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Sean O'Hagan

78-87 London Youth review - 'the document of a stranger, more tribal country'

Derek Ridgers's photographs of London youth culture chart the switch from punk confrontation to new romantic decadence Gallery: see images from 78-87 London Youth The capital's youth culture, ever-changing, self-revitalising, has been fertile territor

Robert Adams: the photographer who roved the prairies for 45 years

For decades, Adams has been capturing the heartland of the US, its prairies, skies and rivers, its creeping suburbs and its shopping malls.

The Americans Are Coming

"A picture just means I know where I was every minute," Andy Warhol once said.

The Americans Are Coming

"A picture just means I know where I was every minute," Andy Warhol once said.

Gerda Taro: Inventing Robert Capa by Jane Rogoyska - review

With two films about Taro and Capa in the offing, this biography and critical reappraisal is both timely and well researched Gerda Taro was the first female photojournalist to die in battle. On 25 July 1937, she was shooting on the front line of the Sp

Leigh Ledare's photographs of his mother having sex

Leigh Ledare takes photographs of his mother having sex with young men. Is he just out to shock?

American Colour 1962-1965 by Tony Ray-Jones - review

This collection of Tony Ray-Jones's early colour work in the United States shows a great photographer in the making As the current retrospective of his work at Media Space in London shows, the late Tony Ray-Jones was a pioneer of black-and-white docu

An artist's death foretold in blood

The mystery of how the Cuban artist Ana Mendieta fell 34 floors from the window of her New York apartment in 1985 has echoes in the dark, ritualistic images she left behind In pictures: the art of Ana Mendieta In 1992, the Guggenheim Museum in New Yo

Tony Ray-Jones and Martin Parr: English rituals of the 60s

An exhibition at the Science Museum's new Media Space is devoted to a pivotal moment in British documentary photography.

Pierdom by Simon Roberts - review

Photographs of Britain's 58 surviving piers capture the abiding otherness of seaside towns "Piers provide a walk on the sea without the disadvantage of being seasick," declared the poet of all things quintessentially English, John Betjeman, "and are ha