Author: Tom Seymour

Exclusive: The photography roots of Bonobo’s Kerala, from director Bison

A new music video from Bonobo features a terrified Gemma Arterton stumbling around a London suburb as a sequence of supernatural visions appear before her. In an exclusive interview, BJP sat down with the director, Bison, to discuss a promo that utilises a variety of glitchy video loops to devastating effect.

2016-11-24T16:28:53+00:00

David Seymour’s children of war go on show for first time

Vintage photographs from David ‘Chim’ Seymour’s Children of Europe series is about to go on display for the first time in the UK. Chim was commissioned by UNICEF following World War II to document the conflict’s impact on children and the resulting photographs drew attention to war’s most vulnerable victims.

2016-11-24T17:14:45+00:00

Lana Mesić wins Grolsch Unseen Residency with London finance project

The Croatian photographer Lana Mesić is the winner of the first Grolsch Unseen Residency. The residency offers a two-month scholarship in London early next year, giving Mesić the chance to create a new body of work in line with her unconventional approach to the urban creative landscape. The resulting work will be unveiled at the following edition of Unseen Photo Fair & Festival.

2016-11-15T16:43:12+00:00

Libyan Sugar wins Paris Photo First PhotoBook Award

A final jury at Paris Photo selected this year’s winners: Paul Graham (Photographer), Jens Hoffmann (Director of Special Exhibitions and Public Programs, Jewish Museum, New York), Agnès Sire (Director, Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson), Katja Stuke (Artist and Designer, BöhmKobayashi, Düsseldorf), and Thomas Zander (Gallerist). Thomas Zander said of the First PhotoBook winner: “An impressive book—you feel as though you are in the war with the photographer.” Katja Stuke said: “Libyan Sugar offers a strong combination of the personal and the documentary.” A record of Michael Christopher Brown’s life both inside and outside Libya during that year, this new photobook details is about a young man going to war for the first time and his experience of that age-old desire to get as close as possible to a conflict in order to discover something about war and something about himself, perhaps a certain definition of life and death. Brown, who is represented by Magnum Photos, worked as a freelance photojournalist for seven years prior to photographing in Libya. When he learned about developments in Libya, he felt …

2016-11-14T17:39:12+00:00

What to see at Paris Photo 2016

One year after Paris Photo was closed down in the immediate aftermath of the terror attacks on the French capital, Paris Photo returns to the Grand Palais for its 20th edition, accompanied by several independent satellite events riding on the back of what has undoubtedly grown to become the key art event in the global photography calendar.

2016-11-11T13:37:23+00:00

Sebastião Salgado’s Kuwait: A Desert on Fire Gets Limited Edition Release

In January and February 1991, as the United States–led coalition drove Iraqi forces out of Kuwait, Saddam Hussein’s troops retaliated with an inferno. As the desperate efforts to contain and extinguish the conflagration progressed, Sebastião Salgado traveled to Kuwait to witness the crisis firsthand.

2016-11-11T13:35:16+00:00

BJP Staff