BOOK REVIEW // CAFE ROYAL BOOKS - Bill Jay — British Photographers Photographed

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Published to accompany the documentary film and exhibition: Do Not Bend: The Photographic Life of Bill Jay

BOOK REVIEW // La Calle: On the Streets of Mexico

Photographs by Alex Webb
Review by Sean Sheehan

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Since joining Magnum Photos at the age of 24, Alex Webb has certainly kept himself busy. This latest volume, a handsomely produced book containing 86 photographs, gathers together work produced by Webb over the course of his numerous trips to Mexico between 1975 and 2007.

For those unfamiliar with Webb’s oeuvre, the book contains eight uncharacteristically black-and-white photographs—surprising, given Webb’s love of color. Yet these are important examples of Webb’s early work, the kind that first attracted the attention of Magnum when he was beginning his career. Despite their simplicity, it is not difficult to see what caught their attention: take his 1978 shot of a graveyard, with a boy in the foreground addressing the camera and two riders on one horse cantering by in the background. Fresh floral wreaths indicate memories of those buried here, but a cross is slowly collapsing into the ground and an old shack looks disused; memories also die, in time, and the realm of the eternally departed is framed by the temporality of the two riders and the boy who questions the viewer’s intrusive presence.

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Source (https://www.lensculture.com

INTERVIEW // With The Heavy Collective

Interview by Patricia Karallis

From the beginning, The Heavy Collective has been about
contributing to a global conversation around image making
and the publication leans on that same idea.

Sydney based The Heavy Collective started as an online platform showcasing interviews, features and more with photographers whose work display a breadth of subjective and conceptual ideas. Continuing their format from online to offline, they successfully crowdfunded their first print edition and are back with Heavy Vol. II.

Featuring artists Irina Rozovsky, Joanna Piotrowska, Daniel Shea, Mark Peckmezian, Aglaia Konrad, Curran Hatleberg, Deanna Templeton, Dana Lixenberg, Susan Lipper, Stephen Shames, Yoshinori Mizutani and Katrin Koenning, the latest edition is ‘a compendium of contemporary photography focusing on the conversation; Heavy Volume II is in an exploration of image and text on the printed page'(1). 

We spoke to founder Jack Harries about his beginnings with photography, his publishing and editing processes and future plans for The Heavy Collective.

Could you tell us a bit about your background and where your interest in photography came from?

I grew up in a creative environment, my mother was a painter and a sculpture and often used a camera. I taught myself photography as a teenager, but didn’t take it seriously until I was in my mid 20’s. I wasn’t great in school as a teen and ended up having my time there cut short; as much as The Heavy Collective is a space to spotlight other photographers work, it’s also been a way of giving myself the education I might of missed, albeit a very focused one.

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Source (http://paper-journal.com)

From The Battleground | Volume Three HOT RINSE by Trent Mitchell

HOT RINSE is a visual diary of culture, tones, and showering techniques that I will never forget. The zine was created from a five day family road trip around Israel with a quick journey into Jordan. 

Limited edition of 15 copies

Paperback & perfect bound
A5 landscape & 100 pgs
300gsm recycled cover stock
115gsm recycled body stock
Digital four colour print
98 colour + bw photographs

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