British Journal of Photography


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Founded in 1854 to record the scientific development of a fledgling medium, these days BJP takes an international perspective on contemporary photography, focusing on fine art and documentary, and the cutting edge of editorial and commercial practices. Each monthly edition (in print and iPad) focuses on a theme, including regular subjects such as Portrait, Education, Journeys and Community, together with our annual review, Cool & Noteworthy, and our annual talent edition, Ones To Watch, along with more esoteric subjects, such as Invisible World, Habitat and Tales of the City, complemented by in-depth interviews and articles.

Current Issue: August 2018: Look & Learn: The Education Issue

In our fourth annual Look & Learn issue, we continue our focus on the world’s elite photography educators. Something they all have in common, besides their reputation for guiding and inspiring students, is a clearly understood philosophy, which informs their unique learning environments and leads to specific goals, modules and exercises that are carefully honed over years.

Aaron Schuman talks to acclaimed photographer, book-maker and educator Jason Fulford about his approach to teaching workshops, and their relationship to his own photographic practice. Daniel Boetker-Smith profiles Yumi Goto’s “fortress” in Tokyo, finding out the secret to the success of her highly coveted workshops at the Reminders Photography Stronghold, taking the photobook into new realms of “narrative sculpture”.

Cat Lachowskyj visits Amsterdam’s Gerrit Rietveld Academie, to discover how its cross-disciplinary teaching methods instil a collaborative work ethic on the road to nurturing individual creative freedoms. And Gem Fletcher talks to Viviane Sassen, Jack Davison, Lisa Barnard and Alma Haser about the importance of continued experimentation in their work.