Reading Time: 4 minutes On the day of US President-Elect Joe Biden’s inauguration, the Mexican photographer reflects on her Female in Focus 2020 winning series, conceived last year in a bid to convince American citizens to vote Trump out of office
Reading Time: 3 minutes Upon learning of her mother’s terminated pregnancy while in the armed forces, the photographer set to work to reveal an intimate and important experience shared by many
Reading Time: 9 minutes In the first instalment of a new series, ‘I’ve been meaning to ask you’, we present George Selley in conversation with Peter Kennard, a political artist who has deeply influenced his practice
Reading Time: 5 minutes LUMIX Stories for Change is an ongoing collaboration between British Journal of Photography and Panasonic…
Reading Time: 4 minutes LUMIX Stories for Change is an ongoing collaboration between British Journal of Photography and Panasonic…
Reading Time: 3 minutes Gabriella Demczuk, nominated by photographer and editor Laurence Butet-Roch, reflects the mood of a nation with her noir-like political series in the US
Reading Time: 3 minutes “It was also about reshaping that American icon: everyone thinks of the cowboy as this white American hero who has come to slay Native Americans. Actually the word cowboy is a racist term. It comes from when slave masters called all their slaves ‘boys’ and so the cow boy was the boy who looked after the cows and the horse boy was the boy who looked after the horses.” Cian Oba-Smith journeys to Philadelphia at a politically charged time during the 2016 U.S. election to meet with an infamous group of horsemen dealing with this ingrained racism on a daily basis.
Reading Time: 9 minutes “I meet people with more empathy and more care towards one another in war situations or in conflict around the world than I have ever experienced in Europe. People want to share the little they have with me because I have talked to them and shown an interest in them,” says Jan Grarup. His work has taken him to the sites of the worst conflicts – from obvious examples such as Iraq and Iran, to forgotten areas like the Central African Republic. Each place he visits, he stays to learn about the culture and customs of the people before taking their photographs. In these places of despair and destruction, Grarup often finds hope and resilience. But the Western world needs to be more active and share the responsibility to help these regions return to a peaceful existence.
Reading Time: 5 minutes “I believe that the great strength photography has, and in particular documentary photography, is content. So much of what is published today, seems to me to be content less. I hope my photography illuminates and resonates with viewers and tells how British society was. And, of my more recent work, of how society is,” says Homer Sykes. he has been photographing British society for five decades, including major social and political events, such as The Battle of Lewisham. Now, some of his work is set to be featured in a Burberry show this month.
Reading Time: 5 minutes “People might not have a lot, but they will give you what they can. That’s true of so many Irish people. They’re a very warm and friendly and welcoming people. They will tell you stories and their lives and give you their time.” Josh Adam Jones, a student at the University of West England, Bristol, developed his project 99 Peace Walls whilst volunteering at Belfast’s photo festival this summer. The youth of the city helped him to understand the divides that are still ingrained into the culture there, and how, in spite of this, there is a warm community to be found throughout the city.