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.
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.
‘Join us’, the byline reads, ‘as we explore and examine the shifting gender boundaries through ground-breaking fashion, music and design collaborations.
It’s safe to say we have a soft spot for Ricky Darko.
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.
This February, Eurostar in Paris has opened a new Business Premier Lounge at Paris’s Gare du Nord Station.
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.
Today, Paris Photo, the world’s leading photography fair has closed its curtains for the 20th time at Grand Palais.
In Vanessa Albury’s show, Arctic, Future Relics the photo-based artist weaved together carefully chosen materials to describe the concept of decline.
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.
The Tate Modern has just opened a new photography exhibition with a twist.
Martin Parr is the most iconic British photographer of our generation; quite possibly because he captures such iconic photos of “Britishness”.
The ZSL London Zoo is the oldest scientific zoo, having opened in 1828.
Lee Miller’s career was by any standards extraordinary.
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.
“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).
Riding on New York City’s subway is an evocative experience.
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).
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.
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.
Internationally renowned artist David Hockney has complained in an interview that too many gay men just want to lead boring lives.