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  • Artist's Spaces: Innocence Lost - Johnnie Shand Kydd on photographing the YBAs in the 1990s

    Honest and unfiltered, Johnnie Shand Kydd’s photographs of the YBAs on their trajectory to success in the 1990s take you back to a time before the art world made headlines. Artimage speaks to the photographer to find out what makes these images so special.

    8 November 2022

  • Artist's Spaces: Nicholas Sinclair on photographing artists' studios

    Nicholas Sinclair has been photographing British artists in their studios from the 1990s to the present day. The impeccably composed portraits offer a glimpse into the work and lives of the individuals behind today's greatest modern masterpieces.

    We talked in-depth to the photographer about his portraits, which are available to license through Artimage.

    7 November 2022

  • Blog - Simon Roberts - Capturing the iconic London 2012 Olympic Games

    This week marks 10 years since the Olympics games came to London. In one of the greatest sporting spectacles of modern times, the now iconic games saw 10,000 athletes from 204 National Olympic Committees participated across London and the wider United Kingdom. 

    Artist Simon Roberts was there to capture this moment, having been granted unique photographic access by The International Olympic Committee to create an alternative, artistic take focusing on the cultural, economic, and political vistas that are often overlooked in the excitement of the events.

    27 July 2022

  • Artist Narratives: Penny Slinger - I SPEAK WHAT I SEE

    Penny Slinger uses a variety of media including photography, film, paint and photo-montage to explore the human journey through life and time. Perhaps best known for her surrealist interpretations of the female, Slinger uses her own experiences to look at connections between eroticism, mysticism, feminism and art. 

    DACS selected Slinger’s I Speak What I See, from her Mouthpieces series to lead our Artists Narratives series. Here Penny shares the story behind her seminal series. Created in the early 70s, the series still profoundly resonates today.  

    12 July 2022

  • Artist Narratives: Alia Syed - Snow

    Alia Syed was born in Swansea, Wales and lives between London and Glasgow. She has been making experimental films in Britain for over 25 years. In her film Snow, Alia Syed reappropriates footage shot by her father on a snowy day in the winter of 1995/96, at a time when the filmmaker and her father were not speaking to one another.

    11 July 2022

  • We meet Senegalese artist and Artist's Resale Right ambassador, Laye Ka

    In May, DACS had the privilege of attending the Dakar Biennale and meeting Senegalese artist Laye Ka who is the recipient of the inaugural Ousmane Sow Artist’s Resale Right Award.

    7 July 2022