Reading Time: 2 minutes Originally self-published in 1986, Beyond Caring documented the waiting rooms of unemployment offices around the UK. Now, 36 years later, it is republished by MACK
Reading Time: 5 minutes The London-based photographer walks us through her creative process, moving between her Tottenham studio space and the nature that surrounds it
Reading Time: 5 minutes Combining portraits with text written by the children or their parents, Day’s project reflects on the impact of this period of social isolation
Reading Time: 3 minutes On visiting the seaside towns of the UK’s East Coast, Max Miechowski discovered an unexpected apprehension for the future among the decades-old communities
Reading Time: 8 minutes When Derek Bishton, John Reardon, and Brian Homer set up a photography and design agency in the late 1970s in Handsworth, a multicultural, inner-city district of Birmingham, they were viewed with suspicion. “I lived in Handsworth and walked to work with my camera, and I felt people were looking at me as if to say ’Who is this white guy, is he working for the police?’” says Bishton. “As I started to take photographs I was aware of this problem.”
Their agency, Sidelines, had been set up to work with community groups on issues such as social justice housing, unemployment and immigration though, so the photographers were keen to win the locals’ trust. Discussing it in their office, a converted terraced house on a busy shopping street in Handsworth, Bishton happened to find a photograph in Camerawork Magazine, showing a Ukranian woman who had photographed herself in a portrait studio set up by American photographer David Attie. It was, he realised, the perfect solution – and one which their office was seemingly built for.
Reading Time: 8 minutes “If we don’t look at them, or if we try to sanitise it, then it’s not honest to this brutal experience of being homeless,” says Danish photographer Thilde Jensen, who is currently raising funds to publish an impressive four year project on homelessness in America, The Unwanted. Shot over four years in four American cities – Syracuse, Gallup, Las Vegas, and New Orleans, Jensen is currently raising funds on kickstarter to publish the project as a book, which will include 120 colour images, as well as a poem by Gregory George – a homeless man she met in New Orleans – and an essay by Gerry Badger.
Reading Time: 10 minutes From a piano tuner jailed for taking direct-action, to an 87-year-old activist, Rhiannon Adam documents anti-fracking campaigners outside of the protest context
Reading Time: 11 minutes Rhiannon Adam investigates the UK fracking debate. Her work sheds light on the stories of individuals both for and against the contentious practice
Reading Time: 11 minutes Rhiannon Adam spent four months immersed in the UK fracking debate. Her intimate portraits offer a glimpse into life on the frontline of the fracking resistance
Reading Time: 13 minutes A hairdresser, Vivienne Westwood and an 87-year-old activist: a photographic series that tells the stories of those for and against the controversial practice