Tag: Francesca Allen
A film commissioned by British Journal of Photography takes a look behind the scenes of its Meet California commission
“I am so fortunate to be able to step into someone’s life, enter their world, and experience it, if only for a minute”
“There’s not enough journalism about female friendships, they’re not given the same credit as romantic relationships, but I actually think they can be so much stronger,” says London-based photographer Francesca Allen, who spent a month in Tokyo last spring photographing the subject of her new book, Aya, a Japanese musician and now Allen’s good friend.
The pair first met in 2016, during Allen’s two week vacation to Japan. Allen, whose work often centres on womanhood and sexual freedom and is regularly featured in publications such as Ripose and The Fader, used part of her time on holiday to photograph Japanese girls. Looking across her selection of images, she felt so drawn to the photographs of Aya that the following year, she arranged to go back and make a book with her.
Ricardo Nagaoka, Francesca Allen, Clément Chapillon and Brant Slomovic will travel across California and document the lesser-know sides of the Golden State
British Journal of Photography announces the photographers shortlisted for Meet California, an exclusive commission for which four competition winners will create a body of work responding to vast American state
BJP’s Breakthrough Sessions are open from 23 June – featuring leading industry speakers such as Vivienne Gamble (director, Seen Fifteen), Hamish Crooks (licensing director, Magnum Photos), Jaki Jo Hannan (senior creative producer, AMV BBDO) and Dominic Bell (Webber Represents) and the BJP Breakthrough Awards exhibition, featuring Ryan James Caruthers, Jocelyn Allen, Todd R Darling and Cathal Abberton
“If you want to get your work seen and your talent celebrated you should look…
Arriving in London from Tehran, aged 10, and not having English as a first language,…
“In a society that profits from your self-doubt, liking yourself is a rebellious act,” say…