Paul Lowe and Jennifer Good examine the legacies of photojournalism’s past, and how these might shape its potential futures as photography opens up to new technologies, priorities, forms of connectivity and changing media environments.Paul Lowe is an award-winning photographer and Course Director of the Masters Programme in Photojournalism and Documentary Photography at London College of Communication, University of the Arts London.Jennifer Good is senior lecturer History & Theory of
From Silence searches for the quiet, the voids, the other-worldly. In this work, I roam at dusk amidst the darkening landscape. Almost habitually, whether walking or driving, I am searching. I look for scenes that haunt me or bring to mind faded memories. This is coupled with me confronting questions that seep from my childhood. I force myself to face the disquiet that lies within me. All the while, I gaze into the tension of my past and my children’s future.Give me a childhood again and I
How we imagine space
Over the years more and more of space is unfolding before our eyes. It seem every day new systems, planets are being discovered.The space race is back on. Independent companies and government organisations are all talking of going to mars, back to the moon and virgin is going to offer space flight this year - 2018, maybe.The extraordinary images being sent back by Hubble are other worldly and spectacular to say the least. What is surprising is that the worlds offered by the images are imagined.
Sauna: Requiem from the North
A poetic series on life in one of Sweden’s remote archipelagos—shot against a stark, immobile landscape over a period of 20 years as a family grows, lives, ages, and diminishes.This is a story of my family and our home in Norrbotten, Sweden. I have been taking photos of my family at the sea by our summer house in the Kalix archipelago over a period of 20 years. The series is an attempt to tell the story of the people and landscape of northern Sweden through the ritual of the sauna.Here, in this
In 1955, 36-year-old photographer William Eugene Smith travelled to Pittsburgh on what was meant to be a three-week assignment, but which became a year-long, amphetamine-fuelled photographic binge.He came away with 17,000 images. Later he relocated to Japan, documenting the consequences of devastating industrial pollution, in the process facing extreme violence from the corporate wrongdoers he exposed. He was, in the words of one writer, “the man who tried to document everything”.Yet despite