Reading Time: 4 minutes By physically erasing the flags from images of protest, MacDonaldStrand highlight the similarities between enraged and violent nationalist mobs in the UK and US
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Reading Time: 4 minutes “She believed that photography was an important form of visual communication that could stimulate discussions about real-life situations and captured accurate records of the world we live in,” Ella Murtha told BJP last year. “She was trying to force people to look at the truth and learn from it.” Born in South Shields in 1956, Tish Murtha left school aged just 16 and supported herself by selling hotdogs and working in a petrol station. She found her way into photography anyway, studying at the influential School of Documentary Photography at Newport College of Art, then returning to the North East to record the social deprivation she herself had suffered, as well as photographing in London.
Reading Time: 3 minutes Throughout her career, Clare Strand’s work has been deeply embedded in the act of research.…
Reading Time: 5 minutes It’s the 21st year of the prize, and this year the shortlisted projects by Mathieu Asselin, Rafal Milach, Batia Suter, and Luke Willis Thompson all “reflect a shared concern with the production and manipulation of knowledge and systems of representation through visual formats”, say the organisers of the Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prize 2018. Mathieu Asselin (b. 1973, France) has been nominated for Monsanto: A Photographic Investigation, which was published this year by Actes Sud and exhibited at Les Rencontres d’Arles, and which has already won the First Book of the Year in the Paris Photo-Aperture Foundation Photobook Awards 2017.
Reading Time: 6 minutes To mark the launch of the Bob Books Photobook Award, a new competition from Bob…
Reading Time: 6 minutes The small but perfectly formed Polish festival returns, with an eclectic, innovative programme curated by UK artist and Photoworks magazine founder Gordon MacDonald that includes exhibitions on dancing, war and UFOs