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From the East End and the Rolling Stones to journeys through Africa and Live Aid, David Bailey's glittering career results in more than 150 portraits, as Emily Beeson finds out.
From Arsenal to Covent Garden, Singaporean photographer Yangchen Lin's Tubographical Transactions offers unusual - and often cheeky - views of the tube.
Photographer Anthony Luvera's portraits of members of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender community in Brighton have adorned the city alongside a new book.
The National Portrait Gallery brings together photography, film, painting and drawing from all sides of the conflict in a major exploration of the faces of the First World War.
See British photographer Bryan Alexander's spectacular photos of the traditional life of indigenous peoples across the remote Russian Arctic.
From predators to shamanism and Hans Holbein to canaries, a six-section show in Norwich will feature hundreds of representations of birds through the centuries.
Hull curators call for photos of public at play in museum plan to raise smiles with Beryl Cook selfies
Ahead of an exhibition of the works of painter Beryl Cook celebrating the joys of working and playing hard, curators in Hull are calling on the public to join the show.
Fans of 20th and 21st century British painting are in for a treat as the Jerwood Gallery in Hastings reveals the Jerwood Collection in a major exhibition stretching across both floors.
Self-Portrait, a 1640 work which has been bought by an overseas buyer, is likely to have its export bar extended after public donations reached £3.2 million in three months.
Andy Hollingworth, a go-to photographer for some of the billboard grabbers of British comedy, will offer a survey of the stars in the hometown where his studio shots were made.
From Oxford to Russia, a new one-day Twitter campaign - dubbed MuseumSelfie - has attracted hundreds of photos from thousands of contributors across the world.
A revealing new online catalogue, compiled with devotion by a National Portrait Gallery archivist, reveals the remarkable life of one of the 19th century's best-known artists.
David Lynch considers a bygone era and dystopian future, William Burroughs gives an eerie sense of surveillance and Andy Warhol compares value and neglect, says Kirstie Brewer.
The Scottish National Portrait Gallery has bought photographer Julian Calder's unusual work, showing The Queen on the Balmoral estate.
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