Polly Braden, Watching the evening light, 2007
Polly Braden, Demolition in Kunming, 2007
Produced in Xiamen in 2007, one of China’s first Special Economic Zones and a city at the forefront of the country’s economic transformation, Polly Braden’s sensitive portrait of individuals in moments of social interaction offers a glimpse into everyday existence in China. Joanna Lowry traces nineteenth century photographic representations of China and suggests how photographs such as Polly Braden’s can register complex sociological changes.
Tessa Bunney, Home Work, 2008
In Home Work, Tessa Bunney presents a view of semi-rural villages in the Red River Delta area of Vietnam. Pursuing her interest in how rural communities survive and shape their environments, Bunney’s female subjects perform arduous work in villages specialising in a specific product or craft.
David Williams, 88 Places, 2005-07
David Williams continues an extended project with his new series 88 Places, which draws on Eastern philosophy and takes as its subject the devotion bells within Omuro Temples in North-West Kyoto, Japan.
Alice Myers, Rocket, 2008
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We present new work by two artists for whom the specific qualities of natural light form the core of their work: Uta Barth’s Sundial series, produced in her home in Los Angeles at sunset, and Chrystel Lebas’s panoramic series The Wait, which explores the psychological impact of the forest at twilight. Stella Santacatterina discusses the work of Italian artist Caterina Saban, from her photographs of China in the 1970s to new complex site-specific installations.
Caterina Saban, Un grado l’altro (A degree after another), 2008
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Thoughout a period of four years Muzi Quawson made hundreds of intimate photographs of Amanda Jo Williams, sharing in the aspirations of this young mother and musician from the southern state of Georgia, USA. John Slyce discusses the cinematic quality of the series.
Muzi Quawson, Pull Back the Shade, 2002-06
This issue also presents the work of the five winners of the 2008 Jerwood Photography Awards, selected from over 500 applications from recent graduates in the UK. Marta Weiss discusses the diverse work of this year’s recipients – Martina Lindqvist, Alice Myers, James Pogson, Kurt Tong and Nicky Walsh.
Kurt Tong, People’s Park, 2007
Polly Braden China Everyday
Joanna Lowry Essay
Tessa Bunney Home Work
Pippa Oldfield Essay
David Williams 88 Places
David Brittain Essay
Chrystel Lebas The Wait
Deborah Schultz Essay
Uta Barth Sundial
Brian Dillon Essay
Stella Santacatterina Essay
Muzi Quawson Pull Back the Shade
John Slyce Essay
2008 Jerwood Photography Awards
Marta Weiss Essay
Kurt Tong People’s Park
Martina Lindqvist Rågskär Island
Nicky Walsh Untitled
Alice Myers Rocket
James Pogson Ladykillers
Martina Lindqvist, Rågskär Island, 2008
Nicky Walsh, Untitled, 2005-07