International Photography Award 2018 is now open for entries

Recognising the best of contemporary photographic talent. Celebrating its 14th year, the International Photography Award 2018, is now open for entries. Instrumental in launching the careers some of the most respected photographers today, enter now for an opportunity to be recognised and celebrated by the international photographic community. Prizes £5,000 exhibition grant • Solo show at the […]

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Exhibition: Basquiat – Boom for Real

The first large-scale exhibition in the UK of the work of American artist Jean-Michel Basquiat (1960—1988). Discover the work of Jean-Michel Basquiat, the pioneering prodigy of the 1980s downtown New York art scene. This unprecedented exhibition brings together an outstanding selection of more than 100 works from international museums and private collections. Engage in the […]

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Exhibition: Coming Out: Sexuality, Gender and Identity

The Walker Art Gallery is marking the 50th anniversary of the partial decriminalisation of male homosexual acts in England and Wales (1967 Sexual Offences Act) with a major exhibition drawn from the Arts Council Collection and its own collections. Coming Out: Sexuality, Gender and Identity will bring together a diverse range of artists who have used their work […]

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Exhibition: Julie Cockburn – All Work and No Play

Centred around the appropriation and alteration of found images, Julie Cockburn’s work appears familiar and often nostalgic. Her source materials, such as 1940s and 50s studio portrait photographs of unknown sitters, are given new significance through the skilful manipulation of their surfaces. By reassembling, stitching into and over-painting the original photographs with geometric patterns and […]

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Tate St Ives: a stunning new gallery, bullied into hiding

A clever underground extension makes the most of St Ives’ magical light and allows it to stay open all year long. It could have been truly great – if local resistance hadn’t cramped its style ‘Stop the Tate’ was the slogan emblazoned across posters in the windows of St Ives in 2005, when the seaside art […]

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Banned Books Week

In the 17th century, William Prynne had the stumps of his ears shorn and his cheeks branded with the letters S.L., standing for “seditious libeler” after he published pamphlets critical of Anglican clergymen. Such punishments are long gone in the UK and US, but as this year’s Banned Books Week gets under way, the chief executive of Index on […]

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Pride Photo Award 2016

Turkish photographer Akin Celiktas, winner of the Pride Photo Award 2016 with this photo of the banned 2016 Istanbul Gay Pride. This photo shows a young woman in rainbow stockings standing in the street while the riot police march past. The Istanbul Gay Pride march, which had been planned for Sunday June 26, 2016, was banned because […]

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EXHIBITION: After Rodin – Erwin Olaf

Pictures of the Dutch National Ballet 19 NOVEMBER 2016 TO 30 APRIL 2017 Erwin Olaf honours Rodin with these series of photographs, made especially for the Groninger Museum. The poses are inspired by iconic sculptures of the artist, but are not literal quotations. The softness of the light and the details of the setting refer to […]

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Extinct Animals On Film

It is estimated that over 99% of all species that have lived on Earth have become extinct, and a number of notable ones have disappeared just over the past century. Thanks to the existence of cameras, however, we have a more accurate visual record of what some recently extinct animals looked like. The short 1.5-minute […]

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