“Your take on British identity justifies to be shared”: The Family portrait of Britain jury on this year’s award

Reading Time: 3 minutes Image © Byron Hamzah. With Portrait of Britain 2021 open with regard to entries, a selection of this year’s judging cell consider precisely why Portrait of Britain is important today — and crucially, how artists can stand above…

Sean Gallagher visualises the vastness of the climate crisis

Reading Time: 2 mins Named moving image winner of the inaugural Decade of Change award, Gallagher’s movie Cambodia Burning examines the particular ravaging effects of deforestation and forest fires in Cambodia “The climate crisis and the global biodiversity extinction crisis are two…

Cecilia Sordi Campos finds reconnection with herself through samba

Reading Time: two minutes Photo: A Repulsa sobre Guaraci VII © Cecilia Sordi Campos. Named moving picture winner of OpenWalls Arles 2021 , Campos’s film Samba sobre Lamento explores the different levels of her hybrid ethnic identity “Since I moved to Australia,…

Conspiracy and uneasiness collide within Elena Helfrecht’s visceral study of postmemory

Reading Time: 2 minutes Photo: © Elena Helfrecht. “People don’t issue things that are just plainly lovely, ” says Elena Helfrecht. Rather, the appeal of the particular German artist’s work much more perverse: influenced by the rich folklore and natural scenery of…

Females Street Photographers: A new anthology shines a light on women’s remarkable contribution to a male-dominated art

Reading Time: 3 minutes Photo: Untitled , Adjara, Georgia, 2014 © Natela Grigalashvil To coincide with Woman in Focus 2021 , Gulnara Samoilova – certainly one of last year’s judges – discusses her latest photobook, compiling the work of hundred women street…