Photographs from my We English series are included in the current issue of IL Magazine in Italy, the monthly news magazine of Italian financial newspaper, along with a new image for the cover. The photographs accompany an article entitled ‘Please Don’t Go’ discussing the upcoming referendum on British membership of the EU.

You can download a pdf of the article here.

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I’ve recently completed an assignment for the New York Times T Magazine in Bhutan, which features on the cover of the current November 2014 issue (see above).

Bhutan: A Higher State of Being, October 2014 (download pdf) (read online)

& here are two previous assignments we’ve collaborated on:

A Passage to India, January 2014 (download pdf) (read online)

Tblisi: Future Shock, November 2013 (download pdf) (read online)

A selection of photographs from Pierdom features in the current issue of Amica Magazine in Italy (October 2014 issue). It features an article by Howard Jacobson.

You can download a pdf here.

An interview and photographs from We English appear in a recent issue of CityZine Magazine in China.

You can download a pdf here.

We English (Chris Boot, 2009) is featured in the third and final volume of Phaidon’s acclaimed Photobook series, described as ‘the most important contribution to the field since modern histories of photography began to appear in the early 20th century’ (photo-eye) by Martin Parr and Gerry Badger.

See more here.

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ABOUT THE BOOK

Following the success of volumes I and II of The Photobook: A History, this third volume brings the history of the photobook up to date, with specific exploration of postwar and contemporary examples. It covers key themes including the globalization of photographic culture, the personalization of photobooks, the self-publishing boom and the new ‘layered’ photobook approach.

While the history of photographs is a well-established canon, less critical attention has been directed at the phenomenon of the photobook, which for many photographers is perhaps the most significant vehicle for the display of their work and the communication of their vision to a mass audience. Volume III, co-edited by Martin Parr and Gerry Badger, expands this study and history of the photobook further. It explores the symbiotic relationship between the contemporary propaganda book vs. the protest photobook, sex and youth culture, photographers examining their own environments and the impact of the Internet and social media on the nature of the photobook, among much else.

The book is divided into 9 thematic chapters, each featuring general introductory text providing background information and highlighting the dominant political and artistic influences on the photobook in the period, followed by more detailed discussion of the individual photobooks. The introductory chapter texts are followed by spreads and images from over 200 books, which provide the central means of telling the history of the photobook. Chosen by Parr and Badger, these illustrations show the most artistically and culturally important photobooks in three dimensions, with the cover or jacket and a selection of spreads from the book shown.

Phaidon, 2014
Hardcover
11 3/8 x 9 7/8 inches (290 x 250 mm)
320 pages

900 color illustrations

The current edition of Colors Magazine, Issue 88 themed Protest, has published a series of my work from Let This Be A Sign, including a gate-fold of my protest poster photographs (see below).

You can buy the magazine online here.

 

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Over the past three years, people in more than 80 countries across the world have taken to the streets to protest

against their governments. But only in six of the above countries did governments finally fall.

COLORS 88 – Protest tells stories of how protests start, spread, triumph, are repressed and sometimes become revolutions. From South Korea’s anti-uprising volunteer corps to female drivers in Saudi Arabia; from Mexico’s labor rights superheroes to fully-armed guns rights demonstrators in the United States; from the pigs left to roam the main square of Nairobi, Kenya, to Palestinians dressing like blue aliens from Hollywood film Avatar, we’ve interviewed, photographed, and illustrated popular uprising across the world. Plus, Occupy, Tahrir, FEMEN sextremists and a series of illustrated DIY protest techniques and strategies: how to use a mattress as a shield, chain yourself to a tree, and hold your breath until it’s all over.

I’m included in the current issue of Professional Photographer magazine’s 100 Photography Heroes.

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A photograph from my series This Land is Your Land, features on the cover of a new edition of Albert Camus’ book The Rebel.

It is one of several new editions of Camus’ books released by Penguin. You can see more here.

Following the publication of two Albert Camus essays in August, the author’s works are republished by Penguin this month with new covers by a range of photographers such as Rankin and Simon Roberts. Again, the design concept is concerned with changing the perception of Camus’ philosophical writing…

The Outsider features a cover photograph by Rankin, while Caligula and Other Plays uses an image taken by Joel Meyerowitz. Many of the photographs used on the new editions depict coastal locations bathed in sunshine, though some retain a sense of the foreboding, such as the cover of A Happy Death, for example – a close-cropped shot of a sunbather.

The new-look series was originally proposed by publisher Alexis Kirschbaum, while the images for the covers themselves were sourced by picture editor, Samantha Johnson. In August, the publication of The Sea Close By marked the beginning of the Camus relaunch (it is also the centenary year of the author) and introduced a discernably sunnier side to his novels, stories and plays.

“Image-wise we were keen to try something new and avoid the many visual clichés that are often associated with Camus,” says Penguin art director, Jim Stoddart. “These covers offer a new kind of iconography – we’re aiming to change the perception of Camus from a cold existentialist into an aesthetic sensualist.”

The new editions of Camus’ works are published on October 31 by Penguin Modern Classics.

The FT Weekend Arts section preview my commissioned work for The Social: Encountering Photography, which is currently on show in Sunderland. See a slideshow of the work on the FT website here.

At this year’s Royal Photographic Society Annual Awards held in London on 17th September I was made an Honorary Fellow of the Society, along with the photographers Giles Duley, Tim Flach, Peter Fraser and Jane Hilton.

You can find out more about the 2013 awards here.

About the RPS Awards-

The Society’s Annual Awards are offered to individuals who have made significant contributions to the art and science of photography. The Society has adopted a wide definition of photography which refers to the art and science of the recording of light or other radiation on any medium on which an image is produced or from which any image may by any means be produced. Award nominations are considered by a committee headed by the immediate Past President – for the 2013 Awards this will be Rosemary Wilman HonFRPS – and recommendations are put to The Society’s Council for confirmation.

The Society has made Awards to photographers and those in photography since 1878 when its Progress medal was first awarded. There are now fifteen categories (see list left each of which includes an historical record of winners). In addition The Society also awards Honorary Fellowships of The Society – an honour it first bestowed in 1895. Recent Award winners have included photographers Terry O’Neill, Albert Watson, Annie Leibovitz and Martin Parr, and individuals Philippe Garner, Sir David Attenborough and Tim Berners-Lee, alongside scientists and museum and gallery curators.

This month the RPS Journal features an interview about my practice, which you can read here.

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