Reading Time: 6 minutes Commissioned by WaterAid and 1854/British Journal of Photography as part of the WaterAid Climate Commission, Wata Na Life captures communities banding together in the face of an increasingly volatile climate
Reading Time: 3 minutes Mendez & Kaplan to investigate the impact of climate change in Colombia in a new collaboration between WaterAid and 1854
Reading Time: 3 minutes A new commission by WaterAid and 1854 will see Ngadi Smart explore Freetown’s complex water supply problems and what it’s young people are doing about it.
Reading Time: 4 minutes In collaboration with 1854/British Journal of Photography, WaterAid is commissioning three new photographic projects exploring the ways in which the climate crisis is obstructing people’s basic rights to clean water, decent sanitation and personal hygiene — especially in some of the world’s poorest countries.
Reading Time: 6 minutes On this day ten years ago, the UN recognised clean water and sanitation as a human right, but one in ten people still lack access. Wateraid commissioned 10 visual artists from the global south to respond to this issue
Reading Time: 4 minutes “I never imagined I would see those families again,” says Jenny Lewis of the newborns…
Reading Time: 2 minutes Worldwide, one in ten people do not have access to clean water. Vivianne Sassen collaborates with WaterAid and
Reading Time: 5 minutes Alice Mann has won the Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2018 with a set of four images of South African drum majorettes – the first time the award has gone to a series not a single shot.
Mann’s photographs show five young girls from Cape Town dressed as ‘drummies’ – a popular hobby for children from some of South Africa’s most disadvantaged communities. Mann, who is now based in London but originally from South Africa, spent three months photographing drum majorettes, and says her winning portraits come from a much larger series.
“The images are part of a much larger body of work, which is a combination of a more documentary approach and portraits,” she explains. “These four portraits are some of my favourite images, especially the one of Riley and Wakiesha because they are so charismatic.
Reading Time: 7 minutes Photographs of a woman holding her baby, two shoppers, a drum majorette, and a child from a remote village in Sierra Leone have all been shortlisted for the National Portrait Gallery’s prestigious Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize this year. The prize winners will be announced at an award ceremony at the NPG on 16 October, with the overall winner receiving £15,000 and other cash prizes awarded to the shortlisted photographers at the judges’ discretion.
Two of the images were shot in London, with Max Barstow behind a striking photograph of two women in a busy shopping street in the city centre. The image comes from his series Londoners and in it, he says, his aim has been to “make unposed portraits with the intensity of images made by great studio photographers such as Richard Avedon and Irving Penn”.