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Professional Photography

March - April 2017
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Each issue celebrates world-leading professionals and their images through in-depth interviews and extensive photographic portfolios. With 4 issues in a 1 year subscription, you can enjoy inspirational galleries from established and emerging names in photography – as well as keeping up with news and reviews of the latest pro kit, exhibitions and books.

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United Kingdom
Future Publishing Ltd

in this issue

2 min.
letter from the art editor

This welcome page is usually written by Professional Photography’s editor, Emma-Lily Pendleton. But this month, she’s handed it over to me, its art editor, for my perspective on this issue. And why not? We art bods are the unsung heroes of the magazine world (if you ask me). We play a major part in putting together a well thought out and beautiful product every issue. This issue has been particularly challenging for me in a number of ways. I found it very emotional working on our Poulomi Basu feature on page 68, which showcases her project about girls in Nepal being exiled from their families and communities. I got so cross, and when choosing which images to use for the article the writer (Lottie Davies) had to rein me back in…

2 min.
this month’s featured pros

PETER DENCH PAGE 14 The Sunday Times stalwart discusses his ‘I Heart Consent’ cover image, for a story about the student campaign against sexual harassment. EAMONN DOYLE PAGE 36 “I just want to hold on to moments because everything is really fucking sad,” says the street photographer in this revealing interview. POULOMI BASU PAGE 68 Calcutta-born photographer Poulomi Basu explains how she’s using her camera to expose a vicious cycle of abuse taking place in areas of Nepal. BEN BRAIN PAGE 96 The editor of Digital Camera magazine shares his opinions on five of the latest photography books, including his issue pick, ZZYZX by Gregory Halpern. SARAH LEE PAGE 100 The contract freelance photographer for The Guardianand The Observer explains why she’s resisting the call for press photographers to create video. RICHARD MOSSE PAGE 18 The Irish conceptual documentary photographer explains…

4 min.
planning for the future

I’ve left meetings with photographers wondering, why did I agree to see them? At the start of the year, there is a small window of time, just a few days, that’s truly glorious. Yes, January seems a distant memory now, but it’s still a wonderful one. I’m back at work in my job as a picture editor, but it’s quiet and the news feels far away. Some people are still on holiday and others in the office are doing the same as me: catching up on unanswered emails, going through lists of events for the year ahead, and planning. I picture photographers looking at the year ahead, finding competitions to enter, and seeking out submissions to make for exhibitions. Plus there’s that list of people to reach out to, connections to make…

1 min.
win a year’s membership to the photographers’ gallery

Professional Photography has teamed up with The Photographers’ Gallery – the UK’s leading centre for photography in all its forms – to offer readers the chance of winning one of three annual Memberships. Members get: •Free unlimited entry to all exhibitions •Priority booking for all Talks & Events •Invitations to Private Views •10% discount in our Café •20% off your first Bookshop purchase •Regular e-news and updates For a chance to win just tell us which male sixties photographer was celebrated in an expansive retrospective at The Photographers’ Gallery in 2016? To enter visit: http://email.digitalcameraworld.com/k/Future-Publishing/comp_tpg Images © Luke Stephenson, Crested Budgie #1, 2008 and Red Canary #2, 2009 from ‘The Incomplete Dictionary of Show Birds’. Terms & Conditions: Offer is only valid on full price annual membership and is only available in the first year of membership. Thereafter standard prices…

4 min.
“she seemed ok, but who knows how the rest of her night panned out”

A Sunday Times stalwart for nearly two decades, photojournalist Peter Dench has produced more than his fair share of honest, and at times startling imagery for the broadsheet, capturing the best and worst of contemporary Britain. One of his more controversial magazine covers has thrown the spotlight on a national student campaign aimed at reducing sexual harassment. “Looking at my work, you can see there’s a lot of Britishness in it and a lot along the theme of alcohol,” says the 44-year-old. “So they knew that this commission would really suit me.” Teamed with journalist Katie Glass, Peter Dench headed to freshers’ weeks in Brighton and Bristol to investigate ‘The new rules of sex at University’. The impetus had been an ‘I Heart Consent’ campaign, spearheaded by the National Union of…

16 min.
people need to be shocked

I was always into photography but my parents are both artists and they told me not to go into art because there’s no stability in it and you turn into a raving lunatic. They’re probably right. Incoming will be shown together with Heat Maps, a series of stills from the same project, which have been nominated for the Prix Pictet. Like Infra and The Enclave (the unforgettable, hot pink-hued photographic images and film that saw him represent Ireland in the Venice Biennale in 2013, win the Deutsche Börse prize in 2014, and score a Magnum nomination in 2015), Mosse’s latest project again takes a rare technology – this time a heat-sensitive, military-grade camera – and applies it to a subject in a way that radically shakes up our visual vocabulary. “We all…