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Martin Parr, 'Rusholme. Manchester. England. 1972', included in 'Magnum Photos: One Archive Three Views', De La Warr Pavilion © Martin Parr / Magnum Photos

The fifteen or so shows (plus an extensive programme of events) that make up this year’s Brighton Photo Biennial, under the banner ‘Communities, Collectives and Collaboration’, revolve around the potential for images to bind us together. If the act of…

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CITIZENFOUR: An interview with Laura Poitras

by Craig Hubert

Edward Snowden in CITIZENFOUR (Laura Poitras, 2014)

The story of Edward Snowden’s massive leak of confidential National Security Agency (NSA) documents in June 2013 is a story we know well. The thematic arc has been sketched out in the news media over the last year, its particulars,…

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We Can See Each Other On WeChat

by Carol Yinghua Lu

Pro-democracy protest in Hong Kong, 2014

On the evening of 26 September, I was invited to speak in the Rockbund Art Museum in Shanghai as part of their lecture series on the relationship between art and society. Focusing on the historic origin and development of participatory…

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