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Taylor Wessing Portrait Prize Announce Shortlist

The New York-based photographer Joni Sternbach is nominated for a ‘tintype’ portrait of a couple called Thea Adler and Maxwell Schultz, from a series called Surfland, created with the Victorian photography process wet plate collodion. Sternbach is a visiting artist at the Cooper Union art school and a faculty member at the International Center of Photography and the Penumbra Foundation, where she teaches courses the wet plate collodion process “Sternbach uses early photographic processes to create contemporary landscapes and environmental portraits and her work centres on man’s relationship to water,” Taylor Wessing said in a statement. “Her long-term projects involve the pursuit and understanding of the Western landscape and the series Surfland, which features tintype portraits of surfers.” 16.02.20 #1 Thea+Maxwell (Thea Adler and Maxwell Schultz) was taken in February 2016 at Davenport Landing, Santa Cruz, California, USA. Sternbach says: “This is the first image I made in February when I was invited to give a talk and book signing in Santa Cruz. My hosts and I planned a shooting day prior to the event and they arranged for several …



Own Part of Portrait of Britain, the UK’s Biggest Public Art Exhibition

The BJP team envisaged an exhibition by the people, of the people and for the people. Now, in our new portraiture issue, we reveal the selected images which, for the month of September, will be displayed nationwide on JCDecaux digital screens in an unprecedented outdoor exhibition examining the face of modern Britain. Of nearly 4000 entries, we have selected the portraits that capture the young and the old, reflecting not just the multiformity of British people, but also the myriad of styles and approaches to contemporary photographic portraiture. Simon Bainbridge, editor of BJP, says of the exhibition: “We hope that, collectively, the 100 selected portraits would present an alternative to the mainstream rhetoric, and that, taken on their own, they would add some nuance to the picture of who we are as a country, and celebrate our unique heritage and diversity.” We’ve now launched a limited edition, museum quality print sale for almost all of the Portrait of Britain images. Many of the photographs are available to buy, priced from £75 for an A4 print …


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BJP’s Portrait of Britain exhibition to launch across the UK on 1st September

We asked you to show us the modern face of Britain. And while much has happened in the six months since that might challenge our long-held notions about our national identity, the 100 portraits chosen provide a reflection on who we really are, away from the rhetoric of politics and the discourse of division. Envisaged as an exhibition by the people, of the people and for the people, Portrait of Britain was initiated as an open call for photographs that celebrate this country’s unique heritage and diversity. Selected from nearly 4000 entries, the winning portraits capture young and old, reflecting not just the multiformity of British people, but also the myriad of styles and approaches to contemporary photographic portraiture. There is formality and craft in photographs such as Phil Sharp’s profile view of musicians and producer Dave Okumu, which features on our cover. Others are more casual, a moment observed and captured, like Celia Topping’s photograph of her son meeting his newborn brother for the first time. There are portraits that directly refer to the many nuances …



Enter BJP’s International Photography Award 2017


One photographer will be selected by a panel of elite industry experts to receive a three-week solo exhibition at TJ Boulting, an innovative gallery in the heart of London, plus a £5000 production grant from the UK’s leading pro-lab, Metro Imaging. Confirmed judges for this year’s edition include Brett Rogers OBE (Director, The Photographers’ Gallery), Michael Mack (Founding Director, MACK Books), Nadav Kander (Photographer) Simon Bainbridge (Editorial Director, British Journal of Photography), Hannah Watson (Director, TJ Boulting), with more to be announced soon. Travel to London and hotel accommodation will be provided if the successful applicant is based outside London, allowing them to oversee the installation of their show and attend the opening night. The winning photographer will also have their work published across British Journal of Photography’s print and digital channels, and showcased globally on WeTransfer, the world’s leading file-sharing platform reaching over 80 million creatives a month. Now in its 11th year, the IPA has established itself as an invaluable gateway into the established photographic community. Previous winners include Juno Calypso, Felicity Hammond, Dominic Hawgood, …



Images of Trauma of Ukrainian Soldiers wins IAFOR Documentary Photography Award


Beating over 150 entries from more than 50 countries, all based on the theme of ‘justice’, Furman’s project focuses on the physical and psychosocial rehabilitation of young Ukrainian soldiers wounded during the ongoing conflict with Russia-backed rebels and the Russian army in the Donbass region in eastern Ukraine – a conflict which since May 2014 has taken over 9,000 lives, and injured more than 5,000 Ukrainian soldiers. “I want to concentrate on their adaptation to peaceful life when they come home, a story that gets overlooked in media outlets and existing photography projects,” Furman says. “With the limitations their physical trauma imposes on them, they have to face an important challenge. “They have to resocialise, as now they are different people with painful memories impossible to forget. With no help from the government and less financial support from patrons, they have to overcome new difficulties and seek possibilities themselves or with the support of their relatives and friends. “The Ukrainian government often neglects the contribution of these men. There are cases when war veterans’ documents read that …


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