Best of the Web

Best of the Web

From Americanisms expunging the Queen’s English to a retrospective of crude Mad Men ads from the 20th century, wherever you are this weekend don’t forget to read our weekly update of the best news stories circulating the internet.  … BBC Culture: How Americanisms are killing the English language Notice that ‘z’ replacing ‘s’ in some […]

Best of the Web

Best of the Web

This week’s Best of the Web stories include; why it’s so sinful to be fat in France, Hurricane Irma in pictures, Ben Arogundade’s curation of Barack Obama magazine covers, and why getting goosebumps listening to music is a sign of being emotionally in touch.   … The Guardian: Gabrielle Deydier: What it’s like to be […]

Best of the Web

Best of the Web

This week on Best of the Web we look at whether smartphones are ruining the mental health of teens, why wasting time can be a good thing, while in the news The British Journal of Photography are running their second year of Portrait of Britain and Irish photographer Niall O’Brien shares his photos of rural […]

Review: From Selfie to Self-Expression @ Saatchi Gallery, London

Review: From Selfie to Self-Expression @ Saatchi Gallery, London

Don’t miss the last days of From Selfie to Self-Expression — an exposition of self-portraits and interactive installations cataloging the original ‘selfies’ to the present mania.  … The very essence of this exhibition is to bring all self-expression, including work from as early as the 17th century, into the current selfie movement. Exhibited across two […]

Best of the Web

Best of the Web

It’s an unmistakable weekend in the year, with Notting Hill Carnival, the Bank Holiday, and good weather forecasts, what better way to find out what’s going on this week than with the best of the web. This week’s news includes, the relevance of Notting Hill Carnival, photo stories on Afghanistan and England’s forgotten towns, and portfolio […]

Portrait Salon: where rejected Taylor Wessing works are given a new home

Portrait Salon: where rejected Taylor Wessing works are given a new home

Considered one of the most prestigious annual photography competitions Taylor Wessing Portrait Prize is lesser known for the consortium of rebuffed portraits it leaves outside the doorsteps of the National Portrait Gallery. James O Jenkins and Carole Evans set up Portrait Salon in 2011 as a recycling hub for rejected works of the Taylor Wessing […]

Best of the Web

Best of the Web

It’s just too hard not to share the interesting and sometimes bizarre reads we come across every week, so we’re back with Best of the Web. Here’s what’s been floating online at the start of August – from unseen David Bowie photos to Lee Miller posing in Hitler’s bathtub. … The Guardian: Unseen David Bowie […]

Student Spotlight: Grace Gray

Student Spotlight: Grace Gray

Student Spotlight chats with former Mango Lab students. It’s been hustling at our HQ this summer with teens. We managed to interview one of our regular summer students – Grace Gray. She talks about Banksy, why social media is a fad, and how growing up in Spain and spending summers in England inspires her photography. … […]

Not defining culture: in conversation with Reuben Bastienne-Lewis

Not defining culture: in conversation with Reuben Bastienne-Lewis

When defining culture isn’t the aim of a photo, what’s the purpose of the lens? South London photographer, Reuben Bastienne-Lewis, offers an insight into how instant photos are leading to imitation, and why his ambition isn’t to say what culture is. From his album artwork for King Krule to a documentary project in Kampala, Reuben’s […]

Photo London 2017 in pictures

Photo London 2017 in pictures

Photo London 2017 launches its third edition at Somerset House celebrating past, present and future photography. A plethora of galleries and talks will be presented throughout the weekend, including the annual Master of Photography exhibition with Taryn Simon, an immersive virtual reality installation by Mat Collishaw, where viewers are thrown back to 1830’s photography, and […]