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Photowalk for Hatje Cantz’s Berlin Stories Vol 4 with Annette Hauschild

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Hatje Cantz, This Aint Art School feat. Gregor Klar invite you on a stroll aka Instawalk through West Berlin for #meetberlinstories. Here are the details:

Date: Saturday, October 6
Start Time: 3pm
Meeting pointto be announced

Kugelblitz, Eckkneipe im Wedding, Berlin 2017

Berlin is a diverse, vibrant, international city, full of history. It is also an important center of contemporary art and photography, attracting all kinds of thinkers and makers. For their photobook series Berlin Stories, Hatje Cantz asked different photographers for their personal visions of the city. The next two volumes are dedicated to the work of Ralph Mecke, who was born in Berlin but now lives in New York, and Annette Hauschild, a long-time resident of Berlin and part of the renowned Agentur Ostkreuz. Hauschild’s contribution to the series is titled Last Days of Disco, Berlin Stories Vol 4, and it focuses on the streets of West Berlin, capturing in black-and-white the changes that the neighborhood has undergone since the fall of the Iron Curtin.

Now we want to ask you for your view of Berlin! We’ll take a photowalk through West Berlin, and even meet Annette Hauschild on the way. If you want to join us, please leave a comment here.

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Lisette Appeldorn and her masked identities

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Hello, I am Andrea Bell, an art historian and digital curator for This Ain’t Art School on Instagram (@Thisaintartschool). I’m excited to be taking over the Hatje Cantz blog for the month and sharing some of my favorite features from TAAS with you!

In the era of the selfie, what does it mean to hide one’s face, to obscure one’s identity, to capture something about a person in a photograph other than what they look like? Lisette Appeldorn lives and works in Amsterdam in her own little studio. She has an obsession for masks made from a lot of different materials. She is constantly looking for that perfect combination of the right colors and materials, draped over the human body. Playing with these materials without having any clear plan beforehand, she creates a series of different characters that she discovers while shooting.

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By hiding the face, Appeldorn has control over the emotions in the work, and although there is no distraction of a facial expression, we can still recognize ourselves in the presented shapes. She gets inspiration by walking by strange household or construction shops, or searching for that one right fabric. You can find Appeldorn’s work posted to her instagram page: @Lisette.Appeldorn.

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A Day At The Druckerei Zu Altenburg

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Impressions #4: Les Rencontres de la Photographie, Arles

Who’s that dog?

Who’s that dog?

Photography in a wine shop – what more can you ask for?

Photography in a wine shop – what more can you ask for?

Opening of Johanna-Maria Fritz at Anne Clergue Galerie

Opening of Johanna-Maria Fritz at Anne Clergue Galerie

Johanna-Maria Fritz, "Like a Bird"

Johanna-Maria Fritz, “Like a Bird”

Paul Graham, series "American Night"

Paul Graham, series “American Night”

Checking the news – exhibition of Paul Graham

Checking the news – exhibition of Paul Graham

Paul Graham, from the series "Shimmer of Possibility"

Paul Graham, from the series “Shimmer of Possibility”

Paul Graham, from the series "Shimmer of Possibility"

Paul Graham, from the series “Shimmer of Possibility”

Paul Graham, from the series "The Present"

Paul Graham, from the series “The Present”

Street Splitter #01

Street Splitter #01

Installation view of Gregor Seiler "The Potemkin Villages"

Installation view of Gregor Seiler “The Potemkin Villages”

Gregor Seiler, from the Series "The Potemkin Villages"

Gregor Seiler, from the Series “The Potemkin Villages”

In the exhibition of Raymond Depardon

In the exhibition of Raymond Depardon

Raymond Depardon

Raymond Depardon

Raymond Depardon

Raymond Depardon

Nadav Kander, Prix Pictet exhibition

Nadav Kander, Prix Pictet exhibition

Nadav Kander, Prix Pictet exhibition

Nadav Kander, Prix Pictet exhibition

Street Splitter #02

Street Splitter #02

Ann Ray, from the exhibition "The Unfinished – Lee McQueen"

Ann Ray, from the exhibition “The Unfinished – Lee McQueen”

Ann Ray, backstage at a show of Givenchy

Ann Ray, backstage at a show of Givenchy

Ann Ray, Alexander McQueen Show

Ann Ray, Alexander McQueen Show

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Ann Ray

Street Splitter #03

Street Splitter #03

Entrance to the Arles Book Awards exhibition

Entrance to the Arles Book Awards exhibition

At the Book Awards exhibition, RAF No Evidence by Arwed Messmer (Hatje Cantz) on the Shortlist

At the Book Awards exhibition, RAF No Evidence by Arwed Messmer (Hatje Cantz) on the Shortlist

Talking about books at "Cosmos-Arles Books"

Talking about books at “Cosmos-Arles Books”

Instagram pics floating machine installation – at Hyper Media

Instagram pics floating machine installation – at Hyper Media

Hyper Media Lab – very hyper

Hyper Media Lab – very hyper

When Beauty is a moment in time

When Beauty is a moment in time

Chilling in a room full of beauty

Chilling in a room full of beauty

Street Splitter #04

Street Splitter #04

Rene Burri, "The Imaginary Pyramids"

Rene Burri, “The Imaginary Pyramids”

Rene Burri, from the series "The Imaginary Pyramids"

Rene Burri, from the series “The Imaginary Pyramids”

Street Splitter #05 – watch out for "Your Daily Photograph . com"

Street Splitter #05 – watch out for “Your Daily Photograph . com”

Jonas Bendiksen, from the series "The Last Testament"

Jonas Bendiksen, from the series “The Last Testament”

He believes he’s the new Jesus. From the series "The Last Testament" by Jonas Bendiksen

He believes he’s the new Jesus. From the series “The Last Testament” by Jonas Bendiksen

Checking out shorts at Jonas Bendiksen’s show "The Last Testament"

Checking out shorts at Jonas Bendiksen’s show “The Last Testament”

Christto & Andrew, New Discovery Award

Christto & Andrew, New Discovery Award

Christto & Andrew

Christto & Andrew

Street Splitter #06

Street Splitter #06

Street Splitter #07 (ok, actually we have a car here, but the surface is also nice)

Street Splitter #07 (ok, actually we have a car here, but the surface is also nice)

Cristina de Middel & Bruno Morais, "Midnight at the Crossroads"

Cristina de Middel & Bruno Morais, “Midnight at the Crossroads”

Cristina de Middel & Bruno Morais

Cristina de Middel & Bruno Morais

Street Splitter #08

Street Splitter #08

What is love?

What is love?

Street Splitter #09

Street Splitter #09

Sun-Ra rules – even when the sun doesn´t shine

Sun-Ra rules – even when the sun doesn´t shine

Last Night at the Place du Forum

Last Night at the Place du Forum

Impressions 3: Museo Ferragamo, Firenze

Aeroporto di Firenze – announcement for the exhibition »L’Italia a Hollywood« about the influence of Italian actors, directors, make-up artists, writers and stylists on the movie industry in Hollywood in the beginning of the 20th century. Organized by the Museo Ferragamo in collaboration with Fondazione Ferragamo, curated by Giuliana Muscio and Stefania Ricci. On display until March 2019

Aeroporto di Firenze – announcement for the exhibition »L’Italia a Hollywood« about the influence of Italian actors, directors, make-up artists, writers and stylists on the movie industry in Hollywood in the beginning of the 20th century. Organized by the Museo Ferragamo in collaboration with Fondazione Ferragamo, curated by Giuliana Muscio and Stefania Ricci. On display until March 2019

Ferragamo Store in Firenze, movie stills with Paola Negri from the 1920s

Ferragamo Store in Firenze, movie stills with Paola Negri from the 1920s

Exhibition "Italy in Hollywood"

Exhibition “Italy in Hollywood”

Photo of the Gallery 141 with the works by the Futurists displayed a the 1915 Panama-Pacific International Exhibition. On the left can be seen Giacomo Balla’s work »Disgregazione X velocità Penetrazioni dinamiche di automobile«

Photo of the Gallery 141 with the works by the Futurists displayed a the 1915 Panama-Pacific International Exhibition. On the left can be seen Giacomo Balla’s work »Disgregazione X velocità Penetrazioni dinamiche di automobile«

Giacomo Balla’s work »Disgregazione X velocità Penetrazioni dinamiche di automobile«, 1913

Giacomo Balla’s work »Disgregazione X velocità Penetrazioni dinamiche di automobile«, 1913

Installation with silent movies from that time

Installation with silent movies from that time

Tina Modotti as an actress in the movie »The Tiger’s Coat«, 1920

Tina Modotti as an actress in the movie »The Tiger’s Coat«, 1920

Tina Modotti in San Francisco, 1920. Because the movie industry only saw her beauty, Tina soon became tired of Hollywood, quit acting and became a famous photographer herself

Tina Modotti in San Francisco, 1920. Because the movie industry only saw her beauty, Tina soon became tired of Hollywood, quit acting and became a famous photographer herself

Installation with photographs by Tina Modotti and by Edward Weston using Tina Modotti as a model

Installation with photographs by Tina Modotti and by Edward Weston using Tina Modotti as a model

Edward Weston, »Tina on the Azotea", Mexico, 1924

Edward Weston, »Tina on the Azotea”, Mexico, 1924

Rudolph Valentino, iconic male star of the time

Rudolph Valentino, iconic male star of the time

Many Italians were around that time in Hollywood: actress Marcella Battelini, 1927 (above), director Gregory La Cava with Bebe Daniels on the set of »Feel My Pulse« 1928 (middle), Tullio Carminati in the film »Honeymoon Hate«1927

Many Italians were around that time in Hollywood: actress Marcella Battelini, 1927 (above), director Gregory La Cava with Bebe Daniels on the set of »Feel My Pulse« 1928 (middle), Tullio Carminati in the film »Honeymoon Hate«1927

Photographer Manfredi Gioacchini, who captured the contemporary Hollywood

Photographer Manfredi Gioacchini, who captured the contemporary Hollywood

Amleto Cataldi, »La spiga«, 1909

Amleto Cataldi, »La spiga«, 1909

Pio Fedi, »Incontro tra amati«, 1850 (left), Ronaldo Colman and Lillian Gish on the set of »Romola“, 1924

Pio Fedi, »Incontro tra amati«, 1850 (left), Ronaldo Colman and Lillian Gish on the set of »Romola“, 1924

Lillian Gish on the set of »Romola« (left), Copy of Sandro Botticelli’s »Madonna of the Magnificat« (in the middle), Lillian Gish on the set of »Romola«, 1924

Lillian Gish on the set of »Romola« (left), Copy of Sandro Botticelli’s »Madonna of the Magnificat« (in the middle), Lillian Gish on the set of »Romola«, 1924

Work by Piero Fornasetti, Lithograph and seriograph on porcelain, using the face of the famous star Lina Cavalieri. The first plate was done in 1966, today there are over 350

Work by Piero Fornasetti, Lithograph and seriograph on porcelain, using the face of the famous star Lina Cavalieri. The first plate was done in 1966, today there are over 350

Showroom with the collection of shoes by Ferragamo. This is how the original Ferragamo »Boot Shop« looked like in the 1920s in Hollywood, including the sofa

Showroom with the collection of shoes by Ferragamo. This is how the original Ferragamo »Boot Shop« looked like in the 1920s in Hollywood, including the sofa

Pumps by Salvatore Ferragamos: »Décolleté,1926«, »Two-piece shoe«, 1927

Pumps by Salvatore Ferragamos: »Décolleté,1926«, »Two-piece shoe«, 1927

Curator Stefania Ricci welcoming everybody. After her speech the silent movie »Show People« started. Costumes by Salvatore Ferragamo

Curator Stefania Ricci welcoming everybody. After her speech the silent movie »Show People« started. Costumes by Salvatore Ferragamo

Impressions 2: Photo Basel

Entrance of Photo Basel at the Volkshaus Basel

Entrance of Photo Basel at the Volkshaus Basel

Photo Basel 2018

Photo Basel 2018

Galerie STP from Greifswald (art works by Antanas Sutkus)

Galerie STP from Greifswald (art works by Antanas Sutkus)

René Groebli

René Groebli

Alinka Echeverria at The Ravestijn Gallery from Amsterdam

Alinka Echeverria at The Ravestijn Gallery from Amsterdam

Kahmann Gallery from Amsterdam

Kahmann Gallery from Amsterdam

Vincent Mercier at Catherine et André Hug from Paris

Vincent Mercier at Catherine et André Hug from Paris

Galerie Springer from Berlin (art work by Georges Rousse)

Galerie Springer from Berlin (art work by Georges Rousse)

Sascha Weidner at Dorothée Nilsson Gallery from Berlin

Sascha Weidner at Dorothée Nilsson Gallery from Berlin

Books from Sascha Weidner at Dorothée Nilsson Gallery from Berlin

Books from Sascha Weidner at Dorothée Nilsson Gallery from Berlin

Steve McQueen, photographed by Christopher Thomas, at Ira Stehmann Fine Art from Munich

Steve McQueen, photographed by Christopher Thomas, at Ira Stehmann Fine Art from Munich

Miles Aldridge – ok, this was not at Photo Basel, but at Art Basel nearby...

Miles Aldridge – ok, this was not at Photo Basel, but at Art Basel nearby…

Impressions 1: Photo Espana

Cristina de Middel, photographer, who was given this year´s »carta blancha« to chose 5 shows. Her theme: »Players«. The style: playful and nice. With joy, and a great sensibility. Together with Martin Parr she curated the best »games« pictures from the archive of Magnum Photos, Espacio Fundación Telefónica

Cristina de Middel, photographer, who was given this year´s »carta blancha« to chose 5 shows. Her theme: »Players«. The style: playful and nice. With joy, and a great sensibility. Together with Martin Parr she curated the best »games« pictures from the archive of Magnum Photos, Espacio Fundación Telefónica

Installation view of the exhibition »Players. Magnum photographers come out to play«, curated by Cristina de Middel and Martin Parr

Installation view of the exhibition »Players. Magnum photographers come out to play«, curated by Cristina de Middel and Martin Parr

Installation view »Begin at the beginning, and go on till you come to the end: then stop« at CentroCentro

Installation view »Begin at the beginning, and go on till you come to the end: then stop« at CentroCentro

Work by Shirina Shabazi in the group show »Begin at the beginning, and go on till you come to the end: then stop«

Work by Shirina Shabazi in the group show »Begin at the beginning, and go on till you come to the end: then stop«

Carlos Cánovas in his exhibition »In Time« about urban transformation, Museo Ico

Carlos Cánovas in his exhibition »In Time« about urban transformation, Museo Ico

Azu Nwagbog, curator, explaining the concept behind the show of Samuel Fosso, who started making stylised self-portraits to finish off his rolls of film to send to his grandmother who survived the war in Nigeria: »An African Odyssey« at Fernán Gómez

Azu Nwagbog, curator, explaining the concept behind the show of Samuel Fosso, who started making stylised self-portraits to finish off his rolls of film to send to his grandmother who survived the war in Nigeria: »An African Odyssey« at Fernán Gómez

Work by Mama Casset in the exhibition "The Elegant Senegal of the First Half of the 20th Century, at Círculo de Bellas Artes

Work by Mama Casset in the exhibition “The Elegant Senegal of the First Half of the 20th Century, at Círculo de Bellas Artes

Musuk Nolte, winner of the Elliott Erwitt Havana Club 7 Fellowship, in front of his dark and mysterious images of Cuba, at the Casa de América

Musuk Nolte, winner of the Elliott Erwitt Havana Club 7 Fellowship, in front of his dark and mysterious images of Cuba, at the Casa de América

Installation view of Peter Hujar & David Wonjarowicz at the Loewe Foundation, Gran Via

Installation view of Peter Hujar & David Wonjarowicz at the Loewe Foundation, Gran Via

From the exhibition »The Soviet Century: Russian Photography in the Archivo Lafuente (1917-1972), Círculo de Bellas Artes

From the exhibition »The Soviet Century: Russian Photography in the Archivo Lafuente (1917-1972), Círculo de Bellas Artes

About the 1960s coolness of the Costa Brava – by Xavier Miserachs, seen at La Fabrica Bookstore downstairs in their gallery

About the 1960s coolness of the Costa Brava – by Xavier Miserachs, seen at La Fabrica Bookstore downstairs in their gallery

Harald Hauswald, »Daily Life«, at the Goethe-Institut. Harald is one of the founders of Berlin Agency »Ostkreuz«. In this exhibition he shows his best photographs of the GDR in the 80s...

Harald Hauswald, »Daily Life«, at the Goethe-Institut. Harald is one of the founders of Berlin Agency »Ostkreuz«. In this exhibition he shows his best photographs of the GDR in the 80s…

Work by Graciela Iturbide, the great latin american photographer, Centro de Arte Alcobendas

Work by Graciela Iturbide, the great latin american photographer, Centro de Arte Alcobendas

Mária Svarbová shows her exhibition »Swimming Pool« in the shop of Delpozo. The images inspired the label to the whole collection. If you scan the code you can find out more about the design

Mária Svarbová shows her exhibition »Swimming Pool« in the shop of Delpozo. The images inspired the label to the whole collection. If you scan the code you can find out more about the design

Jan van der Til shows his work. No other works are seen. He is asking questions. About his work. You can find those questions on the website of Photo Espana: phe.es – it´s about authorship, art and reality. He´s real, though.

Jan van der Til shows his work. No other works are seen. He is asking questions. About his work. You can find those questions on the website of Photo Espana: phe.es – it´s about authorship, art and reality. He´s real, though.

The front page

As this will be my last post I would like to say thank you to Hatje Cantze and Nadine Barthe for inviting me, and to those who have taken the time to look. I would have liked to write more about the trials of newspaper picture editing, but the job as it were got in the way. So, for this final musing, I am writing about the front page photograph. Out of all the pictures in the newspaper, this must be the most important one.

We had an unusual about turn with the front page picture last week with the Babchenko story, he was the Russian journalist who faked his own death with the help of the Ukrainian secret service. On that day there were pictures around of protesters attaching photographs of Babchenko to the gates of the Russian Embassy in Kiev, it was a front page story but they weren’t good enough front page pictures. When images from the press conference started to come in where he appeared alive, we had an unbelievable story and a great picture to go with it.

We had an unusual about turn with the front page picture last week when Babchenko appeared alive at a news conference.

We begin to discuss the front page picture in our midday editorial meeting. This is when each of the section editors – home news, foreign, business and environment runs through their top stories, the graphics editor explains what information they will be illustrating through maps etc and I make a presentation of the 20 best pictures I have seen so far that day. The key stories are roughly sketched out on the layout – the editor will usually be able to identify what might make the front page splash, what will go on page three, and which stories should open the foreign and business sections.

A classic news picture filled the front when the politician Amber Rudd resigned.

A classic news picture filled the front when the politician Amber Rudd resigned.

On a perfect day we will get a few different things out of the picture show. Hopefully, we will have decided on our Eyewitness picture, the photograph that fills the double pages of the centre spread from Monday to Friday. If there isn’t a stand out image that can fill such a huge space, then finding it will hound me for the rest of the day. The show may also reveal a number of standalone images that can run in the paper on their own merit and sometimes images can prompt a story to be written. There are times however when the nine to ten thousand images I’ve looked through in the morning yield very little in terms of photographs that are any good to print. This seems extraordinary, but believe me, most of the photography I look through is neither good enough nor relevant for the paper.

Guardian centre spread 26 March 2018

A memorable image of a news event that fills the space with interesting detail.

Finally, I hope to get a heads up on what our front page picture might be. There is a certain sense of security knowing more or less what might go on the front, but not all stories will be picturable. A frequent, unnerving scenario is leaving the midday meeting not knowing what will go on the front and not having an Eyewitness.

Guardian centre spread 21 March 2018

This beautiful and striking portrait holds the space despite being deceptively simple.

On some days we have a news piece that has been photographed, other days we have our own pieces of journalism for which we have commissioned photography, but there are also days when the stories on the front can’t be photographed, in those instances we are looking for a news worthy image that will hold the front page with just a caption. It can be a real challenge to find such an image and on these occasions we often have to do a lot of lateral thinking to come up with something. We also have to think about the tone of the picture and how it will work next to the other stories on the front.

We sent our photographer Graeme Robertson to Jamaica to shoot this portrait for the Guardian's ongoing Windrush investigation.

We sent our photographer Graeme Robertson to Jamaica to shoot this portrait for the Guardian’s ongoing Windrush investigation.

The paper goes through many iterations as the day progresses and the stories on the front may be switched as their importance wains or are replaced by breaking news, but even if the main story stays the same we usually wait to decide on the image until late in the afternoon, so we are sure we have seen everything on offer and have chosen the best. It amazes me that sometimes the front page can be completely up in the air until the very last moment when it all miraculously falls in place. Those days leave you reeling with the feeling that you’ve only just gotten away with it, a combination of being high with exhilaration and completely shattered. The question of what makes a good front page picture is I think answered by how immediate its message is. It is all about impact and how we can make the Guardian stand out against competition on the newsstand. For my colleagues working on the website these concerns are from another era, but for me this way of thinking about how pictures function when printed and left out in the real world are what makes the job so interesting.

Today, in pictures

Passing through the Guardian's exhibition space to start the day.

Passing through the Guardian’s exhibition space to start the day.

Pages from today's paper hang on the wall from last night's final run through. The front page picture later changed when new pictures came in from the mass singalong in Manchester to remember the victims of last year's bomb attack.

Pages from today’s paper hang on the wall from last night’s final run through. The front page picture later changed when new pictures came in from the mass singalong in Manchester to remember the victims of last year’s bomb attack.

Today's paper with a joyous front page picture.

Today’s paper with a joyous front page picture.

Meanwhile royalty continue to be pictured on most of the other newspaper's front pages.

Meanwhile royalty continue to adorn most of the other front pages.

Standing room only in morning conference.

Standing room only in morning conference.

At my desk scrolling through pictures, endless pictures.

At my desk scrolling through pictures, endless pictures.

The walls in the office are full of the Guardian's heritage. Original door frames from the Guardian's Manchester office line the corridor to Kath Viner's office – our editor-in-chief, and a facsimile of the first ever Manchester Guardian from 1821 hangs on the wall.

The walls in the office are full of the newspaper’s heritage. Original door frames from the Guardian Manchester office line the corridor to Kath Viner’s office – our editor-in-chief, and a facsimile of the first ever Manchester Guardian from 1821 hangs on the wall.

The flat plan coming together at the end of my shift.

The flat plan coming together at the end of my shift.

Editors, designers and sub editors, all hard at work in the final push of putting the paper together.

Editors, designers and sub editors, all hard at work in the final push to get the paper finished.

I make my way out of the building as colleagues work to put the paper to bed.

I make my way out of the building as colleagues work to put the paper to bed.

The evening sun beckons.

The evening sun beckons.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Two festivals // two exhibitions

Peckham 24

Enjoying the sunshine in the courtyard at Peckham 24

If you ask me the real buzz around photography in London this weekend was south of the river, at the fringe festival Peckham 24. Now in its third year this diminutive festival is well in its stride. The old factory buildings and derelict spaces housed small but thoughtfully curated exhibitions and was the perfect antidote to the heady commercialism of Photo London, held in the grandeur of Somerset House. Two stand-out shows were held in the Copeland Gallery space – My London, curated by Emma Bowkett and Concealer, curated by Tom Lovelace.

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Jonny Briggs, The Silent Image (My ear poking through a photograph of Freud’s garden). Part of My London.

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Penelope Umbrico, Everyone’s Photos Any License. Screenshot 2015-11-04 14.22.59. Part of Concealer

Peckham 24 also hosted talks in a room with the best windows I’ve seen in a long time.

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Audience listen to Hannah Hughes, Daphne Talmor, Jonny Briggs, Bruno V Roels and Yamini Nayar in conversation.

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Foam Talent at Beaconsfield Gallery in Vauxhall

Tucked away from the luxury apartment buildings rising up around Vauxhall station lies Beaconsfield Gallery, an artist run space in a former Victorian school. This is where Foam has for the third time presented its show of artists to look out for under the age of 35.

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Video still from Alinka Echeverría, Fieldnotes for Nicephora, 2015

Visitors fill the Somerset House galleries

Visitors fill the Somerset House galleries, photo by Kristina Sälgvik.

Over at Photo London the trick to staying focused and in good humour is to dip in and out (that is if you have the luxury of a weekend ticket). Of course I attempted to see it all in one go and left in a predictably stupefied state.

Edward Burtynsky

Edward Burtynsky, Carrara Marble Quarries, Cava di Canalgrande #2, Carrara, Italy 2016

Burtynsky’s six metre wide mural of the Carrara quarries contains triggers for augmented reality film clips that play on an app when a device is held up to the image on the wall.

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Marton Perlaki at Webber Represents

A wonderful collection of Henry Wessel's at Thomas Zander

A wonderful collection of Henry Wessel’s at Galerie Thomas Zander

Further along The Strand in a disused brutalist office building is the exhibition A Shade of Pale, curated by Carrie Scott. Although the show is conceived as an exploration in photographic series that reject linear readings, my overarching impression was about the impact of colour, no doubt accentuated by the cool, concrete location.

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Marco Walker’s pop art-esq cut-outs explode from a disused safe.

John Pawson's Spectrum

Architect John Pawson‘s chromatic series Spectrum is like walking though a designer’s colour and pattern reference book.