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William Eggleston

There are a number of pictures in William Eggleston’s Guide that include dogs happily wandering the dusty roads of Louisiana and Mississippi. The expressive characters of these dogs fit perfectly with the chance encounters of the people that have become …

Herb Ritts

Is Herb Ritts to photography what William-Adolphe Bouguereau is to painting? A staged, dated and petit bourgeois idea of titillation? Or is he simply a reflection of a particularly artificial period in our recent history that gave us the “super model”? A period that …

Bettina Rheims

Bettina Rheims started taking pictures to impress her father. Believing she was not pretty enough for his standards, she took photographs of beautiful women to get his attention. “Someone who doesn’t like museums is someone who doesn’t love women”, her …

Taiyo Onorato and Nico Krebs

While recently in Germany attending our media partner’s Portfolio Review event at the NRW-Forum for Düsseldorf Photo Weekend 2016 we took in some of the many shows across the city. This was no small feat being as there were in …

Robert Mapplethorpe

In 1983, I was working as a trainee in the Modern Paintings department at Christie’s in New York. One of my duties was to be on the exhibition floor making sure clients inquiries would be attended. One particular winter morning …

Bruce Conner Crossroads

At the behest of President Harry S. Truman, and under the leadership of King Juda, the Bikini islanders were evacuated from their Atoll in the Marshall Islands during March of 1946, and safely placed beyond the reach of what was …

Clare Strand Getting Better and Worse at the Same Time

When first encountering Clare Strand’s photographic studies at Grimaldi Gavin one is baffled by their apparent simplicity. There appears to be no tangible visual information, or not enough to hold the gaze for long. In many instances they appear impassive, …

Max Pinckers

There was a palpable air of excitement when arriving in Liverpool to see how things were shaping up for LOOK/15, the third edition of Look: Liverpool International Photography Festival, which utilizes the many – and often outstanding – venues in …

Lorenzo Vitturi

Directors of Photo London and Candlestar, the company producing this fair, Michael Benson and Fariba Farshad can rest easy for now; they seemed to have had one goal with Photo London, and that was to put up a legitimate challenge …

Simon Norfolk

Last week (23/04/2015) the Sony World Photography Organisation announced the winners of the world’s largest photography awards, with American photographer John Moore winning Current Affairs Photographer of the Year for his project Ebola Crisis Overwhelms Liberian Capital and then taking home …

dennis dinneen small town portraits

You probably haven’t heard of Dennis Dinneen, but opening this month is a photography exhibition by the Irish portrait photographer and publican who quietly photographed his native town and surrounding area over much of his life. Amassing an archive of …

Staging Disorder considers the contemporary representation of the real in relation to photography, architecture and modern conflict. The photographic exhibition includes selected images from seven photographic series that were made independently of each other in the first decade of the new millennium – Adam Broomberg & Oliver Chanarin’s Chicago, …

One of the many great aspects of editing SMBHmag has been the opportunity to meet so many new people and make friends along the way. A couple of days before the opening of Brighton Photo Biennial 2014, I participated in …

There was one particular reason for my interest in going to the Brighton Photo Biennial this year: the need to see something different. I have been feeling jaded by the incessant streaming of the same names on display at festivals, …

Standing in Dublin’s renowned queer bar, The George, on Pride weekend, watching a drag show competition with beer in hand, the girl I was dating asked me “Do you feel uncomfortable here?” I took a drink, looked her in the …

Russia Makes Contact With Dublin There’s an underlying theme that connects the two individual projects that comprise The Contact at The Library Project in Dublin, Ireland. The exhibition is a kind of diptych in itself, with Stasis by Elena Bulygina …

Paolo Woods: In A State Of Their Own Since 2010, Paolo Woods has worked on his long-term project STATE, set in Haiti where he resides. Living and working in this dilapidated country has given Woods not only a sense of the culture …

Mor Ho Collective and RCA Photo MA students: Rural ‘Mor Ho’ Collective in collaboration with MA Photography students from Royal College of Art and Red Gallery present Rural, an exhibition of new works by Alix Marie, Tereza Zelenkova, Petra Kubisova, Katarina …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …