Author: Anna Buksowicz

Understanding The Value of Places with Natalia Wiernik

A French anthropologist, Marc Augé, attempted to define modernity through the concept of “non-places”. Natalia Wiernik’s latest series aims at understanding this philosophy – by capturing a shopping centre at night. Natalia Wiernik, a still-life and landscape photographer, is best known for her “Protagonist” series, as well as her latest project, “Non-Places”. She was born in 1989 in Cracow, Poland, where she graduated with a PhD from Cracow’s Academy of Fine Arts. Her newest work, titled “Non-Places”, is part of this year’s Voies Off Festival, and, undresses the concept of space – literally creating a ‘non-place’. Natalia Wiernik tells BJP about the ethos and intentions of her work. What’s the genesis of “Non-Places”? Why were you compelled to see this project through? I had an opportunity to take some pictures inside shopping centre at night – normally it is not possible – for some reasons you can’t photograph shopping centres at all. So that’s how it started, after I had made this series, I found out what it is about, some images opened my eyes …


How Samuel Burgess-Johnson Snapshots Music Through Art Direction

Samuel Burgess-Johnson is a London-based art director and designer, who has worked with a range of clients, including bands and artists like Ta-Ku, Aluna George, Usher, Coasts, Wolf Alice, and brands, like Nike. His latest work for The 1975’s new album, I Like It When You Sleep, For You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware Of It, features neons standing in moody locations all around the world. Although he takes his own photography of flowers, which almost appear as shadows drawn on funky materials, he has hired a photographer, David Drake, to shoot for The 1975. With each neon being a title of a song, Sam made sure to format the photographs in such a way that represented the songs perfectly- capturing the themes and different complexities of the music through their placement in psychedelic scenes. He also worked closely with the band’s frontman, (and housemate) Matty Healy, to understand what the band’s motivations behind these photographs. Sam’s latest work for The 1975 featured neons as well, yet now directed to promote the band’s UK and …


51st Wildlife Photographer of the Year at the National Museum of Scotland

The Wildlife Photographer Of The Year launched in 1965, and today, receives almost 50,000 entries from 95 countries. The fifty-first edition of the exhibition will feature 100 images showcasing animal behaviour and captivating landscapes, providing images of the natural world from perspectives that haven’t been explored before. Dr. Nick Fraser, keeper of natural sciences at National Museums Scotland, says, “This exhibition presents thought-provoking new ways of seeing the world through the lens of photographers across the world. These extraordinary images are certain to evoke a response and will resonate with our audiences.” One of the locations of the exhibition is the National Museum of Scotland, the only Scottish venue, where the exhibition will be open starting Friday, September 16th, until February 19th, 2017. Find out more about the exhibition here.


Undressing the Refugee Crisis with Sara Furlanetto

Let Me Tell You Who I Am, a new photography series documenting the movement of refugees across Europe, started in the spring of 2015, it is the result of almost a year of research across the continent, revealing, in a collection of portraits, the people behind the greatest movement of humanity since the Second World War.


BJP Staff