Reading Time: 4 minutes Mehta documents the daily happenings of his home borough, Brent, between 1989 and 1993, which he celebrates for its multiculturalism in his new book
Reading Time: 5 minutes Sikka has challenged stereotypes of his home country for much of his career. A new project focused on his ex-army dad carries on this ideal, but also turned into a rewarding personal adventure for both father and son
Reading Time: 5 minutes Blending embroidery and photography, Malik interrogates misogyny and violence against women in her native India
Reading Time: 6 minutes It is memory and instinct from which Hirve’s series ‘both your memories are birds’ derives — delicate photographs created in lockdown at her grandparent’s home in Pune, India
Reading Time: 5 minutes On his first visit to Kashmir, its beauty blinded Hura. The experience sparked an ongoing project on the region shaped by the snow that engulfs it
Reading Time: 5 minutes Land grabs, forced displacement, Maoist rebels, state executions… Central India’s 50-year conflict is virtually unknown outside the Subcontinent, and Poulomi Basu’s investigation of this hidden war defies an easy reading
Reading Time: 5 minutes “Assume the form of a golden deer and lure Rama away. Meanwhile I will run…
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Reading Time: 8 minutes When Derek Bishton, John Reardon, and Brian Homer set up a photography and design agency in the late 1970s in Handsworth, a multicultural, inner-city district of Birmingham, they were viewed with suspicion. “I lived in Handsworth and walked to work with my camera, and I felt people were looking at me as if to say ’Who is this white guy, is he working for the police?’” says Bishton. “As I started to take photographs I was aware of this problem.”
Their agency, Sidelines, had been set up to work with community groups on issues such as social justice housing, unemployment and immigration though, so the photographers were keen to win the locals’ trust. Discussing it in their office, a converted terraced house on a busy shopping street in Handsworth, Bishton happened to find a photograph in Camerawork Magazine, showing a Ukranian woman who had photographed herself in a portrait studio set up by American photographer David Attie. It was, he realised, the perfect solution – and one which their office was seemingly built for.
Reading Time: 6 minutes The World Press Photo Foundation has announced the six talents from Asia in its ongoing 6×6 Global Talent Program. Aimed at picking out under-recognised visual story-tellers from around the world, the 6×6 programme is now on its sixth and final region in its first cycle. The photographers picked out this time are: Amira Al-Sharif, Yemen; Azin Anvar Haghighi, Iran; Saumya Khandelwal, India; Senthil Kumaran Rajendran, India; Shahria Sharmin, Bangladesh; and Yan Cong, China.
The image-makers were recommended by an international group of over 100 nominators, and selected by a jury comprised of: Ammar Abd Rabbo (Syria), photographer and journalist; NayanTara Gurung Kakshapati (Nepal), photographer and curator; Claudia Hinterseer (Netherlands), senior video producer South China Morning Post; and Kazuma Obara (Japan), photographer.