Simon Bainbridge

London Gallery Weekend 2024: the best shows for photography fans

Through sculpture, algorithms and alternative gazes, the medium is reimagined at this year's edition of the city-wide event

Prizesnews

South African artist wins prestigious photo prize for 'risk-taking' Apartheid work

Lebohang Kganye was selected for the Deutsche Börse award for her exhibition shown last year in Amsterdam

Art fairsanalysis

Photo London has mass appeal—can it be equally thought-provoking?

The UK's premier photography fair is still finding its identity, with strong curated sections and projects presented amid more vacuous work

Photography or ‘promptography’: a year on from the Sony Awards AI furore, what is the nuanced view?

Boris Eldagsen made waves in 2023 by refusing a prize in order to highlight the use of text-to-image models in art photography. A new show in London seeks to reframe the debate

‘Shining a light on the blind spots’: new book seeks to provide clearer picture of Mau Mau uprising

Max Pinckers worked together with Kenyan war veterans to bring records of 1950s colonial violence to the fore

Meditations on mortality: Venice exhibition revisits the photography of Peter Hujar

The show at Chiesa di Santa Maria della Pietà brings together the often haunting images of the US photographer who gained recognition only years after his untimely death

Book Clubfeature

A golden age for photobooks? As publishers join forces we find out what the future holds

The London-based publisher Mack is acquiring smaller firms and widening its visual culture coverage

Political Artinterview

Could 16 artworks save Julian Assange's life?

The Russian artist Andrei Molodkin says he will destroy works by Jake Chapman, Sarah Lucas, Picasso and Rembrandt if the Wikileaks founder dies in jail

Brian Griffin, photographer of rock stars and construction workers, has died aged 75

Best known for his album covers for bands including Depeche Mode, the UK photographer was influenced by the heavy industry of the Black Country where he grew up

'The Charlie Chaplin of street photography': Elliott Erwitt remembered by those who knew him best

Martin Parr and Magnum colleagues remember the renowned American street photographer, who has died at age 95