The Natural History Museum is currently hosting the world premier of Sebastião Salgado’s Genesis. A real gift for the curatorial team, with images this good all they had to do to was hang them.
2013 sees a particularly strong Deutsche Börse, with big names such as the increasingly conceptual Adam Broomberg and Oliver Chanarin and black and white documentary master Chris Killip competing for not only the prestige of but the sizable sum of £30,000.
Michele Palazzi has been awarded Environmental Photographer of the Year 2013.
Carlisle Photo Festival returns this is year, running from the 15th-21st of April. Vignette is very pleased at the amount photography festivals springing up nationwide,
Format is now the largest UK photography festival and extremely well respected on the international circut. Impressively in 2011 over 100,000 visited the festival and the organisers are keen to build on this success for 2013, with a whole program curated under the challenging theme of Factory: Mass Production lets hope they succeed.
If your in Bristol from the 24th of February until the 2nd of March head to the ‘The Searchers’ gallery to see the best the city has to offer in graduate photography. For information on the exhibiton: www.thesearcherscontemporary.com
The National Portrait Gallery’s newest offering is a retrospective of Man Ray, perhaps one for the most experimental photographers of the early 20th Century. The exhibition cements the NPG as the premier location to see portrait photography old and new, with the gallery now paying far less attention to other media.
The national Maritime Museum is located in chocolate box Greenwich surrounded by a complex of buildings that have scarcely changed in hundreds of years. Such surroundings make Ansel Adams the perfect photographer to lure the gallery goers to a fairly niche museum.
Recently I spent a couple of wet days looking round the 2012 Brighton Biennial. This year the event has been produced and curated by Photoworks, ‘the UK’s leading visual arts agency for photography’, perhaps best known for its eponymous journal. The agenda for the festival is ‘Photography and the Politics of Space’ -’ How...
The acclaimed photographer Robert Frank once compared the nature of black and white photography to that of “the alternatives of hope and despair to which mankind is forever subjected.”
As photography ages it may take a greater role within museums, opening up exciting exhibition possibilities. The Imperial War Museum’s Cecil Beaton: Theatre of War is an example of what we might expect in the future.