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Erica Reade photographs lovers on New York’s beaches

Reading Time: 2 minutes “People of all backgrounds and identities descend upon the city’s shores, and for a few hours, they shed the layers and masks that this city so often requires us to wear” “Beach Lovers started as a happy accident,” says New York-based photographer Erica Reade of her latest photobook. “During the first few days of...

Finding hope and resilience in a Senegalese circus school

Reading Time: 3 minutes Portrait of Humanity Series winner Claudia Gschwend’s project about Sencirk circus is a powerful portrait of dynamic joy In September 2020, a friend working at a circus charity in Switzerland called Claudia Gschwend with an idea. The charity was shipping a container full of donated circus equipment to Sencirk, a...

Highlights from Melbourne’s PHOTO2022

Reading Time: 3 minutes The Huxleys at Photo 2022 © J Forsyth As we approach the closing weekend of PHOTO 2022, Asia-Pacific Photobook Archive’s Isabella Capezio shares her highlights Organised around the theme ‘Being Human’, PHOTO 2022 has activated Melbourne’s galleries and public spaces for the past three weeks....

Drift through the dreamscapes of Sean Lotman’s latest book

Reading Time: 4 minutes All images © Sean Lotman.  Made over the course of almost 15 years in 20 countries, Lotman’s book invites us to choose our own adventure Sean Lotman wants to take us on a journey. The 95 images comprising his latest book were made over the course of almost 15 years in 20 countries, including...

Max Ferguson navigates the memoir and fiction through image and text in his debut photobook

Reading Time: < 1 minute Poetic prose and wistful imagery is paired in dream-like narrative Whistling for Owls is London-based photographer and writer Max Ferguson’s debut photobook and the first publication from his new imprint, Oval Press. The enigmatic book is described by Ferguson as: “image and text; France and London; memoir and...

Triennial of Photography Hamburg returns with the theme of Currency

Reading Time: 5 minutes The eighth edition of the festival is directed by Koyo Kuouh, who has created a space to debate how the ubiquity of imagery is changing the way we think and behave “I wanted to explore how photography – historically, contemporarily and also prospectively – has shaped, is shaping, and will continue to shape the...

In Kate Friend’s botanical portraits, beauty stems from other artists

Reading Time: 4 minutes Kate Friend invites creatives and public figures to pick a single flower or plant for her to photograph. Here, she reveals the process behind five of her portraits The history of still life is as varied as it is long; as steeped in allegory, philosophy, and botanical science as it is entrenched in the formalist fundamentals...

Discover images from the world’s first music photography awards

Reading Time: 2 minutes Arlo Parks © Joe Puxley. Featuring photographs of Biggie Smalls, Doja Cat, Billie Eilish and others, Abbey Road Studios Music Photography Awards celebrates and uplifts photographers’ contribution to the music industry “The reason I wanted to do this is because I think photography in music...

Decade of Change 2022: The Winners

Reading Time: 6 minutes (above) Decade of Change Single Image winner ©Sonia Bhamra From environmental anxiety and visions of devastation, to images confronting us with the effects of global warming upon indigenous communities, these images offer an impactful and urgent response to how our world is changing. The winning...

Creative Brief: Dana Pavlychko, Saliut magazine

Reading Time: 3 minutes The second issue of Kyiv-based photography magazine Saliut came out a few weeks before Russian troops invaded Ukraine. Here, the magazine’s director Dana Pavlychko tells its story  Kyiv-based photography magazine Saliut released its second issue just a few weeks before Russian troops invaded Ukraine. As the country...

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