Victoria and Albert Museum Launches Photography Centre

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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 […]

Killed Negatives

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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 […]

Barbican celebrates Dorothea Lange and Vanessa Winship

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           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 […]

The Shape of Light – Tate Modern until October 14th 2018

16 Jul
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                     It is not a question of whether photography can make abstract interpretations that is proven beyond doubt at Tate Moderns comprehensive show The Shape of Light. The conundrum is, should it? Abstract art and photography are mostly considered as separate issues, this makes no sense; […]

August Sander – Hauser Wirth London

14 Jul
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In a year where photography seems to be omnipresent in the capital yet again the unexpected opportunity to see August Sanders 1930s work from the People of the Twentieth Century project is unrivalled. The importance of Sander’s project cannot be underestimated, the typographic approach creating portfolios that categorised German society influenced photographers such as Diane […]

Wim Wenders – Chemical Instants

02 Dec
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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 […]

Crewdson at the Photographers Gallery 2017

30 Aug
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Crewdson at the Photographer’s Gallery 2017 At first glance the new body of work from Gregory Crewdson, Cathedral of the Pines, currently showing at London’s Photographer’s Gallery, could easily seem like more of the same. Large format meticulously crafted Lynchian tableaux inviting the viewer to step into a familiar and yet unfamiliar world and create […]

Soul of a Nation – Art in the age of Black Power

29 Aug
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  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 […]

A Handful of Dust: from the Cosmic to the Domestic

29 Aug
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A Handful of Dust: from the Cosmic to the Domestic The Whitechapel Gallery’s summer exhibition is an intriguing investigation into the influence Man Ray’s photograph from 1920 that became known as Dust Breeding. The image is a classic example of how photography can play with context and be both abstract and figurative. The act of […]