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Don McCullin at The Tate

You know the shot: American soldier, thousand-yard stare, gripping his rifle with both hands like it’s not just his weapon, but his last line of defence, his rosary beads, his only friend. That’s by Don McCullin, a war photographer, an archetypal war photographer. That’s how most would describe him, but McCullin doesn’t like the term, […]

An Unreserved Recommendation – LensWork eBooks

Apologies, dear blog followers, for the period of silence. I took myself off to Rhodes for a week of R&R. Making a conscious decision to not leave the hotel/villa/spa complex, the photographic opportunities were limited.  This was fine, expected. But the week off was not a waste, photographically, such was the impact I felt from […]

Vivian Maier at Photofusion

The Vivian Maier ‘discovery’ story has been covered by The New York Times, TIME Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, the BBC and The Guardian, to name but a few. That’s an illustrious list of media giants, and would be impressive for any artist, let alone a photographer, and especially a ‘street’ photographer. Something about her […]

London Street Photography, London Street Photographers

The photographs in London Street Photography at The London Musuem are presented in a single large room, in a single continuous line.  I like that.  It took me twenty minutes to recognise the presentation, however, as I was so engrossed by the images that I didn’t look more than a single image ahead of me […]

Thomas Struth: Photographs 1978-2010

Before hearing of this show at the Whitechapel Gallery, I hadn’t come across much work of Thomas Struth. This is the first major UK retrospective from ‘one of the most important photographers of the second half of the 20th century’.  (That quote is from memory; they more likely used the term ‘photographic artist’ instead of […]

Mini review – The Royal Photographic Society’s 154th International Print Exhibition

Yesterday I made it along to the Royal Photographic Society’s 154th International Print Exhibition. It’s currently showing in the sponsor’s swanky building’s foyer on the south edge of Spitalfields market. The images on display were of an impressive standard, and of an even more impressive diversity.  Represented were: portraiture, sports, still-life, street photography, architecture, industrial, […]