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Art fairs

'It was painful, it was hardship': Marina Abramovic on her ill-fated, epic walk towards Ulay across the Great Wall of China

Three decades after the artists made the journey, in the dying throes of their relationship, PhotoFairs Shanghai is showing the work for the first time in the country

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Obituaries

Vancouver street photographer Fred Herzog has died, age 88

The German-born Canadian captured a view of the city that has since been lost, but he did not receive major recognition until late in life

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Obituaries

Robert Frank, the foreigner who framed America in photographs, dies aged 94

Swiss-born photographer, best know for his series The Americans, had a wide and enduring impact on photography

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Photography

Germany plans photography archive to preserve 'visual memory of our society'

Culture minister Monika Grütters enlists international experts to help create a central institution but critics question necessity and feasibility

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Book Shorts

This book of essays explores the varieties and definitions of Islamic art

The authors ask “What is Islamic about ‘Islamic’ art?”

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In the frame

A photographic paean to Billie Jean King at the US Open

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Book Shorts

Old animals remind us of old people in this book of photographs

Isa Leshko’s images plead for the better treatment of animals

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Media & broadcast

Into the cluttered maze of a packrat photographer

“Jay Myself” captures an artist and collector in his overflowing six-storey home

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Photography

Huge photos of school children to appear on London billboards as part of Steve McQueen’s Tate initiative

The outdoor exhibition across the capital is a forerunner to the filmmaker’s Year Three Project at Tate Britain

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Interviews

In the rescued Johnson archive, poignant images from black American history

How four institutions swooped in to acquire four million images

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Artist interview

Turner Prize nominee Helen Cammock on Baroque music and marginalised histories

The UK artist's solo exhibition at London's Whitechapel Gallery explores the lives of 17th-century Italian female composers

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Exhibitions

Martin Parr gives a wedding photographer his own big day

Bristol exhibition reveals Ian Weldon's documentary approach to "all the indiscretions, bad dancing and excessive behaviour" of a British wedding

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Jeff Wall

Jeff Wall returns to his painting roots for new work in White Cube show

As his new exhibition opens in London, the conceptual photographer tells us about the Fauvist-like work and the theory behind it

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Art fairs

Paris Photo to launch its second US edition in New York

After cancelling its Los Angeles event in 2016, the French fair is partnering with Aipad to develop Paris Photo New York

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Exhibitions

Les Rencontres d'Arles celebrates 50 years with 50 shows

For its landmark edition, the festival is focusing on photographers chronicling a world in turmoil

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Exhibitions

Cindy Sherman gets first UK retrospective at the National Portrait Gallery

Exhibition will explore the influence of Alfred Hitchcock’s Rear Window and how it all began with a humble family album

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Books

Agents of faith: the art of votive offerings

Bard Graduate Center's 25th anniversary exhibition considers devotional offerings across religions

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The Buck stopped here

The gadflies and the gifted: Johnny Dewe Matthews and Andrew Logan at Roche Court

Johnny Dewe Mathews on his exhibition of 1970s photographs at New Art Centre

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Photography

Hossein Farmani's homecoming sees two photography centres open in Iran

The Lucie Awards organiser plans to open a museum in the city of Kashan next April

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Photography

Hauser & Wirth to represent Annie Leibovitz worldwide

US photographer and gallery are looking at editioning her works

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Exhibitions

Somerset House photography show celebrates the different faces of modern Britain

Work by ten artists aims to highlight the diverse experiences of immigrants to the UK and considers what multiculturalism means today

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Media & broadcast

Speaking frankly: Robert Frank on his work and life

A documentary originally made in 2004 about the Swiss-American photographer and film-maker finally opens in US theaters 15 years later

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Alinari, world’s oldest photography agency, faces crisis

As Fratelli Alinari vacates its Italian headquarters, there are hopes that Tuscan government will rescue the historic collection

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Exhibitions

At last, Dora Maar emerges from her lover Picasso’s shadow

Major survey of the Surrealist photographer at Centre Pompidou will travel to Tate Modern and the Getty Center

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Films

Victorians in pictures: British Film Institute digitises archive of over 500 early silent films

Conservation experts carefully cleaned the fragile and flammable nitrate film so each frame could be individually scanned

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Arab Image Foundation

Arab photography archive releases 22,000 historic images online

Arab Image Foundation completes $255,000 digitisation initiative and will reopen its Beirut building this summer

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Three to see

Three photography exhibitions to see in London this weekend

As Photo London fair kicks off in the capital, we pick out three other shows and events for photography fans

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Prizes

Susan Meiselas wins the 2019 Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prize

The US photographer has been awarded the £30,000 prize for her retrospective at the Jeu de Paume in Paris

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Nan Goldin

Nan Goldin teams up with Catherine Deneuve and Isabelle Huppert for photography show at Versailles

The group exhibition includes works by Martin Parr and Vivianne Sassen

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Photography

After years of copyright limbo, Vivian Maier comes to London

Her heir was not apparent, her life full of mysteries, now a major collection of Vivian Maier’s work is available to British collectors for the first time at Photo London

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Photography

Photo London rescinds partnership with Brunei's Dorchester Collection after protests

The London fair is “undertaking urgent steps” to exit a contract with hotels owned by the Sultan of Brunei after the kingdom made gay sex punishable by stoning to death

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Frieze New York 2019

Whose museum is it anyway? The story of El Museo del Barrio has always been about representation

As it turns 50, the museum wrestles with concerns that it has lost its community focus

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Book Shorts

New York’s gardens, parks, flower markets and florists captured in new book

Volume uncovers floral wealth of the US metropolis

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Acquisitions

Photography gallery at Victoria and Albert Museum renamed after Elton John following 'significant' donation

The Rocket Man will organise a photography exhibition at the London institution with his husband David Furnish

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Art market

Bigger is not always better at New York's Photography Show

Although down a few exhibitors, Aipad's annual photo fair delivers with both large-format and intimately scaled photos

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Photography

Remembering Tiananmen Square in a new age of censorship

It's been 30 years since the event that saw thousands of protestors clamour for democracy in Beijing

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Turkey

Turkish photojournalist Cagdas Erdogan to stand trial on terrorism charges

The Kurdish freelance photographer is accused of creating propaganda for an outlawed separatist group

Podcast

David Bailey in focus, plus Picasso biographer John Richardson remembered

We meet the photographer David Bailey at his London studio to discuss his new book and we talk with Gijs van Hensbergen about John Richardson, who died aged 95 last week. Produced in association with Bonhams, auctioneers since 1793.

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Three to see

Three exhibitions to see in New York this weekend

From the "computer cowgirl" Gretchen Bender to Girault de Prangey's haunting snapshots of the past

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Museums & Heritage

National Museum of African American History and Culture to unveil rediscovered Harriet Tubman photo

She is “relaxed and very stylish” in the portrait

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Obituaries

Tribute to Marella Agnelli—doyenne of high society

The art collector and museum founder who married into the Agnelli dynasty was a woman of charm and intelligence

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Censorship

Exclusive interview: photographer Shahidul Alam speaks out about prison, being tortured and the human rights situation in Bangladesh

Artist was granted bail in November after being held in custody in Dhaka for 102 days

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Exhibitions

Exhibition at Brooklyn’s Green-wood Cemetery shows a day in the life of immigrants seeking sanctuary

Photographs of people young and old who hope to avoid deportation have been installed along the fence of the historic site

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Diary

Martin Parr photographs patriots, partygoers and Perrys alike in new survey show at London's National Portrait Gallery

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The Buck stopped here

Patti sings 'Because the night belongs to Annie'

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Exhibitions

Lucas Blalock gives ‘pathetic’ objects a new lease of life at the ICA LA

More than 20 photographs are included in the artist’s first solo exhibition at a US museum

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Exhibitions

Parkland victims remembered through New-York Historical Society photo show

As part of her residency at the museum, the photographer Bettina von Zwehl made portraits with New York City high school students

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Photography

Novelist Orhan Pamuk unveils photographs of Istanbul he took from his balcony

On show in Turkey this month, the images are an ode to the Nobel Prize-winning author’s hometown

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Exhibitions

Diane Arbus's nudists, drag artists, carnival folk and street urchins are laid bare in London show

Exhibition at the Hayward Gallery uses a distinctive layout to encourage visitors to get up close to US photographer’s early 35mm works

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Photography

Reportage storms the citadel: documentary photography joins the canon of British art

A Don McCullin exhibition at Tate Britain symbolises the shift in photography's significance in British museums

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Exhibitions

Don McCullin on why he is showing at Tate Britain even though he is ‘not an artist’

The photojournalist also reflects on his career and reveals the most important stories he covered

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Exhibitions

Dawoud Bey brings viewers on an evocative journey along the Underground Railroad

The artist’s new series of nocturnal photographs, on show at the Art Institute of Chicago, vividly imagine the kinds of scenes escaping slaves might have seen

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Digitisation

Romani arts and culture make online debut in new digital archive

RomArchive aims to pool knowledge and counter clichés

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Art market

Nan Goldin photograph withdrawn from Norwegian auction after gallery objects to sale

Marian Goodman Gallery says Self-Portrait on the Train, Germany, had condition problems but seller's representative says low estimate was the issue

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Adventures with Van Gogh

Mistaken identity: new discovery means there is only one known photograph of Vincent van Gogh

The childhood image that was assumed to be of Vincent is now believed to depict his brother Theo

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Photography

Edward Woodman: the light and space of a golden era

UK retrospective freeze-frames often ephemeral works from the 1980s and 1990s

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Politics

Bangladeshi photographer Shahidul Alam granted bail after 102 days in jail—but must still face trial

Court decision comes after a wave of protests from cultural and political figures

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Exhibitions

Eleanor Antin revisits her dieting diary, 45 years on, for Lacma show

Artist who photographed herself naked every morning in 1972 has recreated her "Carving" work, to be shown in May 2019

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Exhibitions

Victorian pioneer Roger Fenton's images of Crimean War continue to inspire photographers today

New exhibition at the Queen's Gallery tells the story behind the photographs and also reveals a royal connection

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Books

Caucasian collecting: the Bodleian Library’s Georgian papers, books and medieval manuscripts

The collection amassed by Sir Oliver and Marjory Wardrop

Analysis
Art market

Paris versus Shanghai: photo fairs old and new compared

Despite censorship, China’s appetite for photography is growing but Paris Photo remains pre-eminent

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Photography

Steve McQueen’s school initiative shows 'striking similarities' with another photographer's work

The Turner prize winner's photography project has been likened to Classroom Portraits by Julian Germain

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Photography

Martine Franck comes into focus at Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson's new Paris space

Inaugural show honours Belgian photographer and Cartier-Bresson's wife, who created the foundation to preserve their legacy

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Books

A love letter to a grittier, punk-accented New York

Chris Stein, Blondie co-founder, presents a book of photographs from the 1970s and 80s

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Censorship

Artist accuses Florida officials of censoring his photographs of queer life

Organisers at Bal Harbour show asked Pacifico Silano to remove his images with partial nudity and descriptions referring to pornography

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Adventures with Van Gogh

Newly discovered photograph depicts the man who got Van Gogh fired as an art dealer

The image—in the collection of London's National Portrait Gallery—shows a confident Charles Obach, compared to one of an ill-at-ease Vincent

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High Museum of Art’s new galleries honour their public

Non-white visitors have jumped from 15% to half of the museum’s attendance in just three years

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V&A's new photography centre brings history of the medium into view

Controversial transfer of Royal Photographic Society collection from Bradford has led to a growing "culture of research" at the museum

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Openings

New London gallery Elephant West to be filled with Maisie Cousins’ food photographs for first show

British photographer’s largest exhibition to date will inaugurate space opened by culture magazine Elephant