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Exhibition reviews

2010-2020

The glory of photography exhibitions or collections.
Sometimes the reality of photography is big, tangible, and physically dramatic –
here is space, place, and the presence of the image.

  • Seeing women in Oxford’s photography scene
    Sometimes conversations with photography coalesce in a place: an exhibition here, a commission there, a publication to seal the moment. For me, this has recently happened in Oxford. Earlier this […]
  • Pastiche Mass with Mark Dean
    On a Thursday in Lent, I found myself at Chelsea College of Art, in their Banqueting Hall, for an evening performance/service by Mark Dean, Pastiche Mass. Supported in his position […]
  • Good News : David LaChapelle’s photo-gospel
    Catching the last days of this exhibition at the Groninger Museum in the Netherlands, I went to see David LaChapelle’s Good News for Modern Man in October this year. Not […]
  • Female Photographers Al Fresco in France
    A brief holiday review here, with the chance discovery of the Festival Pil’Ours in France: an outdoor, multi-site exhibition of work by ten female documentary photographers across the region of […]
  • Feminist photo lines at the Pallant House Gallery
    The Pallant House Gallery is showing the touring exhibition Virginia Woolf: An Exhibition Inspired by Her Artworks, until 16th September (previously at the Tate St Ives, and continuing to the […]
  • Reading between the Bible lines in Tacita Dean’s desert
    It’s a commonplace to find photography and the Bible linked through particularly simple illustration: if you pick up any modern guide to the Bible, you’ll invariably find a book or […]