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Photography

Magnum Contact Sheets go under the microscope

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

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Photography

Books: A heavyweight volume trawls the archives of Magnum Photos to celebrate a once revolutionary, now dying technique

In between the (contact) sheets

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Books

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

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Artist interview

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

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Tate

Tate: how we collect photography

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

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Artist interview

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

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Thomas Ruff

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”

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Books

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.

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Museums

Vintage photos from MoMA to be auctioned at Sotheby's

The museum is to deaccession duplicates from its collection

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Books: The photography of Bill Brandt

This handsome overview spans the celebrated photographer's entire career

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Women Artists

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”

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Exhibitions

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

How photographers from 1845 to the present have reflected time

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Exhibitions

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

The exhibition includes many highlights from the immense collection

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War Photography

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

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Photography

“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

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Artist interview

Martin Parr describes in an interview how he picks up on clichés and consumerism

Multiple common sense courtesy of Xerox

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Books

Gilles Mora, Photospeak: a guide to the ideas, movements and techniques of photography, 1839 to the present (Abbeville Press, New York, 1998), 216 pp, 50 b/w ills, 13 col. ills, £20 (hb) ISBN 0789203707, £12.95 (pb) ISBN 0789200686

A Review of Mora's new book on photography

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Exhibitions

Helen Sears’ retrospective at Zelda Cheatle Gallery

Reconstructing the environment