All posts tagged: emerging

Ones to Watch 2019: Alejandro Cegarra

Each year, British Journal of Photography presents its Ones To Watch – a selection of 19 emerging image-makers, chosen from a list of nearly 750 nominations. Collectively, they provide a window into where photography is heading, at least in the eyes of the curators, editors, agents, festival producers and photographers we invited to nominate. Every weekend throughout May, BJP-online is sharing profiles of the 19 photographers, originally published in the magazine. Discover more here. In 2014, Alejandro Cegarra collected both the Oskar Barnack Newcomer Award and the Ian Parry Scholarship on the back of his photoessay, The other side of the tower, shot while he was just starting out as a photojournalist, filling in on Venezuela’s foremost newspaper. It portrayed the lives of some 2000 families who live among the unfinished ruins of a 45-floor skyscraper in his home town, Caracas, an “emblematic symbol of the city” and the country’s downward-spiralling economic crisis. His star has been on the rise ever since, taking him on assignment to Haiti, Cuba and Mexico, with commissions for The Sunday Times, Bloomberg Businessweek andThe …

2019-06-06T16:15:50+00:00

Ones to Watch 2019: Olgaç Bozalp

Each year, British Journal of Photography presents its Ones To Watch – a selection of 19 emerging image-makers, chosen from a list of nearly 750 nominations. Collectively, they provide a window into where photography is heading, at least in the eyes of the curators, editors, agents, festival producers and photographers we invited to nominate. Every weekend throughout May, BJP-online is sharing profiles of the 19 photographers, originally published in the magazine. Discover more here. Olgaç Bozalp hails from a small, sleepy, conservative town in the centre of Turkey called Konya. With not much to do, aside from escape to the metropolis of Istanbul for entertainment, a restless Bozalp started to create his own fun. “I was always bored in my home town so I started creating these characters for myself,” he explains. “In retrospect, even though I wanted to get away from home, it has actually played a big role as inspiration for my work. My relatives, their homes, the decor – I wanted to recreate those environments in my photographs.” Bozalp eventually left Turkey to …

2019-06-06T16:16:17+00:00

Ones to Watch 2019: Charlotte Schmitz

Each year, British Journal of Photography presents its Ones To Watch – a selection of 19 emerging image-makers, chosen from a list of nearly 750 nominations. Collectively, they provide a window into where photography is heading, at least in the eyes of the curators, editors, agents, festival producers and photographers we invited to nominate. Every weekend throughout May, BJP-online is sharing profiles of the 19 photographers, originally published in the magazine. Discover more here. Her choice of subjects – the refugee crisis in Europe, and prostitution in southern Ecuador – may suggest that Charlotte Schmitz is following the arguably well-trodden path of the documentary photographer. Which would not be unusual given her study of photojournalism and documentary photography at the University of Applied Sciences and Arts in Hanover. Yet her approach is far from conventional, using collaboration and experimentation to get beyond the purely descriptive in order to produce work that is far more personal. “When she brings that originality to her photojournalism, the stories take on a new form,” says her nominator, Olivier Laurent, foreign …

2019-06-06T16:12:47+00:00

Ones to Watch 2019: Luis Alberto Rodriguez

Each year, British Journal of Photography presents its Ones To Watch – a selection of 19 emerging image-makers, chosen from a list of nearly 750 nominations. Collectively, they provide a window into where photography is heading, at least in the eyes of the curators, editors, agents, festival producers and photographers we invited to nominate. Every weekend throughout May, BJP-online is sharing profiles of the 19 photographers, originally published in the magazine. Discover more here. Luis Alberto Rodriguez was born and raised in New York, and has been a dancer his whole life. His parents emigrated from the Dominican Republic not long before he was born, his father working as a cleaner in a restaurant, and his mother in a factory, settling in an area of the city where the crack epidemic was rife and a good education was hard to come by. “I was relentless in my desire to fly away,” says Rodriguez. Enrolling on a government-funded arts programme that enabled him to go to dance school was his way out. Training first at the …

2019-06-06T16:13:08+00:00

Ones to Watch 2019: Raphaël Barontini

Each year, British Journal of Photography presents its Ones To Watch – a selection of 19 emerging image-makers, chosen from a list of nearly 750 nominations. Collectively, they provide a window into where photography is heading, at least in the eyes of the curators, editors, agents, festival producers and photographers we invited to nominate. Every weekend throughout May, BJP-online is sharing profiles of the 19 photographers, originally published in the magazine. Discover more here. The title of his 2018 solo exhibition in Istanbul, Tapestry from an Asteroid, evokes the breadth of influences and otherworldly quality of French artist Raphaël Barontini’s work. His assemblages combine icons of classical painting with photographic fragments, silkscreened images with digital printing, and monochrome images with bold splashes of colour, all of which is layered onto owing textiles. The images he creates in this way draw as much from the canon of art history as they do from a hallucinatory, fantasised and poetic future. While Barontini is not primarily a photographer, his works always integrate photographic elements. “Photography is a constant and …

2019-06-06T16:20:20+00:00

Ones to Watch 2019: Aishwarya Arumbakkam

Each year, British Journal of Photography presents its Ones To Watch – a selection of 19 emerging image-makers, chosen from a list of nearly 750 nominations. Collectively, they provide a window into where photography is heading, at least in the eyes of the curators, editors, agents, festival producers and photographers we invited to nominate. Every weekend throughout May, BJP-online is sharing profiles of the 19 photographers, originally published in the magazine. Discover more here. A visual poem. A modern interpretation of mythologies. A record of human greed and loss. Each of these expressions could be used to describe Aishwarya Arumbakkam’s work, ka Dingiei, which considers the reverberations of mining near the Khasi community of Lama Punji in Bangladesh. But on their own, they would not do it justice. The mostly staged ethereal black-and-white photographs take us on “a journey across time and space in which mythology and the otherworldly converge with the everyday, in order to understand the power of the social documentary as art and activism,” describes Rahaab Allana, curator of the Alkazi Foundation for …

2019-06-06T16:20:49+00:00

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