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British Journal of Photography #7886

British Journal of Photography is the world’s longest running photography publication.

August Issue: The Journeys Issue

Our August issue is dedicated to journeys, taking in photographic odysseys from across four continents, from Marcus Lyon’s 22,000km travels across the world’s fifth-largest country in search of Brazil’s DNA, to Lisa Barnard’s global investigation into gold, its enduring allure, and its continued links to politico-economic power.

For her latest project The Canary and the Hammer, Barnard crossed four continents in a four-year personal investigation into our ongoing obsession with gold as “a potent symbol of value, beauty, purity, greed and political power”.

Elsewhere in the issue, Prasiit Sthapit visited a Nepalese village in limbo after a river shifted course, leaving its people adrift and at the centre of an international boundary dispute, and journeying back and forth across the Atlantic, Andy Sewell explores the imperceptibility of what lies beneath the ocean.

On the 40th anniversary of the Marichjhapi massacre, we feature Soumya Sankar Bose’s project, which employs both the accounts of survivors and theatre to keep the memory of those who were affected alive. Another journey is Marcus Lyon’s 22,000km travel through Brazil, taking portraits, spoken testimonials and ancestral DNA from scores of its citizens for his latest work, an innovative project that uses new technology to celebrate the diversity of a country.

This month’s projects features Lynda Laird’s Dans le Noir, created on a residency in Deauville, based on the diary of Odette Brefort, a young French woman who worked for the French resistance during the Second World War. Juan Brenner explores colonial tropes in Latin America, and Pascal Vossen talks about his work-in-progress about Swedish rockers, and his encounter with a troubled young father named Tommy.

In Agenda, we preview this year’s Cortona On The Move festival in southern Tuscany, and we interview Ian Weldon, who is not a wedding photographer, but almost exclusively shoots weekend nuptials, bringing a committed documentary viewpoint that recently caught the eye of Martin Parr. Plus, Johny Pitts, whose Afropean book was recently published by Penguin, features in Any Answers.

This month’s Intelligence section features Paul Kominek, founder of The Travel Almanac, plus Damien Demolder tests the Panasonic Lumix DC-S1R, the latest and possibly the best full-frame mirrorless camera available.