Justine Kurland, Alfredo Jaar, Rhiannon Adam, Cao Fei and others, reflect on the idea of Utopia amid the current crisis — the first in a series of articles inviting artists to respond to a theme with image and text
The photographer spent three months on the remote island, home to only 43 people, creating an in-depth look into a community with a troubled past
From a piano tuner jailed for taking direct-action, to an 87-year-old activist, Rhiannon Adam documents anti-fracking campaigners outside of the protest context
Rhiannon Adam investigates the UK fracking debate. Her work sheds light on the stories of individuals both for and against the contentious practice
Rhiannon Adam spent four months immersed in the UK fracking debate. Her intimate portraits offer a glimpse into life on the frontline of the fracking resistance
A hairdresser, Vivienne Westwood and an 87-year-old activist: a photographic series that tells the stories of those for and against the controversial practice
Winner of BJP’s Fractured Stories commission, Adam is currently based at the Preston New Road site working on an ongoing project
Photographs of a woman holding her baby, two shoppers, a drum majorette, and a child from a remote village in Sierra Leone have all been shortlisted for the National Portrait Gallery’s prestigious Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize this year. The prize winners will be announced at an award ceremony at the NPG on 16 October, with the overall winner receiving £15,000 and other cash prizes awarded to the shortlisted photographers at the judges’ discretion.
Two of the images were shot in London, with Max Barstow behind a striking photograph of two women in a busy shopping street in the city centre. The image comes from his series Londoners and in it, he says, his aim has been to “make unposed portraits with the intensity of images made by great studio photographers such as Richard Avedon and Irving Penn”.
“If we tell the story differently, we can instil viewers with a sense of urgency, or, at the very least, a curiosity about the subject of fracking”
An exclusive British Journal of Photography commission gives one photographer the opportunity to capture the untold stories surrounding fracking in the UK