Recent Articles

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
Published: Friday, 2 October 2020
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

Published: Thursday, 20 August 2020
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
Published: Monday, 20 July 2020
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
Published: Thursday, 16 July 2020
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!
Published: Tuesday, 14 July 2020
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
Published: Thursday, 14 May 2020
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
Published: Thursday, 7 May 2020
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
Published: Friday, 24 April 2020
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
Published: Thursday, 23 April 2020
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
Published: Tuesday, 21 April 2020
Mapplethorpe’s Muses - Andy Warhol
In his photographs, Mapplethorpe highlighted something serene and almost saintly in Warhol's final years
Published: Monday, 30 March 2020
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
Published: Wednesday, 25 March 2020
Mapplethorpe’s Muses - Javier Gonzalez
Discover the story behind photographer Robert Mapplethorpe’s Spanish assistant and model
Published: Tuesday, 24 March 2020


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