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Sean O'Hagan

Lost world: Bernd and Hilla Becher's legendary industrial photographs

They are renowned for images of Germany's ominous water towers and monolithic coal bunkers, but the Bechers' body of work, majestic though it may be, belongs to the past now.

'I don't know how to get better': Laia Abril shows the hell of eating disorders

The Spanish photographer's sombre and affecting photobook The Epilogue tells the story of Cammy Robinson, who died at 26 as a result of bulimia.

Skinheads: a photogenic, extremist corner of British youth culture

With their short hair and swastikas offsetting neat clothes, the skinheads street photographer Derek Ridgers found roaming UK youth culture in the late-70s made a virtue of visual and social disruption.

Lorenzo Vitturi went to market and he bought in pictures

The Venice-born, UK-based photographer caused a sensation with his book of images inspired by Ridley Road market. His colour-saturated vegetable sculptures and surreal portraits capture the vibrancy of a much-loved east London landmark Lorenzo Vitturi int

Rude boys: from Shanty Town to Savile Row

The rude boy has come a long way from his origins in Jamaican subculture, as shown in a new photography exhibition celebrating the movement's distinctive style It was towards the end of 1963 that the Wailers released their first single, Simmer Down , on

The High and Lonesome Sound: The Legacy of Roscoe Holcomb by John Cohen - review

John Cohen's photographs of Kentucky musician Roscoe Holcomb evoke a rural way of life that has all but disappeared In 1959, John Cohen, photographer, musician and musicologist, travelled to East Kentucky "to search for old music and to take photographs"

Eliot Porter: In the Realm of

The late photographer Eliot Porter has left a stunning record of the shrinking American wilderness Not many photographers can say they helped change the way we look at the world politically and socially as well as formally, but, as Paul Martineau point

The Last Days of Detroit by Mark Binelli - review

Detroit native Mark Binelli's account of the decline of the city mixes despair with faint hope The dramatic decline of Detroit, once America's fourth largest and most productive city, has been captured of late in several photography books, most notably