Founded in 1854 to record the scientific development of a fledgling medium, these days BJP takes an international perspective on contemporary photography, focusing on fine art and documentary, and the cutting edge of editorial and commercial practices. Each monthly edition (in print and on iPad) focuses on a theme, including regular subjects such as Portrait, Education, Journeys and Community, together with our annual review, Cool & Noteworthy, and our annual talent edition, Ones To Watch. British Journal of Photography also explores more esoteric subjects, such as Invisible World, Habitat and Tales of the City, complemented by in-depth interviews and articles.
For each issue, we seek out new talent to showcase in our Projects section, alongside Interviews with more established names – the kinds of photographers who’ve already left an indelible mark on our visual memory – and reports on the latest trends. In our Intelligence section, we give you briefings and opinion on the latest thinking about photography and how to make it work as a business.
Ones To Watch invites recommendations from a network of experts around the world. In addition to devoting a special issue to the annual selection, a multimedia version has been shown at festivals, including Rencontres d’Arles, Photo España and Cortona on the Move. We recently joined the European Photography Platform, an EU-funded project run across 10 countries, to promote emerging talent throughout the continent. We will stage an exhibition of European talent during Photo London this spring, and will collaborate with our FUTURES partners for a larger-scale show at Unseen Amsterdam in September.
Our website, BJP-Online.com, publishes new stories daily, reaching 200,000 visitors per month, and more than three million through our social channels.
In addition, we run numerous events and exhibitions, including Portrait of Britain, seen by millions of people, and the BJP International Photography Award, which gives a solo show to a photographer or collective at TJ Boulting Gallery in central London, United Kingdom.
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