• Having spent her entire career creating highly personal, visceral photographic essays on troubled locations, Rosalind Fox Solomon has never been one to shy away from a difficult subject. In 2010, she was commissioned by Frederic Brenner to take part in This Place, a photographic initiative taking its inspiration from the likes of the Farm Security Administration and involving photographers such as Jeff Wall, Stephen Shore and Josef Koudelka. It intends to build a portrait of the current state of Israel and the West Bank. Gregory Barker recently corresponded with the American photographer to see what she discovered in the Holy Land.  GB: Gregory Barker RFS: Rosalind Fox SolomonGB: Am I correct in thinking you grew up in Chattanooga, Tennessee, a stone's throw from the Appalachian Mountains? In my [...]

  • Few publishers ever truly become household names, even fewer printers ever achieve such esteem, however, one man over the course of a lifetime spent at the press and in the company of some of the world’s most notable photographers has done just that.  GB: Gregory Barker GS: Gerhard Steidl GB: Let’s begin at the very beginning. How did you get started as a printer? GS: When I started, I had no idea I would work as a printer. I wanted to do photography. I had my camera, I had a darkroom and I wanted to design posters and printed matter with my own photography. Right at the beginning I had no idea about printing, but I designed a poster with my own photograph for a student play [...]

  • There is a light that guides us throughout 700 Miles, a project by Argentine born, UK resident Seba Kurtis. No tourist when it comes to illegal immigration, Kurtis has experienced the difficult position first hand, as well as working with the subject in his large format photography for many years. Accustomed to the trails and trials of those who leave Latin America for Europe or the US, in 700 Miles he visits the notorious billion-dollar stretch of steel fencing signed into law by George W. Bush in 2006 and erected along the US-Mexico Border. 2000 miles long, the Southern Border that joins New Mexico, California, Arizona and Texas is a leviathan of border control that incorporates 700 miles of concrete and steel pedestrian fencing to connect [...]

  • Miniclick curates a series of free, Brighton based photography talks, film making events, discussions and experimental events designed to explore new ways of looking at photography. Sadie Spring spoke to Jim Stephenson, founder of Miniclick, and co-curator Lou Miller, about the organisations new program of events ‘Another Way of Looking’ as part of the Brighton Photo Fringe and Brighton Photo Biennial. Sadie Spring: What exactly is Miniclick and what did you set out to achieve when you first set up the organisation four years ago?Miniclick: Miniclick started off as a series of monthly photography talks in Brighton. Initially we were putting on one talk a month by a different photographer, focusing on stories and ideas rather than kit and cameras. This, and making the talks free, meant they could be accessible [...]
  • The ongoing boom in the self-publishing market would appear to find a welcoming audience in Glasgow, a city whose contemporary arts scene has long been synonymous with a “do-it-yourself” approach.  Launched in the summer of 2013 by photographer Sarah Amy Fishlock and funded by the creative charity Ideas Tap, Goose Flesh is a photography zine which aims to showcase photographers whose work is associated with the city.  Now celebrating it’s 4th edition, the success of Goose Flesh has demonstrated the renewed appetite to experience printed matter in an easily accessible format. Alan Knox recently spoke with Sarah to discuss the appeal of the zine format, the photographers featured in the latest issue and her vision to grow Goose Flesh beyond Glasgow.Sarah Amy FishlockAlan Knox: What first inspired you to launch Goose [...]
  • Paul Kwiatkowski’s new online photography series Eat, Prey, Drug takes the viewer on a disorienting journey through the heart of California's volcanic Mt. Shasta yet it may be just as accurately described as a mythic road-trip from the heavenly clouds of Mount Olympus to the dark, Hadean rivers of the underworld via America.  Along the way he derails the storied American road trip genre from it’s well trodden course of the diaristic photo-journal to multimedia internet experience encompassing photography, video and fiction. Paul recently talked to Hotshoe about the inspirations behind the project and his desire to expand the traditional photo book narrative into an immersive internet experience.Alan Knox: What first inspired you to follow photography? Paul Kwiatkowski: I used to work in photojournalism as a multimedia producer prior to the recession, at the [...]