Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2017

Photojournalist Brent Stirton has won the prestigious grand title for his compelling image Memorial to a species, which frames a recently shot and de-horned black rhino in South Africa’s Hluhluwe Imfolozi Game Reserve. The jury selected Brent’s image as the most memorable and striking picture from almost 50,000 entries. Once the most numerous rhino species, […]

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Exhibition: Masters of Photography 2017 at Beetles+Huxley

This October, Beetles+Huxley will be exhibiting a survey of 30 masterpieces by leading photographers of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. The exhibition will contain rare and collectable prints by some of the world’s most influential photographers.Each photograph has been chosen for its significant role in the history of the medium. With a strong emphasis on […]

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Exhibition: Sory Sanlé – Volta Photo 1965-85

Capturing the people of Burkina Faso in the first decades of African independence, Sanlé’s portraits are finally winning international recognition. Never heard of Sory Sanlé? If so you’re not alone – in fact he was aged 74 and living in obscurity when French record producer and writer Florent Mazzoleni came across him while researching popular […]

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Exhibition: Photo Block 2017

PHOTOBLOCK is a curated programme of photography events and exhibitions at the Old Truman Brewery every October. The week-long showcase is a creative hub for industry celebrations such as the Association of Photographers Awards, as well as the prestigious Royal Photographic Society & British Press Photographers’ Association annual exhibitions. An engaging platform for all things […]

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Superflex’s ‘One Two Three Swing’ at Tate Modern

Playfully subversive artists SUPERFLEX have filled Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall with swings An orange line of swings weaves through the Turbine Hall. It then crosses the gallery and emerges in the landscape to the south of the building. Each swing has been designed for three people by Danish artists’ collective SUPERFLEX. Swinging with two other people has greater potential than […]

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Odd couples: Dalí / Duchamp

In autumn 2017, the RA explore the little-known relationship between two of modern art’s greatest masters – Salvador Dalí and Marcel Duchamp. They take a look at their peculiar friendship, and five other artist pairs you would never have guessed. At first glance, this pair have about as much in common as a lobster does […]

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Live: How not to Get F*@ked Over

How to make money, protect your work and hold your own in photography. Whether you’re a freelancer or professionally employed it’s not uncommon to experience difficulties around negotiating rights to your work especially in this constantly changing digital landscape. Getting messed around feels like a daily rite of passage but it shouldn’t be. Many creatives […]

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Smokejumpers: life as an elite US Forest Service firefighter

Smokejumpers looks at the brave and inaccessible world of the wildland elite USFS firefighters who parachute into hard-to-reach areas to combat wildfires. Smokejumpers undergo intense physical training and possess a high degree of emotional stability. They learn to exit planes, successfully land in the forest, secure their airdropped equipment, and fight a forest fire miles away from help, hopefully […]

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Exhibition: I Can See The Future

“Tomorrow belongs to those that can hear it coming” David Bowie, 1977 On the 40th anniversary of this quote, a special exhibition of original posters showcases visions of the future in science fiction cinema and the music of David Bowie, a unique performer whose incarnations and innovation bridged the worlds of music, film and space […]

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Guggenheim Museum pulls criticised works from exhibition

The Guggenheim Museum in New York City has removed three works from an upcoming exhibition after receiving threats of violence over inclusion of the pieces. The Guggenheim made the announcement in a statement, saying it’s removing the pieces out of concern for the safety of staff and visitors. Animal rights groups have criticised the museum […]

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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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