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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FOUND: New Art Gallery Walsall explores the art of found photography

Seven artists who transform, cut, embellish and rework found images are exploring themes of loss, memory, mass cultural experience and socially-constructed hierarchies at New Art Gallery Walsall.

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Commonality of Strangers finds no neat conclusions at Nottingham's New Art Exchange

Mahtab Hussain, a photographer who specialises in highlighting issues of multiculturalism, portrays the residents of Hyson Green in the gallery within the Nottingham community.

A black and white photo of two people taking part in a marriage ceremony

Vanley Burke: "The whole idea of black history is fraught with problems"

The artist known as the grandfather of black British photography will have his flat moved into Ikon Gallery if an Art Fund initiative raises £17,000. Here he tells us about his life and work.

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The Royal Photographic Society Collection: Drawn by Light at the Science Museum

Condensing more than 250,000 works into an exhibition of around 200 assembled since 1853, the Science Museum's exhibition evokes the Victorian age of curiosity.

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Photographer says Neolithic Scottish monuments "speak directly to us" ahead of exhibition

Prolific landscape photographer David Paterson says his pictures of Scotland's Neolithic stones represent "a search for meaning and spirituality" through the ages.

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Suffragettes, soldiers and Christmas Day: See the shots of world's first female press photographer

See pictures by Christina Broom, the early 20th century photographer whose works will be the subject of a major exhibition at the Museum of London Docklands in 2015.

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Conflict, Time, Photography: Tate Modern's powerful portrayal of the lasting effects of war

Working from the time passed since each war portrayed, Tate Modern's huge new exhibition takes Kurt Vonnegut's SlaughterHouse-Five as an initial influence.

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Meet the finalists in the Deutsche Börse Photography Prize 2015

Social documentary, portraiture and contemporary art photography feature in a typically eclectic shortlist for the Deutsche Börse Photography Prize 2015.

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Audrey Hepburn got big break here, says National Portrait Gallery ahead of new exhibition

A summer 2015 exhibition of both classic and rarely=seen photographs will remind visitors of Audrey Hepburn's roots at the National Portrait Gallery.

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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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