The much acclaimed 5th edition of PhotoLondon at Somerset House closed just a few days ago with record sales and robust numbers of over 42.000 visitors in four days. 24 countries and 114 galleries participated, many of them for the first time. “Landscape-dance, naked bodies, cut-out paper forms and cut-out landscapes,18th-century rebels and 80s red-head […]
Coinciding with ARCOmadrid more than 100 works by over 30 contemporary Peruvian artists go on show for the most ambitious survey of Peruvian photography in Europe. Hailing from the collection of Jan Mulder
18 June 2018
James Ostrer’s work often tests the limits of the body politics in the ever evolving analysis of the western body, sexuality, and society.
1 June 2018
I’m just back from the opening of Charles March photography show at Palazzo Borghese in Rome. His work, often on a very large scale, is well suited to the grandeur of Italian palace rooms.
23 May 2018
Last week, thousands celebrated the 33rd International Festival of Fashion, Photography and Accessory Design in Hyères, in the South of France. Celebrities were pouring in and the media was overwhelmed with their images.
16 May 2018
Photo London 2018 is, as usual, an overwhelmingly large event.
22 April 2018
Danny Fields became the manager of the pioneering Punk band The Ramones within fifteen minutes of seeing them on stage at CBGB.
28 February 2018
There are some thought-provoking and informative photography exhibitions on show in London at the moment. Ranging from the Barbican’s Another Kind of Life: Photography on the Margins which explores subjects on the edge of society to the four artists shortlisted for the Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prize 2018 at the Photographers’ gallery. Also just opened is the Victorian Giants: The Birth of Art Photography which shows together Oscar Rejlander (1813–75), Lewis Carroll (1832–98), Julia Margaret Cameron (1815–79) and Lady Clementina Hawarden (1822-65). Here is a selection of what’s on offer.
14 August 2017
A new Photography Museum is to open in London’s East End near the White Chapel Gallery. Swedish photography curator Fotografiska’s first gallery outside Stockholm has agreed on a deal to move into property developer Derwent’s new buildings in the area. The building was used as one of the venues for Art Night which took place in July.
David Bailey is not at all what I expected. He’s imposing without being scary. He’s warm and down to earth. He speaks his mind, unafraid and not at all intimidated by the art establishment.
16 May 2017
Photo London opens their third edition to the public this week. The fair was created to give London an international photography event befitting the city’s status as a global cultural capital. Founded in 2015, it has already established itself as a world-class photography Fair and as a catalyst for London’s dynamic photography community.
7 December 2016
Fifty photographs of Teddy Girls and Boys, taken by groundbreaking film director, Ken Russell (1927-2011) go on display at Oxford’s North Wall Arts Centre in February.
5 December 2016
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The twelve shortlisted photographers have been selected for the seventh Prix Pictet, Space, has been announced at the Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris.
19 July 2016
Leaving grey and depressed post-Brexit London to attend Les Rencontres photographiques d’Arles in south of France was a relief. The journey from London is fast and yet landing at Nimes airport looks like putting a foot on a different planet. The sun is shining strongly, burning even, and the deep blue of the sky reminds you why Van Gogh, countless artists and photographers […]
26 March 2016
It’s interesting to compare the curatorial approaches to the two densely comprehensive photography group shows on at the the moment: ‘Strange and Familiar: Britain as Revealed by International Photographers’ at the Barbican, curated by Martin Parr and ‘Performing for the Camera’ at Tate Britain, for which Simon Baker was the lead curator. Parr and Baker […]
The show will be drawn from one of the world’s greatest private collections of photography and will present an unrivalled selection of classic modernist images from the 1920s to the 1950s. Featuring over 150 works from more than 60 artists the exhibition will consist entirely of rare vintage prints, all created by the artists themselves. […]
21 December 2015
I recently attended a guided tour of the new photography show at the Guggenheim in New York. The exhibition is titled Photo-Poetics and our guide was the artist and educator, Filip Noterdaeme. He spoke of this show as a grand ‘adieu’ to the medium of photography. “Photo-Poetics: An Anthology” at the Guggenheim, curated by Jennifer Blessings, is a group […]
A new photography exhibition celebrating the lives of the ‘first black middle-class’ – the children of the 1950s and ‘60s who passed through the British educational system into the professions, changing the shape and appearance of British society. 60 Untold Stories of Black Britain, runs at the Professor Stuart Hall Building (Goldsmiths, University of London, New Cross, SE14) from […]
18 July 2015
As the dry months approach, there’s still some strong work on show around London. some of it in unlikely venues. The idea of ‘Space’, both allegorical and literal, seems an overarching theme in the work of three different but very important photographic artists. First up is the Hannah Collins mini-retrospective at Camden Arts Centre. I […]
Leonard Nimoy, who most sci-fi fans knew as the permanently ‘fascinated’ Mr Spock from the original Star Trek series and subsequent film franchise, died recently aged 83. Nimoy was in fact not only an actor, and writer, but an art collector, and patron of the arts, as well as a photographer. Nimoy studied with photographer […]