September 30, 2019

Claude Cahun was way ahead of her time, a transgender Jewish lesbian and anti-fascist artist. In the 1920s and ‘30s, Cahun created a series of theatrical self-portraits that David Bowie later described as “really quite mad, in the nicest possible way”. Her exploration...

September 23, 2019

I recently bought, When I Was a Boy, by Katrien De Blauwer and published in 2018 by Libraryman. I first came across De Blauwer's collages in her publication, I do not want to disappear, published by Avarie. Both are equally enigmatic and have an aesthetic which is hard...

September 16, 2019

There's the iconic photograph Tony Ray-Jones took of a smartly dressed couple having dinner at Gyndebourne with a herd of cows in the field behind and others like, Cocunut Dancers, Bacup, 1968 but it wasn't until an excellent show at the Time & Tide Museum in Great Yar...

September 9, 2019

RRB Photobooks have just published a beautiful set of photographs taken by Marketa Luskacova, By the Sea, Photographs from the North East, 1976-1980. The images are quintessentially English with an outsiders temperance. "I was very touched by it all: the families with...

September 2, 2019

Carnival Strippers is unique, the first body of work by Susan Meiselas shot over three summers between 1973-75 and originally published as a book in 1976. The photographs are brutish, frank and contain a certain pathos, while all the while portraying the empathy and co...

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