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The Little-Known Photography of Tom of Finland

Tom of Finland Darkroom exhibition photography art Val Marti

Wars, for all their horrors, have been known to foster a sense of brotherhood among the men who fight in them. This was certainly the case with Tom of Finland – born Touko Laaksonen (1920–1991) – who was conscripted to serve in the Finnish Army during World War II and rose to become a lieutenant, beloved by his platoon for treating them with kindness and respect. The son of a country choral master, Tom seized the opportunity to strengthen the bond between his men and createdhellip;

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Bianca Saunders and Nensi Dojaka Shortlisted for the LVMH Prize

Bianca Saunders fashion designer

The LVMH Prize is perhaps the most anticipated of its kind – for fledgling designers and industry insiders alike. Awarding emerging talent a financial boost of $300,000, while rocketing them into the spotlight, the award has helped launch the careers of many of today’s best-loved brands, from Wales Bonner to Jacquemus.

Whittled down from a staggering 1,900 applicants to just nine finalists, this year’s pool of talent includes a trio of London-based designers – <ahellip;

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The Timeless Style of Dawoud Bey’s Street Portraits

Dawoud Bey. ‘A Shirtless Young Man’, Brooklyn, NY 1988, from

Dawoud Bey has been photographing marginalised Americans for over four decades. His majestic portraits, which tend to be large-scale and formally structured, are mostly centred on the country’s Black population. For Bey, this focus is instinctual: the Queens-born photographer is driven by an urge to capture the everyday Americans he saw growing up, who he believed were misrepresented in the mainstream media. His work aims to defy stereotypes, adding complexity, nuance andhellip;

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