Recent Articles

The killer in your cat's eyes
The one part of the human body that gave Darwin a 'cold shudder' still supports his theory of evolution
Published: Tuesday, 8 August 2017
Henri Cartier-Bresson’s decisive legacy
Here’s how the surrealist turned photojournalist created the most important photobook of the 20th century
Published: Thursday, 3 August 2017
Does Raf Simons’ new campaign echo this Stephen Shore shot?
Simons’ new Calvin Klein campaign is shot on a road not dissimilar to the one Shore photographed 44 years ago
Published: Thursday, 27 July 2017
These Magnum winners echo the best of the best
Magnum LensCulture Photography Awards show the influence of Greenfield, Parr, McCurry and Eggleston
Published: Wednesday, 19 July 2017
Joel Meyerowitz talks French nonchalance
As Joel's Arles show opens, we look back at his earlier photographic jaunt around Europe, half a century ago
Published: Monday, 3 July 2017
Our Magnum book has made it to Arles!
Magnum Photobook: The Catalogue Raisonné has been shortlisted for Rencontres d'Arles’ Historical Book Award
Published: Wednesday, 28 June 2017
Erik Kessels Fails It in Europe
Curator and creative director shares some of his favourite mistakes with Europe’s gallery-goers this summer
Published: Monday, 26 June 2017
Magnum’s American Crisis
Here’s how the world’s leading photo agency pictured the US in earlier troubled times
Published: Friday, 23 June 2017
When Wolfgang Tillmans shot Pride
For Pride month we look back at Tillmans’ coverage of the 1992 event and the different ways he’s exhibited it since
Published: Thursday, 22 June 2017
Meet the godfather of political memes
Decades before Corbyn and Trump fans shared their JPEGs - John Heartfield was cutting and pasting politics
Published: Monday, 19 June 2017
Was Eadweard Muybridge the first Silicon Valley pioneer?
On the anniversary of Horses Trotting, a brief look at how tech, cash and ambition first came together in Palo Alto

Published: Thursday, 15 June 2017
Robert Mapplethorpe’s two American Flags
On Flag Day we look at his Stars and Stripes photos and ask what they reveal about the artist
Published: Wednesday, 14 June 2017


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