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Depression and radicalisation: images reveal plight of displaced male refugees

Edward Jonkler’s photographs, on view in London, show men held in limbo at centres in Europe and the Middle East A series of images documenting the plight of male refugees, and the psychological problems they face, are due to go on show in the Education Room at the Saatchi Gallery in London this week (The Lost Men of Syria, 20 July-9 August). The works are by the London-based photojournalist Edward Jonkler, who has chronicled the experiences of men held in refugee camps and asylum centres across...

Three to See: Les Rencontres d'Arles photography festival

From 66 Iranian photographers to Joel Meyerowitz’s slick city scenes Joel Meyerowitz: Early Works (until 27 August) Salle Henri-Comte A woman peers out from a cinema box office booth, her face completely obscured by the voice grill. The black-and-white image—Times Square, New York (1963)—is one of Joel Meyerowitz’s earliest pictures, capturing street life in the metropolis of Manhattan. Meyerowitz, who ventured into the city with two Leica cameras, has said: “The best way is to look at the ‘old...

V&A reveals plans for photography centre

One of the largest galleries is to be named after California donors Bern and Ronny Schwartz London’s Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A) has released the first rendering of its future photography centre, which is planned to open in autumn 2018. David Kohn Architects are converting four 19th-century picture galleries into a versatile, climate-controlled space for the museum’s expanded photography holdings, displaying original photographs, equipment and archival materials ranging from the 1820s to the...

David Goldblatt brings ex-offender portrait series to British jails

The South African photographer also gets career survey at Centre Pompidou, Paris The South African photographer David Goldblatt has installed photographs of former criminals in prisons in Birmingham and Manchester. The portraits, part of a series called Ex-Offenders, show men and women at the scene of their crimes, with accompanying texts that relate the subjects’ stories in their own words. Goldblatt has previously focused on ex-offenders in South Africa and worked with the arts organisation Multistory...

Photo London satellite shows: Peckham 24 leads the way as the UK capital gets snappy

Images of Cairo shot on iPhone, surreal domestic interiors and unearthed pictures of 1980s London among top photography shows opening this week As the third edition of Photo London gets into full swing in central London this week, a number of satellite events and shows will be competing for photography fans in the UK capital. Principle among these is Peckham 24 (19-20 May), a photography festival taking place over a period of 24 hours in Peckham, south London. “The concept behind the 24 hours of...

Magnum photographer David Hurn donates collection to National Museum of Wales

Part of photographer’s private holdings, built by swapping works with fellow artists, is on show at Photo London this week David Hurn is donating around 1,500 of his own photographs and 700 images from his private collection to the National Museum of Wales. The celebrated Magnum photographer rose to fame in the 1960s, shooting The Beatles, Sean Connery and Sophia Loren, among many others. Eschewing the art market for a “more civilised” method of trading, Hurn has built up his private collection...

Victoria and Albert Museum plans new centre and touring shows for expanded photography collection

London institution’s new holdings include controversial transfer of 270,000 photographs from Bradford The Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A) announced last week plans for a new photography centre that will house the museum’s collection following the controversial decision to transfer 270,000 photographs from the National Media Museum in Bradford to the London-based institution. The museum’s curatorial team will also organise touring exhibitions of the collection, alongside an existing programme...

Top ten photography shows in 2016

Some 70 years after his birth, the late Robert Mapplethorpe appears in the top ten twice. A paying exhibition at the Aarhus Kunstmuseum in Denmark attracted 2,250 visitors a day, but did not quite reach the heights of the free Getty Center show’s 3,364 visitors a day. Indeed, the Getty dominates the category, with three shows in the top 12. But this is one of the most pleasingly diverse lists, where solo and group shows, street and studio photography, Asian and US traditions, and leading art photographers...

Korean photographers and mysterious Mr K gain global recognition

New wave of Korean artists embrace photography, and institutional support grows When he was walking through an antiques market in Seoul, the Korean artist Lee Wan stumbled across a wooden box. Inside, he discovered 1,400 photographs by a journalist and amateur photographer born in 1936, who he nicknamed Mr K. This photographic archive, tracing the country’s turbulent history, will form the heart of an installation at this year’s Korean Pavilion at the Venice Biennale (13 May-26 November). “It’s...

How Photo London aims to take the title of photo capital from Paris

The fair sees increased participation from big contemporary art galleries and is collaborating with Magnum Photos for its 70th anniversary The organisers of Photo London (18-21 May) have made no secret of their ambition to take the crown from Paris and establish London as the European centre for photography. The fair, now in its third edition, continues to gain momentum, with an exhibitor list that has been bolstered by the first-time participation of major contemporary art galleries and a extensive...

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