December 12, 2018 Simon Bray Produces Martin Parr’s Latest Commission

Earlier this year, North West based photographer, Simon Bray, worked alongside Martin Parr on a commission set by Manchester Art Gallery. After studying Photography at Manchester Polytechnic in 1970-1973, Manchester Art Gallery brought Martin back to work on a series of photographs which would sit alongside work he made in Manchester whilst studying. Although a photographer himself, Simon Bray was invited to work as a producer on the project. We wanted to find out about the role and what it entailed.

December 11, 2018 Daniel Harrington’s Without a sense of caring there can be no sense of community

Daniel Harrington is a documentary photographer and recent graduate of the Manchester School of Art based in North London. Combining landscape and portrait photography, his work is concerned with the notion of community and the issues faced by those in…

December 6, 2018 World Cup 2018 Pre-Order

The World Cup represents the largest and arguably the most important football event in the UK. With football being the UK’s most popular sport Then There Was Us brought together 35 photographers from all over to record, document and showcase what football means to so many. From the clubs and pubs to the homes and streets of England, from the expatriates abroad and the big came in Russia, Then There Was Us is proud to showcase a selection of images from an open call during the 2018 World Cup.

November 21, 2018 An interview with Colin Pantall

A writer, photographer, curator and lecturer based in Bath, England. Colin Pantall’s ideas focus around domestic environments and the interaction between personal, environmental and historical narratives as experienced through his family. This month we got to speak to Colin, about all his role as a photographer and the projects he’s worked on over past few years.

November 11, 2018 Emma Stevensons’ Altered Lands

Landscapes are seldom just an observation of environment. They’re much more than that: a common causeway between the viewer, the photographer and the place, space, or vista – however you want to call it. Landscapes are recognisable: they don’t require…

November 6, 2018 Marc Isaacs – Lift: Life in a London High-Rise

Our lives are filled with unremarkable moments and the routine of everyday life, uneventful moments that to most seem dull, boring and monotonous – a humdrum existence of where we are now and where we will be tomorrow. In 2001…

October 29, 2018 An interview with Margaret Mitchell

We interviewed Glasgow based photographer, Margaret Mitchell about her outstanding portfolio of work, along with current projects and making it work as a photographer in Scotland in the 90’s. Margaret has produced both short and long bodies of work, which have gained wide respect from fellow photographers across the country…

October 26, 2018 Luke Archer – The Rock

Gibraltar is situated at the southern tip of the Iberian Peninsula. It is recognised historically as the southernmost point of Europe. As Brexit draws closer Gibraltar’s shared border with Spain is under scrutiny. Despite the iconic ‘Rock’ being world renowned,…

October 15, 2018 Yer Not In The North Now Ya Know

Bridie Lewis’s Yer Not In The North Now Ya Know is an exploration of the island of Ireland’s border through photography. Lewis’ project raises questions as to what borders are, why they are and how we photograph them. Ireland as a place is full of history, questions and curiosities for its many visitors however its border between the UK and Irish Republic is a unique place in its own right.

September 13, 2018 The Sand That Ate The Sea

Matthew Thorne’s work is focused around the relationship between people, land, mortality and spirituality, in this case, a photographic documentation of community and land. His works are focused works that return a more traditional, chemical, and human element to the…

August 30, 2018 Behind it all with Tracy Marshall

New Brighton Revisited Exhibition, the group show bringing together for the first time pictures of internationally renowned British photographers Martin Parr, Ken Grant and Tom Wood. The images shown in the town from which the pictures stemmed, this innovative exhibition…

August 28, 2018 An interview with Robert Darch

After returning to University at 34 years old, Robert Darch is now amongst many things, a photographer, a curator and an educator. Working hard within communities and running a collective for 16-21 year olds, Darch has been working on a number of his own successful projects that this year will be exhibited alongside the likes of Martin Parr and Tish Murtha…

August 21, 2018 Leah Wareham’s Saggar Maker’s Bottom Knocker

Leah Wareham’s work, Saggar Maker’s Bottom Knocker is a celebration and documentation of the world-renowned heartland of the British pottery industry, Stoke-on-Trent. Although the area saw a steep industrial decline in the 1970s the industry has by no means disappeared….

August 18, 2018 Home Process, The Start up doing more for community

We often come across people making beautiful work, photographers telling amazing stories, and people starting projects that push the boundaries far beyond those of the established. One such project, created by photographer Joshua T Gibbons, is Home Process. Supporting the…

August 16, 2018 Project In Progress: XO by Josh Adam Jones

We spoke with Bristol based photographer Josh Adam Jones about his new in progress series XO. Unearthing stories about the expatriate communities of Muscat in Oman. Jones concentrates on the relationship between locals and outsiders. As an outsider himself, Jones…

August 6, 2018 One Day Young a Conversation with Jenny Lewis

With social media as its platform, family photography has found a new forum, a new way of showing the family, no longer hidden or medicalised in the private domain of the family album. I spoke with photographer Jenny Lewis about…

August 6, 2018 7 Years with Photographer Alex Wheeler

Our childhood is one of the most important times in our lives, it is when we develop and grow into the adults, a nostalgic period. South East London based photographer Alex Wheeler documents adolescence in a series that is best…

August 6, 2018 Moritz Küstner The Dying Dead Sea

Moritz Küstner never planned on becoming a photographer, deciding to study Photojournalism and Documentary Photography at the University of Applied Sciences and Arts Hannover, Germany, Küstner’s thoughts changed, “I spent one year at the Danish school of media and journalism…

August 6, 2018 Clare Hewitt Discussing Photography

Clare Hewitt is a London based documentary and portrait photographer. After completing a degree in law Hewitt took the biggest change in her career to study photography, finding that both subjects relate in various ways, Hewitt’s personal work uses photography…

August 6, 2018 One To Watch : Hannah Norton

London based photographer Hannah Norton focuses on cultural representation and explores our understanding of visual stereotypes. Discussing two projects, ‘Women’, a series that counters the perception of elderly women in photography and ‘Cowboys In Kent’, an ongoing project at JC’s…

August 6, 2018 Chien De Garde with Laurent Laporte

During the last few years, I became very good friends with Momo, the owner of an old fashioned bar on the corner of my street. Mohand is in his fifties but has two hundred years worth of stories. Two years…

August 6, 2018 Hannes Jung, about the Consequences of the European Migration Policy

Documentary photographer Hannes Jung, in his series Migration, examines the consequences of the European Migration Policy, through a thoughtful and intimate look at the lives of those affected. [This article was originally published on JRNL Magazine, a now closed publication…

August 6, 2018 Red Herring with Jordan Madge

Jordan Madge’s series Red Herring, inspired by the disappearance of a girl in a small country town in Central Victoria, Australia, in 2009. Through the blending and questioning of fact, fiction and representation, the work challenges and tests ways we…

August 6, 2018 Photographer Paul Lehr’s Feindesland

Paris based photographer Paul Lehr shares his opinions and experiences from his series ‘Feindesland’, following two women who, “In their youth lived among rebels: On the Eritrean front, Selam fought and Almaz sang against the Ethiopian occupiers. Today, almost forty…

August 6, 2018 Architect in Photography, an Interview with Fred Guillaud

With a body of work consistently built over fifteen years, architect and photographer Fred Guillaud’s images of urban landscapes are a beautiful cocktail between documentary, street and architectural. Photographing a building with the same sensitivity as a portrait of a…

August 6, 2018 Family, Photography & The Tish Murtha Archive, an Interview with Ella Murtha

Archiver and daughter Ella Murtha discusses the work of her late mother’s powerfully relevant and stunning images from series such as Youth Unemployment and Juvenile Jazz Band to the beautifully nostalgic family portraits, part of thousands of images that are…

August 5, 2018 An Interview With Jack Fleming

We spoke with photographer Jack Fleming about his portfolio so far, what inspires him, the importance of critical feedback and his experiences within internships. From Fight Nights to Shooting Clubs and the large housing estate of Whitehawk, Brighton. Fleming’s work…

August 5, 2018 An interview with Matthew Eynon

South Wales based photographer, Matthew Eynon, focuses his work towards street and documentary photography through the forms of society and subculture. We did a short interview with Matthew about his project, Swansea Mods. “Within Swansea there is an established and…

August 5, 2018 An Interview With Taylor Dorrell

Taylor Dorrell is a photographer based in Brooklyn, New York, whose photographic practice predominantly focuses on different aspects of American life. Taylor grew up in the rural south and moved to Ohio at 16 where he finished high school. In…