Photography & Film

From Fox Talbot and Martin Parr to film festivals and photo biennales, this is the place to find the best exhibitions and gallery events from the stars of screen and lens at hundreds of UK museums, photography galleries and contemporary art venues. Shoot away...

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Artist's Statement: Elaine Vizor on the mortality check which led to the Taylor Wessing Prize

Following the unexpected death of her brother, Elaine Vizor entered photography in 2008. One of her portraits has been selected for this year's Prize at the National Portrait Gallery.

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Artist Mark Vessey portrays complete works of Shakespeare line-up for 400th anniversary

Damaged spines and scratched covers figure heavily in photographer Mark Vessey's portrayal of Shakespeare, carefully lined up in a new artwork for the bard's 400th birthday in 2016.

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Patrick Stewart, Peter Capaldi and The Muppets: Comedy portraits to go on show

Edinburgh Fringe Festival photographer Idil Sukan has announced an exhibition of around 200 photos in London next year - and the high-profile sitters are game for a laugh.

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Robert Heinecken: Selfies and Lessons in Posing Subjects at Liverpool's Open Eye Gallery

A three-part reappraisal of the late US artist's work features appropriations of fashion magazines and pornography, made between 1977 and 1982. Kirstie Brewer peruses the poses.

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Curator's Choice: Federica Chiocchetti on nudity, Fiats, Martin Parr's scrapbooks and 1970s Italy

The co-curator on Amore e Piombo: The Photography of Extremes in 1970s Italy, which is part of the current Brighton Photo Biennial at the city's Museum and Art Gallery.

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Artist's Statement: Kasia Wozniak on Fashion Photography Inspired by Sherlock Holmes

In a Museum of London commission, Kasia Wozniak has used a mid-19th century plate technique to take on the work of Arthur Conan Doyle. Her work, she explains, is a kind of alchemy.

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Curator's Choice: David Mellor on Martin Parr, Enoch Powell and Real Britain 1974

The Brighton Photo Biennial exhibition of postcards by the rebellious Co-Optic group of the 1970s captures the radical social and political climate of the time, says its curator.

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The Other Art Fair 2014: Culture24 talks to some of the rising stars

Delving through thousands of artworks among a record number of visitors, Priya Gill met five of the artists taking part in this year's fair at the Old Truman Brewery in London.

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"Memory holds the truth": Olga Sviblova on Burning News: Recent Art from Russia at the Hayward Gallery

The Director of Moscow's Multimedia Art Museum says the new exhibition of six young Russian artists, at the Hayward Gallery's Project Space, rewards "a bit of time".

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Beyond the Border: Four Scottish photographers on art and Scotland's independence

Sophie Gerrard, Colin McPherson, Jeremy Sutton-Hibbert and Stephen McLaren, whose photography exhibition is at Impressions Gallery in Bradford, talk all things Scotland.

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