Studies in Photography Spring 2021

Our latest edition of Studies in Photography is now available. Featuring Craig Easton’s Fisherwomen series as our cover article. Craig won ‘Photographer of the Year’ in the 2021 Sony World Photography Awards – congratulations Craig!

It is perhaps inevitable that the themes explored in this issue compiled over the second half of 2020 reflect the period we have just lived through. Our New Contemporaries. Emanuele Centi, Julie Laing and Ilisa Stackeach explore, in their different ways, questions of identity…

Bernadette Mayer’s Memory, which has been called ‘a revered classic of 1970s New York conceptualism’, has recently been re-exhibited and republished. Every day for one month in 1971 she kept a stream of consciousness ‘diary’ and shot a roll of 35 mm film. The results speak of the banalities, the repetitions, the surrealism of the quotidian; and record the encounters and the epiphanies that every day brings….

We are delighted to be able to include in this issue some photographs from Verging – Jane Brettle’s environmental work-in-progress. Brettle is concerned with the ways in which we are historically defined by man-made environments and her work ‘a critique of institutional and domestic spaces into which society intends we “fit in.” – Julie Lawson Editor

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