Creative Brief: Safar Journal

Reading Time: 3 minutes This article is printed in the latest issue of British Journal of Photography magazine, Activism & Protest, delivered direct to you with an 1854 Subscription. Safar Journal highlights arts and culture stories from across the Middle East and…

Within the Gallery with The Center’s archivist Caitlin McCarthy

Reading Time: 3 minutes We all speak to the archivist at The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center in New York about the importance of conserving LGBTQ history Until 1962, all 50 states in the US criminalised same-sex sexual activity. Inside…

Yoppy Pieter documents Indonesian trans women as they navigate the pandemic

Reading Time: 3 minutes The Jakarta-based visual storyteller captures hope and resilience in the trans community at a time of great suffering In March 2020, when Indonesia implemented coronavirus restrictions across the country, photographer Yoppy Pieter stumbled across an Instagram posting describing…

Laurence Rasti captures the appreciate and intimacy between Iranian LGBTQI+ asylum seekers in Chicken

Reading Time: a few minutes Rasti’s series, There Are No Homosexuals In Iran , reveals a community caught between ongoing persecution and the promise of independence Within 2007, during a forum held at Columbia University, New York, former Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad…

Catherine Opie surveys her life’s work in her new monograph

Reading Time: four minutes The career-spanning distribution features the diversity of Opie’s subjects, including high school football players, mini-malls, protests, freeways and her family I actually first came across Catherine Opie’s work in college, when I saw the girl series Domestic from…

Benjamin Wolbergs’ vast and lively anthology seeks to redefine queer representation

Reading Period: 2 minutes Photo: © Bettina Pittaluga. Through the lenses of over fifty different photographers, New Weird Photography traverses a heady mix of identities, experiences, mechanics and aesthetics to department “one-dimensional” perceptions of queerness Growing up in Bavaria throughout the 80s…

Elle Pérez proposes a different way of seeing, through a queer look

Reading Time: two minutes The photographer thinks the complexities of gender and the transformation of the body, drawing on their Muy Thai training and study of the queer community “What would it not mean to just start over? ” Elle Pérez reflects.…

Ukraine through the lenses of its modern women photographers

Reading Period: 4 minutes To coincide with Female in Focus 2021, Kateryna Radchenko, founder and curator associated with Ukraine’s only contemporary photography festival, discusses Ukrainian women’s contribution to the medium within the context of the country’s cultural and historical tensions Female in…

Wonder Harris wins MACK 1st Book Award 2021

Reading Period: < 1 minute Inner Journey is really a raw and introspective characterization of Harris’ experience as an autistic, non-binary, transgender performer, tracing their struggles along with mental illness, self-love and gender identity “Growing upward, I did not know I had…

Oleg Ponomarev shares the encounters of transgender men and women within Russia

Reading Time: 5 minutes In a country exactly where identifying as LGBTQ+ may threaten your existence, the openness with which Ponomarev’s participants share their stories carves a path for others to do the same An amendment to the Ruskies constitution, which was…