Photography

Photographyanalysis

From Van Gogh to The Raft of the Medusa: this photograph of Trump exists within a rich art history

Evan Vucci’s composition recalls many great masterpieces of the past, and its consequences may be keenly felt in the future

Obituariesfeature

Remembering Thomas Hoepker, a leading documentary photographer and editor of news reportage

Hoepker used long-form pictorial narratives to deliver nuanced takes on complex realities in a communist East Germany and capitalist United States

Rencontres d'Arles 2024 offers a stark reminder of the fictions that shape us

The latest edition of the renowned photography festival features several exhibitions highlighting the dangers of taking imagery at face value

Earliest known photograph of a US First Lady acquired by National Portrait Gallery in Washington

The museum recently purchased the 1840s daguerreotype of Dolley Madison at auction

An exclusive visit to Van Gogh’s asylum garden to track down the scenes that he painted

As Vincent wrote to his brother, “life happens … in the garden, it isn’t so sad”

Teju Cole's enigmatic new photobook is both peaceful and disturbing

The Nigerian American writer and photographer’s intriguing new book comprises a series of indeterminate images absent of human life, interspersed with enigmatic short stories that raise many unanswered questions

How the photography trade is lifting as the medium’s stigma fades

Sales volumes have hit a record high, with art at lower price levels particularly popular

Joel Meyerowitz revisits his 1960s voyage of discovery

The pioneering American street photographer returns to Málaga with a major show exploring the influence of his early work in the Spanish city

In pictures: Art Basel's Unlimited is all about the human touch

Giovanni Carmine, the curator of the fair's section dedicated to monumental works, shares some of his favourites

Getty Research Institute acquires photography dealer Peter MacGill's archive

The extensive archive, which includes client correspondence and daily records, will be catalogued over the course of the next few years

Film preview

Pioneering gay photographer George Platt Lynes is ready for his closeup

Lynes, whose homoerotic images from the first half of the 20th century have had relatively little exposure, is the subject of a new documentary

Beyond war: photographer captures everyday Palestinian life

Adam Rouhana wants to challenge stereotypical perceptions of the war-torn country in two London shows

London Gallery Weekend 2024: the best shows for photography fans

Through sculpture, algorithms and alternative gazes, the medium is reimagined at this year's edition of the city-wide event

New York branch of photography museum Fotografiska will close and relocate

The museum will vacate its historic premises on Park Avenue South this autumn

James Barnor, pioneering Ghanaian-British photographer, to be celebrated on 95th birthday with wide-reaching festival

A series of events—spanning exhibitions, discussions, performances and more—will centre around Accra and Tamale, but some programming will extend across the country

Derek Jarman’s home in close-up

An intimate photographic essay by Gilbert McCarragher examines the film-maker’s Prospect Cottage

Artists withdraw from Toronto photography festival due to its ties to Israeli weapons manufacturer

The Contact Photography Festival’s main sponsor, Scotiabank, has a large stake in Elbit Systems, which makes armoured vehicles, drones and other weapons

Art fairsanalysis

Photo London has mass appeal—can it be equally thought-provoking?

The UK's premier photography fair is still finding its identity, with strong curated sections and projects presented amid more vacuous work

Wouldn't it be nice to see The Beach Boys: new show goes behind the scenes of seminal 1960s band

Exhibition at Iconic Images Gallery includes rarely seen works by top photographers from the period, as well as childhood pictures

Photography festival fills Kyoto's stunning locations—from a kimono factory to a Tadao Ando building

Kyotographie is back for a 12th time, with shows that highlight the art of setting a scene

Photography or ‘promptography’: a year on from the Sony Awards AI furore, what is the nuanced view?

Boris Eldagsen made waves in 2023 by refusing a prize in order to highlight the use of text-to-image models in art photography. A new show in London seeks to reframe the debate

Back to his roots: Ukrainian Museum in New York offers another angle on Peter Hujar

Show shines a light on lesser-known early images by the celebrated photographer

‘Shining a light on the blind spots’: new book seeks to provide clearer picture of Mau Mau uprising

Max Pinckers worked together with Kenyan war veterans to bring records of 1950s colonial violence to the fore

UBS Art Collection gives 166 photographs to the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC

Drawn from a 300-work sub-collection gathered by John Szarkowski in the 1990s, the gift includes images by 96 photographers—among them Dorothea Lange, Alfred Stieglitz and Edward Weston

Denmark's Venice Biennale 2024 pavilion explores Greenlandic culture

The photographer Innuteq Storch records life in the autonomous territory

A photographer’s 19-year ritual of taking a daily Polaroid becomes a musical performance

Jamie Livingston’s “Photo of the Day”, a viral sensation after the artist died on his 41st birthday, is coming to the stage with orchestra, soloists and choruses

$25m gift puts focus on photography at the Art Institute of Chicago

The museum, whose photography collection began with a donation from Alfred Stieglitz, will soon give the medium pride of place again

Diaryblog

Booker prizewinner Bernardine Evaristo applauds photographer Ingrid Pollard

Hasselblad award comes with a hefty prize pot and a show at the Hasselblad Center in Gothenburg

Book Clubfeature

A golden age for photobooks? As publishers join forces we find out what the future holds

The London-based publisher Mack is acquiring smaller firms and widening its visual culture coverage

Francesca Woodman’s posthumous path to A-lister

Exhibitions at Gagosian in New York and National Portrait Gallery in London confirm late photographer’s arrival