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Publishers at Offprint London

At Offprint I took the opportunity to speak to some publishers I only knew from reviewing their books. APE (or Art Paper Editions) produce varied unpredictable books. Jurgen Maelfeyt, the publisher, explained their ethos and also described how they only … Continue reading

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Curating Sound

Cheryl Tipp is the Curator of Wildlife and Environmental Sounds at The British Library. I spoke to her in the sound archive office and then we went down into the stores to look at some items in the collection. It … Continue reading

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Wildlife in Sound and Pictures

I went for a walk with the field recordist Peter Toll and the Wildlife photographer David Tipling. While we walked, we talked about how they both approach their subjects. This is an excerpt from our conversation (a textual edit of … Continue reading

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Walking Around London

One theme of new Source is the comparison between photography and sound recording. We thought it would be illuminating to introduce a field recordist and a photographer and see what they had in common. The photographer Laura Pannack has an … Continue reading

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Jon Wozencroft

I spoke to Jon Wozencroft about how he decided what photographs should appear on album covers, about the role photography had in introducing people to music and about how he prized certain kinds of 'straight' photography. Stepping into the Dark … Continue reading

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The Photographic Score

The new Source includes a portfolio by Jez riley French. He describes his works as 'scores for listening' and they consist of one or more photographs, often abstract in appearance, and some text that guide your way of looking and … Continue reading

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Why is the Media Museum Giving its Photographs to the V&A?

In the new issue of Source we have an extended report on the plan to transfer a large part of the National Media Museum's photography collection to the V&A. To prepare this article I spoke to Martin Barnes, the Curator … Continue reading

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Solas Prize Winners

Tonight, at the Gallery of Photography Solas Awards Exhibition, the winners of this year's prize were announced. The are: First Prize, Michel Le Belhomme; Second Prize, Dara McGrath and Third Prize, Mervyn Arthur. They will receive cash awards of respectively … Continue reading

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Photography and Openness

The artist Natasha Caruana has just started a residency at the Open Data Institute. I went along to the launch, curious to find out why a photographer would be a good person to have around in an organisation that aims … Continue reading

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Keep it straightforward and to the point

John Duncan is a co-editor of Source and one of the co-organisers and judges for the Solas Prize. To help anyone submitting work for the prize get an idea how it works he has conducted short interviews with fellow judge … Continue reading

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