Documentary

Victoria and Albert Museum Launches Photography Centre

Those who remember the Royal Photographic Society’s Octagon Gallery in Bath may experience a feeling of déjà vu when entering new galleries dedicated to the medium at London’s Victoria and Albert Museum. Triumphal columns of antiquarian cameras frame the new exhibition space entrance where the V&A have successfully managed to capture something of the Octagon […]
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Killed Negatives

Over at the Whitechapel Gallery the exhibition Killed Negatives adds some critical elements to both the FSA and Lange’s story with unseen images printed for the first time having been subjected to physical redaction at the time. The American government through the Information Department of the Farm Security Administration instigated one of the world’s first […]
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Barbican celebrates Dorothea Lange and Vanessa Winship

           In an era where women are finally being recognised for their contribution to humanity it is apposite that two female photographers who have demonstrated their strength, integrity, passion, empathy and creativity should feature at the Barbican’s double-header retrospective the Politics of Seeing, reviewing Dorothea Lange’s influential career and contemporary documentary photographer […]
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Wim Wenders – Chemical Instants

In the age of instant image gratification it’s for granted that our fully formed images can circulate the world within seconds of the shutter releasing. It is easy to forget the era of Edwin Land and his invention of Polaroid that recorded intimate chemical instants; although initially equally as disposable as today’s mass digital photography […]
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Soul of a Nation – Art in the age of Black Power

  Soul of a Nation – Art in the age of Black Power Tate Modern’s deep and reflective review of American art during the rise of the Civil Rights Movement and Black Empowerment from 1964 into the 1980s offers and engaging insight into the mind set of the country at the time while feeling as […]
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