Category Archives: photography

Photography: Relics of Old London

Yale Centre for British Art, 2016

From the gallery: This exhibition offered a glimpse of the lost architecture of preindustrial London, as captured in a series of carbon photoprints commissioned between 1875 and 1886 by the short‐lived Society for Photographing the Relics of Old London.

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National Galleries of Scotland’s photography

The View from Here, at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery

The View from Here, brings together 70 key works that chart the history of landscape photography over the course of 175 years. click here for more.

Exhibition runs 29th October 2016 − 30th April 2017 — click here for the gallery site

Valerie Sparks

Valerie Sparks wins Bowness

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The Monash Gallery of Art has announced that Melbourne artist Valerie Sparks has won the 2016 William and Winifred Bowness Photography Prize with her work ‘Prospero’s Island – North East’ featuring one of Australia’s most iconic landscapes.

Click here for a link to the artist’s website.

Click here for the link to Monash Gallery of Art

AMBER and Cartier‐Bresson

c7b1f2d401a21cb4c9dfc7e772b823d4_186d0bf534faee4cd2e5fa2ee976ba5c661x981_quality99_o_19oqhuq0rgfpbvq1pur13no5qmaA great and arguably under‐celebrated social documentary collection in the UK is having a major retrospective in its home city of Newcastle upon Tyne, in the north‐east of England. Forever Amber, celebrating the work of the Amber Film and Photography Collective, opens at the city’s Laing Art Gallery today (27 June‐19 September).

Click on image for the notice or click here for the gallery site

The curatorial crypt

Steve McCurry — Sharbat Gula

743ceafe-66bb-4f83-a4ae-ebf4bf9c9480-1360x2040A sad story indeed about the woman in the famous Steve McCurry/National Geographic photograph. The original photograph was a 1984 cover for National Geographic.

There’s a 2015 report that Sharbat Gula, the subject of the original photograph, is in trouble because she remains a refugee from Afghanistan, but was carrying a Pakistan identify card.

Please click on the image to the right for the link to the story.

New NGA Senior Curator of Photography

Shaune Lakin, The New NGA Senior Curator of Photography

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At the end of an exhibition seminar in August at the Monash Gallery of Art, as the NGA Senior Curator of Photography who was about to finish in that role, I handed on the baton and all the challenges to my replacement, the new NGA Senior Curator of Photography (from October), Shaune Lakin (previously The MGA Director).

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