after a little time out of the roster, the British Journal of Photography returns with a stellar new issue around the theme of ‘reframing history’. It’s a contentious topic and its dealt with a deft hand profiling photographers that involve their subjects and deal with consent and ethics in their work. The feature article from the issue is on Patrick Waterhouse’s collaborative project with the Warlpiri people in Australia. There’s also a conversation with US professor Andrew Moisey who has documented the all-male American university fraternity; First World War monuments in France; and a conversation with V&A senior curator about its new photography centre.add to my subscription
the May edition of the BJP features Kaja Rata, Carlo Lombardi and Gretje Treiber as its profile members, of which Kaja Rata’s otherworldly reflection on the mundane in her Polish hometown is a highlight of these. the edition takes the theme from this year’s Hamburg Triennial of Photography, ‘breaking point’ and features many exhibitors from the triennial, including Bangladeshi photographer, Sarker Protick, who documents the Padma river and its people. there’s also Gábor Arion Kudász, Richard Mosse, Mandy Barker, Mathieu Asselin as well as an interview with Zeit magazine director of photography, Milena Carstens.
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the March issue of the BJP – the community issue – takes a look at photographers’ projects that interact and commingle with their subjects. the profile section shines here with work from Nicholas JR White who hikes in Scotland and photographs its natural beauty and his stay in mountain refuges or bothies; and the excellent project by Arthur Crestani, who photographed urban Indians against the backdrop of real-estate advertising imagery to show the contrast between the now and India’s concept of its future. elsewhere there’s a written profile of the photo artist Jim Goldberg, and Carolyn Drake’s collaboration with members of an orphanage years after she first met them.add to my subscription
the February issue of the BJP focuses on group projects, with a report on Magnum Photos’ 70th anniversary group project, ‘Retold’, which asked photographers to respond to the stories of their photographic predecessors. there’s a super selection of photographer profiles, including that of Kevin Faingnaert and Carlotta Cardana. there’s an interview with Lodestars Anthology founder, Liz Schaffer; a look at a Danish collective of photographers whose first project captured UFO advocates in the US; and the Swedish photography museum expanding to London and New York.
// from the issue: sociologist-turned-photographer Kevin Faingnaert shows alternative life at the ZAD //