Reading Time: 5 minutes Commissioned by Leica and 1854, Bannister’s new body of work – titled Witnesses of: Individuality – celebrates difference and commonality amongst the people of England
Reading Time: 4 minutes “My mum served her community in the grandest way possible. That was the spark for this whole idea,” says Vikesh Kapoor, as he embarks on the Leica x 1854 Witnesses of: Devotion commission
Reading Time: 4 minutes “Whether you’ve got six minutes or six days, it’s about lending yourself to those moments so that you can make people feel comfortable,” says the British-Nigerian photographer, recently commissioned by Leica and 1854 to capture ‘the everyday’
Reading Time: 4 minutes After spending years making work in the USA, a new commission from Leica will see Bannister turning his camera to his native Britain — where he seeks to dig beneath the surface of how people and places ‘present’, instead capturing their essence.
Reading Time: 4 minutes “For me, it’s about allowing black men to show a vulnerability that they’re not normally allowed to share”
Reading Time: 2 minutes This month we come to the final instalment of the Leica x 1854 Commission Series, which each month provides a single photographer the chance to receive £5000 to create a body of work using Leica’s world-famous equipment. The last of the three themes and the focus of this month’s call for submissions is Witnesses of: Individuality.
Reading Time: 2 minutes Each month, over the course of three months, the Leica x 1854 Commission Series will select one photographer to receive £5,000 to produce a body of work using Leica equipment. Here, we contemplate the second theme in the series: Witnesses of: Devotion.
Reading Time: 2 minutes Over the next three months, the Leica x 1854 Commission Series will select one winning photographer each month to produce a creative body of work using Leica equipment. Here, we introduce the first theme in the series, ‘Witnesses of: The Everyday’.
Reading Time: 4 minutes Mentored by Henri Cartier-Bresson, the ‘Italian-born’ photographer will be remembered for his continual innovation across fashion and documentary photography
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