Vanessa Winship Discusses Her Work

Image © Vanessa Winship

Image © Vanessa Winship

As an exhibition of Vanessa Winship’s work continues at Fundación Mapfre in Madrid, the British photographer – the first woman to win the prestigious Henri Cartier-Bresson Award in 2011 – talks to BJP about what photography means to her, while Carlos Martín García, who curated the retrospective, discusses his vision for the exhibition.

The retrospective is on display at Fundación Mapfre until 31 August 2014.

The show features 188 photographs from across Winship’s oeuvre, beginning with Imagined States and Desires: A Balkan Journey, and takes visitors through series including Black Sea: Between Chronicle and Fiction (parts 1 and 2), Sweet Nothings: Schoolgirls of Eastern Anatolia (2007), She Dances on Jackson (2011-2012), and ends with her most recent work, Where Gold Was Found, made in Almería this year.

Check out the interview here:

Win Your Own Solo Show

The British Journal of Photography International Photography Award has no theme. Photographs can be captured in any format, film or digital, and can be of any style or genre. Anyone can enter, amateur or professional, from the UK or abroad.

The Award consists of two separate categories – one recognising a coherent series, the other a stunning single image. Photographers are welcome to enter both categories and to enter more than one series or image.

The winners of both categories will have their work printed by Spectrum Photographic, one of the world’s foremost photographic labs.

The winners will also have their work exhibited for one week in February 2015 at the TJ Boulting gallery, where the gallery director Hannah Watson will be happy to advise on how best to show the work. The show will include a private view, the costs of which are covered by the prize. Both winners are welcome to keep their framed prints after the show.

The closing date for entries is midnight Sunday 9 November 2014.

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Call for Photo Essay Submissions – Theme: Place

Nathan Wirth is currently looking for personal essays from photographers who have spent a considerable time revisiting a single place and developing a particular artistic relationship with that place.

The overall piece, both the written and photographic portions, must reflect your perception and expression of and connection to that place. He is looking for a minimum of a 1,000 words and twelve photos.

If you are interested in writing a piece, or have already written one and would like to submit it for Nathan’s consideration, please use the contact form on his website:

Interview with Travel Photographer Elia Locardi

Elia Locardi taking pictures in Japan.

Elia Locardi is a well-known travel and landscape photographer who tours the world capturing some of the most majestic and remote places in the world. When Manfrotto School of Xcellence caught up with him, he was travelling by helicopter to take pictures of Australia for the tourism board.

In between plane rides, snapping pictures and posting to social media, they asked him to answer a few questions…

Check Out the Interview (and his Stunning Images) Here

A Celebration of Excellence

The Aesthetica Art Prize

The Aesthetica Art Prize

The Aesthetica Art Prize is an annual award given by the international art and culture publication Aesthetica Magazine.

The Prize is a celebration of excellence in art from across the world and offers artists the opportunity to showcase their work to wider audiences and further their involvement in the international art world.

They are committed to innovation in art and they welcome entries from artists working in all media. Artists may submit their work into any one of the four categories:

  1. Photographic & Digital Art. Including but not limited to: photography, digitally manipulated artwork, neon work.
  2. Three Dimensional Design & Sculpture. Including but not limited to: stone work, glass work, metal work, wood work, ceramic art, textile art.
  3. Painting & Drawing. Including but not limited to: water colour, oils, illustration, calligraphy, print making, mixed media, collage.
  4. Video, Installation & Performance. Including but not limited to: video work, installation work, performance art.

Deadline: 31 August 2014.

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