Reading Time: 5 minutes Graeme Bulcraig, founder of Touch Digital, on how a new wave of photographers, ones adept and versatile across multiples styles and media, are now leading the way in commercial photography
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Reading Time: 3 minutes The latest edition of the BJP International Photography Award is now open for entries, offering…
Reading Time: 4 minutes Under the back garden of an unremarkable family home in Las Vegas is an extraordinary 16,000sq ft, all-pink, bomb-proof bunker. Inside are decadent bedrooms decorated with crystal chandeliers and baby pink wallpaper, and a bathrooms with a hot-pink toilet, white marble hot tub, and opulent golden fittings. Surrounding the house is a hand-painted mural of the countryside, and an underground garden with a swimming pool and fake trees growing out of a carpet that stands in for grass.
“It’s basically a house within a house,” explains Juno Calypso, who spent three days of solitude in the bunker, for her project What To Do With A Million Years. Designed to be safe from any disaster or intruder, the bunker was built in 1964 by Avon cosmetics founder Gerry Henderson and his wife, who were terrified of a potential nuclear breakout in the advent of the cold war.
Calypso is currently showing the series at London’s TJ Boulting gallery, and has transformed the basement space into a version of the garden, complete with fake plants, eerie mood lighting, and a soundtrack of soft romantic rock that plays against the continuous sound of running water from a stone fountain in the corner.
Reading Time: 4 minutes With less than two weeks left to enter the IPA 2018, BJP looks at what past winners of the Award did next
Reading Time: 4 minutes From Las Vegas to Madrid, Juno Calypso continues to examine female self-perception against a backdrop of hotel rooms around the world
Reading Time: 5 minutes The award-winning young photographer opens up about about the challenges of modelling for yourself.
Reading Time: 5 minutes Put together on little budget, and without subsidies from the Northern Irish government, Belfast Photo Festival gives heft to the claim that Belfast is a hotbed of contemporary photography. Many of the exhibitions on show are themed around sexuality and gender, but there are also more open-ended group shows – many of which were curated through an international open submission process, moderated by a panel of experts from MoMA, MACK, FOAM, Magnum Photos, The New York Times, and BJP
Reading Time: 3 minutes “With this exhibition FOAM is trying to form a vision of how contemporary photography is shaped by young photographers,” says Mirjam Kooiman, curator at the FOAM Fotografiemuseum Amsterdam. “These artists have already made really good work, and they have a lot of potential.”
Reading Time: 4 minutes “I like it when you can tell they had fun making it, that they did…
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