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REVIEW: Highlights from the 2017 Sony World Photography Awards

Coleen MacPherson reviews the 2017 Sony World Photography Awards. In particular she dives into Saudi Arabian artist Tasneen Alsultan’s work “Saudi Tales of Love”, which won first place in the Contemporary Issues category.  Read More

REVIEW: LEWIS CHAPLIN’S ‘MERCURY’ AT ROAMING PROJECTS

REVIEW: LEWIS CHAPLIN’S ‘MERCURY’ AT ROAMING PROJECTS

Roaming Projects’ debut exhibition Mercury is the result of a six-year photographic and anthropologic project by London-based artist Lewis Chaplin that seeks to uncover the truths and mysteries that have shaped the representation of British-occupied Tristan da Cunha.

REVIEW: Renata Buziak's 'Medicinal Plant Cycles'

REVIEW: Renata Buziak's 'Medicinal Plant Cycles'

Daniel Pateman reviews Renata Buziak’s fascinating exhibition of “biochrome” and time-lapse photography

Book Review: Henry Wessel’s Traffic/ Sunset Park/ Continental Divide

Book Review: Henry Wessel’s Traffic/ Sunset Park/ Continental Divide

Sasha Patkin reviews Steidl’s new book on Henry Wessel. This book presents three independent bodies of work by Henry Wessel, each being a precise sequence arranged to give the viewer the experience of what it felt like to pass through the territory described.

REVIEW: TWO EXHIBITIONS AND A CONVERSATION WITH BRITAIN’S RENOWNED PHOTOGRAPHER DOROTHY BOHM

REVIEW: TWO EXHIBITIONS AND A CONVERSATION WITH BRITAIN’S RENOWNED PHOTOGRAPHER DOROTHY BOHM

Dorothy Bohm’s career in photography spans an incredible 75 years, having captured the ordinary lives of people in Europe, the Americas and the Far East. Having helped find the Photographer’s Gallery in London in 1971 and acting as Associate Director for fifteen years, her ability to observe the world around her has made her one of Britain’s greatest photographers.

BOOK REVIEW: No Circus, Randi Malkin Steinberger

BOOK REVIEW: No Circus, Randi Malkin Steinberger

“At once material and imagined, fantastic and ordinary, Malkin Steinberger’s No Circus opens the door to a world which is absurd in its anxiety, delightful in its dissolution, and, perhaps, already just next door.” –
Sasha Patkin reviews Randi Malkin Steinberger’s forthcoming photobook No Circus.

INTERVIEW: TATE BRITAIN CURATOR DR. CAROL JACOBI SPEAKS WITH ANN HAREZLAK ON ‘PAINTING WITH LIGHT’

INTERVIEW: TATE BRITAIN CURATOR DR. CAROL JACOBI SPEAKS WITH ANN HAREZLAK ON ‘PAINTING WITH LIGHT’

Spanning 75 years across the Victorian and Edwardian ages, the exhibition ‘Painting with Light: Art and Photography from the Pre-Raphaelites to the Modern Ages’ showcases the experimental beginnings of photography right through to its flowering as an independent international art form. These are displayed alongside the paintings which they inspired and which inspired them.

BOOK REVIEW: The Ongoing Moment, Geoff Dyer

BOOK REVIEW: The Ongoing Moment, Geoff Dyer

What could a writer have to say about photography? Cultural critic Geoff Dyer writes about photography in his acclaimed book The Ongoing Moment.

REVIEW: Diana Matar @ Purdy Hicks Gallery

REVIEW: Diana Matar @ Purdy Hicks Gallery

In a quest for historic truth, Diana Matar has been documenting Libya and Egypt’s urban landscape for several years. The four series on show at Purdy Hicks Gallery are all connected by the invisible figure of a man, whose singular and mysterious fate became representative of Libya’s dark past. By Céline Bodin.

REVIEW: Photo Romania Festival 2016

REVIEW: Photo Romania Festival 2016

Our festivals editor Daniel Pateman travelled to Romania for the 6th edition of the Photo Romania Festival, discovering a bold international mix of abstract and journalistic photography, as well as a friendly network of passionate photographers. Taking place in the beautiful city of Cluj-Napoca, the festival comprised numerous in-depth presentations, which detailed a compelling array of artistic projects, and practical sessions were organised to cover specialist topics such as wedding, fashion, landscape and concert photography.

REVIEW: Strange and Familiar: Britain as Revealed by International Photographers @ the Barbican Centre

REVIEW: Strange and Familiar: Britain as Revealed by International Photographers @ the Barbican Centre

Daniel Pateman reviews the large exhibition comprising of 23 international photographers who documented Britain. The Barbican show was curated by famous British photographer Martin Parr himself.

REVIEW: Martin Parr: Unseen City @ the Guildhall Art Gallery

REVIEW: Martin Parr: Unseen City @ the Guildhall Art Gallery

Daniel Pateman reviews the reknowned British photographer’s latest show at Guildhall Art Gallery. Unseen City presents colourful moments captured in the City of London, a collection of images hovering between document and critique.

REVIEW: Secret Agent: Between Invisibility and Hypervisibility, curated by Hemera

REVIEW: Secret Agent: Between Invisibility and Hypervisibility, curated by Hemera

Sunil Shah reviews the group show, curated by the acclaimed curatorial collective Hemera, that re-addressed female representation’s history in its entangland layers of visibility and anonymity. Secret Agent featured artists Maud Sulter, Mathilde ter Heijne, Aura Satz, Ye Funa, Niina Vatanen and more.

REVIEW: Masahisa Fukase: Solitude of Ravens @ Michael Hoppen Gallery

REVIEW: Masahisa Fukase: Solitude of Ravens @ Michael Hoppen Gallery

A review of post-war Japanese photographer Masahisa Fukase’s series Solitude of Ravens, a most personal work from a touching darkened vision. By Daniel Pateman.

REVIEW: Lee Miller: A Woman's War @ Imperial War Museum

REVIEW: Lee Miller: A Woman's War @ Imperial War Museum

Ellie Broughton reviews the photographs of Lee Miller, one of the most important female war photographers of the twentieth century.

REVIEW:  Some shows to see...and some to avoid.

REVIEW: Some shows to see...and some to avoid.

A January round up of shows in London, by Daniel Pateman. Some highlights: Alec Soth at Media Space, Julia Margaret Cameron at the V&A….and lowlights: Feminine Masculine at Photo50/ London Art Fair.

REVIEW: MAGNUS ARREVAD’S BOY STORY

REVIEW: MAGNUS ARREVAD’S BOY STORY

A review of Boy Story, an exhibition of photographs by Magnus Arrevad showing vivid documentation of the international, subterranean scene of male performance. On view until January 31, 2016.

REVIEW: Urban Photo Festival

REVIEW: Urban Photo Festival

Daniel Pateman looks back on London’s ‘Urban Photo Festival’, considering how the diverse works challenged and added to the debate about what street photography can or should be. While the festival’s expansive, forward looking conception of Street Photography caused some people onsternation, others found their perceptions positively challenged, leaving them inspired to think further on the topic of Urbanism.

INTERVIEW: In conversation with photography curator Kate Bush at Media Space

INTERVIEW: In conversation with photography curator Kate Bush at Media Space

The London Photography Diary spoke to curator of photography Kate Bush at the preview of Media Space’s current exhibition, Gathered Leaves: Photographs by Alec Soth.

REVIEW:  Jurgen Klauke: Aesthetic Paranoia @ Annely Juda Fina Art

REVIEW: Jurgen Klauke: Aesthetic Paranoia @ Annely Juda Fina Art

Aesthetic Paranoia, is a series of nineteen photographs by German artist Jürgen Klauke presented at Annely Juda Fine Art. The large black and white prints of the eponymous series are somewhat of a trademark of the artist, since the 1980’s.

REVIEW: Spencer Murphy: The Abyss Gazes Into You

REVIEW: Spencer Murphy: The Abyss Gazes Into You

Daniel Pateman reviews Spencer Murphy’s new show, a series of enigmatic images selected by the photographer through a process of reflecting on his practice and how his internal relationship to themes such as nature and mortality, desolation and beauty, hope and despair, have been represented through the medium of photography.

REVIEW: Shirley Baker: Women, Children, and Loitering Men

REVIEW: Shirley Baker: Women, Children, and Loitering Men

Daniel Pateman reviews the work of British Documentary photographer Shirley Baker, currently on view at the Photographer’s Gallery. The show focuses on Baker’s 15 year period in the 1960s-70s, photographing in Hulme, Salford and Manchester.

REVIEW: Tomoko Yoneda @ Grimaldi Gavin

REVIEW: Tomoko Yoneda @ Grimaldi Gavin

Daniel Pateman examines the multilayered work of Tomoko Yoneda in Beyond Memory, an exhibition of work exploring the effects of past historical traumas and political turmoil on the present day. On view at Grimaldi Gavin Gallery until August 7, 2015.

REVIEW: Rob Ball: Dreamlands @ The Photographers' Gallery

REVIEW: Rob Ball: Dreamlands @ The Photographers' Gallery

Rob Ball’s quiet and contemplative tintypes capture the disused site of Dreamlands in Margate and Coney Island’s amusement park in New York, Frances Green finds.

ESSAY: Nan Goldin and Zhe Chen

ESSAY: Nan Goldin and Zhe Chen

Analyzing the Concept of Photographic Communities through the Projects of Nan Goldin and Zhe Chen

VISUAL ANALYSIS: Orogenesis by Kay Watson

VISUAL ANALYSIS: Orogenesis by Kay Watson

In depth visual analysis by Kay Watson on ‘Orogenesis’ by Joan Fontcuberta, which, according to Watson, is an investigation into the philosophy and politics of photographic representation, and role of the imaginary in the representation of space.

ESSAY:  Ideologies and Aesthetics of Sebastiao Salgado

ESSAY: Ideologies and Aesthetics of Sebastiao Salgado

Sebastiao Salgado gained notoriety in the 1980s, when he photographed the famine and its effects in the Sahel region of Africa. Since then, he has continuously documented the most uncomfortable aspects of our contemporary world – human pain resulting from exploitation, terror of wars, and ecological destruction.

REVIEW: Kaveh Golestan’s Prostitute series

REVIEW: Kaveh Golestan’s Prostitute series

Coleen MacPherson looks back at Kaveh Golestan’s series Prostitute (1975-1977) which was on display at this year’s Photo London

REVIEW: Clare Strand Getting Better and Worse at the Same Time

REVIEW: Clare Strand Getting Better and Worse at the Same Time

Céline Bodin reviews Clare Strand’s experimental exhibition showing at Grimaldi Gavin until 6 Jun.

INTERVIEW: LPD talks to journalist Gemma Padley

INTERVIEW: LPD talks to journalist Gemma Padley

Photography journalist Gemma Padley will be taking over our Instagram feed during the run of Photo London. LPD took the opportunity to chat with Gemma about her impressive career to date and her thoughts on the photography scene in London

REVIEW:   Nick Waplington / Alexander McQueen: Working Process @ Tate Britain

REVIEW: Nick Waplington / Alexander McQueen: Working Process @ Tate Britain

In ‘Working Process’ photographer Nick Waplington gives a rare look behind the scenes of Alexander McQueen’s last collection.

REVIEW:   Sony World Photography Awards Exhibition

REVIEW: Sony World Photography Awards Exhibition

From families hit by Ebola, to abandoned Italian nightclubs, including Bolivian women wrestlers and American teenagers on their prom night: the 2015 Sony World Photography Awards exhibition features some of the finest photographs of the year in the most diverse categories.

ESSAY:  Portraiture and Projection by Céline Bodin

ESSAY: Portraiture and Projection by Céline Bodin

Appearances are bearers of meaning. Our first impressions of a person are concealed within our own imaging process.

INTERVIEW:   Director and photographer Bertil Nilsson

INTERVIEW: Director and photographer Bertil Nilsson

After premiering his latest short film ‘Bromance’ on NOWNESS, a video channel showcasing contemporary culture through film, Miriam Otterbeck meets the Swedish artist Bertil Nilsson to discuss modern male relationships and how he employs varied mediums to explore movement and the human form.

REVIEW:   David Batchelor: Monochrome Archive @ The Whitechapel Gallery

REVIEW: David Batchelor: Monochrome Archive @ The Whitechapel Gallery

“Monochrome is abstract art’s exemplary form, and you only find it in cities. You can’t find it in nature.”

INTERVIEW: with curator Sheyi Bankale

INTERVIEW: with curator Sheyi Bankale

Hemera curators Kay Watson and Jaime Marie Davis interview Sheyi Bankale, curator of Photo50 at the London Art Fair 2015, about his exhibition Against Nature.

REVIEW:   Coleen MacPherson introduces Guy Bourdin

REVIEW: Coleen MacPherson introduces Guy Bourdin

Guy Bourdin: Image Maker sheds new light on the infamous French fashion photographer Guy Bourdin.

REVIEW:   Suffragettes: Deeds not Words @ National Portrait Gallery

REVIEW: Suffragettes: Deeds not Words @ National Portrait Gallery

The roots of the British feminist movement are explored in The National Portrait Gallery’s recent display Suffragettes: Deeds not Words.

REVIEW:   Eva Stenram @ Siobhan Davies Studios

REVIEW: Eva Stenram @ Siobhan Davies Studios

Helena Haimes takes us on a tour of the first UK exhibition of Eva Stenram’s surrealist series Parts (2013 – ongoing).

REVIEW:   Embracing Subjectivity in Jo Metson Scott’s The Grey Line

REVIEW: Embracing Subjectivity in Jo Metson Scott’s The Grey Line

Two years ago, Allan Sekula proposed that all ‘new documentary’ had a tendency towards ‘subjectivism’ and ‘authorial self-revelation’. Jo Metson Scott’s five year The Grey Line is a good example of what Sekula meant by this seemingly contradictory statement.

VISUAL ANALYSIS:   Masses of Labourers: A View on Edward Burtynsky

VISUAL ANALYSIS: Masses of Labourers: A View on Edward Burtynsky

Fangfei Chen analyses Burtynsky’s famous photograph in the context of Marxist theory of worker exploitation and her own experiences growing up in China.

REVIEW:   Constructing Worlds @ The Barbican Centre

REVIEW: Constructing Worlds @ The Barbican Centre

Constructing Worlds investigates the symbiotic relationship between photography and modern architecture.

REVIEW:   Re-picturing the Self: Francesca Woodman’s Self-Portraiture

REVIEW: Re-picturing the Self: Francesca Woodman’s Self-Portraiture

Francesca Marcaccio considers Woodman’s experimental and deliberately enigmatic approach to self-portraiture.

REVIEW:   Black Chronicles @ Autograph ABP

REVIEW: Black Chronicles @ Autograph ABP

Chronicles II is the first exhibition to be launched in conjunction with The Missing Chapter, a research project which seeks to explore the photographic narratives of migration and cultural diversity in relation to Britain’s colonial past.

Letter from the Editor

Letter from the Editor

LPD editor Sarah Allen introduces herself and the platform.