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Issue 7909: Tradition & Identity
British Journal of Photography

British Journal of Photography

British Journal of PhotographyBritish Journal of Photography
Tradition & Identity
Issue 7909


Creative Director Mick Moore
Edited by Marigold Warner and John Tarrant
Contributors Katerina KorolevtsevaLiza Premiyak and Kateryna Radchenko


180 pages
210 x 280 mm
ISBN 9770007119142



Investigations on identity and community are at the heart of the stories we tell at British Journal of Photography. With this issue, we consider these subjects in relation to the theme of tradition. Through the lenses of global photographers, we learn how customs are upheld and changed and explore whether they are still relevant today.

Our main feature section includes the work of Guatemalan documentary photographer Juan Brenner, who explores tradition in relation to today’s youth in his homeland, and whose image graces this edition’s cover. Alys Tomlinson shares her latest portrait series of Italian villagers from Sicily, Sardinia and the Venetian Lagoon. And, Native American Apsáalooke artist Wendy Red Star is in conversation with Raquel Villar Pérez about her new monograph, Delegation. We speak to Baldwin Lee, a largely unknown photographer who shines an honest light on the hardships endured by the people of the American South in the 80s and still today. There are also special features on the new Barbican show chronicling the late, rallying feminist Carolee Schneeman’s oeuvre and a revisit of Larry Towell’s series, The Mennonites. Turkey’s photography scene is in focus, guided by the expertise of local writer and curator Merve Arkunlar.

Elsewhere, Caroline Tompkins visits David Brandon Geeting in his New York studio, and Lesley A. Martin of Aperture is our Any Answers interviewee. Do not miss our preview of the best upcoming photobooks in Bookshelf.

About the Series
British Journal of Photography is a photography magazine that includes in-depth articles, profiles of photographers, analyses, and technological reviews.The magazine was established in Liverpool as the Liverpool Photographic Journal in 1854 with its first issue appearing on 14 January 1854, making it the United Kingdom’s second oldest photographic title after the Photographic Journal. It was printed monthly until 1857 when it became the Liverpool and Manchester Photographic Journal, published bi-weekly, then the Photographic Journal from 1859 to 1860, when it obtained its present name. The magazine moved to London in 1864, first to Covent Garden; then in 2007 to Soho; and in 2013 to Shoreditch; then in 2017 to East India Dock. It was published weekly from 1864 to March 2010, then reverted to its original monthly period. It is now also available as an electronic magazine, online and in iPad and iPhone formats.

About the Publisher
1854 Media publish British Journal of Photography. They are an award winning photography publication house.

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