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Photographers are capturing the stark mood of major cities amid the coronavirus pandemic

As many self-employed photographers face work losses due to Covid-19, others document the "seriousness of what is happening on a personal and community level"

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A message from...Shirin Neshat: 'We will get through this'

The US-Iranian artist shares a hopeful image from her garden in Upstate New York

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Photography

Resistance, subversion and identity at the heart of Fotofest's first African focus

The complicated kinship between photography and colonialism is exposed at this year's festival in Houston

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Exhibitions

Picasso packs a punch: photography show offers unseen candid glimpses of artist's personal life

Exhibition at Le Vieux Chalet in Gstaad, Switzerland, shows images captured by the war photographer David Douglas Duncan

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Diane Arbus

Capitalising on its acquisition, Art Gallery of Ontario unfurls a Diane Arbus retrospective

Exhibition is the first that Canada has devoted to the photographer in almost three decades

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Artists

British artist calls for 'unethical' Unseen fair to cease operation after bankruptcy and buy-out

The Amsterdam-based photography event has failed to pay Felicity Hammond for commissioned work, but still plans to host a 2020 edition

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Exhibitions

From trans to the Taliban: Barbican to explore the many sides of masculinity

Sweeping photography show will shine a light on the fluid and plural nature of what it means to be a man

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Serpentine Galleries

How London's Serpentine Galleries is going green for its 50th birthday

Exhibitions in 2020 include Ghanaian photographer James Barnor, US painter Jennifer Packer, Chinese artist Cao Fei and Strasbourg-born Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster

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Exhibitions

Exhibition celebrates a spirited collective of African-American photographers

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts chronicles achievements and inner debates of the Kamoinge Workshop

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Exhibitions

Survey show reframes novelist Wright Morris as pioneering Depression-era photographer

Amsterdam's Fotografiemuseum exhibition aims to show how the writer's images of dust bowl America are as compelling as those of his more famous peers

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Photography

Vast Fratelli Alinari photographic archive saved by Tuscan government

Tuscany has acquired agency collection and will create a new foundation in Florence to preserve its more than five million items

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Exhibitions

Paris exhibition shines light on Brazilian photographer Claudia Andujar and the plight of indigenous peoples

As the Yanomani way of life is threatened once again, we hear from the photographer ahead of a major show at the Fondation Cartier

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Museums & Heritage

International Center of Photography prepares to reopen in a far bigger home in New York

Lower East Side location will unite exhibition space with the institution's school of 3,500 students

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Biennials & festivals

Mali's reputation for insecurity challenged by the 25th Bamako Encounters

This year's edition of the photography festival showed "there are many Africas", as 85 artists portrayed a multifaceted, self-aware continent

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Photography

Double exposure: new Paris venue to unveil two historic photography collections

Exhibition space will show and sell digital reproductions of images from the archives of the Roger-Viollet agency and France-Soir newspaper

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Openings

Swedish photography hub Fotografiska opens long-awaited New York exhibition space

The franchise’s ambitious global expansion will continue in 2020 with launch of London gallery

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Censorship

Censored queer photographs get second chance at Miami's Nada fair

City officials cancelled a planned display by Pacifico Silano in Bal Harbour last year

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Photography

David Goldblatt's photographic legacy lives on through digital archive project

South African collection withdrawn from University of Cape Town over censorship row forms the heart of Goodman Gallery’s new initiative

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Awards

Hepworth Wakefield to stage 'long overdue' survey of Hannah Starkey with £100,000 Freelands Award

Show comes "at an exciting moment" as the photographer is reassessing her art in light of recent political events, museum's director says

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Dora Maar and Jann Haworth: acclaim at last

We take a tour of the Dora Maar show at London's Tate Modern, where the artist is finally getting her due, and talk to US artist Jann Haworth about her retrospective at Pallant House Gallery. Produced in association with Bonhams, auctioneers since 1793

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Diary

Photography show reveals the many artistic faces of John Malkovich

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Diary

Sotheby’s to offer space snaps online

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Fairs

Premium vintage prints dominate Paris Photo

The world's largest photography fair aims to champion diversity and young blood, but new works from the medium's biggest names tower over this year's edition

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Photography

Martin Parr and Bernd and Hilla Becher remember a lost Wales

As part of a major photography launch at National Museum Cardiff, Wales' "last world" of industry is movingly resurrected, and the country of today celebrated

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Book Shorts

Hidden daily lives of Hasidic Jews in Jerusalem are captured in marvellous book of photographs

Photographer was given privileged access to document scenes and to make portraits among the people of this conservative group

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Exhibitions

Photojournalist Shahidul Alam—who served time for his activism—gets retrospective at the Rubin Museum

After spending months in a Bangladeshi jail, the artist continues to speak out against injustice

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Fairs

Paris Photo turns its lens on youth in preparation for 2020 New York launch

Photography fair opens this week in French capital with a section focussing on marginalised artists

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Photography

JR launches open call on Instagram for his new free photography course

French artist says he will invite Naomi Campbell to school in Paris to help him teach 12 budding photographers

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Book Shorts

Book of discarded family pictures reminds us of our mortality

Personal collection of anonymous photographs made from Kodachrome slides shows the transience of our lives

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Three to see

Three exhibitions to see in New York this weekend

From Lempicka’s first US show in nearly six decades to Jacolby Satterwhite’s intimate and immersive environment

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Photography

The media industry 'has changed beyond all recognition': Magnum's new CEO on adapting to the digital landscape

Caitlin Hughes has also promised to “bring the voices of its members together” as the photo agency targets a "more nimble" approach to client partnerships

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Book Shorts

History of Dubrovnik before, during and after Yugoslav Wars is recorded in photo book

Contrast of city's devastated buildings and monuments and some of their remarkable restorations is heartening

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Photography exhibition revisits Iceland’s most notorious murders

Jack Latham’s “forensic photography” exhibition coincided with the reopening of a criminal investigation dating to 1974

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Photography

Test shot: Lille’s new photography institute prepares for 2021 launch

The new Institut pour la Photographie is backed by the annual photography festival Rencontres d’Arles

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JR

JR on the 'sociological experiment' of street art and his vast New York mural for the Brooklyn Museum

The French artist, who made his name with large-scale public installations, is opening his biggest US exhibition to date

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Thomas Struth

Thomas Struth on being taught by Gerhard Richter and how he almost cancelled his Guggenheim Bilbao show

A retrospective of the German photographer opens this week and includes more than 130 works spanning four decades

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In the frame

Quirky snaps reveal whats going on off-camera in passport photos

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Photography

Diversity drives Unseen Amsterdam as 19 new galleries arrive

New artistic director Marina Paulenka takes the reins of the annual photography festival this year

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Obituaries

Gianfranco Gorgoni, photographer of Land Art and the New York avant-garde, has died, aged 77

The photographer, first known for his intimate portraits of artists, was later renowned for his monumental images of art in remote places

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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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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