Reading Time: 5 minutes A colossal explosion in Beirut imperilled three major photo institutions near the blast site, and propelled issues of photo heritage preservation in the volatile region to the fore.
Reading Time: 3 minutes Discovered in the basement of the Rio cinema in 2016, an archive of 12,000 images made by an initiative for unemployed people, provides a portrait of everyday life, shot from within the community
Reading Time: 7 minutes The Ukranian photographer spent two years smuggling found images out of Chernobyl’s exclusion zone. Now, he presents them in a virtual gallery
Reading Time: 3 minutes In 1990, Gideon Mendel left a box of negatives in his friend’s garage in South Africa. Now, 30 years later, the damaged negatives are reincarnated in a photobook
Reading Time: 4 minutes When Michael Magers’ reflected on his archive he noticed a pattern, interspersed throughout a decade of his work: “I kept going back to this idea of being close but far at the same time”
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Reading Time: 4 minutes Calle Tredici Martiri by Jason Koxvold is a fictional interpretation of his grandfather’s campaign against the Nazi occupation of Italy, fusing the past and present to explore the impossibility of photographic truth
Reading Time: 8 minutes Taking its title from a leaked CIA manual from the 1950s, George Selley’s collages – now the subject of a new photobook – tell a surreal story about leaked CIA documents, government propaganda, and bananas
When he found out about these documents, George Selley was instantly captivated, and his new project, A Study of Assassination, combines pages from the manual with archival press images, banana advertisements and Cold War propaganda. BJP caught up with the recent London College of Communication MA graduate to find out more about this project and his approach to images.
Reading Time: < 1 minute A new installation on show at Blast! photography festival presents found images of beauty queens, discovered in the community centre of a small town in the West Midlands,England
Reading Time: 3 minutes Growing up, photographer Tom Roche learned about his Romani Gypsy heritage only through fragmentary stories and speculation. “My great, great uncle was stabbed in the heart with a wooden stake because he owed money for land,” says Roche, a recent University of the West of England graduate. “Then I had one aunt, aunt Liz, who used to pick crops, one aunt that made baskets, and another who sold pegs – or so I’m told; I don’t have any images, records, or concrete facts of my ancestors.”