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Observations on the Daily Mirror’s “Crying Girl” Front Page Image

April 17, 2014 by John O'Reilly

When is a photo of a crying girl not a photo of a crying girl? News photography in the age of truthiness.

The Crying Game


Photographer’s Eye: Julian Love

April 14, 2014 by John O'Reilly

Julian Love's Handmade London is a beautifully observed series of environmental portraits, documenting the workspaces of people who rely on the creativity of their...


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Slow Art Day and the value of spending time looking at pictures

April 11, 2014 by John O'Reilly

Five years ago the Slow Movement (Slow Food, Slow Travel etc.) added another activity to its list – Slow Art Day. We talk to...

Attention Economy


How Tate Britain’s “Ruin Lust” explores the art of change

April 10, 2014 by John O'Reilly

A new exhibition at the Tate Britain answer's the internet's craving for "ruins" imagery

Cracking Stuff


Magazine Watch: Los Angeles, March 2014

April 7, 2014 by John O'Reilly

The first of our round-ups of magazine covers, looking at pictures, patterns and "pork" - unless, that is, the pig theme on Modern Farmer...


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Rap Artist Yung Jake: the Andy Warhol of the Digital Age?

March 28, 2014 by John O'Reilly

The Andy Warhol or the Weird Al Jankovic of the digital age. Or both? Digital images haunt Yung Jake in his new music promo.



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Blogspot: James Friedman’s “Pleasures and Terrors of Kissing”

March 14, 2014 by John O'Reilly

Friedman shows that in merging with another in a kiss, our sense of self becomes intensified and blurred, deeply selfish and deeply alien.

Kiss Me, Stupid

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Blogspot: Joris Vandecatseye, “Leave On”

March 6, 2014 by John O'Reilly

Joris Vandecatseye lives and works in Ghent, Belgium, but his photographer’s bio is all about the idea of the wanderer – all his walks...

Road Tripper

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Blogspot: Yijun Liao, Experimental Relationship

February 27, 2014 by John O'Reilly

Funny, clever, beautiful constructions, the work of Brooklyn-based photographer Yijun Liao features in former New Yorker Visuals Editor, Elisabeth Biondi’s new photography show Blogspot...

Venus and Mars

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