Art

Documentary photography, Mental Health

McCullin

McCullin

In a recent workshop with some mental health users, we were talking about iconic documentary images and almost of the participants mentioned the work of Don McCullin. To people from a certain generation, his work is iconic, whether you are a photographer or not. The film McCullin was made by his […]

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Format International Photography Festival

Format International Photography Festival

The Format International Photography Festival was founded by Louise Clements and Mike Brown in 2004 and its last run in 2011 saw more than 100,000 people visit the festival. The impressive launch of FORMAT last Thursday brought huge crowds into Derby city centre, with many people braving the rain at […]

Documentary photography, Inspiration, Press Photography

World Press Photo judges discuss emotion and content in winning images

World Press Photo judges discuss emotion and content in winning images

The World Press Photo was founded in Amsterdam in 1955 and has become the world’s leading and most respected press photography contest, from which the winning photographs have been composed to travel the world to more than 80 venues in 45 countries. For over 60 years the organisations has been […]

Art, Documentary photography, Economics, Inspiration

Failed Ambitions : Spain’s Economic Collapse

Failed Ambitions : Spain’s Economic Collapse

In this week’s issue of the New Yorker magazine, Nick Paumgarten writes about Spain’s economic collapse by way of the failure of the ambitious development project Residencial Francisco Hernando, in an area called El Quiñón, near the village of Seseña. The housing complex is now only partially occupied, and there remains a […]

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The Space Between

The Space Between

“In my work as a psychotherapist I have come to appreciate the importance of the space between the therapist and the other person, where the dynamics of the therapy relationship come into play. As a photographer I try to explore a similar space co-created in my encounters with the people, […]

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Photography exhibition censored in India

Photography exhibition censored in India

Late last month, the Alliance Française in New Delhi closed down an exhibition of Indian born and UK-based photographer Sunil Gupta‘s work after the organisation received a complaint over the content of Gupta’s images. The work, dubbed Sun City and Other Stories, depicts the double life of a homosexual man. “He alternates […]

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Bromley House Studio Project Annual Photographic Competition

Bromley House Studio Project Annual Photographic Competition

THREE CATEGORIES FOR MEDALS AND PRIZES ELIGIBILITY: The competition is open to amateur photographers who are: Residents of Nottingham and Nottinghamshire, Members of Bromley House Library, Members of photographic clubs and societies affiliated to The North andEast Midlands Photographic Federation (N&EMPF), Members of The Royal Photographic Society resident in the […]

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Culture Cloud: National Open Competition for visual artists

Culture Cloud: National Open Competition for visual artists

YOUR ART YOUR VOTES YOUR EXHIBITION  YOUR CHANCE TO WIN   CULTURE CLOUD is a new pioneering digital project headed by New Art Exchange, supported by a national network of galleries and visual arts organisations. CULTURE CLOUD provides artist a space to upload, show and sell their artworks. This is […]

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Creating a breath-taking long exposure photograph

Creating a breath-taking long exposure photograph

The above image is © Mark Weller and John Rummel and has got to be the most breathtaking long exposure night photo I have ever seen. I thought for sure it was a composite, but no. It’s the real deal. The photographers talk about the image in the video below. […]

Art, Business

Glenda Bailey: the Bazaar vision of a fashion queen

Glenda Bailey: the Bazaar vision of a fashion queen

Since being made editor-in-chief of Harper’s Bazaar in 2001, Glenda Bailey has transformed the magazine by persuading A-list celebrities to take part in outrageous fashion shoots. As a book featuring the best images is published, the grande dame from Derbyshire talks about her ‘fairytale’ existence. see full article here http://www.guardian.co.uk/fashion/2011/sep/11/glenda-bailey-harpers-bazaar-interview […]

Art, Business

Photofusion advises on submitting work to galleries

Photofusion advises on submitting work to galleries

More than 150 emerging photographers expressed interest but only 52 were able to attend Photofusion’s free “How to submit to galleries” talk last night hosted by Carole Evans and Adrian Wood. The photographers asked about everything from photography submission to video submissions and portfolio reviews, and some of the questions […]

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Martin Parr’s Best Books of the Decade

Martin Parr’s Best Books of the Decade

PhotoIreland Festival announces Martin Parr’s selection of the 30 most influential photobooks of the last decade. The selection, on show at the National Photographic Archive of Ireland until the 31st of July, is featured in the exhibition catalogue, limited to an edition of 500. The catalogue includes Martin Parr’s comments […]