Critique

 

Critique (established 1999) is the regular Eye column by Rick Poynor.

 
Scalpel sharp

Scalpel sharp

Rick Poynor

A UK retrospective examines the explosive photomontages of feminist artist Linder, from the shock of her punk collages to pictures that juxtapose provocation with flowers and dance
 
Among the spirits

Among the spirits

Rick Poynor

Nadav Kander’s poetic and mysterious portraits of celebrities steal the limelight in his new book The Meeting. Photo Critique by Rick Poynor
 
Four-wheeled dreams

Four-wheeled dreams

Rick Poynor

A new V&A book of photographs of cars fails to acknowledge the bigger picture. Photo Critique by Rick Poynor
 
Traces of longing

Traces of longing

Rick Poynor

For Belgian collagist Katrien De Blauwer, making work is both an obsession and an act of therapy. By Rick Poynor
 
Defiance and revelation

Defiance and revelation

Rick Poynor

A new book of Peter Kennard’s work adds context and background detail to his angry, radical photomontages. Photo Critique by Rick Poynor
 
Banquet of images

Banquet of images

Rick Poynor

For its 50th anniversary, the Arles festival stages a generous array of contemporary and historical exhibitions. Photo Critique by Rick Poynor.
 
Nature in captivity

Nature in captivity

Rick Poynor

Luigi Ghirri’s rigorously composed pictures of 
plants outside people’s homes exercise a banal fascination. Photo Critique by Rick Poynor
 
A confederacy of lunches

A confederacy of lunches

Rick Poynor

A text-only book argues that ‘social’ photography is more about self-documentation than aesthetics. By Rick Poynor
 
Posters for the people

Posters for the people

Rick Poynor

Photographs by the Polish designer Wojciech Zamecznik investigate the use of posters as public communication By Rick Poynor
 
Catalogue of things

Catalogue of things

Rick Poynor

A close relative’s colour slides show a densely layered record of everyday life. Photo Critique by Rick Poynor
 
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