Antony Armstrong-Jones passed away on 13 January; to celebrate his life, we’re posting an interview with him first published by BJP in September 1983
Vintage photographs from David ‘Chim’ Seymour’s Children of Europe series is about to go on display for the first time in the UK. Chim was commissioned by UNICEF following World War II to document the conflict’s impact on children and the resulting photographs drew attention to war’s most vulnerable victims.
In the late 50’s, New York’s Washington Square was nicknamed junkie row. The late Dave Heath, an orphan and veteran of the Korean war, photographed the people who lurked there. The series has been published for the first time by Stanley/Barker.
A new exhibitionwill explore how photographers responded to Surrealism over the course of over 50 years, including works by Man Ray, Andre Kertesz, Florence Henri and Bill Brandt to tell the history of the iconic avant-garde movement through photography.
Marking the twenty-year anniversary of Hong Kong’s return to Chinese sovereignty from British rule, a new exhibition at Impressions Gallery explores the entwined histories of China and the UK, traced through the family history of photographer Kurt Tong.
He may be better known for Candle In The Wind, but Sir Elton John Collection possessions one of the world’s greatest private collections of photography, and it’s about to go on show, for the first time, at Tate Modern.
Délio Jasse’s new, previously unseen body of work, about to go on show at London’s Tiwani Contemporary, continues the artist’s exploration of the photographic archive, interweaving found images with clues from past lives to draw links between photography and memory.
Following its five-month refurbishment, London’s Estorick Collection reopens in January 2017 with War in the Sunshine, a new exhibition of 75 rarely shown artworks revealing the little-known role of British forces in Italy during the First World War.
Online art sales topped £2.3bn in 2015, thanks in part to e-commerce platforms such as Paddle8 and Artsy, supported by venture capitalists and angel investors such as Google and other big-ticket financial backers. The platforms are a world away from traditional galleries, where high-end art sales are the preserve of private shows and relationship-building. But the increase has been so noticeable that well-respected gallerists, who have historically made their fortunes through bricks-and-mortar shows, are taking note. “I’ve been noticing an uptick in the volume of sales my gallery has made online,” says Stephen Bulger, founder of Stephen Bulger Gallery in Toronto, adding that these sales come from all over the world. In fact, one British collector, who had seen an André Kertész picture consigned by Bulger’s gallery for a show at London’s Royal Academy of Arts, contacted him online and eventually bought a print for $20,000. This got Bulger thinking, and the result is ffotoimage.com, a new e-commerce photography platform complete with virtual galleries, set to launch in November 2016. Featuring work from Bulger’s physical gallery inventory, it adds …
Do you remember the last time you went out and printed a snapshot? Or filled up a chunky, leather-bound photo album with a set of family portraits? If you’re under 30, the answer could well be never. With the immediacy of digital recording and the convenience of smartphones for organising and sharing images, the act of printing physical pictures has become something of an anachronism for anyone but hipsters and art photographers. A new exhibition at the George Eastman Museum in Rochester, New York, seeks to address how the gradual decline of the photographic object is affecting our relationship to memory, and what happens when our century-old physical tie to the photograph is broken. “What has changed is the tactility of the photograph,” says exhibition curator Lisa Hostetler. “Now that images are on a screen, they’re sort of ‘forever young’, and it becomes difficult to realise that there are many things that connect us to the past in terms of basic human emotions. These become more difficult to tease out when everything looks contemporary.” A Matter of …