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Tom Seymour

Tom Seymour is a Correspondent for The Art Newspaper and an Associate Lecturer at London College of Communication. His words have been published in The Guardian, The Observer, The New York Times, Financial Times, Wallpaper*, BBC, The Telegraph, CNN, Independent, Foam, New Statesman, Wired, Vice and The Royal Photographic Society Journal, for whom he won Writer of the Year at the PPA Awards 2020.

Joana Choumali: Tales of the City

Reading Time: 6 minutes Lonely walks at “the first light of day” and embroidered diaries of things she “could not express with words” inform the work of Joana Choumali, the first African to win the Prix Pictet award

Black Shade Projects

Reading Time: 4 minutes A new exhibition platform offers an education in the history of the black female gaze with unseen images from Mali’s forgotten studio photographers

Any Answers: Jeff Wall

Reading Time: 3 minutes Reconstructing scenes from everyday life and realising them as vast prints or lightbox images, the Vancouver-based artist is a pioneer
of conceptual photography – though he prefers “near documentary”. A key influence
on the Düsseldorf School, his work has been exhibited around the world. His latest show, at White Cube Mason’s Yard in London
until 07 September, presents new and recent photographs, including Recovery – a startling change of direction that echoes a “great moment in Western painting, defined by Seurat and Matisse, who revolutionised art with colour”

After the fall: documenting the end of the caliphate

Reading Time: 8 minutes Focusing on human struggle in the battle to defeat Isis, Ivor Prickett spent months on the frontline in Iraq and Syria, documenting the end of the caliphate, and
the daunting return home
for thousands
of displaced citizens

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