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Night Soil

Male mermaids appear in baths; a stack of brightly painted bodies make a human pyramid on a New York rooftop; a woman dressed only in tree branches and face paint hugs a tree. Welcome to the world of Melanie Bonajo.

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Offcut

The term offcut is often used to describe photographic material that is discarded during the post-production process. Offcuts are unwanted images (print or film) that are shot and then for one reason or another removed from view. It’s an apt title for a new body of work by British based photographer Eva Stenram that both repurposes discarded material and seeks to explore the relationship between photography and pornography and the viewer and the viewed.

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Je suis European – New photography from Rencontres d'Arles 2016

The sun was shining stronger than ever on the first week of Rencontres. Those who have visited Europe’s most influential photo festival before will notice several changes. This year brings new venues, new categories, and new awards…

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Data Rush

The ambitious theme for the 22nd Noorderlicht International Photofestival sought to address the world of data. Data Rush sought to provide a snapshot of a new generation of artists interested in exploring how and why data irrevocably shapes our lives. The wide ranging show included included artist from Europe, Asia and the US and occupied the vast and now deserted factory floors of the reclaimed Sugar Factory on the outskirts of the city Groningen. Installations of flickering banks of fibre optic cables sat alongside photographs, projections and screen-based rotating 3d visualizations

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Photography Scotland

Join Wendy on an upcoming study visit in Scotland

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Drawn By Light: Study Visit Review

Wendy McMurdo reviews the recent study visit to the Science Museum to view ‘Drawn by Light’

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The Rise of the Archive

Wendy is back from Arles with some must sees and worrying news about the future of the festival

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#nation – how best to nurture a new generation of photographers?

In the future, what will the teaching of photography look like…

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