Opinion: Photography

 
Scenes from an imperfect world

Scenes from an imperfect world

Visual culture, Critique / Photography

Even Don McCullin expressed doubts about his photographs of war and suffering. What is their message…

 
Colour field

Colour field

Visual culture, Critique / Photography

By choosing colour over black-and-white, Joel Meyerowitz pioneered a new type of American street…

 
Fabricated reality

Fabricated reality

Critique / Photography

Andreas Gursky’s photographs, manipulated like digital paintings, have spectacular impact. But they can…

 
Witness of the moment

Witness of the moment

Critique / Photography

A book of informal interviews with Henri Cartier-Bresson is testament to a great photographer’s…

 
Relentless riches

Relentless riches

Critique / Photography, Front matter

A busy blockbuster traces the stunning history of Japanese photobooks. Photo Critique by Rick Poynor

 
Mississippi dreaming

Mississippi dreaming

Web Critique

Alec Soth’s photographic journey along the Mississippi merges the documentary with the poetic. Photo…

 
Graphic language of the wall

Graphic language of the wall

Visual culture, Critique / Photography

Brassaï’s photographs of graffiti with handwritten typographic treatments made striking, almost punkish…

 
Inner space man

Inner space man

Web Critique

Mike Halliwell’s montages illustrate J. G. Ballard’s The Atrocity Exhibition with a flair that evokes…

 
Age of the female gaze

Age of the female gaze

Web Critique

Girl on Girl – a new survey of 40 contemporary photographers – raises questions about the nature of…

 
Double satori

Double satori

Critique / Photography

For photographer Sergio Larrain (1931-2012), making pictures was a form of spiritual quest. Photo Critique…

 
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