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Diane Arbus’s freak carnival

Diane Arbus’s freak carnival

The work of this iconic photographer is now on display at the Hayward Gallery in London, with over a hundred early images, for the most part printed by the artist.

Blue Sky, Sunshine, White Sand by the Mile

Blue Sky, Sunshine, White Sand by the Mile

“I wasn’t trying to be like the guy who photographed my Bar Mitzvah, someone who comes in to please everyone. I wish it was Diane Arbus who took the pictures of my Bar Mitzvah,” says Jewish-American photographer Godlis, remembering the 1974 trip to Florida that changed his life — pictures from which have just been published in the new book Godlis: Miami.

Photography masterpieces in San Francisco

Photography masterpieces in San Francisco

Pier 24 Photography, a landmark photography museum in San Francisco, is celebrating its tenth anniversary. Home to the Pilara Foundation Collection, Pier 24 brings together the greatest names in photography, past and present, from Diane Arbus to Henry Wessel.

The WSPU Union book © Collection Museum of London

Unwriting Photobook History

In 2004,  The Photobook History Volume 1 was published. Written by photographer Martin Parr and author Gerry Badger, it led to a flurry of interest

How Women Changed Street Photography

How Women Changed Street Photography

A new exhibit showcases the development of street photography across the 20th century, and how women came to define it.

Patrick Zachmann: Bringing Memory to Light

Patrick Zachmann: Bringing Memory to Light

The exhibition “Journeys in Memory” at the Musée d’Art et d’Histoire du Judaïsme in Paris takes a look at the work of photographer Patrick Zachmann.

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Lisette Model: A Photography Lesson

Lisette Model: A Photography Lesson

Featuring a selection of images from the 1930s through the 1970s, an exhibition at Baudoin-Lebon gallery in Paris allows us to rediscover some landmark series in the career of the pioneering street photographer, Lisette Model.

Righting Auto-Rotate and Crop

Righting Auto-Rotate and Crop

I have a slightly dysfunctional relationship with my iPhone. It shows all the signs of codependency: I love that my iPhone is always there for

Handpicked Books for Christmas: Black and White

Handpicked Books for Christmas: Black and White

From the collection of the Bibliothèque Nationale de France to Gilles Favier, Henri Cartier-Bresson, and Lee Friedlander: four volumes in black-and-white to add to your library.

A History of Documentary Photography, Part II

A History of Documentary Photography, Part II

The peculiar thing about documentary photography is that, since the inception of the medium, documenting has been the very purpose of photography as a whole. Here, historian Guillaume Blanc continues his in-depth look at what many consider to be the nobility of photography. Read the first part of the course here if needed.

A History of Portrait Photography, Part II

A History of Portrait Photography, Part II

In this second part of our lesson on the history of portrait photography, the historian Guillaume Blanc continues his exploration of the genre by theme, starting with the social question. Read the first part of the course here if needed.

Book Advice: Fine Art Portraits

Book Advice: Fine Art Portraits

In this selection, you will find the most important photo books of photo portrait history. These include the works from the greatest photographers that have highly influenced the art form, from the fashion world to socially oriented subjects. Ranging from different time periods and artistic intentions, this list is a great starting place to dive into the essence of portraiture.

Alex Prager’s monstrous banalities

Alex Prager’s monstrous banalities

Until September 4, FOAM is showing the work of the American photographer Alex Prager. The exhibition offers an overview of her work, foregrounding elaborate mises-en-scène, technical sophistication, and a caustic look at the fetters of glamor.

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