Reading Time: 4 minutes “It’s a world in which Black folks can appear intimate, in unison with themselves, and in sync with one another”
Reading Time: 3 minutes Initiated two years ago, each photographer was allocated a final stop on the London underground. The resulting project, revealed in a virtual gallery, captures London’s diversity
Reading Time: 4 minutes In Efrem Zelony-Mindell’s latest book, n e w f l e s h, a collection of 68 artists’ work challenges conventional depictions of gender and identity
Reading Time: 3 minutes Visa restrictions meant that for three years Ricardo Nagaoka was unable to return to his family and Japanese community in Paraguay. When he finally did, he found that his perspective had shifted
Reading Time: 3 minutes Alys Tomlinson’s Ex-Voto book is the culmination of a five-year journey across Catholic pilgrimage sites…
Reading Time: 3 minutes “We were fascinated by the rich diversity of Latin America and the Latinx diaspora experience and wanted to address expectations of what Latinx means,” say the organisers behind Mundo Latinx, an exhibition of Latin American work going on show in London. “This exhibition coincides with challenging times in the global political climate when it is particularly important to highlight identity politics and diverse representation.”
A multimedia show, featuring work by film-makers, illustrators, and fashion designers as well as photographers, Mundo Latinx includes work by contemporary image-makers such as Diego Moreno from Mexico and Brecho Replay from Brazil, whose projects challenge notions of Latin American identity and beauty. Mundo Latinx is on show at the Fashion Space Gallery at London College of Fashion, University of the Arts London, and is organised by White Line Projects, a group of London College of Fashion, UAL MA Fashion Curation alumni which was founded by Fiona McKay and Xenia Capacete Caballero.
Reading Time: 4 minutes When Michelle Sank approached young people on the streets of Sandwell, asking to take portraits…
Reading Time: 3 minutes “For me, photography was more of a need, because I was going through a personal crisis. I had lost a friend, and I had to find a way of living again.” At the beginning of last year Debmalya Roy Choudhuri travelled to Rishikesh, a city in northern India, at the foot of the Himalayas, known as the “yoga capital of the world”.
He wanted to remove himself from the urban chaos and violence in his hometown, Kolkata, and challenge the idea of home as defined by four walls. “I had a very difficult childhood where I had to confront a lot of darkness,” says Choudhuri, who was sick for a long time. “I grew up in a very confined space. My parents went through a lot of problems and my family fell apart.”
Reading Time: 6 minutes Christopher Bethell’s work comes from a desire to explore his identity, making his personal reflections…
Reading Time: 6 minutes “It was before mobile phones, before the internet. It was the initial form of mass communication, a way you could chat to your friends for free. I remember lots of people in Suffolk got a CB radio and thought they were in the Dukes of Hazzard,” says David Titlow, whose latest photobook is a collection of portraits that bring together CB users and their Eyeball cards, their would-be business cards promoting their radio personality.