Author Archives: Maria Wilson

Gas masks, guns and Misfits: the punk photography of David Arnoff

David Arnoff documented some of punks biggest players as the style mutated beyond its mid-70s origins, from Patti Smith to Ian Dury and Nick Cave. He tells the stories behind the shots Read more:

Patti Smith: ‘Im not trying to change the world with photography’

The punk poet has spent years taking pictures with her vintage Polaroid Land 250, now her work is being shown in New York. Just dont expect perfection Last year, when New York punk icon and poet Amnesty Internationals Ambassador of Conscience Award, Smith snapped back. I take my camera everywhere I go, especially when Im touring with the band, said… Read more »

Original Observer photography: February 2016

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There is a distinct fashion feel to this months gallery. Milliners, designers, models and bloggers all feature in this showcase of the best photography commissioned by the Observer Read more:

Sands of time: a century of Egyptian photography in pictures

These images of everyone from presidents to paupers show the tourists view of Egypt that we know and the backstreets we dont Read more:

How Photography Helps Black Girls Define Their Own Voice

Photographer and youth organizer Scheherazade Tillet first had the idea for “Picturing Black Girlhood” about seven years ago, when she was visiting the Chicago Art Institute’s “Girls on the Verge,” an exhibition on adolescent girls. The show included work by photographers like Sally Mann and Lauren Greenfield, showcasing images of that precious and bizarre moment of being not a girl and not… Read more »