A Robert Mapplethorpe birthday party guestlist

On the 74th anniversary of his birth we take another look at the exquisite portraits of his friends and acquaintances

A Robert Mapplethorpe birthday party guestlist

9 smart moves Annie Leibovitz has used to shoot great pictures

On her 71st birthday, we share some of the photographer's working practices from Annie Leibovitz At Work

9 smart moves Annie Leibovitz has used to shoot great pictures

Annie Leibovitz curates Henri Cartier-Bresson

It was Cartier-Bresson’s photobook that made the photographer pick up a camera. Now she repays the debt by co-curating a new show of his work

Annie Leibovitz curates Henri Cartier-Bresson

The struggle for NASA's moon photographs

51 years on from Apollo 11's moon landing, we look at how those now iconic photos of the moon reached their audience

The struggle for NASA's moon photographs

Have you seen Martin Parr’s new Vogue cover?

The photographer’s landscape image is one of sixteen covers which highlight the steadying force of nature

Have you seen Martin Parr’s new Vogue cover?

On Bastille Day, Joel Meyerowitz recalls a moment of French nonchalance

France's revolutionary spirit lives on, as Joel's photograph of a deeply disrupted pavement cafe shows!

On Bastille Day, Joel Meyerowitz recalls a moment of French nonchalance

Martin Parr's Lockdown Life

We've been catching up with the stars of Phaidon books and finding out what they've been doing all day

Martin Parr's Lockdown Life

INTERVIEW: Stephen Shore: 'The current moment recontextualises the photos in American Surfaces'

In the third and final part of our interview with the photographer, he talks about some of the people in the book, rediscovering new/old photos and his favourite shot

INTERVIEW: Stephen Shore: 'The current moment recontextualises the photos in American Surfaces'

INTERVIEW: Stephen Shore: 'I didn’t like getting criticism but it didn’t cause me to doubt what I was doing'

In part two of our American Surfaces interview Shore talks about Instagram culture, a trip to New Orleans with William Eggleston and what Nan Goldin told him

INTERVIEW: Stephen Shore: 'I didn’t like getting criticism but it didn’t cause me to doubt what I was doing'

Wolfgang Tillmans enlists famous friends to help Corona-closed clubland

Elizabeth Peyton, Luc Tuymans, Elmgreen & Dragset, Gillian Wearing, Marlene Dumas, Thomas Ruff, Seth Price, Isa Genzken, Mark Leckey and Andreas Gursky will sell print posters to help locked down clubs, gig venues and bars

Wolfgang Tillmans enlists famous friends to help Corona-closed clubland

INTERVIEW: Stephen Shore: 'I wanted to find America, but I think I was finding myself too'

In part one of an extensive three part interview to celebrate the expanded edition of American Surfaces, the legendary photographer reflects on a series of images that changed the way we look at photography

INTERVIEW: Stephen Shore: 'I wanted to find America, but I think I was finding myself too'

Mapplethorpe’s Muses - Andy Warhol

In his photographs, Mapplethorpe highlighted something serene and almost saintly in Warhol's final years

Mapplethorpe’s Muses - Andy Warhol

Mapplethorpe’s Muses - Patti Smith

Find out more about the tender link that bound the photographer to his first lover and friend to the end

Mapplethorpe’s Muses - Patti Smith

Mapplethorpe’s Muses - Javier Gonzalez

Discover the story behind photographer Robert Mapplethorpe’s Spanish assistant and model

Mapplethorpe’s Muses - Javier Gonzalez

Mapplethorpe’s Muses - John McKendry

Read how the photographer immortalised the last day of the man who helped him in his photography career

Mapplethorpe’s Muses - John McKendry

Mapplethorpe’s Muses - Phillip Prioleau

We focus on a few of the photographer’s favourite models, including the lover he put on a pedestal

Mapplethorpe’s Muses - Phillip Prioleau

Mapplethorpe’s Muses - Lisa Lyon

We focus on a few of the photographer’s favourite models, beginning with this female bodybuilder friend

Mapplethorpe’s Muses - Lisa Lyon

Take a road trip back to the 1970s with Stephen Shore

Travel in retro style with Shore, via his newly updated book, American Surfaces

Take a road trip back to the 1970s with Stephen Shore

All you need to know about Robert Mapplethorpe

Discover the enduring appeal of this wildly inventive photographer via our expertly curated, beautifully bound book

All you need to know about Robert Mapplethorpe

Stephen Shore - 'People would chase me off sidewalks!'

The veteran street photographer remembers the unwanted attention he got shooting American Surfaces in the 1970s

Stephen Shore - 'People would chase me off sidewalks!'

Stephen Shore shoots Debbie Harry for W

The native New Yorker was the perfect choice for this cover feature, shot in, and dedicated to New York City

Stephen Shore shoots Debbie Harry for W

GIFTING: Who is Martin Parr giving his book to this Christmas?

The world-famous photographer runs us through his year, and who’s on his gift list this holiday season

GIFTING: Who is Martin Parr giving his book to this Christmas?

Joel Meyerowitz - 'The day I met Robert Frank'

Robert Frank, the Swiss-born, US based photographer and filmmaker died yesterday at the age of 94. In our video another photographic legend, Joel Meyerowitz, recalls how a chance meeting with Frank changed his life

Joel Meyerowitz - 'The day I met Robert Frank'

Steve McCurry recalls the shells falling in Kashmir

The Magnum photographer remembers his time in the region where tensions are fast rising again

Steve McCurry recalls the shells falling in Kashmir

Reclaim long lost New York with Elliott Erwitt

On the photographer’s 91st birthday, we look at his classic NYC street scenes, available as limited edition prints

Reclaim long lost New York with Elliott Erwitt

Lauren Greenfield on bling, shopping and the American Dream

In a new video clip, the award-winning photographer says feelings of inadequacy turn us into avid consumers

Lauren Greenfield on bling, shopping and the American Dream

Making Saturn V, the rocket that carried man to the moon

One small step for man was made possible thanks to one enormous rocket, as our book Sun and Moon explains

Making Saturn V, the rocket that carried man to the moon

A Fourth of July party pictured by Lauren Greenfield

The photographer’s 1993 image captured a new kind of wealth adoration that’s since caught on across the world

A Fourth of July party pictured by Lauren Greenfield

Bruce Springsteen, Annie Leibovitz and Independence Day

These US icons go way back, as our books Annie Leibovitz at Work Portraits 2005-2016 reveal

Bruce Springsteen, Annie Leibovitz and Independence Day

The Met on the Moon

America’s biggest art museum marks the Apollo landing anniversary with a show of moon photography

The Met on the Moon

Charles and Ray Eames’s positive cosmic vibes

On the anniversary of Charles's birth here's how their Powers of Ten film helped change our view of a scary universe

Charles and Ray Eames’s positive cosmic vibes

Martin Parr's Flag Day Stars and Stripes

The British photographer has a keen eye for how people around the world weave nationalism into their identity

Martin Parr's Flag Day Stars and Stripes

The Rocket Man of Sun and Moon

5 things to know about Saturn V’s Wernher von Braun - the man who helped America win the space race

The Rocket Man of Sun and Moon

Annie Leibovitz opens up her archive for Hauser & Wirth

Photographer says she's happy to have found an artworld home alongside Paul McCarthy and Mark Bradford

Annie Leibovitz opens up her archive for Hauser & Wirth

When Robert Capa shot D-Day

The Magnum founder recalled being among the first of the Allied forces landing in Normandy, 75 years ago today

When Robert Capa shot D-Day

The astronaut who didn’t want his spacewalk to end

Our book Sun and Moon looks back at Ed White, the first American to spacewalk, on this day 3 June, in 1965

The astronaut who didn’t want his spacewalk to end

How Stuart Franklin took his Tank Man photograph

On the 30th anniversary of Tiananmen Square, the photographer tells the story behind his iconic image

How Stuart Franklin took his Tank Man photograph

A birthday song for Martin Parr

In his humorous tribute, John Shuttleworth wonders when the Magnum photographer will start taking ‘proper’ pictures

A birthday song for Martin Parr

Is this what Stephen Shore thinks of London?

A dog, a pub and a pea-green soup featured in the Instagram posts from his Photo London trip - oh dear. . .

Is this what Stephen Shore thinks of London?

Martin Parr and Nan Goldin show different sides of Versailles

The palace’s 2019 exhibition features the work of photographers who capture the place in new ways

Martin Parr and Nan Goldin show different sides of Versailles

The forgotten photographer of NYC's queer piers

The Bronx Museum of Art is mounting the first large-scale retrospective of New York photographer Alvin Baltrop

The forgotten photographer of NYC's queer piers

The race to shoot the Moon

Mark Holborn's new book describes the lengths 19th century star gazers went to in order to depict the Moon

The race to shoot the Moon

Should we look at deep space images as works of art?

The Hubble Telescope's photos are as mediated as anything created by a contemporary artist writes Mark Holborn

Should we look at deep space images as works of art?

How Annie Leibovitz pictured Sally Mann’s sense of place

On Mann's birthday, we look at how tactfully Leibovitz approached her fellow photographer, on Mann's home turf

How Annie Leibovitz pictured Sally Mann’s sense of place

Martin Parr just sent his new book to the queen!

'I have the honour to remain your majesty's most humble and obedient servant,' the photographer writes

Martin Parr just sent his new book to the queen!

Kate Moss print proves collectible at Phillips

Missed out on the one at auction yesterday? Fear not Mario Sorrenti fans, we have our own Moss masterpiece. . .

Kate Moss print proves collectible at Phillips

Your chance to own a signed Martin Parr beach print

The photographer offers a new take on one of his favourite subjects in this Phaidon Collector’s Edition

Your chance to own a signed Martin Parr beach print

Mario Sorrenti talks Kate Moss in Dallas

This Saturday in Texas the photographer will talk about the relationship that shaped 90s fashion

Mario Sorrenti talks Kate Moss in Dallas

The German expressionist who photographed teen fashion

In new book Issues, Vince Aletti highlights the American career of German émigré Hermann Landshoff

The German expressionist who photographed teen fashion

Samuel Fosso – the African selfie artist shot by Vogue

Vince Aletti's book Issues unveils a fine-art photographer who found a new home in the 90s fashion press

Samuel Fosso – the African selfie artist shot by Vogue

Martin Parr's pictures come to life in London!

Dover Street Market stages an installation to launch Parr’s new book Only Human

Martin Parr's pictures come to life in London!

When Martin Parr’s luck came in at the Kentucky Derby

The British photographer loves horse racing, and got lucky in Louisville when this shot lined-up in his viewfinder

When Martin Parr’s luck came in at the Kentucky Derby

Meet Toni Frissell - the woman who made sport fashionable

Vince Aletti credits the photographer with adding a winning streak to fashion magazines in new book, Issues

Meet Toni Frissell - the woman who made sport fashionable

The fall of Baron de Meyer, fashion’s first big photographer

Photo historian Vince Aletti on the life of one of the most influential men in early 20th century fashion magazines

The fall of Baron de Meyer, fashion’s first big photographer

Paul Smith threw a party for Martin Parr this week!

'Martin was one of the first photographers who really got my attention for his love of the kitsch and odd,' he said

Paul Smith threw a party for Martin Parr this week!

The late photographer who made it into Art & Queer Culture

Ren Hang may have died two years ago aged just 29, but the audience for his photographs only seems to grow

The late photographer who made it into Art & Queer Culture

The one thing that makes Martin Parr put down his camera

The Magnum photographer discusses what does, and what doesn’t, make him click

The one thing that makes Martin Parr put down his camera

The fossils that fought for Darwin

On Darwin Day we look at how a 19th century fascination with fossils spurred on The Origin of Species

The fossils that fought for Darwin

Did you catch Mario Sorrenti’s birthday message to Kate Moss?

The photographer dipped back into his 1990s archive when wishing the supermodel a happy birthday

Did you catch Mario Sorrenti’s birthday message to Kate Moss?

Stephen Shore’s 1969 series is coming to Photo London, but you can buy a signed series print from 1969 right now

The artist’s photo series forms part of his Photo London show in May. Jump the line and buy this print

Stephen Shore’s 1969 series is coming to Photo London, but you can buy a signed series print from 1969 right now

There's a real humanity in this Martin Parr portrait that Stephen Shore took in New York

The photography pioneer trains his lens on the former Magnum president and creator of new book Only Human

There's a real humanity in this Martin Parr portrait that Stephen Shore took in New York

The National’s guitarist is scoring a Mapplethorpe show

Bryce Dessner looks back on the protests that rocked his town when the photographer's 1990 retrospective opened

The National’s guitarist is scoring a Mapplethorpe show

A photo show that's easy on the eye (but hard on the stomach)

A major new food photography exhibition shows that the best images don’t always show the tastiest of meals

A photo show that's easy on the eye (but hard on the stomach)

The perfect face for Monkey Day

On 14 December – a day set aside for simian contemplation – we look back at Jill Greenberg’s monkey portrait

The perfect face for Monkey Day

Annie Leibovitz on Hockney, Lennon and Instagram 

The photographer talks through her life, career and new book with US radio host Lois Reitzes

Annie Leibovitz on Hockney, Lennon and Instagram 

Martin Parr swaps Clacton for Cannes, courtesy of Gucci

The photographer headed to the French Riviera to shoot the fashion house's latest campaign

Martin Parr swaps Clacton for Cannes, courtesy of Gucci

John Pawson got to Pantone's Colour of 2019 in 2017!

The architect and photographer included glimpses of hot new colour Living Coral in his book, Spectrum

John Pawson got to Pantone's Colour of 2019 in 2017!

Who is Sam Droege giving his book to this Christmas?

The photographer and researcher tells us his personal highs and lows of 2018 and who’ll be getting a great gift

Who is Sam Droege giving his book to this Christmas?

Martin Parr talks Manchester on BBC 6 Music this weekend

The Magnum photographer talks through his trip to the north with Mary Anne Hobbs

Martin Parr talks Manchester on BBC 6 Music this weekend

Wolfgang Tillmans creates sculpture for ENO debut

Take a look at this bulbous silver stage prop made by the photographer for his production of Britten's War Requiem

Wolfgang Tillmans creates sculpture for ENO debut

Joel Meyerowitz looks back at Thanksgiving

It might look like a contemporary photograph but Joel’s view of the NYC parade actually dates from 1963

Joel Meyerowitz looks back at Thanksgiving

Here’s Annie Leibovitz at Work, in Paris!

Find out what happened when the photographer met her fans and talked through her career in the French capital

Here’s Annie Leibovitz at Work, in Paris!

The war that made Robert Capa

On the Magnum founder’s birthday, we look back at his most famous book, Death in the Making

The war that made Robert Capa

How Annie Leibovitz caught Richard Nixon's final flight

Leibovitz recalls teaming up with Hunter S. Thompson to document Tricky Dicky’s dishonourable departure

How Annie Leibovitz caught Richard Nixon's final flight

How Annie Leibovitz captured Emily Dickinson’s absence

This photograph of the poet’s pressed-flowers album serves as a tribute to not one, but two, writers

How Annie Leibovitz captured Emily Dickinson’s absence

How Annie Leibovitz revealed Kendrick Lamar's inner visions

Having shot Jagger and Lennon, Annie is capturing the musical voice of a new generation for Vanity Fair

How Annie Leibovitz revealed Kendrick Lamar's inner visions

How Annie Leibovitz showed her mother's honesty

She’s shot everyone from the Queen to Kanye, but she says this picture of her mother is probably her favourite

How Annie Leibovitz showed her mother's honesty

How Annie Leibovitz saw Nicole Kidman's face light up

Turns out some people are truly photogenic as the legendary photographer explains in her new book

How Annie Leibovitz saw Nicole Kidman's face light up

How Annie Leibovitz learned to dance with Mikhail Baryshnikov

Her photos of Baryshnikov’s company are a lesson in the beauty, and difficulty, in photographing dance

How Annie Leibovitz learned to dance with Mikhail Baryshnikov

Mario Sorrenti talks Kate Moss and more in New York

Sorrenti tells former W and Barneys Creative Director Dennis Freedman about his love for Kate and conceptual art

Mario Sorrenti talks Kate Moss and more in New York

Nan Goldin goes back to the dive bars in The Deuce

The photographer put in a cameo performance on the HBO show beside James Franco, critiquing her early work

Nan Goldin goes back to the dive bars in The Deuce

How Annie Leibovitz drew star power from the Rolling Stones

In Annie Leibovitz at Work, she explains how she picked up 'power by association' shooting their 1975 tour

How Annie Leibovitz drew star power from the Rolling Stones

Stephen Shore's personal tribute to Andy Warhol

On Stephen Shore's birthday, we look back at his formative relationship with the pop art master

Stephen Shore's personal tribute to Andy Warhol

How Annie Leibovitz let Patti Smith become herself

In Annie Leibovitz At Work, the photographer looks back at two key portraits of one remarkable singer

How Annie Leibovitz let Patti Smith become herself

How Annie Leibovitz got Keith Haring to go black and white

In Annie Leibovitz at Work the photographer reveals the fascinating story behind her photo of the great artist

How Annie Leibovitz got Keith Haring to go black and white

How does Annie Leibovitz do it?

On the photographer’s birthday, read the stories behind the images in her new book Annie Leibovitz At Work

How does Annie Leibovitz do it?

How Steve McCurry captured the lives of coffee growers

On International Coffee Day take another look at the photos in From These Hands: A Journey Along The Coffee Trail

How Steve McCurry captured the lives of coffee growers

'I have a duty to preserve it' - Why Tillmans still shoots nightlife

Wolfgang celebrates his 50th today and wants you to see what it was like back in the day - and what it's like now

'I have a duty to preserve it' - Why Tillmans still shoots nightlife

When Steve McCurry shot the Indian monsoon

A near fatal fall onto rocks, leeches crawling up his back and a wade through water with dead animals all around. On Indian Independence Day Steve McCurry recalls the 'masochism' of his first monsoon trip to India

When Steve McCurry shot the Indian monsoon

Erik Kessels swaps 35,000 snaps for a few brass band LPs

The photo editor returns to the Festival Images Vevey biennial with a show focussing on collective creativity

Erik Kessels swaps 35,000 snaps for a few brass band LPs

Check out Lauren Greenfield in the New York Times!

Our Generation Wealth photographer is the subject of an insightful profile, tying in with the release of her new film

Check out Lauren Greenfield in the New York Times!

Wolfgang Tillmans just shot Neneh Cherry

The fine-art photographer created the cover for Neneh Cherry's hard-hitting new migrant crisis single, Kong

Wolfgang Tillmans just shot Neneh Cherry

Let Elliott Erwitt take you away to Southern France

Celebrate the great photographer’s 90th birthday by bringing a little mid-century joie de vivre into your life

Let Elliott Erwitt take you away to Southern France

Stephen Shore goes back on the road

The photographer is on another summer road-trip in the flyover states, shooting more American Surfaces

Stephen Shore goes back on the road

Martin Parr goes around the world for Gucci

The British photographer gives the Italian brand's new watch campaign a distinctly international feel

Martin Parr goes around the world for Gucci

An iPhone doesn't make you a filmmaker says Danny Lyon

The veteran photographer, documentary maker and Phaidon author calls unedited phone uploads 'visual pollution'

An iPhone doesn't make you a filmmaker says Danny Lyon

What Robert Mapplethorpe's mother called Patti Smith

A touching new interview with the artist's sister sheds light on the photographer's suburban family beginnings

What Robert Mapplethorpe's mother called Patti Smith

Where to see Generation Wealth this summer

Lauren Greenfield's award-winning, definitive statement on the influence of affluence is at a cinema near you

Where to see Generation Wealth this summer

Annie Leibovitz just shot Kendrick Lamar for Vanity Fair

Leibovitz’s portrait of Lamar graces the cover of the magazine’s August 2018 issue

Annie Leibovitz just shot Kendrick Lamar for Vanity Fair

Martin Parr goes back up North

The veteran British photographer returns to Hebden Bridge - site of one of his best-known photographic series

Martin Parr goes back up North

How Bret Easton Ellis helped Lauren Greenfield shoot the rich

On the photographer's birthday, we examine how a chance encounter with an old novel changed her career

How Bret Easton Ellis helped Lauren Greenfield shoot the rich

Lauren Greenfield wins Photographer of the Year

Greenfield took the top prize in this worldwide photography competition for her work, Generation Wealth

Lauren Greenfield wins Photographer of the Year

How Marvin Rand's photos inspired Theory's new collection

Creative Director Martin Andersson tells us how he drew upon the horizontal lines of the mid-century LA buildings photographed by Rand to create Theory's elegant new collection

How Marvin Rand's photos inspired Theory's new collection

A different view of the RFK funeral train

A new show of vernacular photography marks 50 years since Bobby Kennedy's body was laid to rest

A different view of the RFK funeral train

Martin Parr takes a British summer holiday - in March

The photographer went to the English seaside four months too early to shoot his 2018 Farah campaign

Martin Parr takes a British summer holiday - in March

Wolfgang Tillmans and Rem Koolhaas rebrand the EU

The photographer and architect are in Amsterdam this weekend dreaming up ways to give Europe a bit of TLC

Wolfgang Tillmans and Rem Koolhaas rebrand the EU

Martin Parr’s very British Brexit show

The photographer sizes up Brexit Britain in a sharp show timed to coincide with the UK’s exit from the EU

Martin Parr’s very British Brexit show

California Captured in LA (and New York!)

Take a look inside our launch events with Theory ahead of our interview with Creative Director Martin Andersson

California Captured in LA (and New York!)

A birthday cake fit for Martin Parr

As the great British photographer celebrates his 66th birthday, we take a look at his best baked goods shots

A birthday cake fit for Martin Parr

See red (and blue, green, yellow) with John Pawson in London

Photos from the architect's exquisitely colour-banded book Spectrum stand out in a hit new exhibition

See red (and blue, green, yellow) with John Pawson in London

A bite (and byte) sized take on Photo London

The fair takes in every continent and technological period in a wide-ranging survey of global image making

A bite (and byte) sized take on Photo London

Erik Kessels talks about making a success out of mistakes

The ad man, curator and photo collector shares his wisdom with fellow creatives in Munich, Zurich and Hamburg

Erik Kessels talks about making a success out of mistakes

This is what Doctor Who looks like as Robert Mapplethorpe

Or is it the Duke of Edinburgh? The star of the Crown and the sci-fi series plays the photographer in a new movie

This is what Doctor Who looks like as Robert Mapplethorpe

Abbas 1944 – 2018

We look back at the life of the great Iranian Magnum photographer who died earlier today in Paris

Abbas 1944 – 2018

Martin Parr’s Real Food photos win him another award

Parr's all-too-real images won him an Outstanding Achievement prize at last night's Food Photography Awards

Martin Parr’s Real Food photos win him another award

Another look at Stephen Shore's look at Israel

As the modern state turns 70, we look back at Stephen Shore's take on this country of contradictions

Another look at Stephen Shore's look at Israel

How Danny Lyon’s bike put him in jail with Martin Luther King

On the anniversary of MLK’s death, here's how shared jail time turned a student into a campaigning photographer

How Danny Lyon’s bike put him in jail with Martin Luther King

Francesca Woodman in some other time and place

Celebrating the short but influential life of the photographer on the day she would have turned 60

Francesca Woodman in some other time and place

These Nan Goldin skateboards have no drag resistance!

The photographer thinks millennials are 'so conservative' and aims to change that with her drag queen images

These Nan Goldin skateboards have no drag resistance!

Martin Parr and friends go down to the beach - again

A new exhibition shows Parr isn't the only photographer patrolling British seasides

Martin Parr and friends go down to the beach - again

Lauren Greenfield shows the value of an art education

In a new film, the photographer, director and Phaidon author makes a compelling case for encouraging art in schools

Lauren Greenfield shows the value of an art education

When Annie Leibovitz shot the late Professor Stephen Hawking

'This photograph said everything I wanted to say about looking at this mind; this very vivid, connected mind on top of this mountain – the body and the chair.' Leibovitz recalls her shoot with the astrophysicist who died this morning

When Annie Leibovitz shot the late Professor Stephen Hawking

How Warhol and Mapplethorpe pictured the world in Polaroid

The Polaroid camera is 71-years-old today - here’s how two 20th century art star pioneers used theirs. . .

How Warhol and Mapplethorpe pictured the world in Polaroid

The Tate hangs Martin Parr alongside Andy Warhol

His work is presented to show him as a manipulator - not just a documentarian - of life in Britain

The Tate hangs Martin Parr alongside Andy Warhol

Ralph Rugoff takes us around his Andreas Gursky show

The Hayward Gallery’s director on Gursky's old bedroom, his new techniques and never-ending visual insights

Ralph Rugoff takes us around his Andreas Gursky show

Why Stephen Shore bought a safari suit to explore America

Veteran US photographer says most of America's great road trips were made by outsiders - himself included

Why Stephen Shore bought a safari suit to explore America

Generation Wealth premieres at Sundance

Lauren Greenfield’s film screens beside Carey Mulligan and Jake Gyllenhaal movies at 2018’s festival

Generation Wealth premieres at Sundance

What we learned from Nan Goldin’s first 31 Instagram posts

Nan Goldin might deny her role in the development of social media but she's finally joined in!

What we learned from Nan Goldin’s first 31 Instagram posts

Annie Leibovitz and a Vanity Fair subscription – a gift for glamour lovers

Gift the book for a look back at Annie's great work - and a subscription to look forward to the images to come

Annie Leibovitz and a Vanity Fair subscription – a gift for glamour lovers

Stephen Shore's MoMA retrospective in 5 books

Going to the photographer’s Museum of Modern Art show in New York? These are the books you should get

Stephen Shore's MoMA retrospective in 5 books

How Stephen Shore's serial pictures changed photography

Why did the MoMA photographer choose to photograph his friend every 30 minutes for a day back in 1969?

How Stephen Shore's serial pictures changed photography

How Annie Leibovitz captured Sheryl Sandberg’s focus

In Portraits 2005–2016, Leibovitz photographs the Silicon Valley titan during a rare moment of calm

How Annie Leibovitz captured Sheryl Sandberg’s focus

How Annie Leibovitz captured Bruce Springsteen's DNA

In Portraits 2005–2016, Leibovitz photographs a fellow rock ‘n’ roll survivor, flourishing creatively in later life

How Annie Leibovitz captured Bruce Springsteen's DNA

How Annie Leibovitz captured Nicole and Baz's chemistry

In Portraits 2005–2016, Leibovitz expresses the creative connection between two Australian megastars

How Annie Leibovitz captured Nicole and Baz's chemistry

Annie Leibovitz talks Trump, Hillary and Harvey

During her Times Talk the photographer opened up on some of the more controversial subjects in her new book

Annie Leibovitz talks Trump, Hillary and Harvey

We just won a Lucie Award for Generation Wealth!

Phaidon bagged Book Publisher of the Year thanks to Lauren Greenfield’s brilliant examination of modern money

We just won a Lucie Award for Generation Wealth!

How Annie Leibovitz captured Natalia Vodianova's rise

In Portraits 2005–2016, Annie Leibovitz expresses this supermodel's rags-to-riches journey effortlessly

How Annie Leibovitz captured Natalia Vodianova's rise

How Annie Leibovitz captured Barack Obama's unease

In Portraits 2005–2016, Annie Leibovitz photographs the President in the White House - hours before Trump's arrival

How Annie Leibovitz captured Barack Obama's unease

How Annie Leibovitz captured Stephen Hawking's willpower

In Portraits 2005–2016, Leibovitz visualises the professor's sheer determination to push his life's work forward

How Annie Leibovitz captured Stephen Hawking's willpower

Annie Leibovitz's London takeover!

Legendary photographer wowed the crowd at Paul Smith, The Royal Festival Hall and Waterstones this weekend

Annie Leibovitz's London takeover!

How Annie Leibovitz captured Rachel Feinstein's virtuosity

In Portraits 2005–2016, Leibovitz presents the sculptor and installation artist as both mother and muse

How Annie Leibovitz captured Rachel Feinstein's virtuosity

How Annie Leibovitz captured Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

In Portraits 2005–2016, she highlights the novelist and campaigner's multidimensionality in a rare photo pairing

How Annie Leibovitz captured Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

How Annie Leibovitz captured Lin-Manuel Miranda’s vision

In Portraits 2005–2016, Leibovitz photographs the Hamilton star who updated the 18th century

How Annie Leibovitz captured Lin-Manuel Miranda’s vision

How Annie Leibovitz captured Rihanna's sexuality

In Portraits 2005–2016, Annie Leibovitz emphasises the singer's sex appeal without reducing her to a sex symbol

How Annie Leibovitz captured Rihanna's sexuality

How Annie Leibovitz captured Caitlyn Jenner’s big reveal

In Portraits 2005–2016, Annie Leibovitz accentuates Jenner's statuesque beauty and inner strength

How Annie Leibovitz captured Caitlyn Jenner’s big reveal

How Annie Leibovitz captured Gloria Steinem's courage

In Portraits 2005–2016, Annie Leibovitz offers us insight into Steinem's tireless campaigning for women’s rights

How Annie Leibovitz captured Gloria Steinem's courage

How Annie Leibovitz captured Kim and Kanye's selfie side

In Portraits 2005–2016, Annie Leibovitz offers us a clear look into the lives of two huge social media stars

How Annie Leibovitz captured Kim and Kanye's selfie side

Martin Parr opens his own photography foundation

The photographer funded his new British photography foundation - by selling his library to the Tate

Martin Parr opens his own photography foundation

From Book to Bid – Steve McCurry’s India

A set of 20 McCurry India prints goes up for auction next month. But if you can't bid here's something to consider. . .

From Book to Bid – Steve McCurry’s India

Steve McCurry 'It's been an incredible run'

In this short video, the Magnum photographer reflects on a career spent ‘on the frontline of history’

Steve McCurry 'It's been an incredible run'

Steve McCurry ‘You need to be in the conversation’

'I try to show people what life is like,' says Magnum and Phaidon photographer in our insightful video clip

Steve McCurry ‘You need to be in the conversation’

Steve McCurry 'You have to follow your passion'

"We need to get involved in situations that give purpose to our life," the photographer says in this Phaidon video

Steve McCurry 'You have to follow your passion'

Steve McCurry 'It's the journey not the destination'

And how right he is! Watch Steve capturing one of his most iconic shots in this previously unseen Phaidon video

Steve McCurry 'It's the journey not the destination'

Annie Leibovitz shoots Jennifer Lawrence for Vogue

The photographer shot the highest paid actress in the world for the cover of the 125th anniversary September issue

Annie Leibovitz shoots Jennifer Lawrence for Vogue

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

The killer in your cat's eyes

Henri Cartier-Bresson’s decisive legacy

Here’s how the surrealist turned photojournalist created the most important photobook of the 20th century

Henri Cartier-Bresson’s decisive legacy

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

Does Raf Simons’ new campaign echo this Stephen Shore shot?


These Magnum winners echo the best of the best

Magnum LensCulture Photography Awards show the influence of Greenfield, Parr, McCurry and Eggleston

These Magnum winners echo the best of the best

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

Joel Meyerowitz talks French nonchalance

Our Magnum book has made it to Arles!

Magnum Photobook: The Catalogue Raisonné has been shortlisted for Rencontres d'Arles’ Historical Book Award

Our Magnum book has made it to Arles!

Erik Kessels Fails It in Europe

Curator and creative director shares some of his favourite mistakes with Europe’s gallery-goers this summer

Erik Kessels Fails It in Europe

Magnum’s American Crisis

Here’s how the world’s leading photo agency pictured the US in earlier troubled times

Magnum’s American Crisis

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

When Wolfgang Tillmans shot Pride

Meet the godfather of political memes

Decades before Corbyn and Trump fans shared their JPEGs - John Heartfield was cutting and pasting politics

Meet the godfather of political memes

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

Was Eadweard Muybridge the first Silicon Valley pioneer?

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

Robert Mapplethorpe’s two American Flags

Magnum Photos get closer (and cheaper)

The photo agency’s latest print sale focuses on ways in which photographers have got close to their subjects

 Magnum Photos get closer (and cheaper)

Annie Leibovitz shoots Star Wars for Vanity Fair

The brilliant US photographer shoots four different covers featuring the cast of The Last Jedi

Annie Leibovitz shoots Star Wars for Vanity Fair

Photos That Changed The World - Migrant Mother

Dorothea Lange's photo humanised the Great Depression and greatly influenced documentary photography

Photos That Changed The World - Migrant Mother

On Araki’s birthday why not invest in a limited edition print?

The photographer is 77 today, here’s how you can own one of his beautifully nuanced, erotic photographs

On Araki’s birthday why not invest in a limited edition print?

Watch Lauren Greenfield at the Design Museum in London

See the photographer talk about why Generation Wealth is not just about the wealthy - but all of us

Watch Lauren Greenfield at the Design Museum in London

Would you wear Tank Man on a t-shirt?

That’s the question photo-loving followers of fashion will be asking themselves at Dover Street Market

Would you wear Tank Man on a t-shirt?

Lauren Greenfield - 'I want to photograph Trump!'

Our Generation Wealth photo author made a surprise revelation at last night’s Design Museum talk. . .

Lauren Greenfield - 'I want to photograph Trump!'

When Eve Arnold met Malcolm X

On Malcolm X Day, we look at the events surrounding an iconic shoot by the Magnum photographer

When Eve Arnold met Malcolm X

Paul Smith takes Martin Parr to the beach

The Magnum photographer lets the designer reproduce his beach photographs on a suitably summery range

Paul Smith takes Martin Parr to the beach

Nicholas Fahey on why he loves Lauren Greenfield

The respected LA photo gallerist on what to look for in a Lauren Greenfield picture, how she's turning on a new generation to photography and why he thinks she's a little bit like Henri Cartier-Bresson

Nicholas Fahey on why he loves Lauren Greenfield

Joel Meyerowitz - in black and white and full colour

Witness the moment when the pioneering American photographer began depicting his world in two ways

Joel Meyerowitz - in black and white and full colour

How Martin Parr stopped these guys looking at his camera

The inquisitive British Magnum photographer on Mormons, patience, and making a personal connection

How Martin Parr stopped these guys looking at his camera

How DNA undermined Darwin

On the anniversary of DNA's discovery, we look at how the double helix called into question a few of his claims

How DNA undermined Darwin

Eve Arnold and the story of The Unretouched Woman

On the anniversary of her birth, how the photo legend waited until she was in her sixties before making a book

Eve Arnold and the story of The Unretouched Woman

Lauren Greenfield is in conversation at the Design Museum

Don't miss the Economist’s Anne McElvoy interviewing the Generation Wealth photographer next month

Lauren Greenfield is in conversation at the Design Museum

Steve McCurry at Angkor Wat on World Heritage Day

The entire history of a great civilisation in one place - photographed by one great Magnum photographer

Steve McCurry at Angkor Wat on World Heritage Day

When Magnum went to Italy

Rarely seen photos mark the agency’s 70th birthday show at Turin’s Fondazione Camera

When Magnum went to Italy

Investigating the deathly side of Guy Bourdin

He turned up at Vogue on a camel and took sleeping pills to elongate his dreams - on the anniversary of the photographer’s death, we take a look at the morbid obsessions that fired his fashion imagery

Investigating the deathly side of Guy Bourdin

A Movement in a Moment: Photo-Secession

On the day of Edward Steichen’s birth we look back at his painterly take on photography

A Movement in a Moment: Photo-Secession

Danny Lyon remembers Selma

52 years on from those historic marches the photographer recalls how violence led to justice

Danny Lyon remembers Selma

When Martin Parr went full colour

New Somerset House show contrasts Parr's colour photos with his earlier black-and-white ones

When Martin Parr went full colour

8,000 early Annie Leibovitz shots to go on show

The Luma Foundation has acquired her archive and plans to show it in Arles

8,000 early Annie Leibovitz shots to go on show

Steve McCurry beats Google's doodle

The search giant’s GIF marks the Holi festival but McCurry’s photos show its true colours

Steve McCurry beats Google's doodle

The shot Marc Jacobs got Joel Meyerowitz to take

The fashion designer honoured the legendary NY street photographer with his latest collection

The shot Marc Jacobs got Joel Meyerowitz to take

Magnum in the Metro

Paris hosts huge underground photo show to mark the agency’s 70th birthday

Magnum in the Metro

Want to know why a crocodile has three eyelids?

On World Wildlife Day impress your friends with just one of the fascinating facts in Evolution:A Visual Record

Want to know why a crocodile has three eyelids?

A Stephen Shore shot on Lou Reed's birthday

Lou would have been 75 today: Check out Stephen Shore's photographs of of him back in the day

A Stephen Shore shot on Lou Reed's birthday

3 great anecdotes from Andy Warhol's Factory

Stephen Shore's new book not only includes wonderful photos but some equally evocative tales from the time

3 great anecdotes from Andy Warhol's Factory

3 'oh so Andy!' anecdotes from Warhol's Factory

Parties, paranoia and 'H for John's toothache' - more salty stories from Factory Andy Warhol Stephen Shore

3 'oh so Andy!' anecdotes from Warhol's Factory

Stuart Franklin on the ethics of this photo

Chairman of World Press Photo panel describes 'moral struggle' in choosing 2017 winner

Stuart Franklin on the ethics of this photo

The man who built up a photo collection for free

How David Hurn amassed photos by Bresson, Eve Arnold and Martin Parr simply through swaps

The man who built up a photo collection for free

Jerry Saltz - 'Danny Lyon changed my life'

New York Magazine's art critic on why he loves our book Conversations with the Dead

Jerry Saltz - 'Danny Lyon changed my life'

Prix Pictet looks at a world running short of space

See how the shortlisted photographers are interpreting the international prize’s 2017 theme

Prix Pictet looks at a world running short of space

Stephen Shore shoots The Women’s March

The New York photographer records another moment in the ever-changing life of New York City

Stephen Shore shoots The Women’s March

What do Joel Sternfeld's photos say about America?

Ahead of a new show, Phaidon authors unpack the meanings in this 20th-century fine-art photographer's images

What do Joel Sternfeld's photos say about America?

Magnum goes back to Children’s World

How Capa, Chim, Cartier-Bresson and co came together to document the kids of a post world war II landscape

Magnum goes back to Children’s World

Grace Coddington remembers Lord Snowdon

The fashion icon recalls working with the society photographer both as a model and as a creative director

Grace Coddington remembers Lord Snowdon

Stephen Shore's snowy American Surfaces

The 69-year-old New York photographer reprises his cross-country road trips for a winter in the Instagram age

Stephen Shore's snowy American Surfaces

Grace's greatest photographers – Demarchelier

To celebrate the publication of Saving Grace: My Fashion Archive 1968-2016, Vogue's Grace Coddington recalls some of her favourite photographers, including the long-standing consummate professional Patrick Demarchelier

Grace's greatest photographers – Demarchelier

The search for Darwin's moth

Why was Darwin convinced this long-tongued moth existed even though it wasn't discovered until after he died?

The search for Darwin's moth

Grace's greatest photographers – Mario Testino

To celebrate the publication of Saving Grace: My Fashion Archive 1968-2016, Vogue's Grace Coddington recalls some of her favourite photographers, including this Peruvian master who “manages to keep the mood up, up, up”

Grace's greatest photographers – Mario Testino

How designers take a lead from the natural world

Evolution details the natural phenomena aiding designers - and how some designs have changed the animal world

How designers take a lead from the natural world

Grace's greatest photographers – Tim Walker

To mark the publication of Saving Grace: My Fashion Archive 1968-2016, Vogue's Grace Coddington recalls some of her favourite photographers, including this tenacious, quintessentially English fashion image maker

Grace's greatest photographers – Tim Walker

Grace's greatest photographers – David Sims

In honour of the publication of Saving Grace: My Fashion Archive 1968-2016, Vogue's Grace Coddington recalls some of her favourite photographers, including the Nineties minimalist who reminded her of David Bailey

 Grace's greatest photographers – David Sims

Wolfgang Tillmans returns to magazines

The photographer turned musician shoots the cover of Pop and appears on the cover of Arena Homme +

Wolfgang Tillmans returns to magazines

Gift the Book - and the Look! #2

If they’ll like A Hard Day’s Night they’ll love this Magnum contact sheet of the Fab Four at Abbey Road too

Gift the Book - and the Look! #2

Magnum's moving photos of refugees

The photo agency teams with Amnesty International to highlight refugee crises past and present

Magnum's moving photos of refugees

Grace's greatest photographers – Mert and Marcus

To herald the publication of Saving Grace: My Fashion Archive 1968-2016, Vogue's Grace Coddington runs through her favourite photographers, including this pair who use digital techniques to get the perfect picture

Grace's greatest photographers – Mert and Marcus

The tiny hole that shed light on all of us

Our new book Evolution looks at the team of 'underground astronauts' who added weight to Darwin’s theory

The tiny hole that shed light on all of us

Grace's greatest photographers – Ellen Von Unwerth

Ahead of the publication of Saving Grace: My Fashion Archive 1968-2016, Vogue's Grace Coddington runs through some of her favourite photographers, including fellow ex-model turned fashion professional Ellen von Unwerth

Grace's greatest photographers – Ellen Von Unwerth

Why Darwin was confused by birds

Birds helped Darwin formulate his theory, but not every species suited his breakthrough as our new book explains

Why Darwin was confused by birds

Grace's greatest photographers – Arthur Elgort

To herald the publication of Saving Grace: My Fashion Archive 1968-2016, Vogue's Grace Coddington runs through some of her favourite photographers, including the New Yorker whom she refers to as her “travelling companion”

Grace's greatest photographers – Arthur Elgort

Beautiful and bizarre beasts behind Darwin's theory

Photographer Robert Clark's new book offers some striking supporting evidence for the theory of natural selection

Beautiful and bizarre beasts behind Darwin's theory

How Magnum recorded the discord in Mao's China

Magnum Photobook: The Catalogue Raisonne looks back at a 1960s trip through the Cultural Revolution

How Magnum recorded the discord in Mao's China

Grace's greatest photographers – Bruce Weber

To mark the publication of Saving Grace: My Fashion Archive 1968-2016, Vogue magazine's Grace Coddington runs through some of her favourite photographers, including this all-American master of fashion photography

Grace's greatest photographers – Bruce Weber

When Cecil Beaton shot Mick Jagger

Her Majesty in the morning, Mick in the afternoon. A page from the 1968 diary of the great British photographer

When Cecil Beaton shot Mick Jagger

A Movement in a Moment: Humanist Photography

A look at the photographers who used their burgeoning skills to create a new sense of dignity

A Movement in a Moment: Humanist Photography

Grace's greatest photographers - Peter Lindbergh

In honour of Grace Coddington's new publication, Saving Grace: My Fashion Archive 1968-2016, the Vogue legend name checks some of her favourite photographers, beginning with the man who inaugurated the supermodel era

Grace's greatest photographers - Peter Lindbergh

Robert Mapplethorpe by Juergen Teller

The fashion photographer combs through Mapplethorpe's archives to show unseen sides of Robert's work

Robert Mapplethorpe by Juergen Teller

The mysterious wolf in today’s dogs (even this one)

In our new book Evolution photographer Robert Clark looks into the ancient, lupine origins of man's best friend

The mysterious wolf in today’s dogs (even this one)

When Magnum captured a moment in Manhattan

The dreadful events of September 11 were recorded in countless images - none more powerful than these

When Magnum captured a moment in Manhattan

When Abbas shot the Islamic Revolution

The Iranian photographer is one of the many greats featured in Magnum Photobook The Catalogue Raisonné

When Abbas shot the Islamic Revolution

Martin Parr turns his lens on Belfast

In a new exhibition the Magum President photographs Northern Ireland’s burgeoning tourist boom

Martin Parr turns his lens on Belfast

How Warhol made Stephen Shore drop out of school

The veteran photographer tells WSJ why the Factory crowd caused him to take a less academic path

How Warhol made Stephen Shore drop out of school

Photos That Changed The World – Steamfitter

Discover how Lewis Hine’s power-plant worker captured the dignity of industrial labour for the first time

Photos That Changed The World – Steamfitter

Wolfgang Tillmans has had a busy week!

The fine art photographer made his runway debut at NY Fashion Week and performed with his band in Brooklyn

Wolfgang Tillmans has had a busy week!

Martin Parr's community service

The Magnum president shows his caring side by shooting a bunch of Britain's most worthy local projects

Martin Parr's community service

Finding a home for James Nachtwey’s archive

500,000 images by the unflinching photographer have been acquired by New Hampshire's Hood Museum of Art

Finding a home for James Nachtwey’s archive

Richard Lester on his first day filming the Beatles

George shook his fist, fans chased the crew and they lost the first day of film, the Hard Day's Night director recalls

Richard Lester on his first day filming the Beatles

How Kevin Amato casts a fashion show

The fashion photographer and casting agent shares his fashion week process with the New York Times

How Kevin Amato casts a fashion show

Nan Goldin’s Wilde life

The US photographer goes to Reading Prison for a new show dedicated to the 19th century gay playwright

Nan Goldin’s Wilde life

Stephen Shore shoots The High Line

The veteran New York photographer turns his lens on one of the city's much-loved public attractions

Stephen Shore shoots The High Line

Martin Parr, the Irish years

A New exhibition brings together a brilliant early trove of Martin Parr’s photography, all shot in western Ireland

Martin Parr, the Irish years

The time Danny Lyon nearly killed John Lewis

It was developing fluid, not a baton strike, that nearly brought an early end to the US civil-rights pioneer

The time Danny Lyon nearly killed John Lewis

Sex, drugs and gardening

A wild trio of films from photographer and Erik Kessels protégé Melanie Bonajo looks for ways to fix our world

Sex, drugs and gardening

Ai Weiwei’s smartphone photography show

The artist and activist is bringing his Instagram shots of the European migrant crisis to Foam in Amsterdam

Ai Weiwei’s smartphone photography show

How photography changed with the Presidential race

A new exhibition shows that despite an overload of images, smart photographers can still make their mark

How photography changed with the Presidential race

William Eggleston's blood red revelation

Discover how a photo machine changed Eggleston’s world view and encouraged him to favour extreme colours

William Eggleston's blood red revelation

You can own this Elliott Erwitt shot of Marilyn

On the photographer’s birthday we look back at this Marilyn Monroe photo - one of our great Collector's Editions

You can own this Elliott Erwitt shot of Marilyn

Why Olafur Eliasson loves this Iwan Baan video

See how the architectural photographer found an accidental urban waterfall a little like the ones Olafur makes

Why Olafur Eliasson loves this Iwan Baan video

When Billy Name turned Warhol's Factory silver

Following the photographer's death yesterday, we look back at the time Name gave Andy's loft a foil makeover

When Billy Name turned Warhol's Factory silver

Martin Parr's Brexit buffet

The Magnum photographer photographs the food under threat from the UK's impending EU exit

Martin Parr's Brexit buffet

Rough round the edges - punk London in print

The Michael Hoppen gallery's forthcoming Punk photo show will display vintage 70s prints, wrinkles and all

Rough round the edges - punk London in print

Erik Kessels Failed It! in Arles

The photo curator has installed a wonderfully mistaken ridden exhibition at France's leading photo festival

Erik Kessels Failed It! in Arles

Happy 4th of July from Joel Meyerowitz

The photographer tells us how he captured a monad of American life one 4th of July, nearly four decades ago

Happy 4th of July from Joel Meyerowitz

Magnum member Abbas on the agency's new talent

The Magnum photographer describes what he and his members see in the work of new nominee Diana Markosian

Magnum member Abbas on the agency's new talent

Failed It! photographer Matt Stuart joins Magnum

Congratulations to the street photographer who was made a Magnum nominee at the agency's AGM

Failed It! photographer Matt Stuart joins Magnum

Wolfgang Tillmans writes on Brexit in Zeitung

'It’s now the duty of us all to defend the pillars of the free world order - to hold the centre ground'

Wolfgang Tillmans writes on Brexit in Zeitung



Danny Lyon's poignant memories of Muhammad Ali

'He was our king, our royalty, we will never have another like him. Goodbye champ - see you on the other side!'

Danny Lyon's poignant memories of Muhammad Ali

Parr's Real Food and Kessels' Failures head for Arles

Magnum Photos president’s food van and curator’s failed photos to go on show at the French photo fair

Parr's Real Food and Kessels' Failures head for Arles

Martin Parr reveals his Death Row Dinner

And it doesn't look like this! But what would the Real Food photographer choose for his last supper?

Martin Parr reveals his Death Row Dinner

Erik Kessels fails his photo shoot at Photo London

The photo curator and author of new book Failed It! brings down the house - before he's even begun his talk

Erik Kessels fails his photo shoot at Photo London

When René Burri shot Oscar Niemeyer’s Brazil

Magnum have some of Burri's classic Brazilian shots on show at Photo London. Here's how René took them

When René Burri shot Oscar Niemeyer’s Brazil

From Book to Bid – Mapplethorpe's Calla Lily

Read how this 1984 study of a Calla Lily, for sale at Christie's, expresses the deep interplay in Robert's work

From Book to Bid – Mapplethorpe's Calla Lily

Visit our Real Food van at Photo London this week!

Good food and great books to be had courtesy of Martin and Ellen Parr at the Somerset House photo fair

Visit our Real Food van at Photo London this week!

A Movement in a Moment: The Düsseldorf School

Find out how a husband and wife’s photos of industrial buildings changed photography forever

A Movement in a Moment: The Düsseldorf School

What's going on at Photo London next week?

Well, Martin Parr’s caravan, Wolfgang Tillmans’ EU posters and Erik Kessels' failed photos for starters!

What's going on at Photo London next week?

Wolfgang Tillmans - 'Brexit is unpatriotic'

The artist is encouraging young Brits to vote to stay in Europe with a series of snappy posters, downloadable here

Wolfgang Tillmans - 'Brexit is unpatriotic'

Photos that changed the world – 24 Hrs In Photos

Find out how Erik Kessels printed off a single day of Flickr uploads to demonstrate the ubiquity of digital images

Photos that changed the world – 24 Hrs In Photos

Patrick Grant's favourite photo from Real Food

We've heard how his new collection was inspired by Martin Parr's Boring Postcards - here he is on Parr's new book

Patrick Grant's favourite photo from Real Food

Photos That Changed The World - Twirling Wires

From 1930 until 1960 photography was premised on transparency. Roger Ballen was one of the photographers who changed that, seeking out those members of society who could not be so easily understood

Photos That Changed The World - Twirling Wires

Martin Parr launches Real Food at E. Tautz

Parr's Boring Postcards inspired Patrick Grant's latest E. Tautz collection - last night he hosted the Magnum legend

Martin Parr launches Real Food at E. Tautz

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

The devilish images that made Mapplethorpe a saint

How Alfred Stieglitz invented the modern photograph

In his uncompromising 1907 group portrait of the poor the photographer confronted life and reality head on

How Alfred Stieglitz invented the modern photograph

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

6 things we learned from the Mapplethorpe show

Stuart 'Tank Man' Franklin's 3 fave Artspace photos

Beaches, blasts and branches! The Documentary Impulse author and Tank Man photographer makes his choice

Stuart 'Tank Man' Franklin's 3 fave Artspace photos

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

Steve McCurry 'This is what I saw while I was alive'

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

What Joel Meyerowitz shot after Cape Light

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

How Edward Weston went from door-to-door portraitist to 20th century photographic pioneer

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

You can own a Danny Lyon limited edition print

Martin Parr talks about Real Food

The photographer on his new food photos book, Magnum's future and which actor he'd (not) like to play him on TV

Martin Parr talks about Real Food

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

Bowie and Nan Goldin together at auction

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

Fancy cocktails at this Frank Lloyd Wright gem?

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

The good and evil in Mapplethorpe's flowers

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

You can own a limited edition Martin Parr print

Stan Douglas on why phone photos all look the same

The artist says our phones are programmed to make the same image and little distinguishes one from another

Stan Douglas on why phone photos all look the same

Watch the new Mapplethorpe documentary trailer

Robert Mapplethorpe: Look at the Pictures features contributions from his friends Debbie Harry and Brice Marden

Watch the new Mapplethorpe documentary trailer


You can own a Nan Goldin limited edition print

Share in the touching lives of Nan Goldin's family of subjects by buying one of these three limited edition prints

You can own a Nan Goldin limited edition print

Kim Cadmus Owens - Affordable on Artspace

Her stretched out, glitched lines of frozen computer screens are imposed on mid-century American landscapes

Kim Cadmus Owens - Affordable on Artspace

Todd Eberle - Affordable on Artspace

Calling all vinyl junkies! The great architectural, art and celebrity photographer has immortalised a vintage icon

Todd Eberle - Affordable on Artspace

Martin Parr’s outsider view of Britain

The UK photographer and Magnum Vice President curates a new show offering an overseas view of his country

Martin Parr’s outsider view of Britain

Going back to Stephen Shore’s Uncommon Places

A new exhibition brings high-fidelity reproduction to Stephen Shore’s large-format 1970s American road trip

 Going back to Stephen Shore’s Uncommon Places

The World Press Photo goes back to Black and White

Does this, the first monochrome image to win the prize for seven years, signal a change in photo reportage?

The World Press Photo goes back to Black and White

Daido Moriyama returns to Shinjuku

Photographer returns to Shinjuku to create new series of work for first show at Fondation Cartier in 12 years

Daido Moriyama returns to Shinjuku

The lost New York days of Candy Darling, John Waters and Susan Sontag captured in new show

New show of the late photographer Peter Hujar's work focuses on NY’s bygone downtown scene

The lost New York days of Candy Darling, John Waters and Susan Sontag captured in new show


When Danny Lyon met Bernie Sanders

The photographer sends us the pictures he took of the Democratic Presidential Candidate as a student activist

When Danny Lyon met Bernie Sanders

Martin Parr has a thing about sausages and rhubarb

New shows and book from Magnum photographer shed light on enduring (and endearing) food fascination

Martin Parr has a thing about sausages and rhubarb

Elliot Erwitt - Affordable on Artspace

The Magnum Photographer's contact sheet tells the story of his most iconic photo and is a piece of affordable art that will raise the cool factor of your living space - here's how to buy it and what to say when guests admire it

Elliot Erwitt - Affordable on Artspace

Matt Smith to play Robert Mapplethorpe

The Dr Who actor will star alongside the Girls actress Zosia Mamet in a new film chronicling the photographer's life

Matt Smith to play Robert Mapplethorpe

A Mapplethorpe show without the moral outcry

The Perfect Medium will include the photographer’s explicit work but won’t dwell on the controversy around it

A Mapplethorpe show without the moral outcry

Gregory Crewdson returns after 5 years in the forest

Renowned photographer returns with new work after collapse of marriage and period of creative renewal

Gregory Crewdson returns after 5 years in the forest

Jacques-Henri Lartigue's rarely seen colour archive

The photographer who influenced the look of Wes Anderson's films gets a rare showing of his colour work

Jacques-Henri Lartigue's rarely seen colour archive

Viewing Robert Mapplethorpe through his friends

A current exhibition of the late American's portraits brings the photographer’s social circle into sharp focus

Viewing Robert Mapplethorpe through his friends

The photos that spread Martin Luther King's message

On Martin Luther King Day we look back at two powerful images from the 20th Century Civil Rights movement

The photos that spread Martin Luther King's message

Steve McCurry fashion shoot hit by dust storm

His Valentino fashion shoot was almost marred - but in the end made - by a ferocious dust cloud in Kenya

Steve McCurry fashion shoot hit by dust storm

Shigeo Anzaï's pictures from an exhibition (or two)

A new show features the photographer who documented the nation's art movements including Mono-ha

Shigeo Anzaï's pictures from an exhibition (or two)

Why is Erik Kessels’ dad’s car up for a photo prize?

How the famous photo curator's 2015 exhibition Unfinished Father made the Deutsche Börse Prize short list

Why is Erik Kessels’ dad’s car up for a photo prize?

The camera that captured Cape Cod Light

A new show reveals how when Joel Meyerowitz began working in large-format he had to take in the view

The camera that captured Cape Cod Light

A great photo overview in 7 classic books

Buy our Classic Photographers Collection and gift a trove of images by Martin Parr, Steve McCurry and others

A great photo overview in 7 classic books

From Book to Bid – Sugimoto’s Time Exposed

Martin Parr and Gerry Badger explain why these sea scenes, up for sale at Sotheby's, take time as their motif

From Book to Bid – Sugimoto’s Time Exposed

Peter Marino’s plans for Robert Mapplethorpe

On the 69th anniversary of his birth we look at a new show of the photographer’s best and least-known images

Peter Marino’s plans for Robert Mapplethorpe

Guy Bourdin's double vision

A Paris Photo presentation shows how the French photographer used a classic technique to great effect

Guy Bourdin's double vision

Nan Goldin - 'I know how Amy Winehouse felt'

The photographer looks back at her photo series The Ballad of Sexual Dependency - 30 years on

Nan Goldin - 'I know how Amy Winehouse felt'

Steve McCurry on being shelled in Kashmir

The Magnum photographer remembers a fateful night-time taxi ride on India's dangerous western border

Steve McCurry on being shelled in Kashmir

My Body of Art - Joel Meyerowitz on his beach photos

As a street photographer in 60s Manhattan, Joel Meyorowitz became a master at capturing the human body moving through space. In the early 80s he stepped away from the city with a View Camera - this is what happened

My Body of Art - Joel Meyerowitz on his beach photos

Stephen Shore on his most moving work ever

The legendary photographer tells us about his experience photographing Holocaust survivors in Ukraine

Stephen Shore on his most moving work ever

Remembering Hilla Becher

Following her death on Sunday we look back at the German photographer's artistic and academic legacy

Remembering Hilla Becher

Iconic photos by Nan Goldin, Daido Moriyama, Eve Arnold and Guy Bourdin rendered in Play-Doh

As Eleanor Macnair's carefully crafted Play-Doh images get their debut showing at Atlas we ask her how it all started

Iconic photos by Nan Goldin, Daido Moriyama, Eve Arnold and Guy Bourdin rendered in Play-Doh

Wolfgang Tillmans' unfiltered photo show

Is the German photographer a latterday realist? That’s certainly the implication of his current New York exhibition

Wolfgang Tillmans' unfiltered photo show

The face of America in the Fifties

The International Center of Photography looks back at the group shot in early 20th century America

The face of America in the Fifties

Billy McCune – Danny Lyon’s most tragic subject

Prison may have taken away this man’s adult life, yet it didn’t break his creative spirit, as Lyon’s book makes clear

Billy McCune – Danny Lyon’s most tragic subject

Looking back at Danny Lyon’s convicts

What are the prisoners trying to tell us in Lyon’s seminal 1960s prison book, Conversations with the Dead?

Looking back at Danny Lyon’s convicts

Mary Ellen Mark’s last assignment

The great US photographer’s final commission proves she was a wonderful documentarian right up until the end

Mary Ellen Mark’s last assignment

Martin Parr shoots himself (again)

Are these ‘autoportraits’ a becoming way to regard the president of Magnum Photos? Well, he certainly thinks so

Martin Parr shoots himself (again)

Danny Lyon looks back at his powerful prison photos

The brilliant photographer describes the how he got into Texan prisons and why the experience still haunts him

Danny Lyon looks back at his powerful prison photos

Tina Barney on shooting at the Noguchi Museum

The photographer spent 18 months at the museum but when she saw what she wanted - "it was like a bullet!"

Tina Barney on shooting at the Noguchi Museum

What's Victor Enrich done to the Spanish Pavilion?

Spanish photographer mashes up the building that showed Picasso's Guernica with NY's Storefront Gallery

What's Victor Enrich done to the Spanish Pavilion?

What Joel Meyerowitz learned in Cape Cod

The great American photographer looks back on the trip that produced his pivotal series Cape Light

What Joel Meyerowitz learned in Cape Cod

Stephen Shore photographs Survivors in Ukraine

New book captures the lives of European holocaust survivors with remarkable power and grace

Stephen Shore photographs Survivors in Ukraine

Let Steve McCurry take you to India

William Dalrymple calls the photographer's new book 'a testament to a long-standing love of India'

Let Steve McCurry take you to India

Teen photographer finds the unguarded moment

What does the 14-year-old winner of this year's Sony World Photography Awards share with Steve McCurry?

Teen photographer finds the unguarded moment

Black Britain in black and white

Fascinating new Vanley Burke show displays the photographer’s prints and also the contents of his life

Black Britain in black and white

Nan Goldin - photographer and illustrator?

Nan's gallerist and friend talks us through her new exhibition and his efforts to put her drawings on show

Nan Goldin - photographer and illustrator?

An award-winning photo taken by a 15-year-old

This bright young Sony World Photography Award winner finds a new way of showing her national cultural heritage

An award-winning photo taken by a 15-year-old

Take a look at Martin Parr's Nice photographs

The Magnum photographer has been shooting the Côte d'Azur's beautiful people for a beach-themed show

Take a look at Martin Parr's Nice photographs

Steve McCurry's Advice for Young Creatives #2

There's nothing like practice, practice practice! for becoming the best at what you do says the Magnum photographer

Steve McCurry's Advice for Young Creatives #2

Stephen Shore and Martin Parr hang out at Arles

The two great Phaidon photographers enjoy signings and retrospectives at the world's greatest photo festival

Stephen Shore and Martin Parr hang out at Arles

Looking back at Castro's Cuba

The International Center of Photography’s ¡Cuba, Cuba! show surveys half a century of revolutionary life

Looking back at Castro's Cuba

Can you guess who's playing the Migrant Mother?

Sandro Miller has recreated a series of classic photographs with a certain Hollywood actor taking the lead role

Can you guess who's playing the Migrant Mother?


Danny Lyon's Conversations with the Dead

Danny Lyon spent 14 months photographing inside the Texas penitentiary system - this is what he found

Danny Lyon's Conversations with the Dead

Introducing Magnum Photos' new members!

The photography cooperative has just added six new members to its ranks. Do you know their work?

Introducing Magnum Photos' new members!

Steve McCurry's Advice for Young Creatives

Legendary Magnum photographer's advice for graduates this summer: #1: 'Be proactive!'

Steve McCurry's Advice for Young Creatives

Why we love this award-winning photo by a teenager

Yong Lin Tan won Youth Photographer at the Sony World Photography Awards - we asked him how he did it

Why we love this award-winning photo by a teenager

'What's going on in Chinese photography? A lot'

The director of Photo Shanghai on Asia's rising stars, censorship and what to watch out for when buying a photo

'What's going on in Chinese photography? A lot'

Katy Grannan’s fallen stars on the highway

Photographer’s new series looks at the fortunes and misfortunes of the overlooked and undervalued

Katy Grannan’s fallen stars on the highway

The photo that made Elliott Erwitt a vegetarian

Magnum photographers pick the photo that 'changed everything' (or, just for a little while, in Elliott's case)

The photo that made Elliott Erwitt a vegetarian

Martin Parr's first fashion collection

Martin Parr does 'oh so British' fashion shoot for Henry Holland's House of Holland label (sandals not included)

Martin Parr's first fashion collection

Breaking bread with Joel Meyerowitz

How did the legendary street photographer conjure such character from a staple foodstuff?

Breaking bread with Joel Meyerowitz

The world's tax havens go on show at Arles

Photographers Paolo Woods and Gabriele Galimberti grapple with the ephemeral nature of offshore banking

The world's tax havens go on show at Arles

Who is showing what at Photo London

The British photo fair opened yesterday and already looks like a success. Here’s what’s drawing in the crowds

Who is showing what at Photo London

From Book to Bid - Jeff Wall's The Bridge

His landscape photo is at auction tonight but why does he think a cemetery is the ‘perfect’ type of landscape?

From Book to Bid - Jeff Wall's The Bridge

Roger Ballen goes back to Outland #4

1998 photograph Cat Catcher conceals a tale of witch doctors, marginalised living and our destructive nature

Roger Ballen goes back to Outland #4

Steve McCurry and Stephen Shore at Photo London

Appearance of two world-class photographers set to raise the status of the photo fair to new heights

Steve McCurry and Stephen Shore at Photo London

Philip-Lorca diCorcia and the Kardashian implant

How does the photographer link the world's most famous fundament to the global financial crisis?

Philip-Lorca diCorcia and the Kardashian implant

Roger Ballen goes back to Outland #3

How the photographer feared for his life getting this shot in an abandoned house full of criminals and drug addicts

Roger Ballen goes back to Outland #3

“There are too many police in America”- Danny Lyon

The photographer and veteran civil-rights campaigner offers his take on the recent spate of US police shootings

“There are too many police in America”- Danny Lyon

Roger Ballen goes back to Outland #2

The photographer revisits his 1995 photo, Woman, man and dog from his seminal book Outland

Roger Ballen goes back to Outland #2

The man who linked Rodin to Stephen Shore

Edward Steichen, born on this day in 1879, linked 19th Century European artists to 20th century NYC innovators

The man who linked Rodin to Stephen Shore

Seeing LA through Rauschenberg’s eyes

Do Rauschenberg’s Los Angeles photos suggest he could have been a great documentary photographer?

Seeing LA through Rauschenberg’s eyes

What's William Eggleston doing in Brazil?

The 75-year-old photographer insisted on a car and a knowledgeable driver when he visited Rio this month...

What's William Eggleston doing in Brazil?

Roger Ballen goes back to Outland

In the first of a new series, the photographer revisits the characters in his seminal photographic book Outland

Roger Ballen goes back to Outland

A Google Doodle for the author of the first photobook

How the botanist Anna Atkins, born today in 1799, created the first photography book over 170 years ago

A Google Doodle for the author of the first photobook

Alex Prager’s knee-high perspective

The Californian photographer’s new Hong Kong show offers a childlike view of her idiosyncratic vision

Alex Prager’s knee-high perspective

Wolfgang Tillmans wins the 2015 Hasselblad Award

Swedish photographic institution cites and celebrates the artist's skill for expressing 'the fragility of images'

Wolfgang Tillmans wins the 2015 Hasselblad Award

Photos that changed the world #10 Derrick Cross

On the anniversary of his untimely death we look at how Robert Mapplethorpe's astonishing 1983 photograph mixed potent sexual and political imagery - proving that photography could appeal to both the mind and the senses

Photos that changed the world #10 Derrick Cross

Is Steve McCurry's Afghan Girl on the run again?

Reports today suggest the woman in McCurry's photo has been living illegally in Pakistan under an assumed name

Is Steve McCurry's Afghan Girl on the run again?

Martin Parr's Bad Weather goes to Switzerland

The rainy, snowy and foggy images from Martin Parr's first photo book go on show at a Geneva gallery next month

Martin Parr's Bad Weather goes to Switzerland

Marcus Lyon’s photos from the future

The British image maker explains how his landscapes capture our globalised world at its most extreme

Marcus Lyon’s photos from the future

Was this the best advert of the Super Bowl?

Lauren Greenfield's ad for Always was a blow out win because it will change attitudes - not just buying habits

Was this the best advert of the Super Bowl?

Join David Doubilet in an amazing underwater world

The legendary photographer and Water Light Time author surfaces for a National Geographic talks tour

Join David Doubilet in an amazing underwater world

When snow fell on the Adriatic

Mario Giacomelli's photos of young priests playing in the snow are as beguiling today as they were in 1961

When snow fell on the Adriatic

Joel Meyerowitz on Edward Weston and invisibility

Watch the brilliant American photographer describe how street photography is informing his latest still life work

Joel Meyerowitz on Edward Weston and invisibility

From Selma to Montgomery with Dr. King

As Martin Luther King Day approaches The New-York Historical Society hosts a poignant new show

From Selma to Montgomery with Dr. King

Photos that changed the world #9 Law of the Gun

George Silk’s gangland slaying shot marked the beginnings of photography’s relationship with TV

Photos that changed the world #9 Law of the Gun

Fox Talbot and the Decisive Moment

New Tate Britain show reveals how the photographic pioneer's work led shutterbugs to capture fleeting moments

Fox Talbot and the Decisive Moment

How was 2014 for Danny Lyon?

The year the legendary photographer and activist turned his attention towards climate change

How was 2014 for Danny Lyon?

How was 2014 for Gerry Badger?

The co-author of The Photobook: A History enjoyed Italian documentary photographers and met Josef Koudelka

How was 2014 for Gerry Badger?

How was 2014 for Hans Eijkelboom?

The Dutch photographer found enlightenment in Portuguese poetry and British shopping centres

How was 2014 for Hans Eijkelboom?

How was 2014 for Joel Meyerowitz?

Late period Matisse proved an inspiration, and working with film maker Ralph Goertz helped him find himself

How was 2014 for Joel Meyerowitz?

How was 2014 for Steve McCurry?

He focused his lens on Syrian refugee camps, the plight of domestic servants and the lives of coffee growers

How was 2014 for Steve McCurry?

How was 2014 for Roger Ballen?

Dreams, nature, and hearing the word 'Ballenesque' used to describe another piece of art all made it a great year

How was 2014 for Roger Ballen?

Think you know about Nobuyoshi Araki?

There's more to the photographer than bondage and sex says Zippora Elders, curator of a new show

Think you know about Nobuyoshi Araki?

How was 2014 for Martin Parr?

A beach in Benidorm, the film Leviathan and the City of London all inspired the photographer and Phaidon author

How was 2014 for Martin Parr?

How was 2014 for Stephen Shore?

The legendary New York photographer on Instagram, Anselm Kiefer and what's coming next

How was 2014 for Stephen Shore?

How Danny Lyon spent New Year's Eve 1966

Great photos, all shot on one night, go on show at Atlantic Avenue subway station later this week

How Danny Lyon spent New Year's Eve 1966

Martin Parr's Italian roadtrip

What happened when the Magnum and Phaidon photographer visited the Amalfi coast?

Martin Parr's Italian roadtrip

Gratuitous sex, death and Guy Bourdin

Why did the photographer only find true fame after his death? Our iBook author Alison Gingeras has the answer

Gratuitous sex, death and Guy Bourdin

War's effect on peace is examined in new Tate show

Tate Modern curator Shoair Mavlian talks us through the new exhibition Conflict, Time, Photography

War's effect on peace is examined in new Tate show

Luisa Lambri opens a window into her soul

Shooting Space photographer makes herself comfortable in other people's homes - then photographs the results

Luisa Lambri opens a window into her soul

The quiet rise of the photo fair photographer

The Photography Book author Ian Jeffrey on the artists who get ahead by working the circuit

The quiet rise of the photo fair photographer

Photos that changed the world #8 Louis-Jacques Mandé Daguerre's Boulevard du Temple, Paris

On the anniversary of his birth, a look at how Daguerre took the first picture to feature a human

Photos that changed the world #8 Louis-Jacques Mandé Daguerre's Boulevard du Temple, Paris

Who to catch where at Paris Photo

The fair previews today, here's where to see Joel Meyerowitz, Stephen Shore, Roger Ballen, Martin Parr, et al

Who to catch where at Paris Photo

Introducing the new breed of photo manipulators

Our Photography Book author Ian Jeffrey on why he admires those who do more than just release the shutter

Introducing the new breed of photo manipulators

Photos that changed the world #7 Telephone Booth

Lee Friedlander's 1963 photo characterised the present as a mere staging point thus capturing the flux of the 1960s

Photos that changed the world #7 Telephone Booth

Can Dagarslani's search for identity

Istanbul-based architect says latest photo series is not about the people but the architectural spaces they're in

Can Dagarslani's search for identity

Paris Photo's Thomas Zander on this year's fair

The gallerist and committee member on picking the right edition and why everyone's mad for Garry Winogrand

Paris Photo's Thomas Zander on this year's fair

Photos that changed the world #6 Self-Portrait

How Gunter Brus and the Vienna Actionists responded to atrocity and remade photography as a result

Photos that changed the world #6 Self-Portrait

How Bas Princen explains architecture in images

The Shooting Space photographer on recording places where urban expansion meets nature's contraction

How Bas Princen explains architecture in images

Downton Abbey creators to make new series based on René Burri and the Magnum photo agency

Carnival Films say "We can get right inside the key events of the 20th century through their lives and lenses"

Downton Abbey creators to make new series based on René Burri and the Magnum photo agency

Hans Eijkelboom’s anti-fashion shots head to Paris

Colette stages show based on Eijkelboom’s People of the Twenty-First Century as part of Paris Photo

Hans Eijkelboom’s anti-fashion shots head to Paris

Ian Jeffrey on the rise of new Chinese photography

Our Photography Book author explains why classic American style human-interest photography is thriving

Ian Jeffrey on the rise of new Chinese photography

Hans Eijkelboom, laureate of Normcore!

Guardian Assistant Fashion Editor Lauren Cochrane on how the photographer picked up early on a 2014 trend

Hans Eijkelboom, laureate of Normcore!

"Photographic collecting is overtaking fine art"

The Photography Book author Ian Jeffrey has some insider tips if you're planning on starting a collection


Photos that changed the world #5 Cigarette No.17

Irving Penn's series of cigarette photos turned prosaic, discarded objects into conceptual art

Photos that changed the world #5 Cigarette No.17

So why do people of the Twenty-First century still wear a Rolling Stones logo from the Twentieth?

Problem Solved author Michael Johnson on the enduring appeal of a look photographed by Hans Eijkelboom

So why do people of the Twenty-First century still wear a Rolling Stones logo from the Twentieth?

Ten questions for photographer Hans Eijkelboom

Our People of the Twenty-First Century photographer on The Sartorialist, Martin Parr and the consumer society

Ten questions for photographer Hans Eijkelboom

Why Iwan Baan likes to get up high

Shooting Space photographer is in a new place pretty much every other day so needs quick perspective on a city

Why Iwan Baan likes to get up high

Photos that changed the world #4 Dovima

Richard Avedon's 1955 photo took fashion out of the studio and sought to capture age as much as youthful beauty

Photos that changed the world #4 Dovima

An-My-Lê's conflict-free war photography

Vietnamese-born photographer takes compelling conflict shots - despite being nowhere near the real action

An-My-Lê's conflict-free war photography

Nadav Kander on the worst of the west in China

The photographer tells us how a love of Rothko and Constructivism helped inspire his quiet Chinese landscapes

Nadav Kander on the worst of the west in China

How a 17th century painting inspired a 70s LA photo

Stephen Shore tells us how his La Brea Ave photo was organised using Claude Lorrain's compositional technique

How a 17th century painting inspired a 70s LA photo

Photos that changed the world: #3 Moonrise

How Ansel Adams' technical skill turned a fleeting scene into the new ideal for US landscape photography

Photos that changed the world: #3 Moonrise

Is this really Stephen Shore’s first retrospective?

Madrid show takes in motels, postcards, high concepts and print-on-demand experiments

Is this really Stephen Shore’s first retrospective?

Photos that changed the world: #2 The Critic

Weegee’s 1943 photo outside the Met Opera influenced street photography, film noir and tabloid subterfuge

Photos that changed the world: #2 The Critic

Photos that changed the world: #1 Horses Trotting

Eadweard J. Muybridge's 1879 print was the first to capture animals moving, changing both photography and art

Photos  that changed the world: #1 Horses Trotting

London’s negative-free photo show

Michael Hoppen Contemporary shows how today's photographers are looking back to yesterday's techniques

London’s negative-free photo show

Is there anything cooler than a Roger Ballen board?

Apart from one of his books of course. Familia celebrates 10th anniversary with the photographer's artwork

Is there anything cooler than a Roger Ballen board?

Hélène Binet’s trip through time

The photographer trains her lens on earth's oldest structures for a new show at the Ammann Gallery, Cologne

Hélène Binet’s trip through time

Get your photo taken Magnum style!

Want to have your pic taken in the style of Martin Parr, Eliott Erwitt or Philippe Halsman? Here's how

Get your photo taken Magnum style!

Why Joel Meyerowitz thinks this is his best photo

The photographer tells the Huffington Post why he keeps coming back to this image, taken in Paris 47 years ago

Why Joel Meyerowitz thinks this is his best photo

The end of Martin Parr’s Black Country Story

The Magnum photographer’s extensive four-year project in the British Midlands rounds off with a major exhibition

The end of Martin Parr’s Black Country Story

Why EarthArt beats Google

The New York Times' Michael Pollak tried an interesting experiment when he reviewed our Bernhard Edmaier book

Why EarthArt beats Google


Daido Moriyama and the scent of the city

How the Japanese photographer always looks for the dim light in a shadowy environment

Daido Moriyama and the scent of the city

The melancholy life of the amazing André Kertész

Though a master of composition, the Hungarian photographer could never really find himself in the frame

The melancholy life of the amazing André Kertész

World War One as pictured in the book Century

A brief look through the incredible images in our book Century to mark today's centenary commemorations

World War One as pictured in the book Century

Is the GIF a good fit for fine-art photography?

US photo duo's new series uses the image format to explore new ground between still and motion pictures

Is the GIF a good fit for fine-art photography?

How Dronestagram is changing aerial photography

Cheap, remote-controlled aircraft are helping inspired photographers reach new, low-level altitudes

How Dronestagram is changing aerial photography

Steve McCurry goes wild in Africa

The legendary photographer takes Etnia sunglasses on a South African safari for its summer campaign

Steve McCurry goes wild in Africa

The tiny American town on show at Arles

Why did Dutch photographer Pieter ten Hoopen spend over a decade shooting in one Montana hamlet?

The tiny American town on show at Arles

Steve McCurry at Alessandro Del Piero’s gallery

Italian footballing legend celebrates shared love of teamwork and excellence in new McCurry exhibition

Steve McCurry at Alessandro Del Piero’s gallery

Nan Goldin in the World of Marc Jacobs

The legendary Eden and after photographer turns up for her signing at Bookmarc dressed head to toe in ...

Nan Goldin in the World of Marc Jacobs

Martin Parr, now with added captions

A new show pairs the photographer's images with pithy quotes from his subjects

Martin Parr, now with added captions

Why Ciril Jazbec is On Thin Ice

The brightest young photojournalist at Arles says his lifelong work will be an encapsulation of climate change

Why Ciril Jazbec is On Thin Ice

Is Erik Kessels the smartest photo curator around?

Dutch art director, collector and curator gives us the lowdown on his new Arles Rencontres show Small Universe

Is Erik Kessels the smartest photo curator around?

Parr, Bailey and Eijkelboom at Arles 2014

Long-standing Arles director François Hébel draws on old friendships for his final Rencontres production

Parr, Bailey and Eijkelboom at Arles 2014

Martin Parr in New York and Austin

The British photographer charms New York Magazine and the crowds at the Austin Center for Photography

Martin Parr in New York and Austin

Larry Clark’s first movie screened in Amsterdam

The Foam gallery will be showing Clark’s early 16mm film, alongside shots from Tulsa and Teenage Lust

Larry Clark’s first movie screened in Amsterdam

Steve McCurry's most difficult assignment

He's been in every war zone on the planet but Iraq was to prove his most difficult challenge

Steve McCurry's most difficult assignment

Stephen Shore on photography's visceral connection

Watch our great video from the photographer's ICP talk in New York last week

Stephen Shore on photography's visceral connection

Shore and Parr meet Phaidon Club members

Two stellar names in the photography world host special talks in London and New York

Shore and Parr meet Phaidon Club members

Mary Ellen Mark wins Lifetime Achievement Award

George Eastman House, the world’s oldest photography museum, honours the brilliant American photographer

Mary Ellen Mark wins Lifetime Achievement Award

Grace Kelly photographed in Cannes

As Grace of Monaco premiers today we take a look at her public and private life as captured in Cannes Cinema

Grace Kelly photographed in Cannes

Richard Mosse wins the Deutsche Börse Prize

The Irish photographer’s Congo images, The Enclave, pick up the annual photography award

Richard Mosse wins the Deutsche Börse Prize

Brad Pitt buys Danny Lyon photo at Paris Photo LA

The Seventh Dog photographer's 1962 print of Clarksdale Police proves a hit with the 12 Years a Slave producer

Brad Pitt buys Danny Lyon photo at Paris Photo LA

What happened when Danny Lyon joined Occupy?

Right from his earliest days with the Outlaws motorcycle gang The Seventh Dog photographer has never flinched from documenting society's rebels. Here's what happened when he spent time with the Occupy protest movement

What happened when Danny Lyon joined Occupy?

Sara Cwynar makes something new from anything old

NY photographer uses old images to make new ones that resemble “that junk drawer everyone has in their house"

Sara Cwynar makes something new from anything old

The book that captured pre-Sartorialist street style

The Photobook III praises the Japanese streetwear anthology Fruits that captured Tokyo styles at their wildest

The book that captured pre-Sartorialist street style

Your chance to meet Stephen Shore

The legendary photographer and creator of From Galilee to the Negev hits the West Coast later this month

Your chance to meet Stephen Shore

Ten questions for Martin Parr and Gerry Badger

Our selfie-taking photobook experts on rarity, collecting and why the photograph is like a time machine

Ten questions for Martin Parr and Gerry Badger

Andreas Gursky’s pre-digital world

Photographer's early landscapes prove he could capture the modern world without recourse to computers

Andreas Gursky’s pre-digital world

Joel Meyerowitz revisits 1960s Europe

The Howard Greenberg Gallery recreates Joel's 1968 exhibition, shot entirely from inside a moving car

Joel Meyerowitz revisits 1960s Europe

Ten questions for Paris Photo's Julien Frydman

Paris Photo director and former Magnum man talks to Phaidon.com about this month's Los Angeles fair

Ten questions for Paris Photo's Julien Frydman

Hunter S. Thompson's advice to Danny Lyon

When his photographer buddy joined a motorcycle gang the infamous writer implored him to "Get the hell out!"

Hunter S. Thompson's advice to Danny Lyon

When Danny Lyon met Muhammad Ali

The US photographer shot America's protestors, dissidents and agitators - and the world's greatest boxer

When Danny Lyon met Muhammad Ali

Why apartheid South Africa's greatest nightlife photographer died before seeing his first show

The Photobook III's Martin Parr and Gerry Badger on the life, work and untimely death of Billy Monk

Why apartheid South Africa's greatest nightlife photographer died before seeing his first show

When Danny Lyon was just two dogs in

The photographer's 1962 work, shot in the South, was an early example of a burgeoning confrontational style

When Danny Lyon was just two dogs in

Ten questions for Nan Goldin

The Eden and after photographer on addiction, Robert Pattinson, motherhood and collecting human skulls

Ten questions for Nan Goldin

The Photobook III on show in Madrid

Throughout April the Ivorypress bookshop will display rare titles featured in Martin Parr and Gerry Badger's book

The Photobook III on show in Madrid

Inside the Texas Department of Corrections 1968

In the 1960s Danny Lyon moved to a cattle ranch in Texas. Nearby was the Texas Department of Corrections, a prison complex whose past inmates had included Leadbelly - these are some of the photos he took there

Inside the Texas Department of Corrections 1968

How the world caught up with John Stezaker

The 64-year-old photo collage artist and photobook author is finding success late in life a little overwhelming

How the world caught up with John Stezaker

Sarah Jones's alchemical camera

Photography Today cover artist explores how subjects are measured and flattened in new series of pictures

Sarah Jones's alchemical camera

How one man and a hyena changed the photobook

Martin Parr and Gerry Badger explain how a personalised documentary approach revitalised photography

How one man and a hyena changed the photobook

Nan Goldin "People forget how radical my work was"

She may have influenced a generation of photographers but accepts no responsibility for their work

Nan Goldin

Czech photos balance beauty and documentary

NYC's Czech Center show, You. Never Too Close, shows mid-career photographers with a common viewpoint

Czech photos balance beauty and documentary

Why are these old Spanish men colouring in pigeons?

Among the punk and fashion books, Martin Parr and Gerry Badger pick out one on bird racing in the Photobook

Why are these old Spanish men colouring in pigeons?

Who's who in these Nan Goldin photos?

Goldin's new book Eden and After features familiar friends with their kids. Read on to find out who they are

Who's who in these Nan Goldin photos?

Daniel Kovalovszky's unearthly landscapes

Hungarian photographer subverts conventional landscape photography with uncannily uniform forest shots

Daniel Kovalovszky's unearthly landscapes

Martin Parr rewrites photobook history

The photographer tells the Financial Times why he would like to bequeath his incredible collection to the Tate

Martin Parr rewrites photobook history

LAPD opens its archives for Paris Photo

Most famous police department on earth gets its mug shot in the second edition of Paris Photo Los Angeles

LAPD opens its archives for Paris Photo

Daniel Gordon wins the Paul Huf Award

The 33-year-old American photographer wins the young photographers award, for his still-life collages

Daniel Gordon wins the Paul Huf Award

Martin Parr on Paris, pants and photobooks

To mark his Paris show, the photographer reveals his personal likes and dislikes to France's Le Figaro newspaper

Martin Parr on Paris, pants and photobooks

Why Nan Goldin focused on children in her new book

In an accompanying essay the Italian writer Guido Costa offers insight into the inspiration behind Eden and After

Why Nan Goldin focused on children in her new book

Time magazine captures One World Trade

The magazine greets New York's magnificent new skyscaper with an equally impressive photo shoot and video

Time magazine captures One World Trade

Martin Parr's Acropolis Now

The photographer collates his water-damaged prints of Greek ruins into a new online series

Martin Parr's Acropolis Now

Pompidou shows paparazzi shots alongside fine art

Centre Pompidou-Metz hangs pap shots alongside Warhol to examine our relationship with news and gossip

Pompidou shows paparazzi shots alongside fine art

Stephen Shore's travels through Israel

In From Galilee to the Negev the photographer presents an impartial portrait of Israel and the West Bank

Stephen Shore's travels through Israel

Joel Meyerowitz at street photography screening

The New York street photographer joins director Cheryl Dunn for a special screening of Everybody Street

Joel Meyerowitz at street photography screening

Phaidon photographers' holiday tips

Nan Goldin, Martin Parr, Sally Mann and Joel Meyerowitz tell The New York Times where they like to unwind

Phaidon photographers' holiday tips

Steve McCurry's Children of the OMO photographs

Magnum photographer publishes his photographs to bring attention to ritual killing of mingi children

Steve McCurry's Children of the OMO photographs

Daniella Zalcman's photographic tale of two cities

Vanity Fair contributor's new work is a love letter to New York and London - shot and edited entirely on her iPhone

Daniella Zalcman's photographic tale of two cities

Finding photographic beauty in rubbish

Diane Gatterdam and Laurie Frankel's artfully styled still lifes highlight our wasteful habits

Finding photographic beauty in rubbish

Stuart Hall on Samuel Fosso

To mark the cultural theorist's recent death, we look back at Different - Hall's book on marginalized photographers

Stuart Hall on Samuel Fosso

Can you spot the clones in these landscapes?

Landscape photographer Mathieu Bernard-Reymond’s populates his images with digitally manipulated doubles

Can you spot the clones in these landscapes?

When fine art meets family portraits

Nan Goldin and Thomas Struth feature in Family Matters, a new exhibition that looks at changing family relations

When fine art meets family portraits

A still-image celebration of golden-age cinemas

French photographer Franck Bohbot reflects cinema's golden age in his photographic series of movie theatres

A still-image celebration of golden-age cinemas

Is Jeff Wall scared of street photography?

"Probably" says the fine-art photographer, on the eve of his major new European retrospective

Is Jeff Wall scared of street photography?

Happy Valentine's day from 5 Phaidon photographers

Joel Meyerowitz, Eliott Erwitt, René Burri, Martin Parr and Danny Lyon train their lenses on love

Happy Valentine's day from 5 Phaidon photographers

Have you seen the size of Chuck Close’s camera?

Portrait artist uses massive 20X24 Polaroid camera to take life-sized 'snaps' of Hollywood stars for Vanity Fair

Have you seen the size of Chuck Close’s camera?

Who will win this year's Deutsche Börse Prize?

Psychedelic rebels, a Spanish greaser and German biologist's world view all vie for this year's £30,000 prize

Who will win this year's Deutsche Börse Prize?

The banned Chinese photographer on show in Paris

Ren Hang has been curated by Ai Weiwei, arrested while shooting and has had visitors spit on his photographs

The banned Chinese photographer on show in Paris

Steve McCurry on photography's globalised challenge

The Magnum photographer says that, from Cleveland to India, the world is beginning to look the same

Steve McCurry on photography's globalised challenge

Frank Thiel's frozen landscapes

Stunning photographs of massive Patagonian glacier feature in Nowhere is a Place at Sean Kelly Gallery NY

Frank Thiel's frozen landscapes

Alex Prager captures the face in the crowd

Large scale photos shot on an LA soundstage form part of the photographer's most ambitious work to date

Alex Prager captures the face in the crowd

David LaChapelle takes on Big Oil

Former fashion photographer shows oil-industry maquettes crafted from consumer goods at Paul Kasmin NY

David LaChapelle takes on Big Oil

Danny Lyon's radical ideas for National Geographic

A cannabis-themed issue with a free joint is just one of the special editions outlined by the great US photographer

Danny Lyon's radical ideas for National Geographic

William Burroughs: artist, author, photographer?

A new show at London’s Photographers’ Gallery examines a less familiar side of the beat author’s work

William Burroughs: artist, author, photographer?

Thomas Struth goes to Disneyland

The Dusseldorf School photographer shoots the quaint side of America's most famous theme park

Thomas Struth goes to Disneyland

Iran's red light district before the Ayatollah arrived

Kaveh Golestan's photographs of Tehran's pre-revolutionary red light district go on show in Amsterdam

Iran's red light district before the Ayatollah arrived

Steve McCurry's camera phone advice

The world-renowned photographer tells the BBC how to take a great picture - on a smart phone

Steve McCurry's camera phone advice

How was 2013 for Danny Lyon?

The legendary American photographer on rediscovering the joys of film and finalising his career retrospective

How was 2013 for Danny Lyon?

How was 2013 for Per-Anders Jörgensen?

The photographer on Edward Snowden and Japanese food - and his desire to grow some rare strawberries

How was 2013 for Per-Anders Jörgensen?

How was 2013 for Roger Ballen?

The photographer looks back on the year just gone and reveals what's in store next

How was 2013 for Roger Ballen?

How was 2013 for Bernhard Edmaier?

The incredible landscape photographer was inspired by a Russian wunderkind this year

How was 2013 for Bernhard Edmaier?

2013 The year in photography

We look back at a year in which the still life made a comeback and the selfie made it into the dictionary

2013 The year in photography

How was 2013 for Kevin Davies?

The Philip Treacy photographer on Frank Auerbach, his mum and a forthcoming U2 project

How was 2013 for Kevin Davies?

Roger Ballen's asylums and apparitions at MONA

Photographer finds a kindred soul at David Walsh's Museum of Old and New Art (MONA) in Hobart

Roger Ballen's asylums and apparitions at MONA

How was 2013 for Martin Parr?

The Magnum photographer on a 'turkey and tinsel' holiday trip and the 'beauty and craziness' of the Amalfi coast

How was 2013 for Martin Parr?

Danny Lyon onstage in Washington DC

Legendary 'Bikers' photojournalist and pioneer of The New Journalism breaks ground ahead of new Phaidon book

Danny Lyon onstage in Washington DC

How was 2013 for Joel Meyerowitz?

Phaidon creatives look back on the year just gone and tell us about what they're going to be up to in 2014

How was 2013 for Joel Meyerowitz?

A rare chance to see Capa in Colour

The 20th century photojournalist's little-seen colour work goes on display in New York next month

A rare chance to see Capa in Colour

Mustafah Abdulaziz photographs the Ganges

Ex-Wall Street Journal photographer took a trip along India's sacred river with astonishing results

Mustafah Abdulaziz photographs the Ganges

Photographs that are an accident waiting to happen

Csilla Klenyánszki builds precarious sculptures that balance just long enough for her to shoot them

Photographs that are an accident waiting to happen

Inside Jee Young's head (and very small studio)

Korean artist creates fantasy worlds based on fables, childhood memories and an incredible imagination

Inside Jee Young's head (and very small studio)

When a picture really is worth a thousand words

In celebration of a great life 1918-2013 - Nelson Mandela photographed by VII's Ron Haviv

When a picture really is worth a thousand words

Nan Goldin film premiers at Art Basel Miami Beach

I Remember Your Face documents life in Paris and Berlin and gets first US showing tonight - watch the trailer

Nan Goldin film premiers at Art Basel Miami Beach

Mana Morimoto's hand-stitched photographs

The Japanese wild artist and weaver simply loves “making thread beams come out of people’s eyes!”

Mana Morimoto's hand-stitched photographs

Kai-Uwe Gundlach's downtime downtown photos

After a shoot the advertising photographer drops his crew and opens up the aperture for long-exposure cityscapes

Kai-Uwe Gundlach's downtime downtown photos

The other side of Athens

Petros Koublis captures the silent countryside that surrounds the capital's "desperate cry"

The other side of Athens

Laura Plageman's hand-folded photography

The Californian photographer bends, creases and screws up her images, even if she likes them

Laura Plageman's hand-folded photography

Tadao Cern's Comfort Zone

The Lithuanian architect switched to a life as a photographer and shot this great beach series

Tadao Cern's Comfort Zone

The science and serenity of CERN

The industrial photographer Alastair Philip Wiper shoots the colourful and beautifully ordered in Geneva

The science and serenity of CERN

Michel Campeau captures demise of the dark room

Canadian photographer immortalises darkrooms as monuments to the lost art of silver-based photography

Michel Campeau captures demise of the dark room

Joel Meyerowitz goes big on Cézanne

The photographer's massive 2m x 2.40m print of Cézanne's objects proves a hit at Paris Photo

Joel Meyerowitz goes big on Cézanne

New York street photography laid bare in new doc

Elliot Erwitt, Mary Ellen Mark and Joel Meyerowitz describe their craft and the city it came from in Everybody Street

New York street photography laid bare in new doc

Any of your pictures in this artist's works?

Penelope Umbrico gathers together thousands of similar images from photo-sharing sites and elsewhere

Any of your pictures in this artist's works?

Charlotte Colbert's surreal housewife shots

A Day At Home captures the cloistered, psychically fraught world of the modern kept woman

Charlotte Colbert's surreal housewife shots

Ahn Jun pushes self portraiture to the edge

Korean photographer says vertiginous shots speak to the future of our cities - if you're acrophobic look away now

Ahn Jun pushes self portraiture to the edge

Stephen Shore signing in London this Friday

The pioneering photographer launches his debut iBook and presents his two-volume Book of Books collection

Stephen Shore signing in London this Friday

Take a look at Sir Paul Smith's photographs

A glimpse into the shadowy world of the legendary British fashion designer

Take a look at Sir Paul Smith's photographs

Colette Fu's photo sculpture pop-ups

The Chinese-American photographer brings the bustle of the Yunnan province to life on the page

Colette Fu's photo sculpture pop-ups

Thomas Albdorf on keeping still life alive

The Austrian photographer and critic defends the photographic one-liner and says it's here to stay

Thomas Albdorf on keeping still life alive

Bernhard Edmaier's search for white

The German landscape photographer has found the sum of all spectral colours surprisingly ellusive

Bernhard Edmaier's search for white

Parr, Meyerowitz and Phaidon at Paris Photo

Hear Martin talk protests and photobooks, meet Joel, get your book signed, and more at this year's Paris Photo

Parr, Meyerowitz and Phaidon at Paris Photo

Meet the Sochi Singers

Two Dutch image makers document the entertainment on offer at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Russia

Meet the Sochi Singers

Take a look at Stephen Shore's moving image iBook

Be the first to pre-order the great American photographer's debut digital video iBook, A New York Minute

Take a look at Stephen Shore's moving image iBook

The life and death of Agnes Thor

See how this young Swedish photographer tries to capture the transience of life in her images

The life and death of Agnes Thor

Steve McCurry on the Afghan Girl, beauty and 9/11

The Magnum photographer describes his working practices and his view of the world in an Italian TV interview

Steve McCurry on the Afghan Girl, beauty and 9/11

Ben Marcin photographs the last house standing

German-born US-based photographer looks at single houses that hang on when the neighbours have gone

Ben Marcin photographs the last house standing

Sara Naim goes tree spotting in Dubai

The British-born photographer finds hardy specimens hanging on among the office blocks and sand dunes

Sara Naim goes tree spotting in Dubai

The science and beauty of Edmaier's Grand Canyon

EarthArt offers both a fine collection of aerial views and a wealth of geological insight into our planet's beauty

The science and beauty of Edmaier's Grand Canyon

What America’s banks did next

Michael Vahrenwald’s project, The People’s Trust, looks at how US bank buildings have been repurposed

What America’s banks did next

What is real and what is fake in this model town?

Photographer and model maker Michael Paul Smith has been photographing his own town for the last 25 years

What is real and what is fake in this model town?

Does this wrecked liner remind you of Fellini too?

Gigi Cifali's surreal photographs of the Costa Concordia revel in the wreck's dark absurdity

Does this wrecked liner remind you of Fellini too?

Stephen Shore shares his Lou Reed pictures

Following the singer's passing, Shore posted one of his Factory shots, featuring a young, vulnerable Reed

Stephen Shore shares his Lou Reed pictures

Marc Wilson's accidental war memorials

The British photographer captures Europe's WWII battlements as they disappear into the coastline

Marc Wilson's accidental war memorials

Whose hometown is this?

John Maclean photographs the hometowns of his artistic heroes, adding a little of their style into his shots

Whose hometown is this?

Listen to Robert Capa speak

To commemorate the centenary of the Magnum founder's birth, the ICP unearths his only radio interview

Listen to Robert Capa speak

Josef Koudelka shows Prague '68 shots in Bucharest

The Magnum photographer who captured the Prague Spring praises Romania, as his show opens in its capital

Josef Koudelka shows Prague '68 shots in Bucharest

William Klein's street scenes come to Amsterdam

The New York street photographer gets a major retrospective at the Netherlands Foam photography gallery

William Klein's street scenes come to Amsterdam

Introducing EarthArt

Editor Alex Stetter previews our forthcoming book with the acclaimed aerial photographer Bernhard Edmaier

Introducing EarthArt

Steve McCurry's travel tips

The great Magnum photographer tells the Wall Street Journal how he likes to get around (in and out of the water)

Steve McCurry's travel tips

What the well-dressed swan is wearing this winter

If you're a fan of Wild Art you'll love these hipster animals in the latest project by Miguel Vallinas

What the well-dressed swan is wearing this winter

Find Utopia with René Burri in Switzerland

The Swiss-born Magnum photographer is the subject of an artist-themed retrospective in Geneva

Find Utopia with René Burri in Switzerland

Steve McCurry on TV and in the gallery

The iconic Magnum photographer squeezes a peerless career into six minutes for the Californian news cycle

Steve McCurry on TV and in the gallery

Stephen Shore's personal philosophy

The American photographer looks back on a momentous career with Imagista's Heidi Hartwig and Lauren Festa

Stephen Shore's personal philosophy

Elliott Erwitt, male model

The photographer steps in front of the camera alongside fellow octogenarians to mark Cole Haan's 85th birthday

Elliott Erwitt, male model

Meet Steve McCurry at Peter Fetterman Gallery

Steve is the Mick Jagger of the photography world - Fetterman tells Phaidon on eve of his Santa Monica talk

Meet Steve McCurry at Peter Fetterman Gallery

Go to India with Martin Parr

British travel company, Cox & Kings, is offering a 10-day trip to northern India with the Magnum photographer

Go to India with Martin Parr

Stephanie Gonot's Fad Diets

Diet Coke and cigarettes diet (and others) visualised with a little help from LA-based photographer

Stephanie Gonot's Fad Diets

Jim Golden's still lifes

Ex-New York ad guy moves to Oregon to create photos that capture essence not beauty (though we like them)

Jim Golden's still lifes

Photographing the model crime scene

Corinne May Botz spent six years in the Maryland State medical examiner’s office shooting 500 images

Photographing the model crime scene

Akihiko Miyoshi's Abstract Photos

Artist, photographer and computer engineer plays with mirrors, paper and tape to give depth to 2D photographs

Akihiko Miyoshi's Abstract Photos

Shooting hoops with Adrian Skenderovic

Paris-based photographer collects lost basketball hoops while on his travels

Shooting hoops with Adrian Skenderovic

Photographing in the fourth dimension

Fong Qi Wei invites you to time travel within the frame of a single photograph

Photographing in the fourth dimension

Has Arne Svenson violated his neighbours' privacy?

NY court rules on whether the photographer was within his rights to shoot through an adjacent apartment window

Has Arne Svenson violated his neighbours' privacy?

The palaces of the bird world

Photographer Dillon Marsh has been fascinated by the gigantic nests of Sociable Weaver birds since childhood

The palaces of the bird world

Martin Parr wants you to shoot a funeral

As part of The Photographers' Gallery Mass Observation exhibition, Parr has issued 'Directive 2'

Martin Parr wants you to shoot a funeral

You can zoom in 25 kilometres on this photo

The photos in Jeffrey Martin's 360 Cities series are created from up to 40,000 images digitally stitched together

You can zoom in 25 kilometres on this photo

Dolce & Gabbana's Fellini film comes to London

The 2012 restoration of Fellini's Satyricon is on at The Curzon, courtesy of the A Nos Amours collective

Dolce & Gabbana's Fellini film comes to London

Introducing Steve McCurry Untold

Phaidon publisher Amanda Renshaw introduces Steve McCurry Untold, a book that looks at the stories and circumstances behind the photos that made the Magnum photographer famous

Introducing Steve McCurry Untold

Stephen Shore goes global

A new exhibition shows the photographer's shots from Israel, Abu Dhabi and the Ukraine alongside his US work

Stephen Shore goes global

See Jakob Wagner's plane window weather shots

German photographer loves to shoot the clouds from the window of a passenger plane

See Jakob Wagner's plane window weather shots

The Photographers' Gallery shows Mass Observation

A new exhibition draws from the archives of the British project that sought to offer "an anthropology of ourselves"

The Photographers' Gallery shows Mass Observation

Why does this photographer set his film on fire?

Peter Hoffman says his unusual technique is a comment on unsustainable consumer habits

Why does this photographer set his film on fire?

Meet the photographer whose camera gets in the way

Texas born Bobby Scheidemann's series Nothing to Hide reflects on our desire to photograph absolutely everything

Meet the photographer whose camera gets in the way

Meet the photographer who plays with his food

Rene Mesman's unlikely pairings are visually arresting, although gastronomically unlikely

Meet the photographer who plays with his food

Arles goes black and white

Unseen Guy Bourdin and Hiroshi Sugimoto photographs head up a re-examination of monochrome imagery

Arles goes black and white

Martin Parr turns his lens on the Swiss

The quintessentially English photographer focuses on Helvetican clichés in Think of Switzerland

Martin Parr turns his lens on the Swiss

René Burri receives Leica Hall of Fame Award

Swiss photographer joins Steve McCurry, Barbara Klemm and Nick Út as one of Leica's greatest ambassadors

René Burri receives Leica Hall of Fame Award

French photographer captures false alarms

Marina Gadonneix's focus on disaster simulators explores the divide between the real and the perceived

French photographer captures false alarms

Rebranding via a smoke bomb

Italian photographer Filippo Minelli Silence/ Shapes_Ongoing photo series is taken up for a new corporate identity

Rebranding via a smoke bomb

Ann Woo plays her cards right

New York-based Chinese photographer eschews interpretation, seeking only what's real in her new photo series

Ann Woo plays her cards right

Can you see what's going on here?

We like Béla Borsodi’s optical illusion created for new VLP album, Terrain

Can you see what's going on here?

Giuseppe Colarusso plays with form and function

Giuseppe Colarusso's Improbabilità series is a playful exploration of objects and their uses

Giuseppe Colarusso plays with form and function

Berlin photographer empties the UAE

In Matthias Heiderich's photographs of Dubai and Abu Dhabi, pedestrians are conspicuous by their absence

Berlin photographer empties the UAE

War critique wins the Deutsche Börse Photo Prize

Adam Broomberg and Oliver Chanarin's updating of Bertolt Brecht's Marxist War Primer takes the £30,000 prize

War critique wins the Deutsche Börse Photo Prize

Joel Meyerowitz returns to St Louis

The city celebrates once again the series of pictures it commissioned from the photographer 36 years ago

Joel Meyerowitz returns to St Louis

Robert Capa's war shots come to London

Month-long retrospective of war photographer and Magnum agency founder opens at ATLAS Gallery this week

Robert Capa's war shots come to London

René Burri talks Moscow, Picasso and kids

Photographers' Gallery posts its Burri talk online, alongside ones with Cartier-Bresson and Don McCullin

René Burri talks Moscow, Picasso and kids

Hélène Binet on pushing three dimensions into two

The brilliant architectural photographer talks through her early career and the challenges of her chosen medium

Hélène Binet on pushing three dimensions into two

Magnum and the dying art of darkroom printing

A look at the work of Pablio Inirio, the man who's printed Henri-Cartier-Bresson, René Burri and Dennis Stock

Magnum and the dying art of darkroom printing

Martin Parr and Weegee head up Liverpool festival

Look/13 International Photography Festival pairs Martin Parr with Tom Wood and Weegee with August Sander

Martin Parr and Weegee head up Liverpool festival

René Burri on the BBC

The photographer discusses his career and new book, Impossible Reminiscences, with Front Row's John Wilson

René Burri on the BBC

Inside Amazon by Ben Roberts

Prix Pictet nominated-photographer Ben Roberts captures the online retailer's massive UK "fulfillment centre"

Inside Amazon by Ben Roberts

Have you seen Elliott Erwitt's walking stick?

Celebrated photographer collaborates with Milan designers Danese on old school yet innovative walking aid

Have you seen Elliott Erwitt's walking stick?

How the 1962 monsoons inspired Steve McCurry

Forthcoming book, Steve McCurry Untold: The Stories Behind The Photographs, tells how coverage of the Indian rainy season in Life magazine set the Magnum photographer off on a life of photography and far flung travel

How the 1962 monsoons inspired Steve McCurry

René Burri's Impossible Reminiscences #4

The view from a war torn Beirut window, the cost of 'man's progress' and a wry tale concerning William Tell - all taken from his brilliant new book of previously unpublished colour photography, Impossible Reminiscences

René Burri's Impossible Reminiscences #4

What's happening in Bence Bakonyi's photographs?

The Hungarian photographer spent six months in China and came back with these uncanny, ambiguous images

What's happening in Bence Bakonyi's photographs?

How to photograph North Korea

Brussels-based photographer Maxime Delvaux spends 12 days in The Democratic People's Republic of Korea, shooting the kind of photographs his guards allowed

How to photograph North Korea

Danny Lyon's China

The veteran civil rights photographer reveals more of his shots from Shanxi, northern China, online

Danny Lyon's China

When Google goes wrong

Clement Valla searches through internet giant's Maps' algorithms to find the point where concept meets reality

When Google goes wrong

Catch Mike Brodie's incredible train-hopping photos

Inspired by Steve McCurry's portraits, Brodie rode the rails for four years, shooting pictures of the people he met

Catch Mike Brodie's incredible train-hopping photos

René Burri's Impossible Reminiscences

The legendary Swiss Magnum photographer on pretending to be a North Korean spy, sneaking into the Mexico Olympics and 'losing' a Picasso in a Zurich bar - all taken from our forthcoming book, Impossible Reminiscences

René Burri's Impossible Reminiscences

The New Landscapes of Yao Lu

The Prix Pictet-shortlisted photographer's work brings to mind the Japanese master Hokusai - but look again

The New Landscapes of Yao Lu

Joel Meyerowitz shooting on Fifth Ave in 1982

Watch Michael Engler's 30-year-old video footage of one of our favourite street photographers at work in NYC

Joel Meyerowitz shooting on Fifth Ave in 1982


How postcards pushed Stephen Shore towards colour

Unearthed interview examines how the great American photographer ditched monochrome and took to colour

How postcards pushed Stephen Shore towards colour

Miroslav Tichý show uncovers unseen images

The Czech outsider photographer enjoys a spring retrospective and further acclaim at Mannheim's Zephyr gallery

Miroslav Tichý show uncovers unseen images

Benoit Paillé’s celestial light sculptures

French-Canadian photographer uses squares of intense light to draw attention to ignored landscapes

Benoit Paillé’s celestial light sculptures

Christian Åslund takes to the roof in Hong Kong

The story behind the Sony World Photography Awards nominee's 'video game' shoot in Hong Kong

Christian Åslund takes to the roof in Hong Kong

Steve McCurry new video from Lit for Life in India

On his 86th trip to India Magnum photographer reveals just what intrigues him about the Indian subcontinent

Steve McCurry new video from Lit for Life in India

Gabriele Basilico 1944-2013

Remembering the great Italian architectural photographer and craftsman whose aim was to photograph every great city of the world in as intelligent and profound a way as possible

Gabriele Basilico 1944-2013


Amy Friend's celestial interventions

Canadian photographer pierces vintage photos to let the light and lost souls shine through

Amy Friend's celestial interventions

Bruno Quinquet's salarymen in suits

French photographer Bruno Quinquet captures 'man in suit' in its natural environment with his Salaryman Project

Bruno Quinquet's salarymen in suits

What to expect from Paris Photo Los Angeles

The inaugural LA edition of the French photo event promises a moving-image strand and a fake NYC street

What to expect from Paris Photo Los Angeles

Sony World Photography Awards finalists announced

VII's Ed Kashi among the finalists in what organisers call a bumper year for entries from around the world

Sony World Photography Awards finalists announced

Unseen images in Garry Winogrand retrospective

Unexamined archive works feature heavily in the New York Street photographer's worldwide retrospective

Unseen images in Garry Winogrand retrospective

Sandy Carson's (still) new here

Scottish photographer's love affair with adopted American homeland documented in ongoing photo series

Sandy Carson's (still) new here

Ten questions for milliner Philip Treacy's photographer of the last 20 years - Kevin Davies

The photographer on how to please Valentino, the etiquette of shooting Princess Anne, why it's sometimes important not to follow the brief and being the best dressed man (in a Philip Treacy hat) at The Edge's wedding

Ten questions for milliner Philip Treacy's photographer of the last 20 years - Kevin Davies

René Burri's secret life as a colour photographer

Famous the world over for his black and white photographs of Churchill, Che Guevara, and Picasso among others, the legendary Swiss Magnum photographer lays open his lifelong archive of colour photographs for the first time

René Burri's secret life as a colour photographer

Diane Meyer embroiders reality in search of truth

US photographer blurs the faces and locations in her photographs with embroidery to reveal hidden histories

Diane Meyer embroiders reality in search of truth

Architect Iñaki Bergera takes photos too

Spanish architect puts his career on hold to explore all things photographic

Architect Iñaki Bergera takes photos too

New show explores racism in photography

Can photo artists Adam Broomberg and Oliver Chanarin undo South African legacy?

New show explores racism in photography

Rä di Martino's remains of an imaginary world

Abandoned Star Wars movie sets form backdrop to Italian photographer's Every World's A Stage series

Rä di Martino's remains of an imaginary world

The accidental art of Kerry Skarbakka

Meet the US photographer who puts himself in harm's way, then clicks the shutter

The accidental art of Kerry Skarbakka

Shomei Tomatsu Remembered

The seminal Japanese photographer's life and work is commemorated across the world

Shomei Tomatsu Remembered

Franck Allais subverts the city

French photographer's new series Subverting The City to debut at his first solo London show next month

Franck Allais subverts the city

Bill Finger's imagined crime scenes

Inspired by Gregory Crewdson, former cameraman photographs miniature film sets - then destroys 'the evidence'

Bill Finger's imagined crime scenes

Warhol Studio 54 Polaroid goes for $10,000

Auction of ephemera sees bids from celebrities, ex-employees and devotees of legendary New York nightspot

Warhol Studio 54 Polaroid goes for $10,000

New photographers stage last minute show in London

11.59 was conceived just a few days ago, is currently being put together - and opens on Wednesday!

New photographers stage last minute show in London

Nicola Tyson's Bowie night shots come to London

The New York artist's photographs from the seminal London club night go on show at Sadie Coles HQ this month

Nicola Tyson's Bowie night shots come to London

Can you follow Alena Zhandarova's photo story?

The 24-year-old photographer channels Sherman, Wall and Crewdson in her fictionalised self-portrait series

Can you follow Alena Zhandarova's photo story?

Scorsese exhibition goes back to the director's roots

The Deutsche Kinemathek Museum pulls in Marty's childhood kitchen table for its major new exhibition

Scorsese exhibition goes back to the director's roots

Where there's a tweet there's a photo

Larson and Shindelman search through the half-a-billion tweets sent each day to choose locations to photograph

Where there's a tweet there's a photo

National Geographic photo winners

A Thai tiger, a Swiss mountain and a Kenyan dump top the US magazine's prestigious photographic contest

National Geographic photo winners

Photographers' Gallery - three great collage shows

The London gallery steams ahead in championing collage as the photographic medium for 2013

Photographers' Gallery - three great collage shows

Don McCullin goes back to war

War photographer explains how 'fake tans and Jamie Oliver' made him head for Syria

Don McCullin goes back to war

Join Ed Kashi on New Year's Day in New York

The VII agency photojournalist teaches a one day workshop at The Coney Island Polar Bear Club

Join Ed Kashi on New Year's Day in New York

2012 in photography

It was the year when a photograph became the most widespread tweet in history, print prices began scaling the dizzy heights of the art market and a 'non-photographer' won one of the most prestigious photo prizes

2012 in photography

Norman Foster reworks New York Public Library

The Pritzker-Prize winner outlines his plans for The New York Public Library's Stephen A. Schwarzman Building

Norman Foster reworks New York Public Library

Steve McCurry's Iconic Photographs #4

He ruined his cameras getting it but Dust Storm was destined to become one of Steve McCurry's best ever shots

Steve McCurry's Iconic Photographs #4

Meghann Riepenhoff’s homemade galaxies

The photographer makes whole clusters of stars, black holes and sun flares from her dark room in San Francisco

Meghann Riepenhoff’s homemade galaxies

Rare photographs of Buckminster Fuller surface

Hidden in the LIFE archives for over 40 years rediscovered photos capture him at work and play

Rare photographs of Buckminster Fuller surface

Time magazine's photojournalism of the year

James Nachtwey, Eugene Richards and photographers from VII and Magnum feature in best of 2012

Time magazine's photojournalism of the year

Steve McCurry's Iconic Photographs #3

Photographer explains how he spent hours waist deep in water to get his iconic photograph Stilt Fishermen

Steve McCurry's Iconic Photographs #3

Sebastiaan Bremer’s ode to the family holiday

The Dutch photographer adds splashes of ink and paint to old family photos

Sebastiaan Bremer’s ode to the family holiday

Jessica Dimmock on NYC's homeless gay teens

The VII photographer follows a few of New York City's homeless gay young people for The New Yorker

Jessica Dimmock on NYC's homeless gay teens

Shore and Parr among top bankable photographers

Confidence is growing the modern and contemporary photography market, say London analysts Art Tactic

Shore and Parr among top bankable photographers

School's out in Detroit

A cache of photos taken at Cass Technical School in Detroit reveal the fun before the fall

School's out in Detroit

Ten questions for photographer Hélène Binet

When architects want to display their building in the best possible light (and shade) there's only one person to call

Ten questions for photographer Hélène Binet

Joel Meyerowitz shot by Fred R. Conrad

The New York Times' staff photographer compares their session to "Rembrandt going into Picasso's studio"

Joel Meyerowitz shot by Fred R. Conrad

Susan Meiselas sends a postcard from America

Images from a run down factory in Rochester feature in Magnum's latest Postcards From America series

Susan Meiselas sends a postcard from America

Stephen Shore talks Warhol, colour and creativity

Artist Doug Aitken quizzes the New York photographer about his career and the very source of creativity

Stephen Shore talks Warhol, colour and creativity

The Munich U-Bahn photographed by Nick Franck

Art director strips out all distractions from his photographs to reveal each location's purity, line and shape

The Munich U-Bahn photographed by Nick Franck


VII’s Adam Ferguson and Gary Knight in new show

Photojournalists included in new Houston exhibition alongside Philip Jones Griffiths and Jonathan Torgovnik

VII’s Adam Ferguson and Gary Knight in new show

Revel in Fabian Oefner's Dancing Colours

The Swiss photographer uses flash-linked mics to capture this dazzling intersection of sound and colour

Revel in Fabian Oefner's Dancing Colours

Ten questions for photographer Roger Ballen

The photographer on viewing life differently, our dark side and why birds get bored in photo shoots

Ten questions for photographer Roger Ballen

Steve McCurry's Iconic Photographs #2

Video of the Magnum photographer describing an incredible two days spent in Niger, eating and staying with a family and observing the extraordinary marriage ritual captured in his photograph Young Wadabi Men

Steve McCurry's Iconic Photographs #2

Hilla Becher interviewed at Paris Photo

The legendary German photographer talks about her famous series of industrial images

Hilla Becher interviewed at Paris Photo

Have Martin Parr shoot you for Christmas

The Magnum photographer and Phaidon artist will shoot 96 portraits on December 16 - book here

Have Martin Parr shoot you for Christmas

Jamey Stillings photographs Google power plant

Search engine's quest to become environmentally friendly documented by photographer Jamey Stillings

Jamey Stillings photographs Google power plant

New York shows its activist side

Two interesting exhibitions this winter show New Yorkers' role at the forefront of worldwide protest

New York shows its activist side

Joel Meyerowitz on innocence and experience

In a wide-ranging video interview the photographer talks about the arc of life and how he's captured it in his work

Joel Meyerowitz on innocence and experience

New York’s neighbourhoods still need you

Filmmakers, photographers and art world luminaries are spearheading the post-Sandy clear up - you can help too

New York’s neighbourhoods still need you

Magnum's Harry Gruyaert on Henri Cartier-Bresson

We bump into the Belgian photographer at the Somerset House show Bresson: A Question of Colour

Magnum's Harry Gruyaert on Henri Cartier-Bresson

What to see at Paris Photo 2012

The world's foremost photography fair begins today - here's what to look out for

What to see at Paris Photo 2012

Steve McCurry's Iconic Photographs #1

Legendary Magnum photographer talks about the chance meeting that led to his photo: Young Monk In A Teashop

Steve McCurry's Iconic Photographs #1

Jon Crispin's suitcases of psychiatric patients

Poignant photos of belongings left behind at New York insane asylum reveal private lives of patients

Jon Crispin's suitcases of psychiatric patients

Gregory Crewdson laid bare in new film

Ex-punk rocker turned photographer's obsessive and impeccable attention to detail on show in new documentary

Gregory Crewdson laid bare in new film

Thomas Brown and Anna Burns take on B movies

Guns and girls are replaced by the humble umbrella in the photographer and creative director's homage

Thomas Brown and Anna Burns take on B movies

The story behind the most retweeted photograph ever

Photograph of Barack Obama embracing his wife after re-election is most popular ever on the net, but who took it?

The story behind the most retweeted photograph ever

René Burri's 'The Germans' inspires Andreas Herzau's 'The Swiss'

German photographer Andreas Herzau was born in 1962, the same year that Swiss photographer René Burri's series The Germans was published. Guess what he's done. . .

René Burri's 'The Germans' inspires Andreas Herzau's 'The Swiss'

Photographers capture America at the polls

Yesterday was an historic day for US politics and The New Yorker’s photographers were there to document it

Photographers capture America at the polls

Nicolas Karakatsanis's dark side

The Belgian shoots ads and movies, but his fine-art photography throws commercial work into relief

Nicolas Karakatsanis's dark side

Joel Meyerowitz - "Every street has its own identity"

Diamond dealers, dames and the long dark days of winter - photographer Joel Meyerowitz spent day after day, year after year, walking the streets of Manhattan - in this video he describes some of what he saw

Joel Meyerowitz -

Introducing Magnum's newest recruit Olivia Arthur

Photographer spent time gaining the trust of women in Saudi Arabia and captured a startling series of images

Introducing Magnum's newest recruit Olivia Arthur

Daniel Baer's collaboration with Joel Meyerowitz

The Swiss designer tells us about making an incredible book for an incredible photographer

Daniel Baer's collaboration with Joel Meyerowitz

Iwan Baan photographs a powerless New York

New York magazine uses the Dutch photographer's image of New York for the Hurricane Sandy edition

Iwan Baan photographs a powerless New York

Henri Cartier-Bresson: A Question of Colour

Fascinating new show of unseen Henri Cartier-Bresson photographs looks at how the master's black and white prints influenced the colour ones of those who trailed in his wake

Henri Cartier-Bresson: A Question of Colour

Hurricane Sandy as captured by VII Photo's Ashley Gilbertson and Jessica Dimmock

The VII photographers headed out onto the streets of New York to photograph the aftermath of the disaster

Hurricane Sandy as captured by VII Photo's Ashley Gilbertson and Jessica Dimmock

See VII Photo films next month

VII Photo agency tops off most successful year ever by showing documentary work next month

See VII Photo films next month

Joel Meyerowitz - 'Dad always said, pay attention!'

Photographer reveals how his boxer father taught him how to anticipate people's moves - in all their forms

Joel Meyerowitz - 'Dad always said, pay attention!'

Three massive photo events in Paris next month

Join Elliott Erwitt, Rem Koolhaas, Martin Parr and David Lynch in Paris next month, when the city goes photo crazy

Three massive photo events in Paris next month

Joel Meyerowitz features in Armani Paris Photo show

Legendary photographer's work part of exhibition celebrating fashion house's Acqua for Life campaign

Joel Meyerowitz features in Armani Paris Photo show

Ten Questions for photographer Peter van Agtmael

Magnum's W Eugene Smith Grant winner on the rigours of frontline reportage and photographic truth telling

Ten Questions for photographer Peter van Agtmael

Franck Allais brands the neighbourhood

French photographer Allais captures logos of delivery vans, lorries and branded cars that pass us by every day

Franck Allais brands the neighbourhood

Sally Mann's bedbound photographs

A look at the American photographer's haunting portraits, taken while recovering from a serious accident

Sally Mann's bedbound photographs

Mario Testino talks death and sexuality

To mark his first US retrospective, the world-famous fashion photographer and Phaidon artist discusses his career

Mario Testino talks death and sexuality

Joel Meyerowitz - Fifth Avenue always amazed me!

Photographer recalls early days and just what it took to get the images that became part of photographic history

Joel Meyerowitz - Fifth Avenue always amazed me!

When Daido Moriyama tried to destroy photography

The photographer discusses his career, including the point when he tried to say farewell to it

When Daido Moriyama tried to destroy photography

Lauren Greenfield on The Queen of Versailles

The photographer and filmmaker who followed the billionaire Siegel family speaks at PhotoPlus in New York

Lauren Greenfield on The Queen of Versailles

Peter van Agtmael wins W Eugene Smith Award

The US war photographer receives $30,000 to continue his work on American conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan

Peter van Agtmael wins W Eugene Smith Award

See the changing face of China - in New York

Nadav Kander's award-winning series, Yangtze - The Long River, goes on show in America for the first time

See the changing face of China - in New York

Juergen Teller shoots his mother in the forest

The German fashion photographer swaps Marc Jacobs campaigns for outdoor shots of his parents

Juergen Teller shoots his mother in the forest

Daido Moriyama sizes up to William Klein at The Tate

The London gallery pairs the Tokyo street photographer with his New York counterpart in great new exhibition

Daido Moriyama sizes up to William Klein at The Tate

Huge Leica collections go on the block

Bonhams to auction over 250 lots of Leica cameras and accessories next month, in the first sale of its kind

Huge Leica collections go on the block

Great Steve McCurry video, on location in Ethiopia

The legendary photographer discusses his work in the Omo Valley, documenting fast-disappearing ways of life

Great Steve McCurry video, on location in Ethiopia

Phaidon photographer Luc Delahaye wins the Prix Pictet 2012

The French former photojournalist's diverse submission scoops the international photography award

Phaidon photographer Luc Delahaye wins the Prix Pictet 2012

Ilona Szwarc's American Girls

The Polish photographer's enchanting series of girl and doll shots raise some seriously adult questions

Ilona Szwarc's American Girls

Unseen David Bailey photographs discovered

Gallerist Daniel Blau unearths box of 1974 Polaroids taken in Papua New Guinea

Unseen David Bailey photographs discovered

Daido Moriyama's best shot

The great Japanese photographer's close-up of his girlfriend's fishnets is one of his greatest images

Daido Moriyama's best shot

Sgt. Pepper's only dye-transfer print up for sale

Rare Beatles cover image goes on the block in London this month as part of Christie's photography sale

Sgt. Pepper's only dye-transfer print up for sale

The art of news photography

The Worcester Art Museum's Sixties photo show presents newswire shots in a fine art setting

The art of news photography

People (and place) watching with Iwan Baan

Architecture is merely "the background for interactions" says Dutch photographer Iwan Baan

People (and place) watching with Iwan Baan

Dorothea Lange's Migrant Mother at Bonhams

British auction house's autumnal US photography sale is filled with classics - including this one

Dorothea Lange's Migrant Mother at Bonhams

Brighton Photo Biennial hosts Magnum workshop

Moises Saman, Alessandra Sanguinetti and Mikhael Subotzky run ultimate five day improvement course

Brighton Photo Biennial hosts Magnum workshop

William Eggleston - unseen Kodachrome dye transfer process photos on show for the first time ever

Pioneering colour photographer's photos on show in California before joining Tate's permanent collection

William Eggleston - unseen Kodachrome dye transfer process photos on show for the first time ever

Andreas Gursky new exhibition and new work

Stunning new 2012 work 'Katar' forms centrepiece of new show at Museum Kunstpalast, in Düsseldorf

Andreas Gursky new exhibition and new work

Man Ray's Portraits: first major retrospective

Britain's National Portrait Gallery to host the first major retrospective of the American surrealist's portraiture

Man Ray's Portraits: first major retrospective

Danny Lyon's The Bikeriders

The US photographer's pioneering biker portraits are on show again

Danny Lyon's The Bikeriders

Finding inspiration in the dark

Photographer Daisuke Yokota's Back Yard series in which he photographed, printed, then re-photographed and re-printed each image up to 10 times revives 'ancient' skills of the dark room

Finding inspiration in the dark

Will Bill Henson get another police raid?

The Australian photographer whose 2008 show led to a police investigation returns with a new body of work

Will Bill Henson get another police raid?

Your bus will terminate here

Timo Klos takes photographs of bus stops but there are no people and no buses - something doesn't quite add up

Your bus will terminate here

Cy Twombly, photographer?

The American painter's lesser-known photographic works are on display in Britain for the first time

Cy Twombly, photographer?

Chris Buck's 'invisible' celebrities

Chuck Close, Cindy Sherman, Michael Stipe, Robert de Niro, Snoop Dogg and Russell Brand all pose for the photographer's camera but are nowhere to be seen in the resulting prints in his Presence series

Chris Buck's 'invisible' celebrities

Taylor Wessing shortlist announced

Four young and emerging photographers hoping for success in this year's £12,000 photographic portrait prize

Taylor Wessing shortlist announced

Unseen photos on show in Amsterdam

New photo fair at former gasworks is a rare chance to buy unseen works by big name photographers

Unseen photos on show in Amsterdam

Yigal Feliks takes a close look at the lives of soldiers

Yigal Feliks's photos aim to highlight the distance between soldiers' lives and those of the people they protect

Yigal Feliks takes a close look at the lives of soldiers

New moon at New Museum

Exhibition of holograms and how they've inspired artists is big hit at New Museum

New moon at New Museum

Steve McCurry at St Moritz Arts Festival

Footage from the photographer's recent trip and behind-the-scenes images from his upcoming Pirelli calendar

Steve McCurry at St Moritz Arts Festival

Ed Kashi Instagrams

VII Photo Agency photographer shoots a bunch of Instagram images on his iPhone during Aspen photo workshop

Ed Kashi Instagrams

Meyerowitz honoured, Eugène Atget in Oz, Delhi's new galleries and Willy Rizzo on fashionistas

Phaidon's focus on the photography world takes in stories in the US, UK, India, France, Australia and the Congo

Meyerowitz honoured, Eugène Atget in Oz, Delhi's new galleries and Willy Rizzo on fashionistas

Elements take centre stage in photography show

New England-born photographer Leah Oates is one of the contributors to Earth, Sea and In Between

Elements take centre stage in photography show

The changing face of media and conflict reporting

Wilhelm Sasnal is among the contributors to the thought-provoking Image Counter Image at Haus der kunst

The changing face of media and conflict reporting

Kahn/ Selesnick's Mars landscapes

Art photography duo create a series of landscapes for American space agency NASA

Kahn/ Selesnick's Mars landscapes

New face of mother Russia

Twelve Russian photographers gather together to show the new face of female portrait photography

New face of mother Russia

Mary Lydecker's unpleasant postcards

Mary Lydecker's montage images of dystopian locations remind us a little of Martin Parr's Boring Postcards

Mary Lydecker's unpleasant postcards

Martine Franck 1938 - 2012

The Magnum photographer and Phaidon associate passed away in Paris yesterday

Martine Franck 1938 - 2012

The faked photo - a lesson from history

Faking It, a new show at the Met in New York, tells the pre-Photoshop story of photographic image manipulation

The faked photo - a lesson from history

Erwin Blumenfeld restored, Gianluca Gamberini in Rome, HSBC's photo prize, Stuart Ringholt naked

Phaidon's Eye on the photography world takes in stories from Australia, Italy, France, the UK, US and Denmark

Erwin Blumenfeld restored, Gianluca Gamberini in Rome, HSBC's photo prize, Stuart Ringholt naked

William Eggleston, Boris Mikhailov, Sigmar Polke and Shomei Tomatsu in Barbican photo retrospective

Everything Was Moving: Photography from the 60s and 70s looks at the moment photography became art

William Eggleston, Boris Mikhailov, Sigmar Polke and Shomei Tomatsu in Barbican photo retrospective

Candida Höfer first big show in Sweden

German photographer, once a student of Stephen Shore, has retrospective taking in work from the 1960s onward

Candida Höfer first big show in Sweden

David Byrne's house shot by Gil Inoue

After shooting Marina Abramovic, Brazilian photographer Gil Inoue creates equally revealing portrait of singer

David Byrne's house shot by Gil Inoue

James Nachtwey's weightlifters, Cartier Bresson's decisive moment and shooting Olympic swimmers

Phaidon's Eye on the Photography World focusses on the Olympics (and Sigur Rós)

James Nachtwey's weightlifters, Cartier Bresson's decisive moment and shooting Olympic swimmers

Daniel Meadows and one summer in the 70s

Photographer works with Martin Parr author Val Williams on a stunning set of images depicting British seaside life

Daniel Meadows and one summer in the 70s

Reinterpreting Hopper, Oscar Niemeyer in 3D, Patti Smith behind the lens and Kodak makes a comeback

Phaidon's photography world news this week takes in stories from South Africa, Australia, the US and UK

Reinterpreting Hopper, Oscar Niemeyer in 3D, Patti Smith behind the lens and Kodak makes a comeback

Roger Ballen behind the scenes with Die Antwoord

Footage surfaces of photographer Roger Ballen talking with Die Antwoord on the set of I Fink U Freaky

Roger Ballen behind the scenes with Die Antwoord

Martin Parr invites you to the seaside

Your chance to spend a weekend snapping away with the master of British photography

Martin Parr invites you to the seaside

Naoya Hatakeyama's landscapes of life

SFMOMA's association with Japanese photography continues with first US solo show for Naoya Hatakeyama

Naoya Hatakeyama's landscapes of life

Games over

A London photographer's take on Olympic legacy

Games over

Phaidon's eye on photography 24.07.12

This week's overview takes in swarms of glow sticks, Jay-Z, and Tom Ford's bum buffer

Phaidon's eye on photography 24.07.12

Steve McCurry shoots Pirelli calendar

'Calendar of the soul' features Adriana Lima, Petra Nemcova and other models involved in humanitarian projects

Steve McCurry shoots Pirelli calendar

Joel Meyerowitz on Robert Frank

The New York street photographer discusses the man who first got him snapping, among other things

Joel Meyerowitz on Robert Frank

Raphaela Rosella

Australia's star photographer keeps her eye on the gutter

Raphaela Rosella

Phaidon's eye on the photography world 17.07.12

This week's photography special takes in France, South Africa, Brazil, Switzerland, Japan, China and Korea

Phaidon's eye on the photography world 17.07.12

Cindy Sherman shares

Prior to her West-Coast, SFMOMA opening, Sherman talks siblings, series and privacy

Cindy Sherman shares

Roger Ballen - 'I fear not living anymore'

Photographer's interview with Eva Wollenberg sees him ruminating on death, darkness and the human condition

Roger Ballen - 'I fear not living anymore'

Phaidon's eye on the photography world 10.07.12

This week's photography special takes in France, South Africa, Brazil, Switzerland, Japan, China and Korea

Phaidon's eye on the photography world 10.07.12

Tate chooses Jeff Wall piece as Work of the Week

A Sudden Gust Of Wind sees the Canadian photographer reference one of Hokusai's famous works

Tate chooses Jeff Wall piece as Work of the Week

Prix Pictet shortlist announced

Phaidon photographers in the picture as 2012 Prix Pictet focusses on the theme of power

Prix Pictet shortlist announced

Diane Arbus in London and Berlin

Major shows with previously unseen work for the photographer who famously said "every difference is a likeness"

Diane Arbus in London and Berlin

Steve McCurry opens up in Al Jazeera interview

"My parents were perplexed, bewildered and befuddled on how wild I was in my youth!" he tells Riz Khan

Steve McCurry opens up in Al Jazeera interview

Phaidon's eye on the photography world 03.07.12

The US, UK, France, Czechoslovakia, Australia and Belgium all in focus in this week's round up

Phaidon's eye on the photography world 03.07.12

Phaidon's eye on the photography world 26.6.12

New Zealand, America, Burma, Greece and the UK are under the spotlight in our international round up

Phaidon's eye on the photography world 26.6.12

Aung San Suu Kyi by Steve McCurry

In 1996 the photographer travelled to Burma and came back with two of the most iconic photos of his career

Aung San Suu Kyi by Steve McCurry

Robert Capa and the Tour de France

With Europe on the brink of war the photographer was commissioned by Paris Match to cover the iconic race

Robert Capa and the Tour de France

Phaidon's eye on the photography world - 19.6. 2012

Our international roundup takes in Australia, Germany, the Netherlands, Israel, America and the UK

Phaidon's eye on the photography world - 19.6. 2012

Documenta 13 - the review

Documenta 13 in Kassel is shaping up as one of the summer's 'must see' art shows - here's why

Documenta 13 - the review

Vitra showcases new design talent

Five Gerrit Rietveld-inspired design projects are showing this week at the Vitra Design Museum

Vitra showcases new design talent

Phaidon's eye on the photography world

Our international roundup takes in Russia, America, France, Morocco, South Africa, the UK and Hungary

Phaidon's eye on the photography world

Nan Goldin is awarded the MacDowell Medal

The American is only the fourth photographer in 52 years to be awarded the prestigious prize

Nan Goldin is awarded the MacDowell Medal

Meike Nixdorf plays on perspective

Berlin-based photographer’s intensely stylised shots look at the same subject - from every angle

Meike Nixdorf plays on perspective

The René Burri Interviews #4 Bigger is better!

Magnum photographer on how adding sound (and rockets) to his photos opened up a new world

The René Burri Interviews #4 Bigger is better!

The René Burri Interviews #3 early days of Magnum

René Burri on why Magnum photographers felt like Samurai Warriors - and occasionally church mice

The René Burri Interviews #3 early days of Magnum

The Great British public in pictures

The London Festival of Photography celebrates all things British - with a little help from Martin Parr (of course)

The Great British public in pictures

David Benjamin Sherry's alternative America

Inspired by painting and installation art the photographer's landscapes are brash - and very big

David Benjamin  Sherry's alternative America

The René Burri Interviews #2 Henri Cartier-Bresson

The Magnum photographer on why Henri Cartier-Bresson always looked at his photos upside down

The René Burri Interviews #2 Henri Cartier-Bresson

The René Burri interviews - #1 Men on a Rooftop

The Magnum photographer on how he pulled the wool over Henri Cartier-Bresson’s eyes with his most iconic shot

The René Burri interviews - #1 Men on a Rooftop

Jeff Wall photograph sets new world record

Phaidon Collector’s Editions photographer’s print Dead Troops Talk reaches $3.6million at Christie's New York

Jeff Wall photograph sets new world record

Adi Nes on masculinity, sexuality and war

The Israeli photographer explores identity, sexuality and conflict in a staged, polished style

Adi Nes on masculinity, sexuality and war

Outdoor Living - hundreds of feet up

We've spotted a trend for big balconies on tall buildings - only those with a head for heights need apply

Outdoor Living - hundreds of feet up

Katy Grannan's street people

Boulevard series takes an alternative look at outsiders in America

Katy Grannan's street people

Stephen Shore The five things that changed my life

The legendary American photographer in conversation at SF Moma

Stephen Shore The five things that changed my life

Weegee - vintage paparazzo

See the work of the sensationalist New York snapper who inspired Stan Douglas

Weegee - vintage paparazzo

Bruno Zhu's big look at the ordinary

The Portugese photographer's constructed images are printed big to give the normal a sense of grandeur

Bruno Zhu's big look at the ordinary

Lauren Hillebrandt - 'boredom inspires me'

The Dutch photographer rebels against the repetitiveness of daily life in her new series The Day

Lauren Hillebrandt - 'boredom inspires me'

Jack Kerouac by Elliott Erwitt

The Magnum photographer shot the On The Road author the year he joined the renowned photo agency

Jack Kerouac by Elliott  Erwitt

The 'Lynchian menace' of Anne Kathrin Greiner

The Berlin-based photographer on her fascination with how architectural spaces affect human behaviour

The 'Lynchian menace' of Anne Kathrin Greiner

Vivian Maier - the woman unknown

The phenomenon of the photographer's lifetime of work found in a Chicago warehouse continues

Vivian Maier - the woman unknown

José Luis López de Zubiria wins award for Mugaritz

Spanish photographer's pictures of chef Andoni Aduriz's dishes are awarded prestigious Lux de Oro

José Luis López de Zubiria wins award for Mugaritz

The Failsafe Gift Guide - chosen by Aaron Rose

The curator who's worked with Sofia Coppola, Spike Jonze and Sonic Youth recommends his Xmas best buys

The Failsafe Gift Guide - chosen by Aaron Rose

The Failsafe Gift Guide - chosen by Judd Apatow

The Bridesmaids producer is today’s guest gift giver (so expect a lot of film books)

The Failsafe Gift Guide - chosen by Judd Apatow

Danny Lyon adds his voice to global 'Occupy' protest

Spirit of social rebellion alive and well says campaigning photographer

Danny Lyon adds his voice to global 'Occupy' protest

The woman who inspired Picasso

How the raven-haired Dora Maar became Picasso's most politically charged muse

The woman who inspired Picasso


People watching with a difference

Michael Wolf’s Paris Photo photos of compressed commuters are a big hit with Martin Parr

People watching with a difference

Danny Lyon comes to a radio station near you

Pioneer of photographic journalism to talk about his adventures this week

Danny Lyon comes to a radio station near you

Wish you were here?

Erika Larsen spent four years photographing the Sámi

Wish you were here?

Danny Lyon gets major award

Phaidon photographer follows in the footsteps of Churchill

Danny Lyon gets major award

Get crafty and make a pinhole Leica camera you can actually use

London-based designer Matthew Nicholson's paper templates make it possible to make your own working camera

Get crafty and make a pinhole Leica camera you can actually use

Shooting Gallery: inspiring photographers at work

A project collates videos of established photographers shooting and talking about their work

Shooting Gallery: inspiring photographers at work

Shifting focus - the Decade interview: Harriet Quick

Where were you ten years ago? What are you doing today? Where will you be in ten years' time?

Shifting focus - the Decade interview: Harriet Quick

Shifting focus - the Decade interview: Nadja Swarovski

Where were you ten years ago? What are you doing today? Where will you be in ten years' time?

Shifting focus - the Decade interview: Nadja Swarovski

Martin Parr takes cover for Esquire's 20th anniversary

Martin Parr's 'British Tabloid' photograph has been selected to be one of Esquire magazine's 20th anniversary limited edition covers

Martin Parr takes cover for Esquire's 20th anniversary

Bloggers exposed by Gabriela Herman

A series of 20 intimate photographic portraits of bloggers reveals the faces behind the best blogs

Bloggers exposed by Gabriela Herman

Intimacy under the wires

The images of New York-based street photographer Sivan Askayo explore the poetic side of laundry

Intimacy under the wires

Shifting focus - the Decade interview: Josh Olins

Where were you ten years ago? What are you doing today? Where will you be in ten years' time?

Shifting focus - the Decade interview: Josh Olins

Shifting focus - the Decade interview: The Bouroullec Brothers

Where were you ten years ago, what are you doing today, where will you be in ten years' time?

Shifting focus - the Decade interview: The Bouroullec Brothers

Before Ridley Scott's 'Life in a Day': The 'One Day on Earth' project archive goes live

A film made with the help of over 60 non-profits takes another step towards completion

Before Ridley Scott's 'Life in a Day': The 'One Day on Earth' project archive goes live

Wolfgang Tillmans: Haiti - one year on

The Turner Prize-winning photographer's images of the earthquake-ravaged region for Christian Aid

Wolfgang Tillmans: Haiti - one year on

'Interesting Times': photographing Aung San Suu Kyi

British-born Platon's experiences photographing the figurehead for Burmese political opposition for Time Magazine

'Interesting Times': photographing Aung San Suu Kyi

Wishing you a very merry Kodachrome Christmas

How a team of San Francisco foodies are paying homage to the colour responsible for capturing Christmas for over 70 years

Wishing you a very merry Kodachrome Christmas

Calling the shots: the man every aspiring photographer wants to impress

Phaidon.com talks to Terence Pepper, Curator of the Taylor Wessing Prize at London's National Portrait Gallery

Calling the shots: the man every aspiring photographer wants to impress

The Pirelli Calendar 2011: Karl Lagerfeld's 'visual version of Homer'

All-star line-up includes Julianne Moore as Hera, Brad Kroenig as Zeus and Lara Stone giving her best as Aphrodite

The Pirelli Calendar 2011: Karl Lagerfeld's 'visual version of Homer'

Matthew Donaldson's take on wine and design

Surreal images by the acclaimed photographer of the everyday, with interior stylist Leila Latchin

Matthew Donaldson's take on wine and design

Martin Parr on curating the Brighton Photo Biennial

The distinguished Magnum photographer says you should visit the creative city by the sea

Martin Parr on curating the Brighton Photo Biennial

Dedicated photographer of fashion

Follow in the footsteps of one of the key trends for AW10

Dedicated photographer of fashion

Night Fever at the Brighton Photo Biennial

BPB curated: the work of Alejandro Chaskielberg and Esteban Pastorino Diaz

Night Fever at the Brighton Photo Biennial

Phenomenal iPhotography

Staying mobile: a pop-up exhibition of some of the world's best camera phone photography

Phenomenal iPhotography

Fashion's biggest paper trail

Every fashion editorial from every fashion magazine...ever

Fashion's biggest paper trail

Albert Watson awarded Centenary Medal

The British photographer is honoured with The Royal Photographic Society's prestigious award

Albert Watson awarded Centenary Medal

While you were sleeping

Steve McCurry's collection of photographs show how we spend one third of our lives asleep

While you were sleeping


Stephen Shore on his work and the 8x10 format

The American photographer talks about his works and the impact the 8x10 format had on his photographs

Stephen Shore on his work and the 8x10 format

Frontline Event – In the Picture: Documentography

How photographers establish themselves in the competitive world of photojournalism

Frontline Event – In the Picture: Documentography

Martin Parr's Photography Tips

How to transform your family snaps

Martin Parr's Photography Tips


Nan Goldin shoots fashion for Australian Designer Erin Wasson

Images which have a sense of gritty New York but a softer tone

Nan Goldin shoots fashion for Australian Designer Erin Wasson

Corinne Day dies at the age of 48

Celebrating the work of the legendary fashion photographer

Corinne Day dies at the age of 48