BJP Breakthrough 2016 opens tonight

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It’s finally here: our showcase of this year’s BJP Breakthrough winners opens tonight at the Free Range Shows, inside the Old Truman Brewery in London. We’re presenting four photographers – Jan McCullough, Piotr Karpinski, Simone Sapienza and Daragh Soden – who represent some of the best student and graduate talent.
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The exhibition opens tonight at 6pm – come down to have a drink with the BJP team, meet the artists and see their work up close. We also have free copies of a special Breakthrough edition of BJP – a guide for students and recent graduates entering professional photography, with features and interviews with past and present Breakthrough winners, as well as tips from editors, curators, magazine founders and publishers on alternate ways of making it in photography. Email rsvp@bjphoto.co.uk to confirm your attendance – see you there!
Shop 13, Old Truman Brewery
15 Hanbury Street
London, E1 6QR
Exhibition continues 24 June – 4 July 2016 (open every day from 10am – 4pm)
unnamed (2)As well as the exhibition, we’re hosting the Breakthrough Sessions in our dedicated pop-up space. We’ve invited leading curators, publishers, writers, editors and agents to share their industry insights and offer practical advice on making a career in photography, alongside in-conversations with some of the UK’s most exciting emerging talents.
SPEAKER PROGRAMME
Friday 24th June 2016
1pm  PYLOT Magazine: How we founded a magazine
Max Barnett, Editor-in-chief at PYLOT
2pm  Seen Fifteen: A year in Peckham
Vivienne Gamble, Director at Seen Fifteen Gallery
3pm  Samuel Ivin in conversation with Simon Bainbridge (BJP) + book signing
Monday 27th June 2016
1pm  Trolleyology: Working in publishing and contemporary art
Hannah Watson, Director at TJ Boulting & Trolley Books
2pm  Survival strategies for photographers
Louise Clements, QUAD & FORMAT International Photography Festival
3pm  Dan Wilton in conversation with Diane Smyth (BJP)
Friday 1st July 2016
1pm  Commissioning photography: Working for editorial publications
Emma Bowkett, Director of Photography at FT Weekend Magazine
2pm  Working as both photographer and publisher
Martin Usborne, Founder at Hoxton Mini-Press
3pm  Felicity Hammond in conversation with Emma Lewis (Tate Modern)
Saturday 2nd July 2016
12pm  G . F Smith presents: Creating the perfect portfolio with Guy Archard
Hear photographer Guy Archard present the best way to create an outstanding photography portfolio, using examples from his own career and experience to illustrate the do’s and don’ts. Guy will also discuss how to balance creative and commercial work as well as tips on how to get published. Frequently commissioned by G . F Smith, Guy will elaborate on this working relationship and how Make Book can be used as a unique portfolio tool for photographers and designers.
All visitors to this event will receive a 20% discount for Make Book. www.gfsmith.com/makebook
Monday 4th July 2016
1pm  An agent’s perspective on making it in photography
Frede Spencer, Director at Twenty Twenty Agency
2pm  Juggling Full Heartedly: Balancing a career in publishing and making pictures
Maxwell Anderson, Founder at Bemojake
3pm  Juno Calypso, Photographer
 
Events are free to attend, but spaces are limited so please book to avoid disappointment: https://billetto.co.uk/en/events/breakthrough-sessions
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