Photography
Subtleties of Decay and Control - Exploring the Mekong Delta

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. All humans in Oh Soon-Hwa’s photographs are one with their surroundings, but when looking beyond the image they...
Paris's Chicest Gallery? Eurostar's New Lounge at Gare du Nord

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. It provides a new tranquil space from which you can work and relax designed by Softroom architects. On the top floor of the 19th century building, with its original high ceilings and marble fireplaces, you can find...
Malick Sidibé's 'The Eye of Bamako' at Somerset House - The Youth of Post-Colonial Mali

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. His images show kids lounging topless by the Niger River, young adults in eccentric prints doing The Twist in city squares whilst in Les Retrouvailles au bord du Fleuve Niger...
Paris Photo - Highlights From The World's Leading Photography Fair

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. This year’s entrants have been a noteworthy set, with 153 galleries and 30 publishers and specialised art book dealers all under one majestic glass-and-iron domed roof – the 2016 version didn’t disappoint. To give you a taste...
Nostalgia - A Political Notion; Vanessa Albury presents Arctic, Future Relics

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. Composed of seven art pieces on view at NURTUREart in New York between September and October, her show asked an audience to use nostalgia to reflect on the future, and not the past. Each...
Imperial War Museum Contemporary Presents: Edward Barber – Peace Signs

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. Bringing together over 40 photographs, the exhibition reinterprets the body of work Barber created while documenting some of the key protests at sites throughout...
Performing for the Camera at Tate Modern – shifting the focus to subject

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. Rather than focusing on the photographer, the emphasis has shifted to analysing the works through the role of the performer in front of the lense. Performing for the Camera contains over 500 images, from the inception of photography in the nineteenth century...
Martin Parr: The Rhubarb Triangle & Other Stories at The Hepworth Wakefield

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”. He is known for his anthropological studies of the social strata of the country – but always with a great eye for snapping what may at first seem mundane, but actually has a deep...
ZSL Animal Photography Prize Exhibition

ZSL Animal Photography Prize Exhibition

The ZSL London Zoo is the oldest scientific zoo, having opened in 1828. In recent decades it has become increasingly difficulty for zoos to maintain positive PR. They have come under attack for their treatment of animals – there is a lack of empathy for anyone who puts a wild animal in a cage. Yet...
Lee Miller: A Woman’s War at the Imperial War Museum, London

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

Lee Miller’s career was by any standards extraordinary. But it was also beset by contradictions – one of the most fundamental being that the Second World War, though it gave her the opportunity to become a supremely talented and courageous war correspondent and photojournalist, left her emotionally and physically exhausted, never again to produce such...
Revealed at the Sofitel St James - photographs of famous artists at work

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. In an attempt to understand the creative journey, from conception to completion, Revealed presents thirty unique photographs of some of the twentieth century’s most...
Jacques Henri Lartigue: Collecting Life in Colour, Paris

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). Jacques Henri Lartigue may however have well disagreed with Sontag. The French photographer, whose coloured plates are exhibited for the first time at the Maison Européenne de la Photographie in...
Hip Hop Revolution at The Museum of the City of New York

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

Riding on New York City’s subway is an evocative experience. Images of classic movies such as The Warriors – a film that depicts gang culture in the city during the economically depressed 1970s, and Beat Street – the 1984 movie about Hip Hop and Graffiti that places the artist as hero – are conjured in...
Shirley Baker: Women, Children and Loitering Men at The Photographer's Gallery

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). Still not widely known, Baker has finally been given a well-deserved retrospective at The Photographers’ Gallery in London, which focuses on her...
Eli Reed: A Long Walk Home at the Leica Gallery, Los Angeles

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. His recent exhibition, Eli Reed: A Long Walk Home, at the Leica Gallery in Los Angeles is a retrospective of...
An interview with Ki Price

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. The location is where we meet Vivienne Westwood’s favored photographer, Ki Price. He talks to...
David Hockney: Gay men have become boring and conservative

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. The artist, aged 77, is openly gay and is known for his photography and painting. Hockney, speaking ahead of a new exhibition opening in central London, complained that too many gay men have become...
Nick Waplington/Alexander McQueen: Working Process - An Intimate Look

Nick Waplington/Alexander McQueen: Working Process – An Intimate Look

  The whole of London has gone McQueen mad this spring as the V&A’s Savage Beauty show coincided with this exhibition of Nick Waplington’s documentary style photographs of McQueen’s final fashion show. Candid’s issue ten, available here, even features a one on one interview with Nick Waplington himself. But in all the clamour to celebrate...
Also Shot on iPhone 6 Parody

Also Shot on iPhone 6 Parody

To promote the iPhone 6 camera, Apple are running an international advertising campaign exhibiting a typical view of art photography. It features mainly a large amount of wildlife photography and a lifeless attempt at Cartier-Bresson’s decisive moment with people aimlessly walking into the distance, throwing leaves or perfectly placing them around the frame in different...
Art For A Good Cause - Beards & Fez Hats

Art For A Good Cause – Beards & Fez Hats

  It seems like everywhere we look, we see facial hair and now Somerset House has opened its doors to award-winning photographer Mr Elbank whose exhibition centers around beards. However, Elbank’s work, a series of portraits of people with impressive and unique facial hair, does not pay homage to hipsters, nor does the artist want...
Waiting: Selections From Erwin Olaf: Volume I & II, Hasted Kraeutler Gallery, New York - Last Chance To See

Waiting: Selections From Erwin Olaf: Volume I & II, Hasted Kraeutler Gallery, New York – Last Chance To See

  A collection of Erwin Olaf’s photographs is featured at Hasted Kraeutler Gallery in New York, tomorrow being the last day you can view this abbreviated retrospective. The exhibition showcases some of Olaf’s most profound portraits and images depicting stasis-like moments of waiting that each invite the viewer into individual narratives of indeterminate expectance.   The exhibition also...
Benjamin Fredrickson at Daniel Cooney Fine Art Gallery, New York

Benjamin Fredrickson at Daniel Cooney Fine Art Gallery, New York

  From a man in a latex suit with a hard dick, to a self portrait of the artist in a bath tub peeing on himself: “What we see is the ‘story of my life’”, says Benjamin Fredrickson of his own work, a series of Polaroids that honestly and most intimately capture the artist’s interactions...
Guy Bourdin: Image-Maker at Somerset House

Guy Bourdin: Image-Maker at Somerset House

Guy Bourdin’s original dark and sexually charged photography works can be distinctively placed between the ‘summer of love’ and the Hitchcock era. Since then it has been countlessly imitated through editorials and pop culture, but nothing comes quite as close to the real thing. Lucky for us the real thing has made home at Somerset House, staging the...
Last Chance To See The Terry O'Neill Photography Award

Last Chance To See The Terry O’Neill Photography Award

  The Terry O’Neill Award is showcasing some of our most intrepid photographers this year with the winner, Italian photographer Giorgio Bianchi, claiming first prize for his haunting series of images – Behind Kiev’s Barricades.   “Giorgio’s work is amazing. It’s world-class and I think he is going to go on to do even greater...
Horst Photographer of Style - at the V&A until January

Horst Photographer of Style – at the V&A until January

  Your last chance to take this exhaustive journey through the life’s work of Horst, one of French Vogue’s photography golden boys. This exhibition smacks of 1930s to 50s glamour and regales a chocolate box perfect story of how Horst moved to Paris in the 30s and was taken under the wing by Vogue photographer George Hoyningen-Huene who...
Edward Steichen And Viviane Sassen At The Photographer’s Gallery

Edward Steichen And Viviane Sassen At The Photographer’s Gallery

  The Photographer’s Gallery presents the works of two iconic fashion photographers, Edward Steichen (1879-1973), the man whom Vanity Fair called “the greatest living portrait photographer” and award winning photographer Viviane Sassen, born in 1972.   At first the idea of combining these two artists’ works in one exhibition sounded a bit odd, given the...
Joan Fontcuberta, Stranger Than Fiction - Media Space Gallery, Science Museum

Joan Fontcuberta, Stranger Than Fiction – Media Space Gallery, Science Museum

  Mind-blowing would be the term that best describes the experience at Joan Fontcuberta’s exhibition. The first room of the exhibition is called Fauna, 1987 and is a very elaborate documentation of a so-called ‘Professor Peter Ameisenhaufen’. A unicorn monkey, a great winged cat, a flying elephant, a cannibalistic rabbit, and various creatures with; missing...
Disobedient Objects - Fusing Art With Politics at the V&A

Disobedient Objects – Fusing Art With Politics at the V&A

Fusing art with politics is a challenge that many contemporary artists are now accepting with great zeal, as the creative sphere of the twenty-first century is able to pose an increasing threat to social norms. As one of the UK’s traditional art institutions in the UK it seems ironic, yet also progressive, for the Victoria...
Francesca Woodman ZIGZAG at Victoria Miro

Francesca Woodman ZIGZAG at Victoria Miro

Francesca Woodman, born in 1958, has become one of the most talked about, studied and influential of contemporary photographers. The artist who ended her life in 1981, at the mere age of twenty-two, left behind a small but nevertheless provocative and impressive body of work. Francesca Woodman’s art is raw and fresh; she was certainly...
What’s Love Got to Do with It?

What’s Love Got to Do with It?

  What’s love got to do with it? Well, the artists exhibiting in the Hayward’s Project Space all have varying opinions on the subject. Specifically on the gestures both visual and verbal that we use to communicate love and the play of power between lovers as levels of longing and desire shift.   A clever...



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