If her images appear unsettling, that’s our own hang-ups, says Aneta Bartos, who photographed herself with her ageing father
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Growing up in the febrile atmosphere of manliness following Six-Day War, the Israeli photographer never felt he quite fitted in. Until he joined the IDF, embraced his sexuality and went to art college
Opening this week, a timely exhibition at the Barbican explores how masculinity has been coded and performed since the 1960s. We speak to curator Alona Pardo about destabilising and debunking the myths surrounding it.
This article was originally published in issue #7892 of British Journal of Photography. As a free…
Last month BJP focused in on group work; this month we’re looking at a different kind of collaboration – projects in which photographers engage in a two-way dialogue with their subjects. One of the best – and the best-known – examples is Jim Goldberg, who works with subjects such as teenage runaways and migrants to tell wide-sweeping stories of marginalisation and economic disparity. Using an eclectic mix of photographs, archive materials and video, and both marking up himself and invites his subjects to write on, he creates complex montages guided by his sense of “intimacy, trust and intuition”. Incorporating the perspectives of the communities and subcultures he represents, his work is informed by his own background in a blue-collar family in New Haven.