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 […]

Photo London 2016

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[ gallery ] Photo London 2016 completes its 2nd year with another critically acclaimed event, member Paul Gorman made a visit and was blown away by the visual feast. Offering 3 days of exhibitions, installations, talks, lectures, book signings and screenings. Three major exhibitions, Don McCullin in association with Hamiltons; Sergey Chilikov in association with […]

Vivian Maier – Street Photographer

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[ gallery ] Followers of documentary photography will by now not need an introduction to Vivian Maier whose street photography hit the photography world in 2009.  Her work was discovered by chance when three collectors John Maloof, Ron Slatery and Randy Prow attended a storage dispersal sale in 2007 and purchased at that point an […]