The photography expert and curator’s new book collects 51 personal and pivotal encounters with pictures of meaning
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Davison’s latest photobook evokes the simple yet sublime lives of Najin and Fatu, the last of a species on the brink of extinction
Abstract forms, vivid colours, and unexpected motifs thread through Davison’s exploration of the Miao in Song Flowers — his second photobook published by Loose Joints, in collaboration with fashion house Marni
Wolfgang Tillmans, Harley Weir, and Nick Sethi are among the almost 70 artists who have each contributed a new image to the publication — the proceeds of which will be donated to 20 different charities during COVID-19
Jack Davison worked on a building site to fund his first project. Six years later and he’s shooting Hollywood stars. As the young talent releases his debut book, Davison looks back on his career so far
BJP’s annual Cool + Noteworthy issue is back, presenting the people, places and projects that have caught our eye over the past year.
Among this year’s noteworthies is the photographer behind our cover story, Tyler Mitchell, who became the first black cover photographer of American Vogue when he shot Beyoncé for the September 2018 issue. He tells the BJP about his new-found mission since returning home after living in London: “I realised I have a responsibility to be, specifically, a black American photographer and filmmaker.”
We also spotlight Kensuke Koike, a Japanese collagist who gives new life to old photo albums. Koike has attracted a loyal following on Instagram with his savvy cut-and-move videos, making his latest book one of the most anticipated on 2018. Feng Li is another newcomer who has made waves in fashion photography over the past year. This issue we feature Li’s playful fashion shoot in his native Chengdu, a creative city on the rise in China.
“I recently did a talk for students and none of them were taking any pictures or trying things out,” says Jack Davison, a self-taught photographer from Essex, and one of BJP’s Ones To Watch talents in 2016. “They were all writing down ideas and planning projects, but not shooting. I kept telling them, ‘You need to make all your mistakes now, before you start showing people’.”
Growing up, his dream was to become a marine biologist, and when it came to choosing a degree subject, he opted for English literature and the University of Warwick. But he was also interested in photography and, curious about the trend for sharing photographs online, grew his Flickr profile and developed his technique all the way through his studies. “Experimenting is a big part of my work,” he says.
The New York Times Magazine’s director of photography on the stand-out projects of the year
Walking down the street with Jack Davison can be time-consuming. A sharp-suited bloke talking on…