Photography

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Photography encompasses the practice or process of producing an image through the effect of light on a photo-sensitive material. It is undoubtedly one of the most popular and widely available media in contemporary art, having been invented in the late 1830s. Since then, the many different styles and forms of photography have grown exponentially in popularity.

There are numerous approaches to photography, from photo-abstraction to photojournalism and docu-photography. Meanwhile, photography movements have emerged from almost every generation, and they range from the Düsseldorf School and Diaristic Photography to New American Color Photography and Modern Photography.

Christophe Jacrot in Norilsk, Russia’s most polluted city

Christophe Jacrot is a captivating French photographer. Most of his artworks attract acclaim from a large audience. One such piece is his Norilsk series. If you’re unaware, Norilsk is a Russian city. However, the series isn’t about the whole city or some abstract theme. The image captures the moment the city is covered in a […]

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The 10 best works of Shanghai’s West Bund Art Fair 2019

West Bund Art & Design fair shows modern and contemporary art in Shanghai. Well-known local artist Zhou Tiehai, previously director of the Minsheng Art Museum in Shanghai, established it in 2014. Now, West Bund is one of the major Asian fairs, hosting more than 100 galleries from Asia, Europe, and the Americas. Along with numerous

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Nadav Kander’s visit to eerie Chernobyl

Albert Museum, National Portrait Gallery, the Victoria, and many other museums host artworks from Nadav Kander. The renowned portraiture and landscape photographer has a portfolio of shots covering historical events and the world’s top personalities. Some top-ranking individuals in his catalog include Kissinger, Obama, Blair, and Rapper Tinie Tempah. In landscaping photography, the Yangtze series

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Explore Danila Tkachenko’s Mystic Monuments

If you love contemporary artists, then you might be familiar with the name Danila Tkachenko. This Moscow-based photographer, who also doubles as a visual artist, is renowned for many outstanding artworks. Monuments remains one of his best and most talked about pieces for many reasons. For starters, the creation focuses on architectural photography. However, that’s

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Who is photographer Hai Bo?

Hai Bo, born in 1962, is a photographer with special interests in intangible photography. His works usually aim at documenting changes in the social and economic environments of society. The main characteristic that defines Hai’s aesthetic is the fact that he captures the everyday moment and, at the same time, tries to compare the beauty

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Richard Avedon’s famous beekeeper portrait – The story behind

Richard Avedon was an American fashion and portrait photographer born on May 15, 1923. According to an obituary published in the New York Times, “his fashion and portrait photographs helped define America’s image of style, beauty, and culture for the last half-century.” Richard Avedon was passionate about theater from his early age. He attended the

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Stephen Dupont’s Afghanistan photos – Live In the warzone

Australia has a couple of documentary photographers and Stephen Dupont is one of the most renowned and awarded. He’s also a photojournalist that has participated in several risky photographic scenes. He has an edge over the world, focusing on producing extraordinary photo essays from some of the most dangerous countries, such as Afghanistan. Dupont’s Afghanistan

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Catherine Opie takes us inside of Elizabeth Taylor’s extravagant house

Tons of books have been written about Elizabeth Taylor. The legendary actor, humanitarian, and musician has inspired authors, artists, and entertainers across different generations. For this reason, it’s little wonder that Catherine Opie also saw the wisdom in following those who blazed the trail before her. Through her Elizabeth Taylor work, Opie shows us a

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Potemkin villages by Gregor Sailer – These are fake towns

Gregor Sailer is an Austrian photographer born in 1980. He is known the world over for his architectural photographs. His most remarkable work is the Potemkin Village, in which he pairs together a couple of ‘fakes’ to create cities and towns. Gregor was educated in Austria and Germany, where he specialized in architectural photography. Since

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Keith Arnatt’s Self Burial – Watch this artist disappear

Keith Arnatt (1930-2008) is renowned for his conceptual work. Arguably, his most well-known and recognizable work is titled Self Burial (1969). Self Burial Self Burial is a series of nine photographs, with each depicting Arnatt seemingly disappearing into a hole dug on the ground. Anyone watching the series would conclude that Arnatt is committing suicide.

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Garry Winogrand’s Women are beautiful – 50 years later

New York native born Garry Winogrand (b. 1928) is known to be the pioneer of street photography. In his Women are Beautiful series, he walked the streets of the United States and captured women in photography. The photographs were in quick and precise timing and through different angles. Winogrand picked the right period for his

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Mercedes Cabral in Isaac Julien's Playtime, 2014, Seven screen ultra high definition video installation with 7.1 surround sound, 66 min 57 sec.

Isaac Julien’s Playtime – A story of capitalism & crisis

Playtime by Isaac Julien is an artwork that seeks to explore and bring to light the subject of capitalism. It consists of a seven-screen installation that was shot at Victoria Miro Wharf road in London. Amongst some of the prominent actors featured in this work are Merced Cabral, James Franco, Maggie Cheung, Colin Salmon, and

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David Guttenfelder’s fascinating photos of Afghanistan at war

The war in Afghanistan has attracted many interested parties and photographer David Guttenfelder is one of them. He traveled to remote countries such as North Korea numerous times but also been to Afghanistan over 20 times since the 2001 US-Led invasion. His main aim here was to document the war and pinpoint its effects on

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