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The intimate honesty of Jamie Hawkesworth’s portraits of strangers

Reading Time: 2 minutes “It’s a sort of honesty between you, the photographer, and the stranger,” says Hawkesworth, reflecting on the portraits that compose his latest publication, The British Isles, taken across the UK For his latest photobook, Jamie Hawkesworth revisits 13 years of images of people and places across...

From activism to A.I. and Orwellian surveillance to climate change: The public installations on show at this year’s Belfast Photo Festival

Reading Time: 3 minutes Running until 30 June, the 2021 programme examines a provocative array of future(s) against the backdrop of Belfast One of the first major UK arts festivals to open since the latest national lockdown, Belfast Photo Festival launched their month-long programme at the start of June. Spurred on by the reckoning of the...

In the studio with Theo Simpson

Reading Time: 4 minutes Photography by David Severn. This article is printed in the latest issue of British Journal of Photography magazine, Humanity & Technology, delivered direct to you with an 1854 Subscription. The artist invites us to Lincolnshire’s sparsely populated Wolds, where...

Introducing 1854’s FastTrack winners: Otto Masters, Marisol Mendez and Irina Shkoda

Reading Time: 4 minutes A new “career accelerator” for unsigned artists, 1854’s FastTrack open call promotes fresh talent in the commercial sphere. Here, we meet three of this year’s 18 winners: from South Wales to South America, they talk culture, convention-breaking and connecting with people from behind the lens Ukraine-born...

Beyond the frame: Heather Agyepong, Jessa Fairbrother and Lua Ribeira re-frame the narrative of a museum collection

Reading Time: 4 minutes This article is produced in partnership with Bristol Photo Festival 2021: A Sense of Place, a city-wide international photo festival taking place from May to October 2021. A new exhibition at Bristol Museum & Art Gallery invites three photographers to interrogate the histories we remember...

Industry Insights: Nicola Vassell on coordinating Jordan Brand’s latest shoot with Ming Smith

Reading Time: 3 minutes As Jordan Brand introduces its largest ever female roster, Vassell discusses her collaboration with photographer Ming Smith, WNBA athletes, and legendary basketball player Michael Jordan Gallerist, curator, and art dealer Nicola Vassell understands the revolutionary power of photography and the ways in which building...

Decade of Change is coming to New York Climate Week

Reading Time: 2 minutes Currently on show at Hong Kong’s Jockey Club Museum of Climate Change, the inaugural Decade of Change exhibition is next set to tour to The Nest Summit for Climate Week NYC in collaboration with the Climate Museum Around the world, governments are repeatedly failing to act on climate change....

Brooklyn Resists: Exploring the history of racial protest

Reading Time: < 1 minute A new initiative traces racial protests in the New York borough, from the beginning of the civil rights era to the present day This Juneteenth, Brooklyn Public Library’s and Center for Brooklyn History (CBH) launches an initiative tracing racial protests in the New York borough, from the beginning of the civil...

Picture This: Dystopia

Reading Time: 5 minutes Antony Cairns, Lottie Davies, Thomas Brown, Florence Goupil, and River Claure all navigate the dystopia through both image and text Dystopia, the mirrored antonym of a Utopia, looks different for everyone. Our world is a complex one, filled with good and bad, life and death. The dystopia can...

“The porous nature of memory”: OpenWalls Arles 2021 offers a captivating look at themes of Then & Now

Reading Time: 3 minutes 1854 and BJP reveal the two bodies of work, 50 single images and one moving image selected for this year’s award, due to go on show at Galerie Huit Arles between 4 July – 26 September. From 1854 and BJP, OpenWalls Arles is an international photography award created in collaboration with Galerie...

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