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Magnum Photobooks

Magnum past-president Susan Meiselas has said that Magnum needs a new description now that much of the members work is more personal and long term. With Martin Parr's photographs of food, Alec Soth's wanderings along the Mississippi and Olivia Arthur's fictive story Stranger, it is obvious that Magnum outputs now represent a major strand of contemporary photography, alongside that of the fine art photographer.

Added by SIG: Contemporary on 26 Nov 2016

Instagram and Depression

What images we post on social media can say a lot more about us than we expect.

Added by SIG: Contemporary on 01 Oct 2016

Future Perfect: What does appropriation say about us?

The sheer quantity of images online is a collective archive that represents us today. Using appropriation of these images to make new works of art Penelope Umbrico wants to know why we take and share photographs and what it says about us as humans.

Added by SIG: Contemporary on 31 Jul 2016

Miniature Heroes

“Heroes” is about the disappearing landscape of small artisan shops and businesses. Pergolesi's approach creates a staged shoot highlighting details with saturated colours and golden light - made more potent by many images being displayed as transparencies in tiny light boxes.

Added by SIG: Contemporary on 12 Jun 2016

A Norwegian Ballet

Take a look at the Associate Conceptual & Contemporary Portfolio from Mike Mills ARPS. Mike spent two years on his project at The Norwegian Opera and Ballet building in Oslo, visiting the site some 20 times. This is a great set of contemporary images, for me capturing the interplay of geometry and light and the impact this has on visitors to the building.

Added by SIG: Contemporary on 31 May 2016

Inherit the dust – Big 5 apocalypse?

Last week, idling away an hour in an airport before boarding my flight home I came across an amazing series of images in Fotoforum; Nick Brandt built life-sized panels of Africa’s great creatures and placed them in the developed landscapes where these animals once roamed wild. The result is a great series of images about the plight of these animals.

Added by SIG: Contemporary on 30 May 2016

Contemporary Photography in a War Zone

I came across a blog last week talking about the photography business being in quite a mess, with professional photography being a very tough place to earn a living wage. One of the comments in the article that really quite surprised me was that photojournalists working in tough locations are, even if they’re on assignment for a publication, likely not to be covered by healthcare, disability or accident insurance. Interestingly enough a new colleague, Tom Daams, joined the company I work for recently and commented on an internal social media site that he had been working as a photojournalist in the war zones of Ukraine and Syria.

Added by SIG: Contemporary on 14 May 2016

Contemporary Landscapers

As an “I’ll try everything, be a master of nothing”, kind of photographer I really am happy to point my cameras at all kinds of subjects. I joined the Contemporary SIG when I joined the RPS to help open my eyes a little wider.

Added by SIG: Contemporary on 10 May 2016


The Contemporary East Anglia group are pleased to announce their first exhibition based on their on-going project 'About' the effects that the development of the Ipswich Docks is having on the surrounding areas.

Added by SIG: Contemporary East Anglia on 06 May 2016

Contemporary East Anglia's First Exhibition

Contemporary East Anglia are holding their inaugural exhibition "Contradictions" at the Beyond the Image Gallery in Thornham Magna Suffolk

Added by SIG: Contemporary East Anglia on 04 May 2016