With only one week left to enter the International Photography Award 2018, judge Mark Sealy discusses the kind of work he will be looking for
With less than two weeks left to enter the IPA 2018, BJP looks at what past winners of the Award did next
Why should photographers enter competitions? Fiona Rogers from Magnum, one of the judges of the International Photography Award 2018, weighs in
From Las Vegas to Madrid, Juno Calypso continues to examine female self-perception against a backdrop of hotel rooms around the world
“I am always trying to challenge myself and develop new ways of exhibiting work that defy the trap of the exhibition shuffle.”
“Like a book, they are the public manifestation of a work, the point at which you have to come to a conclusion about the purpose of what you’ve been doing”
Fariba Farshad, founding director of Photo London and one of the judges of the International Photography Award 2018, sheds light on what makes for a compelling solo show.
Taking a new approach to documentary photography after a near-death experience in Libya, Guy Martin captured Turkey’s fantasies and created a series now on show at Arles. “To not learn from that event in April 2011, I couldn’t do that to myself,” he says. “I couldn’t justify it to my family, I couldn’t be put in that same situation again. The starting point was to take control of my photography, to use my photography instead of letting it use me.”
“It’s time to leave! If you must die, die in the open sea! You must not return. If any of you come back you’re dead. If any of you come back and report me, you’re dead. If you have to die, you die all together! Now go!” With these words, Aly Gadiaga, one of the migrants portrayed in Daniel Castro Garcia’s Foreigner project, describes his journey from the Libyan coast to Italy. Gadiaga tells his story in a long interview recorded by the artist and included in his exhibition at London’s TJ Boulting, his prize for winning the BJP‘s International Photography Award 2017. The work on show is delicate and sensitive, a far cry from the sensationalised accounts often offered up in the press. “We are all foreigners,” says Castro Garcia, adding that he hopes to inspire respect rather than pity. “It’s not just about respecting those in the photographs – the audience also deserves respect,” he says. “At the heart of this work was the desire to create a dignified response to this humanitarian …
The winners of British Journal of Photography’s International Photography Award 2016 on how the award have helped launch them as two of the most talked-about photographers of their generation in the European photography scene.