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Diffusion Festival: Cardiff’s answer to Arles?

I made a dash from London to my hometown of Cardiff over the weekend, to see Diffusion, the inaugural Cardiff International Festival of Photography. It seems that no self-respecting city is without a photography festival these days – from Arles … Continue reading

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Permanent Error? Stezaker win splits photography down the middle

So the photo-artist John Stezaker has won this year’s Deutsche Borse Photography Prize. The result was announced last night at the recently re-opened Photographer’s Gallery in London. There’s been a predictably mixed reaction to the decision in photography circles, with … Continue reading

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Unexpected meetings at Les Recontres d’Arles

Having been a long-term, long-distance observer of the Rencontres d’Arles photo festival for many years, I finally fulfilled a long-held ambition to actually visit it in the flesh a couple of weeks ago. Admittedly this was a good few weeks after the … Continue reading

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Sean Smith and Thomas Struth: photographs between the moment and what occurred before

I was lucky enough to see two powerful, compelling photography exhibitions in London today, that couldn’t be more different in many ways – but I’m going to try to make some connections between them anyway. So here goes – please … Continue reading

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A little bit of history repeating? Some thoughts on Burke+Norfolk in Afghanistan

Simon Norfolk’s new exhibition at the Tate Modern, entitled Burke + Norfolk: photographs from the war in Afghanistan by John Burke and Simon Norfolk, has just opened this last week, and I thoroughly recommend paying it a visit (it’s actually free). … Continue reading

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And the winner is.. Jim Goldberg – and the Photographer’s Gallery?

It was announced last week that the American photographer Jim Goldberg had won this year’s £30,000 Deutsche Börse Photography Prize. The prize, run by the Photographer’s Gallery in London, is awarded from a shortlist of four nominees, selected on the … Continue reading

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From Hokusai to horror: an evening with Chris Steele-Perkins

The award-winning Magnum photographer Chris Steele-Perkins yesterday gave a talk about his life as a photojournalist at the Kings Place in London, in support of Photovoice – a brilliant charity which works with disadvantaged people and communities, using photography to … Continue reading

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