Reading Time: 4 minutes Every September for the past three years, Portrait of Britain has taken over high streets,…
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.
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.”
Reading Time: 3 minutes An exclusive British Journal of Photography commission gives one photographer the opportunity to capture the untold stories surrounding fracking in the UK
Reading Time: 4 minutes British Journal of Photography announces the photographers shortlisted for Meet California, an exclusive commission for which four competition winners will create a body of work responding to vast American state
Reading Time: 2 minutes 1854 Media has been shortlisted for three PPA Awards, including Publishing Innovator of the Year,…
Reading Time: 6 minutes British Journal of Photography is excited to reveal the photographers shortlisted for Austria. The Art of Discovery. Of the eight photographers, one will travel to Austria on an exclusive commission to explore and document the country
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
Reading Time: 5 minutes British Journal of Photography announces the seven photographers shortlisted for Postcards from Copenhagen, an exclusive commission for which three competition winners will create a body of work in the Danish capital
Reading Time: 11 minutes The judging of the first ever Send Anywhere Awards has come to a close. Find out who made the final shortlist.