Phillip Prodger is Executive Director of Curatorial Exhibitions, Pasadena, California. He was formerly Head of Photographs at the National Portrait Gallery, London.

When Marilyn Monroe met Richard Avedon

A publicity shoot for ‘The Prince and the Showgirl’ caught the photographer and his subject at an unusually vulnerable moment

30 May 2023

The restless spirit of Stephen Shore

In this memoir of sorts, the photographer gives us a masterclass in staying alert and fully alive to the everyday world

28 Apr 2022
Left: Addie Card, 12 Years Old, Spinner in cotton mill, North Pownal, Vermont (1910), Lewis Hine. National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. Right: Digital colourisation of Lewis Hine’s photograph of Addie Card by Marina Amaral. Photo: © Marina Amaral

Does the past look better in black and white?

Photographers and film-makers have long added colour to their images – but does the current craze for colourisation create a false impression of olden times?

11 Mar 2021