Photography

Ara Güler (1928–2018). Courtesy Ara Güler Museum

Remembering Ara Güler, the eye of Istanbul

The much-loved Armenian-Turkish photographer spent decades recording a disappearing city

21 Nov 2018
Gary Indiana Veiled (1981), Peter Hujar.

A welcome reappraisal of Peter Hujar

An exhibition at the Berkeley Art Museum makes clear the radical vision of Peter Hujar’s intimate photographs

2 Oct 2018
Untitled from the series Imagined States and Desires: A Balkan Journey (1999–2003).

The Barbican’s photography double bill speaks powerfully to our times

The photographs of Dorothea Lange and Vanessa Winship share a fascination with society in flux

21 Jul 2018
From the series In Search of Frankenstein by Chloe Dewe Mathews, photo: © Chloe Dewe Mathews

Chloe Dewe Mathews looks beneath the surface

The photographer’s austere images hint at natural disasters, nuclear horrors, and man-made monsters

3 May 2018
Hailstones, natural size (1897), F. Pollard. Courtesy Archive of Modern Conflict, London

A tantalising peek into the Archive of Modern Conflict

Despite its name, the London-based photography collection is far from being all about war

27 Mar 2018
Shravanabelagola, Karnataka, India 1981 (1981), Mitch Epstein.

Tracing India’s modern history through photography

This ambitious exhibition at London’s Science Museum marks 70 years of Indian independence

14 Feb 2018
The Lane Family, (2017), Martin Parr, © Martin Parr.

Posing for Martin Parr

The photographer’s foundation opens with pop-up portrait sessions and an exhibition of images of the West Midlands

9 Jan 2018
Tahrir Square, Baghdad (1962), Latif Al Ani.

Images of a vanished world

Latif Al Ani’s beautifully framed photographs provide a moving, modern picture of Iraq

7 Dec 2017
Wadham College. Queerfest (2014), Martin Parr, © Martin Parr/Magnum Photos

Martin Parr gets an all-access pass to Oxford

The photographer takes us on an idiosyncratic tour of Oxford University and introduces us to some of the remarkable individuals behind the scenes

21 Sep 2017
Camel Coat Couple in Street Steam, New York City, 1975, Joel Meyerowitz. Courtesy of the artist and Howard Greenberg Gallery.

What not to miss at the world’s leading photography festival

This year’s Les Rencontres d’Arles ranges from Joel Meyerowitz’s street photography to repurposed statues of Lenin in Ukraine

24 Jul 2017
Nude No. 72, New York, 1949–50 Irving Penn. © The Irving Penn Foundation

Irving Penn’s radical formalism

The Met emphasises the quantity and variety of Penn’s photographs, but what really stands out is the unity of his vision

27 Jun 2017
Gandhi's funeral. Crowds gathered between Birla House and the cremation ground, throwing flowers (1948), Henri Cartier-Bresson. © Henri Cartier-Bresson/Magnum Photos

How Henri Cartier-Bresson bore witness to Gandhi’s death

The photographer met with Gandhi just hours before his assassination – and recorded an event that shook the world

31 May 2017
William Henry Fox Talbot's mousetrap camera (c. 1835).

Do UK museums take photography seriously?

The transfer of the Royal Photographic Society’s collection from Bradford to London raises questions about the past, present and future of photography in museums

16 May 2017
Jerusalem, Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Apse (1854), Auguste Salzmann.

One photographer’s spiritual struggle in Jerusalem

In 1853 Auguste Salzmann went to Jerusalem to photograph religious sites. The results, on show at the Metropolitan Museum, are an insight into his own faith

15 Dec 2016
Installation view, 'Dayanita Singh: Museum of Shedding', at Frith Street Gallery, London. Courtesy the artist and Frith Street Gallery, London. Photo: Steve White

‘If I could describe a photograph entirely in words, why bother making it?’

Dayanita Singh discusses her work and the pointlessness of taking ‘beautiful’ pictures ahead of an exhibition in London

30 Nov 2016
Agra, The Taj Mahal from the corner of the quadrangle

One of the world’s oldest photography studios is closing down

The Bourne & Shepherd studio in Kolkata has a long history, but fire and the advent of the digital age have closed it down. Thankfully, its legacy lives on

26 Jul 2016
Gloria K., first sleeper. Anne B., second sleeper (1979), Sophie Calle

Dreams caught on camera in New York

‘Dream States’ at the Metropolitan Museum of Art is a thought-provoking exhibition, and a great survey of some of the most influential modern photographers

6 Jun 2016

Five photography shows to see in New York this week

There are some great, focused shows open at the moment, from office-block abstraction to a difficult look at the impact of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict

6 Jun 2016

Baldessari, Burtynsky and a lot of David Bowie at Photo London

It’s the variety and range of photographs on show that will ultimately come to define the fair

18 May 2016

Photographing ‘vice’ on the Varna Road

Janet Mendelsohn’s photographs at Ikon gallery capture the human face of Birmingham’s most notorious district

26 Jan 2016

Photography as a medium seems richer than ever

It’s important that photography retains its social, human edge as we enter another turbulent year

12 Jan 2016

Not even Stalin could snuff out the legacy of early Soviet photography and film

The Jewish Museum’s exhibition reveals the importance of formal innovation to freedom of expression

1 Dec 2015

In and Out of Vogue: Irving Penn’s Fashion and Art Photography

Penn’s interest in fashion permeates his work, but doesn’t restrict it

13 Nov 2015