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Why Pictorialism is Linked to Photography?

Pictorialism was the vanguard movement that applied the principles of fine art to photography from the mid 1880s to c. 1910, although Pictorial photography...

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...

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...

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...

“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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...
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