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Thomas Joshua Cooper: At The World’s Edge

The air is fraught with freezing cold, the landscape desolate in American photographer Thomas Joshua Cooper’s Settling Freezing Fog, The Artic Ocean, Sea Ice, Sastrugi and Melt Lakes, The North Pole 90°N, 2007-2008. Despite the harsh weather conditions, there is a sense of tranquillity in lands untouched by human development.  Cooper’s works prompt deeper questions about the […]

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Family ties:

Artwork of the week: ‘Doris Zinkeisen’ (1929) analysed by her great-granddaughter The image I have in mind when I think about this painting is a recurring one of my mother who, year after year, would drag me and my siblings to the National Portrait Gallery in a desperate attempt to entertain us while making her […]

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BP Portrait Award 2017

Now in its eighteenth year, the BP Portrait Award celebrates the best of portraiture and offers the rare opportunity to see a collection of the best portrait work from around the globe. The curation of the exhibition presents interesting contrasts and manages to draw together threads of coherency in this densely-packed space. Brian Says’ compact […]

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Coming Clean at the National Portrait Gallery

Coming Clean is a photographic journey through the life of an addict, detailing every intimate and confrontationally painful moment. Before Graham MacIndoe delved into a life of crippling heroin addiction, he was a successful photographer living in New York. When his personal life took a turn for the worst, MacIndoe fell into a state of […]

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The View from Here

The View from Here at the National Portrait Gallery brings together landscape photographs from the 1840s to the present day, depicting an extensive range of processes, styles and locations. It explores the rich history of landscape photography with 70 works from the permanent collection of photographs at the National Galleries of Scotland. The photographs displayed […]