Judy Chicago, Canaletto and Marc Quinn: this week’s best UK exhibitions

By Jonathan Jones

The renowned feminist artist celebrates 50 years of Sgt Pepper’s, Venice is brought to life and a collection of macabre Georgian sculptures take over Sir John Soane’s Museum

David Octavius Hill was already well established as a Scottish painter when he met the chemist Robert Adamson in Edinburgh in 1843. Adamson had started experimenting with the new science of photography and he and Hill started using the camera to make serious portraits. They started with Edinburgh dignitaries but soon went on to photograph the fishing community of Newhaven. Their haunting images are the first masterpieces of social reportage.
Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh, 27 May to 1 October

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