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Earth from Space: behind the scenes with Sent Into Space

Last year, BBC One broadcast Earth from Space. Across four episodes, cameras in space told stories of life on our planet from a brand new perspective: cities sprawled while forests and glaciers shrunk. China turned yellow with rapeseed flowers while mysterious green lights appeared in the ocean. Elephants struggled through drought while strange ice rings endangered seals. From start to finish, Earth from Space revealed the sublime array of colours, textures and patterns visible from the stratosphere — and crucially, it showed us just how fast our planet is changing.  British Journal of Photography went behind the scenes with Sent Into Space – the company responsible for capturing the striking spectacle of a solar eclipse for the BBC series – to learn about the process behind the footage. Sent Into Space are regarded as the ‘Near Space experts’; in the last decade, they’ve launched over 500 flights taking images of the Earth from the edge of space. Whatever the project, every shot is taken against the spectacular backdrop of the curving horizon of our planet, detailing …


Announcing the judges for Female in Focus 2020

Having launched to international acclaim in 2019, Female in Focus is back to celebrate exceptional women in photography. Following last year’s finale exhibition at United Photo Industries in Brooklyn, New York – which was extended due to popular demand – 2020 will see 1854 Media and British Journal of Photography continue their commitment to discovering, promoting and rewarding new generations of women photographers whilst working to combat gender inequality in photography. Female in Focus welcomes entries from women-identifying and non-binary photographers based anywhere in the world. Presiding over this year’s winners is a judging panel of editors, directors and curators from leading global institutions: Sandra M. Stevenson – Assistant Editor, Photography Department, New York Times Kate Bubacz – Photo Director, BuzzFeed News Chiara Bardelli Nonino – Photo Editor of Vogue Italia and L’Uomo Vogue Elizabeth Houston – Owner and director, Elizabeth Houston Gallery Laylah Amatullah Barrayn – Documentary photographer & co-author of MFON: Women Photographers of the African Diaspora Gulnara Samoilova – Founder of @WomenStreetPhotographers Carol Allen-Storey – Award-winning photographer, curator and educator The panel will select two bodies …


Female in Focus: Bringing women photographers to the foreground

Female in Focus is an initiative 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 …


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+ …


BJP Staff