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Gombos Atila’s Low-Key photographs

Gombos Atila, a Romanian artist, based in Timisoara (a city located in the western side of Romania) approaches Low-Key photography to it's highest extent. Combining...

The Beginnings of Fashion Photography

At the end of the 1970s Vogue's editorial director, Alexander Liberman, described fashion photography as "a subtle and complex operation that involved art, talent,...

Lorna Simpson and her Photography: “The Waterbearer”

Portraying predominantly African American women and combining both imagery and text in her photographs, Lorna Simpson is renowned for challenging perceptions of identity—in terms...

Yinka Shonibare’s Photography

British artist Yinka Shonibare (b.1962) is known for his exploration of the roles that can arise out of collective identity. In his Effnik series,...

“Rebellious Silence” by Shirin Neshat

In the image the woman gazes with dignity past the barrel of the gun that she is holding, proud to be wearing her veil...

Portraits and Self-portraits: Annie Leibovitz and Chuck Close

Celebrity portraits, such as those by Annie Leibovitz (b.1949), who was named the most influential living photographer by American Photo magazine in 2005, rely...

Larry Clark’s “Billy Mann”

This image is taken from Larry Clark's seminal photobook Tulsa (1971), which centres life and habits of a number of speed freaks. He took...
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Picturing the “Other”: Irving Penn, Robert Frank and Colin Jones

In 1922 US journalist Walter Lippmann first used the word "stereotype" in a metaphorical sense, defining it as 'the projection upon the world of...

Straight Photography: “Magnolia Blossom” by Imogen Cunningham

In the first decades of the 20th century, a small group of US photographers rebelled against the Pictorialist images that were popular in camera...

The Modern Self: Laszlo Moholy-Nagy

When World War I ripped apart the social fabric of Europe and Russia, the repercussions were felt throughout the globe. The years before World...
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