Photography Stories

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 fossils that fought for Darwin

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

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

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