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    Photography – Apollo MagazineAn elegy for sweaty nights of drum & bassFrom baptisms to boat burnings, life along the Thames is full of surprisesSpirit of the place – an interview with Farah Al Qasimi‘I found a Dorothea Lange who was new to me’ – an interview with Sam Contis‘The full measure of the great artist so many suspected had always been there was becoming visible’In a Morris Minor key – Michael Collins presents the lost world of family slidesSpain’s annual photography festival, in focusMoon landings and Martin Parr’s Britain – the year ahead in photographyRemembering Ara Güler, the eye of IstanbulA welcome reappraisal of Peter Hujar‘It is a strange little science-fiction period in the history of photography’ – Wim Wenders on his PolaroidsThe Barbican’s photography double bill speaks powerfully to our timesChloe Dewe Mathews looks beneath the surfaceA tantalising peek into the Archive of Modern ConflictTracing India’s modern history through photographyPosing for Martin ParrImages of a vanished worldMartin Parr gets an all-access pass to OxfordWhat not to miss at the world’s leading photography festival
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    Largely lost amid the handwringing over Covid-19’s impact on culture has been discussion of the fate of nightclubs. Theatres are in terrible trouble, certainly; museums and galleries likewise. For nightclubs, which have been closed throughout the pandemic, the situation is worse. Indeed, the Night Time Industries Association recently warned that as many as 80 per cent of nightclub businesses…
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    Shot between 2011–16, Chloe Dewe Mathews’ Thames Log traces the world-famous river from its easily missed, disputed source in a field in Gloucester to its more expansive end in the North Sea. The photographer focuses on rituals, from baptism to pagan ceremonies, and from reading the Sunday paper to teenage rites of passage, and in doing so, she suggests something paradoxical. Just as rituals are…
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    On 19 December 1819, British forces attacking Ras Al Khaimah at the northern tip of the Arabian Peninsula reached the last bastion of resistance – the ‘impregnable’ Dhayah Fort. Seven hundred and ninety-eight men, women and children were sheltering there without sanitation, water, or effective cover from the sun, and they held out for three days under heavy fire. When they surrendered on 22…
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    The California-based artist Sam Contis talks to Fatema Ahmed about ‘Day Sleeper’, her recently published book of photographs from Dorothea Lange’s extensive archive, and about her first book, a photographic study of life and the landscape at Deep Springs, a single-sex liberal-arts college near the Sierra Nevada. Dorothea Lange’s personal archive of about 40,000 negatives and a few thousand prints…
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    Santu Mofokeng was nowhere to be found during my first attempt to meet him in early 2013. It was my first visit to South Africa. Unsure of when I’d ever be back, I decided with a friend to take an impromptu trip to Johannesburg from Cape Town, where I was staying. Jackson, a taxi driver friend of Santu’s, picked us up from the O.R. Tambo airport. My introduction to Mofokeng’s work had come just a…
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    In his book, The Family Silver, the photographer and writer Michael Collins has published a selection from the thousands of colour slides he has collected over three decades. He talks to Fatema Ahmed about looking through other people’s family albums and what these images might tell us about the medium of photography. The book shows 42 pictures out of your collection of about 25,000 slides. Can…
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    The scene seems innocuous enough – an old brick wall crumbles with age. Weeds spring from its dusty base, and a couple of cedar trees peek over from the other side. But the photo, from Miquel Gonzalez’s Memoria Perdida project, holds a secret. Between 1936 and 1956, nearly 4,000 people were executed at this site in Granada by Francoist forces. It isn’t obvious at first glance, but the wall is…
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    An exhibition of some 200 of Luigi Ghirri’s photographs, curated by James Lingwood of Artangel, comes to the Jeu de Paume this February (12 February–2 June). The Italian photographer, who was an early adopter of colour, trained as a surveyor and an interest in maps and models runs throughout his many series of work. Ghirri thought hard about the photographic image and what it could represent – as…
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    When Ara Güler, for many the greatest photographer of modern Turkey, died last month at the age of 90, the city he devoted his life to photographing came to a standstill. Thousands of admirers, young and old, gathered to pay respects before the funeral service of a man historians and fellow photographers have called the memory, or the eye, of Istanbul. As Güler’s coffin was placed on a podium in…
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    Peter Hujar is one of those artists who remained relatively unknown to the larger art world in his own lifetime yet achieved much recognition from other artists of his generation – among his better-known peers are Diane Arbus, Robert Mapplethorpe and David Wojnarowicz (with whom Hujar shared an intense relationship). His reputation has, however, grown significantly since his death from…
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    The German film-maker was a prolific photographer in the 1970s and ’80s – he claims to have taken more than 12,000 photographs – often on location and sometimes of his cast and crew. In recent years he has recovered some of the Polaroids he gave away to friends, and scanned, reprinted and exhibited them. What is it like to revisit photographs you took several decades ago? I have a hard time seeing…
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    In an age increasingly plagued by the overuse of the word ‘iconic’, it is salutary to be reminded of what makes an image truly deserve the tag. Dorothea Lange’s Migrant Mother, Nipomo, California (1936) is one of those photographs in which the combination of compositional brilliance, human empathy, and political significance makes for something simultaneously beautiful and searing. As David…
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    In 1815 Mount Tambora in Indonesia erupted. It is considered one of the largest volcanic eruptions ever – bigger than Krakatoa and Vesuvius. Twelve thousand people were killed directly by the volcanic activity, but the fallout was felt far beyond the immediate area and resulted in tens of thousands more deaths. The poet Li Yuyang travelled across China documenting its effects on the climate: The…
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    An index is a list of names or subjects to be cross-referenced; it is a symptom, or an indicator which measures scale, value or success. Our index fingers are termed as such because they are our ‘pointing fingers’ ­– the fingers with which we single out, select, warn, admonish, unify and praise. In photography, the index is the basis of the medium’s ‘truth claim’: the assumption that traditional…
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    On 15 August 1947, 33-year-old photographer Homai Vyarawalla squared her lens on a beaming Lord Mountbatten, his right arm waving over the crowds that had gathered at Parliament House in Delhi. As an employee of the British Information Services, Vyarawalla was no stranger to photographing the British viceroy of India, but this was a uniquely felicitous occasion – after nearly 100 years of Crown…
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    Martin Parr is unexpectedly good at barking. A gruff noise, more ‘ruff’ than ‘woof’. His bark is directed at a permed white dog who is a bit too excited by the occasion to sit still long enough for Parr to photograph it standing between its two owners. Man, woman, and dog stand in front of a yellow and blue patterned screen: the two owners still and a little nervous, the dog excited and restless –…
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    In 1962, Latif Al Ani, two years into his stint as lead photographer for Iraq’s Ministry of Information and Guidance, turned his camera to a familiar subject: Jewad Selim’s majestic Monument of Freedom, which spans Baghdad’s central Tahrir Square. Just a short walk from the Tigris river, Selim’s 50-metre-wide bas-relief had been completed in 1959, and became Iraq’s first piece of public art…
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    Between 2014 and 2016 the documentary photographer Martin Parr turned his wry gaze to the University of Oxford. The resulting exhibition and book present a photographic portrait of the university today; laying bare its hidden stories and eccentricities. Speaking at the launch of ‘Martin Parr: Oxford’ in the Bodleian Weston Library, the artist expanded on the contradiction at the heart of the city…
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    There are few better places to be than Provence in July. The sunflowers are in bloom, the region’s cherries are in season, the Tour de France passes through, and there are a number of arts festivals: performing arts in Avignon, classical music in Aix-en-Provence – and world-class photography in Arles. Founded in 1969 by Lucien Clergue, Michel Tournier, and Jean-Maurice Roquette, Les Rencontres…
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