Photoworks Issue 19

Our largest ever issue documents and expands upon aspects of Brighton Photo Biennial 2012 Agents of Change: Photography and The Politics of Space, examining how space is constructed, controlled and contested; how photography is implicated in these processes and the tensions and possibilities this dialogue involves.

This issue spotlights each of the projects exhibited in BPP12 alongside newly commissioned writing and interviews giving a wider critical context. Texts come from differing positions, from academics photo-theorists, artists and activists – and a number of contributors straddling more than one of these fields. The magazine is intended, just as the Biennial, to provide a discursive and sometimes antagonistic space to forge new and provocative connections between practices and interests.

Folios from Hoppy Hopkins and Trevor Paglen are accompanied by texts from the artists themselves; Jason Larkin and Corinne Silva with text by T. J. Demos; Thomson & Craighead with text by Lorena Muñoz-Alonso; Lulu Ash with text by Matt Chittock and Preston is my Paris with text by Adam Murray.

Commentaries are offered from Iain Boal, Ben Burbridge, Alice Compton, Katie Davison, ETC Dee,Bradley Garrett and Mia Jancowicz.

Julian Germain, Patricia Azevedo and Murilo Godoy from the collective No Olho da Rua are interviewed by Mark Sealy; Liam Devlin interviews Ronnie Close; Eyal Weizman interviews Omer Fast and Celia Davies interviews Edmund Clark.

Photoworks Members can read the full interview between No Olho da Rua and Mark Sealy here.

Issue 19 is available to purchase from our online shop.