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Issue 7916: The Portrait Issue
British Journal of Photography

British Journal of Photography, The Portrait Issue 7916

British Journal of Photography,
The Portrait Issue 7916British Journal of Photography
The Portrait Issue
Issue 7916, Volume 170


194 pages
230 x 300 mm
ISSN 00071196


British Journal of Photography’s 2023 Portrait issue sees artists, writers and curators bring the freshest perspectives to this most storied photography format. Dive into profiles of Kolkata chronicler Soham Gupta, the entwined photo collages of cover artist Mickalene Thomas, and an intimate studio visit with Nadav Kander – penned and pictured by Alice Zoo.

This issue also tackles Instagram nudity censorship and the art of commissioning fashion and newspaper editorials, while winning series from BJP’s Portrait of Humanity are explored by Alex Daniel. Exhibition previews include JIMEI x Arles and An-My Lê’s major solo show at MoMA New York, and you can also read an interview with Save the Children’s Ivy Lahon, who discusses how charities and NGOs are navigating a complex informational – and photographic – landscape in Israel and Gaza. ⁠Meanwhile, Susan Meiselas and Wendy Ewald talk through Collaboration, their book on power dynamics in picture-making.

In the expanded Intelligence section, they go behind the scenes at the growing Fotografiska empire, preview Nederlands Fotomuseum’s new Rotterdam space, and hear from director Paul Sng about his hard-hitting Tish Murtha documentary. Plus their writers review books by Tami Aftab, Jason Koxvold and Ibrahim Azab.

About the Magazine
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.