Recent Articles

How Stuart Franklin took his Tank Man photograph
The photographer, ex-Magnum president and Phaidon author on the story behind his iconic image of civil resistance
Published: Tuesday, 5 April 2016
The devilish images that made Mapplethorpe a saint
The New York Times's Holland Cotter explains why Robert's hard-to-handle erotic pictures keep him relevant
Published: Tuesday, 5 April 2016
How Alfred Stieglitz invented the modern photograph
In his uncompromising 1907 group portrait of the poor the photographer confronted life and reality head on
Published: Thursday, 31 March 2016
6 things we learned from the Mapplethorpe show
From flowers to fetish wear, here’s what we've gleaned from Robert Mapplethorpe: The Perfect Medium
Published: Wednesday, 30 March 2016
Stuart 'Tank Man' Franklin's 3 fave Artspace photos
Beaches, blasts and branches! The Documentary Impulse author and Tank Man photographer makes his choice
Published: Tuesday, 29 March 2016
Steve McCurry 'This is what I saw while I was alive'
The Magnum photographer opens up on his life and legacy during great PBS interview
Published: Tuesday, 29 March 2016
What Joel Meyerowitz shot after Cape Light
A current exhibition looks at the great American photographer's summer work after his seminal Cape Cod series
Published: Tuesday, 29 March 2016
How Edward Weston went from door-to-door portraitist to 20th century photographic pioneer
On his birth anniversary, discover how he learned to capture the beauty in nature's ripples and curves
Published: Thursday, 24 March 2016
You can own a Danny Lyon limited edition print
We're offering two of the legend's groundbreaking photographs shot in the early 1960s in Chicago
Published: Tuesday, 22 March 2016
Bowie and Nan Goldin together at auction
Rare Helmut Newton Bowie contact sheet and signed Nan Goldin artist proof go under the hammer later today
Published: Thursday, 17 March 2016
Fancy cocktails at this Frank Lloyd Wright gem?
Wright's early masterpiece, the Robie House in Chicago, is playing host to a drinks party every Friday in April
Published: Thursday, 17 March 2016
The good and evil in Mapplethorpe's flowers
The photographer's lover Jack Fritscher recalls how, in his flowers, Mapplethorpe saw both beauty and the devil
Published: Thursday, 17 March 2016
You can own a limited edition Martin Parr print
Parr's pictures of Christians, street parties and equestrian events, record the changing nature of British society
Published: Monday, 14 March 2016


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