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With respect to Cristina De Middel, there will be no mention of the ‘A’ word in this review of her latest book, published by Self Publish Be Happy as part of their ongoing Book Club series (the previous installments were …

Filipe Casaca: China, In Blue Filipe Casaca’s photobook Blue Mud Swamp opens with a line from the Book of Revelation: ‘Come and see.’ And I looked, and behold the pale horse, and he that sat on him was dead. The …

Tiane Doan na Champassak Spleen and Ideal

On a rare sunny day in Dublin, The Copper House Gallery opened its doors to the public with something not only unique to the relatively new space, but unique to the exhibition calendar. Tiane Doan na Champassak’s double-barreled solo exhibition …

Ron Jude: More Than The Sum The American photographer Ron Jude has tackled a number of photographic techniques in portraying his personal vision, from straight forward documentary to still life, post-Photoshop and appropriation. What results is a body of work …

Welmer Keesmaat: The Classical Modern He Who Wants Fire Must Be Able To Bear Smoke by Dutch photographer and graphic designer Welmer Keesmaat (who is also the founding editor of Yvi art magazine) represents his knowledge of where contemporary photography is …

Night Contact Launches On Friday 27th September, as darkness begins to fall, indoor and outdoor projections will pop up across a range of venues in Dalston, East London, beaming out inspiring artworks for one night only. Supporting and promoting contemporary …

The series In Search of the Crying Lady from IPG Project (Yoshi and Tamara Kametani) does something different to other photography projects which set out to document or uncover the lives of the “professional mourner” which were, or indeed still are common to communities …

Eileen Quinlan: The Broken Reflection Of Life Boston born, New York based Eileen Quinlan is a photographer very much involved with the process of making a photograph. She describes herself as a Still-Life photographer, which is apt, but this still …

Justin Spiers: Life In The Slow Lane Australian/New Zealand photographer Justin Spiers shoots animals. Some of these animals are already dead, and performing in a way, through taxidermy, or in captivity such in his Zoo Series. He doesn’t approach his …

Leonie Hampton: Where The Heart Is Sometimes the world must turn upside down A mother becomes a daughter becomes a mother Léonie Hampton‘s sensitive and openly honest project In The Shadow of Things explores her family’s acceptance of her mother’s …

Yaniv Waissa: On History’s Dusty Wings SMBHmag contributor/exhibitor Yaniv Waissa has recently self-published a book titled Butterflies I Haven’t Seen There. A long time in the making, it is a personal (his)story that combines the very precise nature of his …

DÉJÀ VU: University of Brighton MA Photography Show A collection of work by 15 photographic artists goes on show from September 14-21st, 2012 as part of the Photography MA at the University of Brighton. The exhibition Déjà Vu showcases emerging …

Scot Sothern: Lowlife Comes To London Scot Sothern is an American photographer who made portraits of drug-addled prostitutes throughout California during the 1980’s and 90’s. The resulting body of work, LOWLIFE, was picked up and exhibited by drkrm Gallery (Los …

There isn’t much information on Pebbles Clements‘ website, either about the artist or the projects. We can see from the website, the artist is concentrating on portraiture, very much in the formal, traditional sense. The work above is from The …

SuperMassiveBlackHole online photography magazine has been awarded the Organisational Residency at Steambox in Dublin, Ireland. The initial duration of the residency will be six months, and will provide opportunities to use the galleries and meeting rooms in Steambox for various …

Bill Sullivan is a New York City based artist who has explored his conceptual themes through mainly painting and photography. His Self-Portraits with Mirrors explores photography’s relationship with the narcissistic tendency to photograph oneself in naked or playful poses usually to post …

Donald Weber: Interrogations Canadian photojournalist Donald Weber first went to the Ukraine, on assignment, during the Orange Revolution of 2004. Following that first trip, he soon returned, and spent the next six years in Russia and Ukraine trying to photograph …

Ingrid Berthon-Moine is a French artist currently living and working in London. Her work examines themes of gender, technology and personal biography. Her work investigates sexuality and the human body as vehicles for questioning new forms of sexual representation. V, …

No Man’s Land by Belgium-born, Manchester-based photographer and artist Mishka Henner explores the margins of our urban and rural European environment as experienced by what appear to be women soliciting sex in liminal, post-industrial and rural settings, as captured by Google’s Street …

Asger Carlsen the Danish-born former crime-scene photographer plays with the nature of reality, aiming to dismantle the gullibility of the photographic subject matter and level all notions of truth. With Hester, he proposes a leveling of the historical ideals in the …

Les Endormis (The Sleeping) by Stephen Gunning is the inaugural exhibition at North of Monster Truck. In the spring of 2011, as artist in residence at the Centre Culturel Irlandais Paris, Gunning spent his time venturing into the streets and …

LA-based artist Matthew Brandt’s Lakes and Reservoirs features physically manipulated photographs of lakes and reservoirs that have been soaked in the same specific body of water, for varying periods of time. He emphasizes the photograph not as a finely finished, indexical record …

Ochi Reyes’ series Revelations is both political and poignant. Reyes uses her own body and thoughts as the basis of a critical examination of society’s expectations of identity. The thoughts scratched onto her skin are related to her feelings of displacement and the …

Pieter Hugo is a photographer from Johannesburg currently living in Cape Town, South Africa. After becoming disillusioned with the programmatic nature of his assignments as a photojournalist, his subsequent work has brought a stylised aesthetic to his fascination with the continent’s subcultures. His work raises many questions in …

Wilder Mann by Charles Fréger, taken in 2010 and 2011 across eighteen European countries, From Austria to Greece. The result of research into anthropological and surviving pagan practices, Frérger went in search of “Phenomena”, Zoic creations that reflect primitive beliefs. Their occurrence …

The first edition of PhotoBook London is to be held at Hotshoe Gallery 2-5 September! If you have work you’d like to be seen at the REVIEWS now is your chance… Saturday Miranda Gavin – Hotshoe Magazine Ben  Weaver – Here Press …

Here are some photographs from PhotoIreland Festival’s inaugural Book and Magazine Fair, 2011, held at Film Base, Dublin, Ireland. During the same festival SMBHmag held it’s exhibition Long Way To Paradise.

SMBHmag Long Way To Paradise photography exhibition features: Mark Curran (Ireland), David Blackmore (Ireland/UK), Yaniv Waissa (Israel), Sarah Sudhoff (USA), Virginie Rebetez (Switzerland), Paul Corcoran (Ireland), Diarmait Grogan (Ireland), Dan Shipsides (UK), Angela Darby and Robert Peters (UK), Stephen Gunning (Ireland). …

  SuperMassiveBlackHole was invited by PhotoIreland Festival and Belfast Photo Festival to present exhibitions as part of their 2011 exhibition programme. The title Its A Long Way to Paradise (From Here) by the Belfast punk band Stiff Little Fingers sets the tone for …

Here is your chance to use your photography to help Japan recover through the Hotshoe Gallery and Architecture for Humanity. Architecture for Humanity and Hotshoe are calling for submissions of photographs on the theme of Japan that will be exhibited …

(click on image to read) Totally Dublin is free magazine distributed throughout Dublin’s pubs, clubs and cafes. It’s Arts Editor Rosa Abbott included this article on SuperMassiveBlackHole (featuring Issue#6 with the Theme ‘Death & the Ritual’ and cover image by …

Hotshoe Gallery, in collaboration with Ordinary-Light Photography, is pleased to present a group show themed around the concept of the Ephemeral in Photography. This exhibition is an investigation into the fleeting moment; the profound way in which things appear and …

SMBHmag Interviews Ben Alper For Mossless Magazine SuperMassiveBlackHole was recently invited to be guest interviewer for Mossless Magazine. So we began by interviewing our current Focus artist Ben Alper (Issue#5/2010). “Ben Alper is 27 and currently resides in Brooklyn, NY. …

SMBHmag In European Photography’s List Of Photo Mags SuperMassiveBlackHole was included in the long running European Photography magazine’s list of international print and online photography magazines – included in the latest issue#87 but also kindly made available through their website …