Diane Arbus (1923 – 1971)

Surreal monochromes by Guy Bourdin

Guy Bourdin, Chanel ‘Premiere’ Ad Campaign, 1987-04

Guy Bourdin’s fashion photography is known for its intense colours – but, as Louise Alexander Gallery will show at Paris Photo, he also shot award-winning black-and-white images

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David ‘Chim’ Seymour’s life in pictures

Chim (David Seymour), 1954 © Elliott Erwitt / Magnum Photos

“All you need is a little bit of luck and enough muscle to click the shutter,” said David ‘Chim’ Seymour, but – as a large retrospective in Amsterdam shows – the Magnum co-founder brought much more to it than just that

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Diane Arbus comes to London

Lady on a bus, NYC 1957. Courtesy The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York/ Copyright © The Estate of Diane Arbus, LLC

Featuring more than 100 photographs, many of which have never been displayed in Europe before, Diane Arbus: In the Beginning comes to London’s Hayward Gallery from 13 February – 06 May


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A photographic journey to the point of departure – with Ralph Gibson

Useful advice for any creative

Philip Jones Griffiths on show at TJ Boulting

Civilian Victim, Vietnam, 1967

Searing images from the Vietnam War and Britain in the 1950s-70s from the Magnum photographer who “always hated being called a ‘war photographer'”, on show at London’s TJ Boulting and Magnum Print Room ten years after his death

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Humour by Elliott Erwitt

USA. New York. East Hampton. 1983.
© Elliott Erwitt – New York -1983

FRANCE. Yvelines department. 1975. The Palace of Versailles.
© Elliott Erwitt – The Palace of Versaille – 1976

alfred eisenstaedt - ice skating waiter, st moritz - 1932

Bill Brandt


Bill Brandt (born Hermann Wilhelm Brandt; 2 May 1904 – 20 December 1983), was a British photographer and photojournalist. Although born in Germany, Brandt moved to England, where he became known for his images of British society for such magazine as Lilliput and Picture Post, later his distorted nudes, portraits of famous artists and landscapes. He is widely considered to be one of the most important British photographers of the 20th century. ~ From Wikipedia


Mexican dreams

Maguey y pared dentada (Agave et mur dentelé), 1976 © Manuel Álvarez Bravo

The Agathe Gaillard Gallery in Paris is currently featuring Mexican Dreams, an exhibition that celebrates Mexico as seen through the eyes of two photographers: Colette Urbajtel, a Frenchwoman who made her home in Mexico, and Manuel Álvarez Bravo, the pioneer of Mexican photography.

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