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...

Burning boats, glass plates and mass observation as Brighton Photo Biennial returns

Under the slogan Communities, Collectives and Collaboration, the sixth edition of UK’s largest photo festival will showcase the work of 45 photographers and artists.

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Cara Spencer on her dad, the Beatles, Nelson Mandela, Princess Diana and Victoria Beckham

Curated by his daughter and named after the war hero and photographer's favourite phrase, Living Dangerously is about to showcase Terence Spencer's remarkable career.

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Photo show explores Japanese private investigators and extra marital affairs at National Eisteddfod of Wales

The crisis of intimate relationships in Japan is the subject of an exhibition by young Welsh photographer Becca Voelcker.

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Paper Museums: Moscow Conceptualism in Transit conveys sense of dissident excitement

They may not be amusing, but the five artists whose lives and works are portrayed at the Southampton gallery make for important stories from art history, says Mark Sheerin.

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Jeremy Deller gives away 10,000 pieces of Roman Abramovich-themed work for Own Art

In honour of the 10th anniversary of a scheme which has allowed thousands to buy art, the former Turner Prize winner is giving away a work premiered at the Venice Biennale.

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Ten art exhibitions to see at the Edinburgh Art Festival 2014

From Ming paintings and large-scale projections to computer fans around a Police Box and explicit avant-garde images, here are a few of the shows to look out for this year.

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Artists to create works live from Constable's Romantic landscapes in Field Broadcast

Screened to the public through a downloadable app, eight artists are about to begin seven days of live digital broadcasts from the landscapes which once inspired Constable.

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Exhibition shows revolutionaries of Russian avant-garde photography

The Visual Revolution, at London's Richard Saltoun Gallery, shows pictures taken by some of the greatest Soviet photographers between the 1920s and the Second World War.

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Ghostly photos from London's past issued for Museum of London Docklands' Bridge show

See historic pictures blend into modern views ahead of the largest art exhibition ever held at the Museum of London Docklands.

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Dennis Hopper: The Lost Album resuscitates the sixties at the Royal Academy of Arts

From photographs of Martin Luther King to a cinema classic in Easy Rider, Dennis Hopper's work captured the excitement of his time, says Christian Engel.

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Environmental Photographer of the Year 2014 winners announced

Mohammed Fahim Ahamed Riyad wins the £5,000 grand prize with his piece In Search of Life. See all the winning images here.

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Glastonbury Festival 2014: Shangri-La stage steals the show for surrealism with art inferno

Heading to Glastonbury? Don't miss Shangri-La, where more than 20 artists from across the world are converging to create heaven and hell for this year's festival.

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First World War photographic competition aims to capture UK stone memorials

Entries are now open for the 2014 MAB Annual Photography Competition, which this year commemorates the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War.

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World Cup 2014: Photographer Mark Leech on Diego Maradona's infamous Hand of God

Leading photographer Mark Leech blames England goalkeeper Peter Shilton for one of the most controversial goals of all time, looking back on an image of a "sly fox".

Colour photo of a Middle Eastern woman with a portrait of her martyred son

Photography from the Middle East surprises at Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery

Timely show, True to Life?, brings together some 14 contemporary artists who challenge preconceptions about the turbulent Middle East region.

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