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Portrait of Humanity 2021: The shortlist

Reading Time: 2 minutes As the coronavirus pandemic continues, and we fight to mend the cracks in the system it has exposed, 1854 and British Journal of Photography are proud to present the Portrait of Humanity 2021 shortlist: 200 astonishing portraits which span the globe, capturing a year like no other in living memory. 

18 May 2021

Q&A: Paul Thulin’s Pine Tree Ballads

Reading Time: 6 minutes In the early 1900s, Paul Thulin’s great-grandfather settled on the coast of Maine, reminded of his homeland of Sweden. Thulin’s family has returned to Gray’s Point each summer ever since, and Thulin has been working on a project there, called Pine Tree Ballads, for over a decade. Initially inspired by his grandfather’s photographs, he hopes it has “a subtext of struggle and hope that mirrors my narrative sense of self and heritage”.

BJP: How did you first get into photography?
PT: My journey into photography started as a way to rebel against my growing contempt and frustration with the limits of language to effectively communicate. In 1996, I returned from a stressful year of studying Philosophy in a Master’s program at Syracuse University and I remember wanting to escape into the mountains to possibly join a Zen monastery. I wanted to meditate and remain silent in an effort to really just experience the world.

This desire led me to discover the writings and images of photographers Minor White, Frederick Sommer, and Emmet Gowin, as their mystical and spiritual use of photography intrigued me. Before I knew it, I borrowed a 35mm camera to try to make meaningful images of my own and I was hooked.

13 February 2019

New East Photo Prize 2018 shortlist announced

Reading Time: 3 minutes Projects exploring mysterious religious rituals in Russia, Soviet health resorts in Poland, and Ukrainian school graduations all feature on the shortlist for this year’s New East Photo Prize. Including 16 photographers from Latvia, Romania, Ukraine, Poland, Hungary, Russia, Croatia, Slovakia and Azerbaijan, the shortlisted series will be exhibited as part of a group show this autumn. 

“Each of the shortlisted photographers demonstrate a unique approach to the people, places and stories that shape the region,” says Ekow Eshun, creative director of Calvert. “The prize has proven itself once again to be an important space for emerging photographers to gain international recognition, and we look forward to working with each of them in the exhibition and beyond.”

5 September 2018

Dark Corners: Final shortlist announced

Reading Time: 3 minutes British Journal of Photography reveal the 20 photographers who have been shortlisted for Dark Corners, five of whom will be exhibited in the Museum of London alongside the major exhibition London Nights

23 March 2018