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...

A photo of an intergalactic sky

Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2016: Twenty-seven images as the awards are announced

Chinese photographer Yu Jun has beaten thousands of amateur and professional photographers to win this year's overall prize at the Royal Observatory. Here are 27 of the chosen pictures.

A photo of a landmark taken by Oliver Curtis

World Photo Day 2016: This photographer turned his back on the world's most famous monuments

From Auschwitz and Lenin's Tomb to the Great Wall of China and Stonehenge, see alternative shots of some of the world's best-known sites - as seen by photographer Oliver Curtis.

A photo of rock musician David Bowie looking sideways into the camera

Another side of the enigma: David Bowie's tour photographer on a new exhibition featuring unseen portraits

Denis O'Regan was David Bowie's long-term tour photographer. A new tour of 40 of his photos, including many unseen shots, shows Bowie in stadiums, deserts and inspecting an artificial eye.

"They are angry for a reason": Artist who created portraits of migrants in Nottingham vows to love leave voters "as family"

Read the thoughts of the migrants in Nottingham portrayed by Mahtab Hussain - the artist whose exhibition, Commonality of Strangers, opened in Sicily on the day of the referendum result.

A black and white photo of a girl jumping into the air at Jupiter Artland in Scotland

Mental health, a dog in a gallery and ever-evolving museums: Rankin on the Art Fund Museum of the Year photo finalists

Leading photographer Rankin has picked one image of each finalist museum from hundreds of entries. Who will you choose in the public vote?

Post-punk London, wrestling and strippers: See the shots of photographer Dick Scott-Stewart

Often containing portraits from the peripheries, little-known freelance photographer Dick Scott-Stewart's photos of late 1970s and post-punk London have just opened at the Museum of London.

A photo of a colourful interior of a house inside a gallery created by Felicity Hammond for House 2016 in Brighton

Show Room: Artist Felicity Hammond prods London's property bubble with Language of Living commission

Working somewhere between photography, sculpture, property promotional materials and contemporary art, Felicity Hammond has made a candy-coloured room for Brighton's HOUSE Festival.

a photo of a man standing on one hand on a balcony

Photo London 2016: The UK's biggest photography fair

The UK's largest photography fair opens for four days at Somerset House this weekend, accompanied by exhibitions and events across the capital.

A photo of a woman holding a flower in a ghostly position in a william shakespeare exhibition

Shakespeare 400: Art and theatre meet in spectacular Compton Verney and Royal Shakespeare Company exhibition

See some of the beautiful images and discover the Shakespeare in Art: Tempests, Tyrants and Tragedy at Compton Verney.

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