Richard Pinsent


Magnum Contact Sheets go under the microscope

A heavyweight volume exploring Magnum Photos goes in between the contact sheets to celebrate a dying technique


A first-rate history of photography, the V&A museum and its pioneering collecting

Collecting oneself—and a few others besides in the Victoria & Albert Museum Photographic Department

Interview with Roger Ballen on his new book Shadow Chamber: Going fishing, metaphorically speaking

The South African photographer talks about his work, techniques and latest book


Tate: how we collect photography

Not a study or a technical collection, but works of art for display

Interview with artist Thomas Joshua Cooper on his new show: At the edge, between lands and sea

Cooper is mapping out a metaphysical space with his images of oceans, forests, rocks and sky

Thomas Ruff retrospective begins a three-year tour

The German photographer compares his serial working method to “a scientist carrying out a series of experiments”


Perry Ogden, John Edwards, 7 Reece Mews

Francis Bacon’s studio (Thames & Hudson, London, 2001), 129 pp, 60 col. ills £14.95 (hb) ISBN 0500510342.

April 2001archive

Vintage photos from MoMA to be auctioned at Sotheby's

The museum is to deaccession duplicates from its collection


Books: The photography of Bill Brandt

This handsome overview spans the celebrated photographer's entire career

Jane Evelyn Atwood's new book 'Too much time: women in prison' reviewed

“People often ask how I could pursue such a ‘sad’ subject for so long”

Decisive moments: the history of photography at the V&A

How photographers from 1845 to the present have reflected time

Ninetieth-birthday tributes to Cartier-Bresson at the V&A

The exhibition includes many highlights from the immense collection

Photojournalists and the Balkan War

Magnum photographers are among those making the images by which this tragedy will be remembered—but which may also eventually fuel the art market

“Private dreams and unknowable pleasures” in early photography

Clementina, Lady Hawarden, a forgotten precursor of Julia Margaret Cameron, is the subject of this book and of the Victoria and Albert Museum exhibition

American photography at the Victoria and Albert Museum. Vernacular aesthetics and aesthetic vernacular

The organisers propose an opposition between “vernacular” and “aesthetic” photography but the images do not allow it