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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,...

“The Reading Establishment” c. 1845 by William Henry Fox Talbot

William Henry Fox Talbot’s longtime valet, the Dutch-born Nicolaas Henneman, had worked beside his master in photographic experiments from the start. With many photographic successes...

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...

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...
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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...

Roger Fenton’s Still Nature Photography

Roger Fenton's series of more than forty negatives of lush and sculptural still life compositions of fruit and flowers, arranged on marble and fabric,...

War, Protest and Revolution Photography

Society experienced enormous cultural, social and political change in the early 20th century. As Marxism spread, social unrest followed in its wake: the working...

The Modern Age of Photography

The early 20th century brought exciting advances in technology, transport and exploration. It was the period of the pioneer aviators, the start of I...

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,...

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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