Photography

Cultureteca 21.05.17

Best-Preserved Nodosaur Goes on Display in Alberta This week the Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology in Alberta, Canada unveiled what has been described as the world’s best-preserved armoured dinosaur. A newfound species of nodosaur, with thorny armour to deter predators, it would have stretched 18-feet long and weighed almost 3,000 pounds during its lifetime between 110 million and 112 million years…

Supermoon Lunar Eclipse Obscured

The 2015 supermoon lunar eclipse – the rare conjunction of a total lunar eclipse, with the Moon turned red in the full shadow of the Earth, and a ‘supermoon’, where the Moon makes its closest approach to the Earth on its elliptical orbit: a combination we will not see again until 2033 – was theoretically visible in the night sky above the…

New Orleans, Louisiana, 1980 by William Eggleston

What is it that makes this image – New Orleans, Louisiana, 1980, taken by the American photographer William Eggleston – so utterly compelling? Immediately it is pure colour: the vivid shift of red of the first lady’s dress, and the matching red accent in the belt of the second lady; the complementary greens of the grass on which they walk and the encompassing foliage; and…

Daily Visual 30.07.15: Ai Weiwei and Facing History

A major Ai Weiwei retrospective will open at the Royal Academy of Arts in London on 19 September. Billed as ‘the first major institutional survey of his work ever held in the UK’ and looking back over two decades of his career, the retrospective – curated with collaboration from the artist – will also feature new works created specifically for the RA’s…

Cloughton Wyke: Instagram X

his series of seventeen photographs, taken at the beginning of last summer, incorporates a York sunset in bands of gold, pink, and blue; a Mallard duck and her ducklings; three views of the countryside from a northbound train along the East Coast Main Line between York and Newcastle; an exterior walkway emerging from the departments of physics and electronics at the University…

Springtime in England: Instagram IX

gainst a context where there is springtime in both Alaska and Paris, in the Rockies, and for Hitler, but ‘Summertime in England’, ‘Springtime in England’ seems neither here nor there. Indeed, there are various odes to Paris in the spring; while the most memorable evocation tenuously pushing together England and the springtime – at least if you did ever hear about T….

Umeå 2014 and Jokkmokk Winter Market: Instagram VIII

meå stands alongside Riga as one of two European Capitals of Culture for 2014. Since its introduction in 1985, when Athens served as the first official European Capital of Culture, the designation has been variously awarded to one or to multiple cities each year: one city was the rule until 1999, but after nine cities were afforded the title in 2000,…

New York: A Week in Food and Photographs

ast summer, my partner and I spent a week in New York City. This was our first time visiting the city; and for me, despite having covered the breadth of Europe, my first time to the United States and to the Americas (my partner holidayed in Florida in her youth). It was also our first time using Airbnb. We rented an…

Umeå, Skellefteå, Stockholm: Photographs via Instagram VI

ided and abetted by good fortune, over the last month and a bit I’ve enjoyed what were essentially holidays in Sweden and New York. My partner and I spent a couple of weeks in Sweden at the end of June and the beginning of July: we visited family in and around Skellefteå over midsummer, which I posted about briefly mid-trip;…