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From utopian dreams to Soho sleaze: the naked history of British nudism
A new book details how something that began as a utopian expression was co-opted by erotica and suppressed by the state. But our attitudes to nakedness also tell us a lot about ourselves

Claire Armitstead

03, Dec, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Roger Phillips obituary
Photographer and author of popular botanical guides who became an expert on fungi and a guru of the foraging movement

Tony Russell

02, Dec, 2021 @7:40 PM

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Iridescent: Gerwyn Davies’ colourful, camp costume sculptures
Playing with ideas of gender and class, the Sydney-based photographic artist poses at colonial trophy homes and reimagines their inhabitants

Steve Dow

02, Dec, 2021 @4:30 PM

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Letter: Mick Rock obituary
Jeffrey Tobias writes: Rock was the most exotic undergraduate beast in his Cambridge college

Jeffrey Tobias

02, Dec, 2021 @4:08 PM

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‘I was part of the Beatles’ act’: Mike McCartney’s best photograph
‘I call our kid “Rambo Paul” in this one, because he reminds me of Stallone. I have no idea why George is pointing at his nipple’

Interview by Henry Yates

01, Dec, 2021 @3:00 PM

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Dunkirk’s camps – in pictures
Guardian photographer David Levene visited northern France after twenty-seven people drowned in the Channel last week as they attempted to make the perilous crossing from France to Britain across busy shipping lanes in a dinghy that deflated in the open sea.

David Levene

01, Dec, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Bikers, rappers and rude boys: the photographer who got to the heart of subcultures
Janette Beckman has spent four decades documenting underground movements from London’s punks and the birth of hip-hop to LA gangs and illegal girls’ fight clubs. How does she win her subjects’ trust?

Amy Fleming

01, Dec, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Forgotten women and Indigenous painters: the best podcasts to teach you about art
Whether it is contemporary stars or overlooked artists from the past – if you want to learn more about art, there’s a podcast for that

Dale Berning Sawa

30, Nov, 2021 @10:00 AM

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Life Between Islands review: displaying the power and passion of Caribbean-British art
Resistance and defiance and celebrations, arrivals, departures and returns: from photographs of protests to a Union Black flag, this timely show is an unmissable testament to creativity

Adrian Searle

29, Nov, 2021 @6:38 PM

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The big picture: the decline and fall of a utopian social housing scheme
Peter Mitchell’s 1975 shot of the derelict Quarry Hill flats in Leeds recalls a groundbreaking community dream

Tim Adams

28, Nov, 2021 @5:30 AM

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AJ and Curtis Pritchard: ‘Whatever happens on his side of the door stays on his side of the door’
The dancing brothers recreate an old photograph and reflect on Strictly, Love Island and living together

Harriet Gibsone

27, Nov, 2021 @12:00 PM

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Flower power: Angelina Golt’s best phone picture
‘I closed my eyes, absorbed the scent of the flowers and asked my surroundings to talk to me’

Grace Holliday

27, Nov, 2021 @10:00 AM

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