Photorealism: 50 Years of Hyperrealistic Painting, Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery

The first major large-scale retrospective in Europe devoted to Photorealism surveys the genre’s development from the 1960s to today through works by Charles Bell, Audrey Flack, and others.

Paul Reas: Daydreaming About the Good Times? Impressions Gallery, Bradford

Influential photographer Paul Reas has documented the experiences of the working class. This project comes together in the international premiere of his first major retrospective at the Impressions Gallery.

Preserving Memories

Hoarding photographs, art books, newspaper clippings and found items that took her fancy, Vivian Maier filled storage lockers with her bric-a-brac and over 100,000 negatives.

Subtle Discovery

Maroesjka Lavigne spent four months travelling around Iceland in the months between winter and spring photographing this intriguing country along the way.

American Dreams

Tracing a landscape of signs, buildings and interiors, Jim Dow’s photographs record the character of a past era. Beginning in the 1960s, he has continued to capture these elements all over the world.

Nostalgic Desires

Cally Whitham records the ordinary, transforming it into a surreal landscape, reflecting the way places are perceived through nostalgia and memory.

With A Conscious Eye, Osborne Samuel, London

Osborne Samuel displays the work of three of the UK’s leading contemporary photographers, each of whom use their medium to provide unique and powerful insights into the lives and traditions of various communities and individuals.

Splinter, Michael Hoppen Gallery, London

For the second time, the Michael Hoppen Gallery opens Splinter, a one-day art fair on 30 November. As before, the event will offer a wide range of 19th, 20th and 21st century photography.

The Uneventful Day, Carroll / Fletcher, London

The Uneventful Day brings together the unique and interconnected work of three young artists: Jim Woodall, Alexander Page and Luke Burton. The show examines humanities’ relationship with landscape and architecture.

Alex Prager, Face in the Crowd, Corcoran Gallery

Alex Prager has spent the last 10 years constructing imagined scenes for her photographic work. Full of colour, tension and narrative, Prager’s images continue to play with the figure of the woman.

Review of Ana Mendieta: Traces at the Hayward Gallery, London

Traces marks the UK’s first retrospective of work by Ana Mendieta through a show of films, sculptures, photographs, drawings, personal writings and notebooks, and a slide-room.

Bloomberg New Contemporaries

Bloomberg New Contemporaries returns to the ICA and will include works by 46 participants. Last year’s edition attracted over 42,000 visitors and highlighted the show as the place to discover the best emerging artists.

AV Festival 14: EXTRACTION, North East England, March 2014

AV Festival 14: EXTRACTION takes place at venues across the North East of England, including Mima, Sage Gateshead, BALTIC, Tyneside Cinema, NGCA, Star & Shadow, Laing Art Gallery and other spaces.

Review of 3 am: wonder, paranoia and the restless night, The Bluecoat

3 am can be an extraordinary hour when some fear ghosts and monsters are on the prowl, when animals feel able to move without human detection and the young feel able to express themselves freely.

Thomas Struth: Marian Goodman Gallery, New York, 10 January – 22 February 2014

The Marian Goodman Gallery in New York presents a major solo show of Thomas Struth’s photographic art. His work was recently exhibited in a major travelling retrospective.

Jackie Nickerson: Terrain, Brancolini Grimaldi, London

The agriculture of sub-Saharan Africa and the labour of everyday life on the land is brought into focus in this new body of work from Jackie Nickerson, on display at Brancolini Grimaldi from 22 November to 25 January.

Sproxton Award for Photography, London College of Communication

Ruth Campbell became the 10th winner of the annual Sproxton Award for Photography, announced at the London College of Communication’s MA Photography Final Show.

Charlotte Colbert: A Day at Home, Gazelli Art House, London

Photographer and screenwriter Charlotte Colbert playfully examines the link between the imagined and the real in the context of the home in a new exhibition at Gazelli Art House.

Miles Aldridge at the launch of the House of Peroni, London

House of Peroni, London, opens its doors to celebrate Italian style and creativity with Miles Aldridge. Fashion photographer, Aldridge, is inspired by Fellini’s era-defining film, 8 1/2.

Lisson Gallery, London

Lisson Gallery is widely known as one of the most influential and longest-running contemporary art galleries in the world. Its two exhibition spaces in London champion the careers of pioneering artists.