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Female in Focus: Increasing work for women photographers

Female in Focus is an award purposed to discover, promote and reward a new generation of women-identifying and non-binary photographers around the world. In Linda Nochlin’s seminal 1971 essay Why Are There No Great Women Artists?, she poses a presiding explanation as to why, throughout history, those of us lacking the good fortune to have been born white, middle class and above all, male, have remained so steadfastly on the back foot (in the arts, as in a hundred other areas). “The fault lies not in our stars, our hormones, our menstrual cycles, or our empty internal spaces,” says Nochlin, “but in our institutions and our education”. How, then, do we – as an industry, and as a society – collectively unlearn the centuries of artistic and cultural erasure of women? With the last decade’s unprecedented rise in popular feminism, wider attitudes are ostensibly changing. But the numbers? They’re just not. Between 2013 and 2017, men made up between 89% and 96% of commercial photographers. Less than 14% of leading US fashion magazine covers are shot …

2020-01-24T11:18:49+00:00

The private window to invest in 1854 Media is now open

This is it. Your chance to own a piece of our future — to join us in championing meaningful media — is now. We hope that owning shares in a historical brand like British Journal of Photography, coupled with the potential for a healthy, tax-free return, is an exciting prospect in itself. That being said, we know a little extra never hurts. Invest in 1854 Media now, and alongside your shares in the company, you’ll be eligible for a roster of high-value rewards. £10+ | Own a piece of history Congratulations — you can tell your friends you own part of the oldest consumer photography brand in the world, and that you’re helping build platforms to support photographers all over the world. £250+ | Prizes + free delivery On top of your shares, we’ll enter you into a competition to win a year of Digital Access membership, a voucher for the BJP shop or an issue of BJP with a stylish tote bag. Plus, free delivery on your next order from the BJP shop. £1,000+ …

2020-01-14T11:13:36+00:00

BJP Staff