on California’s west coast, is the extreme social divide – and no one captures it better than photographer Eli Reed.

July 30, 2015 | ArtsPhotography


An interview with Ki Price

Sitting by the fountains on a sunny afternoon at the prestigious Central Saint Martins College, images of the late iconic designer Alexander McQueen, and the many other award-winning designers to have emerged from the university are conjured in the mind.

July 22, 2015 | ArtsPhotography


David Hockney: Gay men have become boring and conservative

Internationally renowned artist David Hockney has complained in an interview that too many gay men just want to lead boring lives.

May 9, 2015 | ArtsPaintingPhotography