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Interview with Matthew Pontin, Founder of the South West Graduate Photography Prize

Fotonow’s South West Graduate Photography Prize (SWGPP) is launching Thursday 28th November at the Old Truman Brewery, London. Ahead of the opening, previous finalist Megan Wilson-De La Mare caught up with founder Matthew Pontin, to find out about the prize’s 10th anniversary, this year’s finalists, and to ask his advice for graduating students. 

Interview by Megan Wilson-De La Mare

National Identity: Traveller Communities

With Issue 10 just around the corner we’re launching our season of content that will accompany the issue.  These articles and interviews will also investigate the theme of ‘National Identity’ releasing at least once a month until Issue 11 arrives in spring 2020. Many of the articles are the result of photographer submissions and writer pitches made during our Issue 10 open call, including this piece by writer Bethany Holmes. Here Bethany looks at 4 photographers documenting Traveller communities.

Photographic Education: An Interview with Matt MacPake

Photographic Education is an interview series from Loupe. Through conversation with successful photographers, we discuss the merits of photographic education, how to get the most out of it, and where it can improve. Each interviewee shares their advice for aspiring photographers, making the series a valuable resource for students and educators alike, as well as promoting work from the most encouraging new photographers.

Interview with Dan Fontanelli of Bright Rooms

London based darkroom, Bright Rooms, opened their doors in 2018 and has since built a solid community of members, alongside offering talks, workshops and events. As one of our Kickstarter supporters, they’re hosting our ‘Brightrooms Loupe Day’, where backers will process & contact a roll of b/w film, experiment with photograms and selective development alongside the Loupe team, followed by informal portfolio reviews, and then some drinks. No prior experience required!

Signed Limited Edition Prints Picked by Tom Page from Open Doors Gallery

We’re excited to offer a selection of 4 signed and limited edition prints as rewards for our crowdfunding campaign. The images were chosen by Tom Page – founder of Open Doors Gallery – from our previously featured photographers, with printing provided by Bayeux. In this short article, Tom shares his reasons for picking each.

Issue 10 – Kickstarter!

Surprise, we just launched a Kickstarter for Issue 10! Read on for more details or head directly to the campaign page here.

Curating photography: An interview with Francesca Genovese

In a world saturated with imagery, the role of curator is becoming ever more vital. Curating Photography explores a changing industry, through conversations with those who shape what we see.

Photographic Education: An Interview With Owen Harvey

Photographic Education is an interview series from Loupe. Through conversation with successful photographers, we discuss the merits of photographic education, how to get the most out of it, and where it can improve. Each interviewee shares their advice for aspiring photographers, making the series a valuable resource for students and educators alike, as well as promoting work from the most encouraging new photographers.

Photobook Dummy Call

Along with our move to themed content for issue 10, we’re changing our regular photobook review to focus on unreleased dummies. Gemma Padley, a writer and the mind behind our photobook feature, explains the reasoning for the move and then shares some recent examples of books that have nailed the image-text blend.

A new direction

The launch of Issue 10 will bring with it our move to themed content, both in print and online.

Why the change? Because every issue, we see trends in the submission box that reflect wider movements in society. Rather than selectively ignoring these trends, we’ve decided it’s important to spotlight them, sharing varied perspectives around topics that matter.

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