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Independent Mysteries by Michael Magers

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”

Rewriting a resistance

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

A Study of Assassination

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.

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Carnival beauty queens by Erik Kessels

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

Tom Roche: Black Blood

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.”

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