1854 Presents: Bruno Ceschel on rethinking the photobook

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“Photography is a tool that can help people grow”

In collaboration with Direct Digital – the leading international photographic equipment rental service – 1854 Media and British Journal of Photography presents Industry Insights, a series delving into the ins and outs of working in the photography industry.

Interviewed by 1854 Media’s Zoe Harrison, photographer, writer, curator and publisher Bruno Ceschel discusses his multifaceted role as educator and facilitator in both publishing and academic circles. Investigating gender, sexuality, and race through his work, Ceschel founded Self Publish, Be Happy, an organisation dedicated to shaping contemporary photography and visual culture through publishing, online and offline events, and education programmes.

 “I am interested in the language of photography, especially artists who work to challenge and renew its language– it is my role to help them” Ceshel explains. The photobook, in all its forms, is analysed in this interview, as Ceshel explores how and why the medium still holds such importance.

Isaac Huxtable

Isaac Huxtable joined the British Journal of Photography in October 2020, where he is currently the Editorial Assistant. Prior to this, he studied a BA in History of Art at the Courtauld Instititue of Art, London.