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Women were photography pioneers yet gender inequality persists in the industry today

Celia Rose Jackson, University of South Wales Photography remains stubbornly male-dominated. In terms of commissioning, exhibition and publication of work, there is a conspicuous lack of equality in the industry. Data collected by Women Photograph – an initiative to promote and support female photographers – shows that between April and June 2019, eight of the […]

How a photography might help solve the mystery of Amelia Earhart

During an attempt to make history, Amelia Earhart and her navigator Fred Noonan were circumnavigating the world in Earhart’s custom Lockheed model 10-E Electra. In July of 1937, though, the pair and the plane vanished. Since their last known signal was received, there have been numerous theories as to what happened to them ranging from […]

Mitchell Tyler’s photo of Beyoncé acquired by Smithsonian

You might already be familiar with the cover of Vogue’s September issue from last year… Beyoncé leans against a Grecian-style column clad in a gold, sequined Valentino gown before a gold background. Resting her head in her hands, the singer and icon gazes out at the viewer wearing a stunning gold starburst style headpiece. The […]

Photos of school children to appear on London billboards as per Steve McQueen’s Tate initiative

Hundreds of billboards around London will soon be showing photographs by Steve McQueen. The photos will be of school children from primary schools around the country as part of a large outdoor exhibition to come at the end of the year. The billboard project is expected to take place during the first two weeks of […]

Artist highlight: JR, the anonymous street artist shedding light on the invisible

Who is JR? Well, frankly, we don’t really know who he. On the spectrum of the highly-elusive Banksy to the often in the media Ai Weiwei, JR is somewhere in the middle. He doesn’t shy away from an interview or a public appearance, necessarily, but JR always wears a hat and sunglasses to keep identity […]

Dora Maar at the Pompidou – Picasso’s devoted lover gets out from under his shadow

Dora, the “Weeping Woman.” Picasso immortalized the surrealist photographer Dora Maar in portraits over the course of their passionate, eight-year relationship in the 1930s. His 1937 image depict unbearable grief, with her fragmented features, colored acid green and the purple of bruises, heightening the painting’s emotional intensity, and making her image a symbol of emotional […]

The Polaroid Project- A snapshot of instant history

My first foray into photography was in late adolescence with a Fujifilm Instax Wide camera, a fantastic modern iteration of instant photography. I immediately found myself addicted to capturing bits of time with my friends and loved ones, moments being immortalized in one of the most beautifully tangible ways I’d ever experienced. For the first […]