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Showcase: Olga Saavedra Montes de Oca

Selected from the Photoworks Annual open call, Olga Saavedra Montes de Oca’s body of work uses photography and storytelling to explore the relationship between the family unit and transgender individuals.

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Situation and Seduction

Taken from Photoworks Annual issue 22, Lucy Soutter introduces us to the mini series Shadows in Paradise and its central character, Blondie.

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Photoworks Annual Issue 23: Open Call – Consumer Culture

In this commissioned article for Photoworks Annual, Diane Smyth provides context for the three selected folios and presents the very different, but equally critical, takes on the marketing fantasy of fashion photography.

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Showcase: Heather Agyepong

Selected as one of the five showcases from the Annual submission entry on fashion and style, Heather Agyepong draws on historical and personal experience to disrupt the black, female narrative.

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What the Eye Feels: Leah Gordon and the Tailors of Port-au-Prince

Taken from our latest Photoworks Annual Issue 23 titled ‘Self-styled’, Ben Fountain looks at the works of Leah Gordon in relation to our Biennial themes.

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Showcase: Claire O’Keefe

Selected as one of the five showcases from the Annual submission entry on fashion and style, Claire O’Keefe details the last decade of her life, through the story of her melanoma.

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Showcase: Layla Sailor

Selected as one of the five showcases from the Annual submission entry on fashion and style, Layla Sailor layers images to explore femininity, fashion and identity by using familiar tropes of commercial photography.

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Instagram takeover: Cameron Alexander

Photographer, Cameron Alexander, featured in the Photoworks Annual 2016, becomes our guest editor for our Instagram account, August 2016.

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From Issue 22: Photography in Spare Rib

By Marsha Rowe

Spare Rib co-founder Marsha Rowe shares her thoughts on the formation and evolution of the magazine and the use of photography in raising the awareness of women’s roles in society.

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Instagram takeover: Cemre Yesil

One of the selected artists chosen for Issue 22 of the Photoworks Annual, Cemre Yesil, became guest editor for our Instagram Takeover for a week, December 2015. 

© Vivian Maier/Maloof Collection, Courtesy Howard Greenberg Gallery, New York.
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Women in Photography a Panel Discussion – London Art Fair, Wednesday 20 January 2016

Questioning the changing landscape of gender and visual culture within photography.

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From Issue 22: Ha Ouch Ha Ouch Ha Ouch: On Women and Wit in Photography

By Max Houghton

Max Houghton weaves a historical and contemporary view through photograph and women photographers who use wit to disarm.

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Instagram Takeover: Natasha Caruana

Natasha Caruana took over our Instagram account for the week of Paris Photo Nov 2015, showing us the behind the scenes of her experience of the photo fair, including her show as part of her BMW Residency.

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Instagram Takeover: Maria Kapajeva

One of the selected artists chosen for Issue 22 of the Photoworks Annual, Maria Kapajeva, became guest editor for our Instagram Takeover, October 2015.

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Instagram Takeover: hannah goldstein

Our guest editor, October 2015 for our Instagram Takeover is photographer, hannah goldstein, whos work features in our Issue 22 Photoworks Annual themed on Women, released in November 2015.

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Instagram Takeover: Diana Markosian

Our latest guest editor for our Instagram Takeover is Armenian-American photographer, Diana Markosian, who’s work features in our Issue 22 Photoworks Annual themed on Women.

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Instagram Takeover: Gemma Padley

Guest editor, freelance journalist and editor, Gemma Padley took over our Instagram Takeover, September, 2015,

'04' from the series La Chute.  Denis Darzacq, 2005-2006.
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The Fall: Metaphor for a Generation in Collapse.

By Magali Jauffret

In the Autumn/Winter issue of Photoworks 2006/7, Magali Jauffret reviewed Denis Darzacq’s exhibition ‘The Fall’.

'Untitled' from the series Inside the View.  Helen Sear, 2009-2011.
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Helen Sear: Inside The View

By David Campany

In Photoworks Issue 5, David Campany looked at the multiple layers of Helen Sear’s work

'Bob Wiskin and Terry Davis' from the series Last One Out.  Richard Nicholson, 2006-2010.
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For Members only: Analog

By Tot Taylor

In Summer 2007, photographer Richard Nicholson decided to shoot images of professional darkrooms in and around London, developing an archive which formed the part of the exhibition ANALOG. Tot Taylor, for the Spring/Summer Issue of Photoworks 2012, reviewed the exhibition.

'Ready Mixed Concrete Ltd, Elland Road, summer 1977.  Peter Mitchell, 1977.
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From Issue 6: Rooted to the Spot?

By Peter Mitchell

In this essay from the Spring/Summer Issue of Photoworks 2006, Leeds based photographer Peter Mitchell described his personal journey through his fitful career and the motivations over the past 35 years.

Fortified Door  Jeff Wall.
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Tasks in Photography: Ian Jeffrey on Jeff Wall

By Ian Jeffrey

In the Spring/Summer 2008 issue of Photoworks, Ian Jeffrey reviewed the artwork of photographer Jeff Wall.

'Untitled' from series Exterior Others.  Claire Julia Hughes.
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From Issue 5: Exterior Others

By Benedict Burbridge

In the Autumn/Winter issue of Photoworks 2005/6, Ben Burbridge reviewed the photographer and ex-Brighton University student, Claire Julia Hughes’ exhibition, Exterior Others.

'Untitled' from series Open Shutters Iraq.  Eugenie Dolberg, 2006-7.
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From Issue 16: Open Shutters Iraq

By Bernadette Buckley

In this review from the October 2011 issue of Photoworks, Bernadette Buckley reviews the photobook by Eugenie Dolberg.

Still from 'White House', single channel widescreen projection.  David Claerbout, 2006.
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Ideas Series Interview: Gilane Tawadros

By Julian Stallabrass

In this exclusive interview for Photoworks magazine from Issue 7, Julian Stallabrass talks to Gilane Tawadros about ideas and motivations which shaped the 2006 edition of the Photo Biennial.

'Untitled' from the Series Terezín.  Daniel Blaufuks.
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From Issue 11: Terezín

By Benedict Burbridge

In this article from Issue 11, artist Daniel Blaufuks explains to Ben Burbridge how visiting the Nazi camp Theresienstadt informed his work.

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Amore e Piombo shortlisted for Kraszna-Krausz Book Award 2015

The book published to accompany the Brighton Photo Biennial exhibition Amore e Piombo has been shortlisted for the prestigious Kraszna-Krausz Book Award.

Teddy Boy and Girl, Petticoat Lane. © Roger Mayne. 1961
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From Issue 6: Making History Final

By Mike Ricketts and Hope Kingsley

The exhibition Making History: Art and Documentary in Britain from 1929 to Now shown in 2006 at Tate Liverpool, claimed to ‘survey the impact of the documentary form on art and artists and vice versa’. In this review of the exhibition Mike Ricketts and Hope Kingsley considered this claim and looked for points of synthesis between art and the document in the show.