Tag Archives: Culture

Lovely, dark and deep: Ellie Davies’ forest photography in pictures

The British photographer draws on a childhood playing in the New Forest for her images, and reminds us of a lost, near-mythical England Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/gallery/2016/jul/26/ellie-davies-forest-photography-into-the-woods-in-pictures

The Radical Eye review Elton John’s ravishing photography collection

Switch House, Tate Modern, LondonFrom the tears of Man Ray to the Paris of Robert Frank and the manspread of Salvador Dali, this astounding collection is a history of modernist photography Sir Elton Johns image, his glasses askew and playing up for the camera in Irving Penns 1997 portrait, greets visitors to Andr Kertsz 1917 Underwater Swimmer, Esztergom, Hungary, which… Read more »

Seeing is believing: documentary photography from Francis Bacon to 9/11

A human crib sheet, Bacons model wrestlers, and crime scenes real and imagined a new show at the Michael Hoppen gallery examines documentary photography in all its complexity There is a quiet power to Simon Norfolks black-and-white study of what looks like an ordinary staircase in a nondescript house. What strikes you first in this photograph which features in a… Read more »

The 1940s school that turned photography into art in pictures

Mentored by the likes of Ansel Adams, Dorothea Lange and Edward Weston, photography students at the California School of Fine Arts explored everything from abstraction to documentary Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/gallery/2016/sep/29/the-golden-decade-california-school-of-fine-arts-1944-1955

Louder than a bomb: 40 years of hip-hop photography in pictures

A new photography book, Hip-Hop Raised Me, chronicles the rise of rap as it spilled from the US to the world featuring the likes of Eminem, Notorious BIG and Lauryn Hill Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/gallery/2016/oct/07/hip-hop-raised-me-dj-semtex-rap-photography