black and white photography

Photography

yael laroes' unedited self-portraits explore the complexity of obesity

“Fat bodies are often tucked away. Not only by fat people themselves, but also by the media."
Lianne Kersten
7.3.19
Photography

raw and honest portraits of models by eddie wrey

With the absence of styling, hair and make-up, these black-and-white portraits show a stripped back, character-driven side to modelling.
i-D Staff
12.27.17
Culture

striking portraits of counterculture teens in 60s san francisco

In the late 1960s, Elaine Mayes photographed the rock gods and teen runaways who flooded Haight-Ashbury, California’s countercultural epicenter. A new exhibition revisits her portraits, 50 years later.
Emily Manning
6.9.17
Culture

the faces and places of pre-gentrified east london

Photographer Andrew Holligan captured 80s anarchists, fascists, and little girls with Cabbage Patch dolls.
Matthew Whitehouse
3.6.17
Culture

inside the first major retrospective of peter hujar's evocative portraits

As a traveling retrospective of the artist’s work begins its two-year run this week, we explore why Hujar — a critical chronicler of New York City’s creative and queer communities — is so important today.
Emily Manning
1.25.17
London

liz johnson-artur’s photos celebrate black communities, black aesthetics, and black creativity

Since arriving in England in 1991, Liz Johnson-Artur has recorded black British communities with tenderness and intimacy. We spoke to the photographer as an exhibition of her works open in Windrush Square.
Niamh McIntyre
9.29.16
Photography

candid photos of the 90s new york’s strip club scene

New York photographer Yana Toyber relives her teenage years with a new zine dedicated to the city’s strip club circuit.
Tish Weinstock
9.19.16
Culture

88-year-old street photographer len speier opens his first solo show

The accomplished artist and lawyer will debut ‘Nearly Everybody,’ a show featuring work made from the 1960s to 1980s, tonight in New York.
Emily Manning
9.15.16
Culture

documenting the places and faces of london's skate scene

In his latest exhibition, photographer Ian Kenneth Bird's intimate portraits capture the personalities behind the capital's DIY skate spots.
Lula Ososki
6.29.16
London

father and daughter photographers chronicle nightlife 40 years apart

A new series from photographer Wanda Martin pairs her images of the current post-subcultural East London scene with the subversive 70s parties behind the Iron Curtain documented by her dad at the same age.
Charlotte Gush
6.2.16
Culture

darkly erotic outtakes from a 'yale daily news' photographer

Exclusive images from the alternative newspaper distributed on the Ivy League campus by MFA student, photographer, and Matte magazine publisher Matthew Leifheit.
Rory Satran
5.27.16
Culture

​explore poland's bmx community through a black and white lens

Photographer Tori Ferenc invites us deep inside this flourishing scene.
Lula Ososki
5.10.16
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