A few months ago Grant Scott, the founder of United Nations of Photography, invited me make a short recording of ‘what photography means to me’. Quite a challenge as, like most people, I’m scared of listening back to recordings of myself.
In the new series called Self-Repeat I focus on self-repetition by individual photographers. It’s something we all come across in the proces of shaping our personal signature in photography. I’ve asked the photographers about two similar images that they took at different points in time, to learn why they recreated the same type of image and what it can tell us about their work in general.
Formed out of a private Facebook group, the Little Box Collective is the newest large collective with 18 members from all around the world. How do they differ from the existing collectives? And what does it mean for a photographer to be part of a collective?
We are happy to have Bas Losekoot, Dutch artist and photographer, on board for this interview. Losekoot lives and works in Amsterdam, but travels around the world to photograph the streets of megacities like New York, Mumbai, Hong Kong and Lagos for his project Out of Place. As he is researching human behaviour in public space, we discuss the issue of personal space, the choreography of people in an urban environment, the position of the photographer and Losekoot’s own state of mind when he photographs others.
It’s almost October which means that the Brussels Street Photography Festival is around the corner. The 4th edition of BSPF, taking place October 4-6, is organised by photographer Dani Oshi, and he and the team do an outstanding job exhibiting great work in multiple locations across the city, and putting on talks and discussions with interesting figures from the street and documentary genre.
There’s a new kid on the block on the international street photography festival calendar: AUSSIE STREET 2019. The first international edition will run from September 20-22 in Sydney.
I’m thrilled to contribute to the latest issue of Eyeshot Magazine as a guest editor, along with Matt Stuart, Katarzyna Kubiak, Shin Noguchi and Vineet Vohra. Each photographer was asked to select twenty images according to the theme STREET JUNGLE. It’s the first guest-edited issue of Eyeshot, and it’s also a limited edition run of 400 copies each signed by the founder Marco Savarese.
Our next interview is with David Gibson, photographer based in Kent in the UK and author of several books on (street) photography, such as the ‘The Street Photographer’s Manual’ and ‘100 Great Street Photographs’. Gibson is also a member of the UP Photographers collective (formerly iN-PUBLiC). We talk about his evolution as a photographer, the difference between writing about and taking photographs, the influence of social media and more.
As an account about repetitions we are very fond of other theme-based accounts on Instagram. This week we are doing a takeover at Peoplesleepingintheworld and therefore we’ve curated a selection of our favourite Sleeping People photographs to date.
This week the Art on a Postcard organisation holds an exhibition of Street Photography and Urban Contemporary Art at the Old Spittalfields Market in London. Around 600 postcard sized photographs and artworks are up for auction, anonymously, raising money for the Hepatitis C Trust.