Photography

Photography

David Hockney and the Camera: A Composite Polaroid Reality

Sometime before 1982, David Hockney remarked, “Photography is all right if you don’t mind looking at the world from the point of view of a...

Magda Michalska 9 July 2024

Photography

Discover 9 Indian Landscapes Through Modernist Lens

India’s rich and diverse topography has served as inspiration for artists throughout time. With awe-inspiring sites and landforms ranging from...

Guest Profile 4 July 2024

Cats

Meet Famous Artists and Their Cats (Cuteness Overload)

So many great artists have shared one very special love: the love for cats. Here you will find 6 modern artists who loved their felines and have...

Zuzanna Stańska 4 June 2024

Nan Goldin, Self-portrait with eyes turned inward, Boston, 1989. © Nan Goldin. Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands. Review

This Will Not End Well by Nan Goldin: The International Tour

In her latest solo exhibition, American photographer Nan Goldin immerses viewers in the intimate highs and lows of the human experience—not as...

Emily Snow 3 June 2024

spirit victorian photography Photography

The Spectacle of Victorian Spirit Photography

Is seeing believing? In 19th-century London, this question captivated everyone who entered Frederick Hudson’s spirit photography studio—from...

Emily Snow 3 June 2024

Erotica

The Victorians: An Unexpected World of Erotica and Pornography (NSFW)

The subject of erotica is vast. Even reduced to only the Victorian world of erotica, it’s a challenge to write about in the space of an article.

Sarah Mills 3 June 2024

Women Artists

Portraying the Unseen: An Introduction to Maryam Şahinyan

Maryam Şahinyan (1911-1996) was a commercial photographer of Armenian descent who worked for half a century, from 1935 to 1985. Born into a...

Iolanda Munck 20 May 2024

Photography

Capturing the Truth: The Courageous Lens of Letizia Battaglia

Letizia Battaglia was an Italian photographer who gained international recognition for her powerful and poignant documentary work, particularly...

Lisa Scalone 2 May 2024

Nona Faustine, ‘Dorothy Angola, Stay Free, In Land Of The Blacks’, Minetta Lane, Village, NYC, 2021, from White Shoes (MACK, 2021). Courtesy the artist and MACK. Review

In Their Shoes: Nona Faustine’s White Shoes Now at the Brooklyn Museum

White Shoes (2021) is a complete series of photographs presenting a decade-long project of Brooklyn-based artist Nona Faustine. This beautifully...

Jennifer S. Musawwir 22 April 2024

Photography

Best Photography Books – A Subjective List

As I am a huge bookworm, one day I decided to explore the bookshelves of my family home. Quickly I came across my mother’s shelf devoted to her...

Joanna Kaszubowska 22 April 2024

Artist Stories

Powerful or Problematic? Robert Mapplethorpe’s Photographs

Photographer Robert Mapplethorpe shocked the world with his images of bondage, gay sex, female bodybuilders and naked black men. Technically brilliant or politically problematic, what do you think?

Candy Bedworth 12 April 2024

WTF Art History

Forbidden Art – 10 Scandalous Cases of Censorship in Art

Art history is painted with shades of prohibition—works banned, artists silenced, and masterpieces under attack. From centuries past to the cutting...

Celia Leiva Otto 12 April 2024