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Issue 7913: Money+Power
British Journal of Photography

British Journal of Photography Money+Power

British Journal of Photography Money+PowerBritish Journal of Photography
Issue 7913, Volume 170



178 Pages
210 x 280 mm
ISSN 0007 1196



How can photography foster a response to the socio-economic challenges we are living through today – at home, and globally? The photographers featured in this Money + Power issue show the myriad ways in which the medium can comment, criticise, and engage with how wealth and influence shape the world we live in.

Craig Easton’s Thatcher’s Children illustrates the insidious cycle of intergenerational poverty, photographing two generations of one family in the north of England. “Photography can’t change the world,” says Easton, “but it can change opinions”. Mathieu Asselin also prefers a direct approach. Known for investigating the conflict between capitalism and the environment, he shares a new body of work, True Colours, exposing the violent relationship between car manufacturers and the natural landscape.

Our cover photograph is by Ezio D’Agostino, who combines the clinical with the conceptual to visualise the lofty ambitions of nuclear fusion technology. Elsewhere, Aline Deschamps’ employs a slow and nuanced approach to storytelling, following the life of Lucy Turay, a Sierra Leonean woman who escaped kafala: an abusive labour system that exploits migrants in the Gulf states.

Looking within photography, in our Intelligence section Rachel Segal Hamilton asks whether participants in socially engaged photography projects should be paid. Plus, we are in the studio with Trevor Paglen in Berlin, and our Any Answers is the current president of Magnum, Cristina de Middel.

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.