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Richard Avedon

“I think all art is about control – the encounter between control and the uncontrollable.” From fashion photography, to portraits of a changing world, and up until his death in 2004, Richard Avedon had but one daily obsession: making art. …

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 …

Photographer Luo Yang is one of many emerging artists coming to light in a time of cultural and social change within China. In 2012, Ai Weiwei designated her one of the “rising stars of Chinese photography” (New Statesman). Yang’s film …

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 …

The Hello Kitty character isn’t a cat. It’s an apple pie loving British third-grade school girl called Kitty White, her parents are George and Mary White, and she lives just outside London. Did you know that? She does in fact …

Photographers have a complicated relationship with social media, and none more so than with the biggest of them all: Facebook. For photography professionals Facebook is a divisive entity that has managed to beat its way into our collective consciousness, forcing …

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 …

When the April blue sky turned grey and rain began to fall in Manchester it didn’t really matter anymore, we were off to the opening party for Seba Kurtis and his latest body of work Kif exhibiting at Manchester Photographic. …

Maciej Pestka: Chasing The Gangnam Ghost On first encountering The Life of Psy by Maciej Pestka, there were some reservations about its ability to move beyond a standard editorial photo story about an unofficial look-a-like of South Korean pop star …

Alberto Feijoo: Mosh Pit Memories and Teenage Kicks Alberto Feijóo’s book project Something We Used To Know is the last in our unintended series of Spanish Photographers Who Impressed at the PhotoIreland 2013 Portfolio Reviews in Dublin. The photobook Feijóo …

Jason Lazarus: Contemplating Nirvana and Other Stories “You dickhead…hahahaha!” That is what I actually said – aloud – while reading Nirvana by American artist Jason Lazarus, and published by London-based Here Press. It was in response to a ridiculous love-lorn story …

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 …

Florian Reischauer: Once Upon A Time… You may be aware of Florian Reischauer from his very popular photo blog project Pieces of Berlin, which has been online since 2010 and seeks to document the city mostly through candid street portraits …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …