Review: Photography

 
The heart and soul of Harlem

The heart and soul of Harlem

The black-and-white Esquire photo of 57 jazz musicians (plus a few local children) posed in…
 
Instant gratification

Instant gratification

The Polaroid Project is a well produced, large-format hardback, with informative essays from expert contributors…
 
When the camera nearly always lies

When the camera nearly always lies

The Tate Modern’s ‘Performing for the Camera’ began with Yves Klein’s famous Leap into the…
 
Riding the concrete

Riding the concrete

Arriving like a solid slab of Brutalism, Long Live Southbank is a celebration of 4…
 
Love songs for Piano

Love songs for Piano

In her photographs and brief text for Office Romance (Aperture, $29.95, £19.95, designed by Jon…
 
One image, many photos

One image, many photos

Near the beginning of Magnum Contact Sheets there is a photograph by Susan Meiselas of…
 
Still standing and outstanding

Still standing and outstanding

The demolition of the Pruitt-Igoe housing project in St Louis, Missouri, in the spring of…
 
Trust me, I’m a photographer

Trust me, I’m a photographer

I’m familiar with Joan Fontcuberta’s work, so I should have known better. The Spanish photographer…
 
A studio sensation

A studio sensation

In 1930, a 24-year-old German, Horst P. Horst (born Horst Paul Albert Bohrmann), arrived in…
 
Letters on location

Letters on location

Many francophiles would say that there are more interesting, beautiful cities to visit in France…
 
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