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Dutch artist and photographer, Isabelle van Zeijl, who creates striking photographic self-portraits merging references from the Old Masters with modern-day consumer imagery, has her largest solo exhibition to date from Monday, 24th June, at the Royal Opera Arcade Gallery, Pall Mall, London. Confronting the significance of aesthetics throughout history and society, the artist produces the scenes entirely independently, from the costume design and makeup, to the lighting and editing. Isabelle has also collaborated with celebrated...

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Rare nude photos of Hollywood icon Marilyn Monroe by legendary photographer Bert Stern are included in the June Joyfuls event from Four Seasons Auction Gallery in Gainesville, Georgia, USA on June 23rd 2019. In a very mixed bunch which includes fine art by Alfred Alex Gockel and Elena Bond, limited edition art by Pino, Picasso, Iztchak Tarkay, Ferjo, Fanch Ledan, Gary Benefield, Joan Miro, Marcel Mouly, Isaac Maimon, Henri Matisse, Howard Behrens, Roy Fairchild Woodard,...

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Restoration of Johannes Vermeer’s painting Girl Reading a Letter at an Open Window, painted around 1658, has revealed a long-hidden surprise – the figure of a Cupid on the wall behind the subject. It has long been known from X-ray studies that the Cupid had been painted over, but it was believed that this had been done by Vermeer himself; detailed chemical examination now suggests that the overpainting was done after Vermeer’s death, so the...

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The winners of the 2019 Sony World Photography Awards are currently on exhibition at Somerset House, London. More than 800 photographs including shortlisted and winning image are on show until  May 6th. Winning and shortlisted images from the Award’s four competitions Professional, Open, Youth and Student, will be spread across the East and West Wing galleries of the venue. A unique curation of images by the Awards’ 2019 Outstanding Contribution to Photography recipient Nadav Kander...

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Due to be published in April, The New Londoners is a celebration of London’s unique cultural richness, and of the diversity that is a hallmark of the city. Over the last four years, British photographer Chris Steele-Perkins has photographed and interviewed 165 families from almost 200 different countries, all of whom have made their homes in London. The portraits show each family photographed in their home and are accompanied by interviews about the varied experiences...

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With over 250 photographs, all printed by McCullin in his own darkroom, the Tate Britain’s latest exhibition offers up room after room of great and terrible images by the legendary British photographer. McCullin is renowned as one of Britain’s greatest living photographers for his work as a photojournalist and war correspondent. His 60-year photographic career can be examined in this full retrospective, exhibiting from 5 February to 6 May 2019. Here, images of conflict from...

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Proud Galleries is presenting a fashion photography exhibition showcasing the legendary designs of Christian Dior and their enduring impact on the fashion world. Renowned for revitalising both haute couture and ready-to-wear fashion in the 20th Century, the legacy of the House of Dior continues to inspire modern style. Documenting this remarkable brand throughout its first two decades, the exhibition displays the iconic works of photographers Mark Shaw, Norman Parkinson, Jerry Schatzberg, Bert Stern and Horst...

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Agency M&C Saatchi is hosting Visual Diet, a panel discussion and exhibition on the subject of social media, visual images and mental health, featuring the work of five inspiring artists. At a time of year when everyone is talking about healthy dieting, a challenging art project is asking what’s on your visual diet – images that are positive and healthy, or ones that are narcissistic, addictive, sexualised, retouched? A panel and exhibition to be hosted...

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Opening on 12 October, the Victoria and Albert Museum’s new Photography Centre is set to display the world’s first photographic experiments, pictures by Alfred Stieglitz and Edward Steichen, acquisitions by Linda McCartney and commissioned works by Thomas Ruff. The world’s largest museum of decorative arts and design has collected photographs since it was founded in 1852. Following the transfer of the Royal Photographic Society collection, the V&A’s expanding amalgamation of world-class photography collections has inspired...

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Proud Galleries is presenting a free-to-enter retrospective exhibition displaying the works of esteemed photographer Jane Bown at its central London gallery space. Jane Bown: The Observer, which highlights the best of Bown’s work, is taking place at Proud Central, 32 John Adam Street, and runs until 12 August. The collection on display provides a pastiche of quintessential Britain and its defining figures through black and white and film photography. Working in a largely male-dominated environment, Bown...

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