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BJP Breakthrough 2016 opens tonight


It’s finally here: our showcase of this year’s BJP Breakthrough winners opens tonight at the Free Range Shows, inside the Old Truman Brewery in London. We’re presenting four photographers – Jan McCullough, Piotr Karpinski, Simone Sapienza and Daragh Soden – who represent some of the best student and graduate talent. The exhibition opens tonight at 6pm – come down to have a drink with the BJP team, meet the artists and see their work up close. We also have free copies of a special Breakthrough edition of BJP – a guide for students and recent graduates entering professional photography, with features and interviews with past and present Breakthrough winners, as well as tips from editors, curators, magazine founders and publishers on alternate ways of making it in photography. Email to confirm your attendance – see you there! Shop 13, Old Truman Brewery 15 Hanbury Street London, E1 6QR Exhibition continues 24 June – 4 July 2016 (open every day from 10am – 4pm) As well as the exhibition, we’re hosting the Breakthrough Sessions in our dedicated …



Paul Kenny’s Land and Sea

The concept for ‘Seaworks’ arose whilst Kenny was scouring a beach in Mayo, Ireland, in 2000. He stumbled upon  a 7UP bottle with a message inside that had been washed up on the shore. The bottle had taken seven years to cross the Atlantic from Fado Island, off Newfoundland, and was covered in thousands of scratches that had been left by the tide, rocks and barnacles whilst at sea. Inspired by the idea of nature leaving its mark on the man-made object, Kenny started cutting up bottles to create his works. Working without a camera, Kenny creates small plates or slides laden with objects found on his wanderings – leaves, flowers, shells and rocks. Each plate is then scanned to produce abstract large-scale photographs rich with opalescent colours, which take on the form of imagined landscapes. Kenny’s ‘O Hanami’ series is named after the Japanese festival that celebrates the few short days of cherry blossom blooms before they are swept away by the wind. “I sought out beauty and fragility in the scraps of gathered …


Utopian Voices, Here and Now

A new series of photography displays and installations show the utopian visions of young UK-based artists on the issues most affecting them today, from gender to sexuality to race. Curator Shonagh Marshall has brought together a group of artists who each explore issues close to them that “present their individual ideas about Utopia now.” The exhibition will be on show across Somerset House as part of UTOPIA 2016, the Thames-bank based venue’s year-long programme to celebrate the 500th anniversary of Thomas More’s seminal work. Each artist will bring their vision of utopia to life using a variety of media, from photography to digital paintings, fashion to film, and performances to ephemera,” Somerset House said in a statement. “By presenting questions and prompting discussion and debate, the works create a journey where the visitor can consider what their own utopia might look like. Highlights include a cross-cultural collaboration between British fashion stylist Ibrahim (IB) Kamara, originally from Sierra Leone, and South African photographer Kristin Lee-Moolman. Entitled 2026, the project has been conceived to challenge heteronormative attitudes to self-expression through fashion. It imagines what menswear …


BJP Staff