Reading Time: 5 minutes Vikesh Kapoor’s mother delivered over 3000 children throughout her career as an obstetrician-gynaecologist in Lock Haven, Pennsylvania. The artist’s new series, commissioned by Leica, in collaboration with 1854, reflects on that history.
Reading Time: 6 minutes When Curtis’s father died and his family lost their home, his life began to spiral out of control. As part of the CALM x 1854 Homeless Truths commission, a new series of Polaroids sheds light on his experience of homelessness
Reading Time: 6 minutes “People can’t see mental health illnesses or autism; it is not like having a broken leg. That’s what I’d like to get across.” One of five participants of the CALM x 1854 Homeless Truths commission, Saffron was once homeless. Here, she presents a window into her life
Reading Time: 7 minutes Kerry, now 36, has endured three periods of homelessness in her life. All of them pushed her to the brink. As part of the CALM x 1854 Homeless Truths commission, a new series of Polaroids sheds light on her experiences
Reading Time: 5 minutes At the age of 70, Dee spent 10 months homeless in London. As part of the CALM x 1854 Homeless Truths commission, her new series of Polaroids reflects on life then and now
Reading Time: 6 minutes Wayne is a photographer, a musician and a trained chef. He has also been homeless. As part of the CALM x 1854 Homeless Truths commission, his new series of Polaroids offers a window into his life
Reading Time: 4 minutes As the final photographer selected for the Malala Fund’s Against All Odds commission series in collaboration with 1854, Barry will document 13-year-old Aïssatou – one of the few girls in her rural village of Tolo, Guinea, who is set to pursue a secondary education
Reading Time: 6 minutes Commissioned by WaterAid and 1854/British Journal of Photography as part of the WaterAid Climate Commission, Wata Na Life captures communities banding together in the face of an increasingly volatile climate
Reading Time: 6 minutes The first new body of work commissioned by Malala Fund and 1854, Silvana Trevale’s enigmatic portrait of 16-year-old girl Carmen ruminates on the “beauty and complexity” of adolescence on the Venezuelan coast.
Reading Time: 4 minutes Named the second selectee for Malala Fund’s Against All Odds commission in collaboration with 1854, the Cairo-born photographer will turn her lens to the young women rising above Egypt’s discriminatory sporting culture