March 2010 Archives

Hans Peter Feldmann

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Zwei Mädchen, 1999


Joan Wakelin Bursary

From the Guardian Website:  Entries are being invited for this years Joan Wakelin bursary which offers photographers £2,000 and the chance to have their work published in the Guardian. The bursary, administered by the Guardian and the Royal Photographic Society, is awarded to the photographer who presents the best proposal for a photographic essay on an overseas social documentary issue.

Submission is open to all, with no restriction on age or qualification.

Entrants should submit a maximum of six images as examples of their work, along with a written proposal (maximum 500 words) describing their intended project, and a completed entry form, which can be downloaded from the link below.

Completed entries should arrive by first post on August 1 2010 at: Guardian Picture Desk, Kings Place, York Way, London, N1 9GU.

The shortlist will be selected by a jury nominated by the Guardian and the RPS. The winner will be announced at the RPS awards evening on October 2.

The winning photo-essay will be published in the Guardian and the RPS Journal in 2010. Copyright will remain with the photographer, although licence will be agreed for the photo-essay to appear in the Guardian, the RPS Journal and any promotions associated with the bursary.


Jackie Dewe Mathews

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Photographer Jackie Dewe Mathews

Faraja (8yrs) and Pishon Mhewa (10yrs) with their baby brother Jeminus (6 mnths). Their parents are both black skinned but are carriers of the recessive albinism gene. When two carriers have a child it has one in four chances of being born with albinism. Mafinga, Iringa, Tanzania. 2008


Afterall, a journal of art, context and enquiry

Catherine Opie: Girlfriends


Image by Catherine Opie: Amy, 1996

Press Release:  "Gladstone Gallery is pleased to announce an exhibition of never before seen work by photographer Catherine Opie. Since garnering attention in the early 1990s for arresting portraiture of her friends and partners in the gay, lesbian, and trans leather community, Opie's work has moved across genres to capture unique visions of the varied individuals and communities that comprise the diversity of American culture. Each time she approaches a new subject, be it California surfers or her recent body of work focusing on high school football teams, Opie creates photographs that are both beautiful and innovative visions and insightful portraits of the social contexts she explores.

End of Transparency?

The future of transparency film and E6 processing is discussed in today's BJP-online.  As an avid user of film, this is potentially depressing news.

Deep Freeze

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Sophie Ristelhueber (b.1949, France) has been awarded the 2010 Deutsche Börse Photography Prize of £30,000. The Deutsche Börse Photography Prize rewards a living photographer, of any nationality, who has made the most significant contribution, in exhibition or publication format, to the medium of photography over the previous year. She was nominated for her retrospective Sophie Ristelhueber at the Jeu de Paume, Paris (20 January - 22 March 2009).  The work of short listed nominees is on show at the Photographers Gallery until 17 April 2010

James Nachtwey: War Photographer


"I've come to regard the production of aesthetic meaning and value as a collective enterprise ... as the product of a group of ... curators, art  historians, caption writers, preparators, docents, lecturers and even dealers and collectors ... acting together (and not necessarily consciously in concert) to produce what we think of as being the meaning of the work of art, and the value of the work of art" [1] - Craig Owens

[1] Owens, C.  'Beyond Recognition: Representation, Power and Culture'. 1992

BJP Overhaul

This month the British Journal of Photography Magazine will be out with a new design and new format. BJP, the world's longest running photography magazine, will go back to its roots by becoming monthly after 146 years as a weekly.   More details here

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Ana Mendieta: Silueta and Silence

Ana Mendieta:  Silueta and Silence @ the Alison Jacques Gallery, London until 20th March 2010

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Image: Body Prints by Ana Mendieta

Richard Hamilton, London
 This survey at the Serpentine Gallery, W2, focuses on the octogenarian's stridently politicised side, showcasing works that mix righteous ire, piercing insight and media savvy. Included is the tabloids' favourite, his digitally manipulated image of Tony Blair dressed as a cowboy. Until 25 April 2010 (from the Guardian).


Full length portrait of Tony Blair dressed as a cowboy with his hands on his pistols, Shock and Awe (2007-8).

Thibault Stipal: Androgyne

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