TPF Recommends: Photo Books

Photo Books: Top Ten

Here at The Photography Foundation we love photo books! Nothing beats handling something in print. Photo books are a treat; like a framed photograph on the wall, they are something to be treasured for a long time. I’ll be introducing ten photo books which present different styles of photography and hopefully offer something for everyone.

 

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1. The Decisive Moment by Henri Cartier-Bresson

2. The New Black Vanguard: Photography between Art and Fashion by Antwaun Sargent

3. Sleeping By The Mississippi by Alec Soth

4. The Ballad of Sexual Dependency by Nan Goldin

5. The Americans by Robert Frank

 

 

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6. Mali Twist by Malick Sidibe

7. Let us Now Praise Famous Men by James Agee & Walker Evan

8. Postcard Home by Ingrid Pollard

9. Vanley Burke: A Retrospective by Vanley Burke

10. One Day Young by Jenny Lewis

Happy exploring!


TPF Recommends: Podcasts

Listen & Learn 

A key skill for any photographer to develop is the ability to listen and learn, and this post is all about the importance of taking the time to listen to yourself and to others. Visual people can be easily overloaded with images in this digital world, but listening to stories can give our minds a rest while keeping us inspired! Here are some interesting podcasts which will hopefully help you do just that.

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GUAP Photography Podcasts On topics such as the importance of passion in your work, and how to turn your hobby into a paid opportunity.

The Photographers’ Gallery: Talking About Photography A variety of cultural conversations and artist talks covering a range of interesting topics.

Photo London can always be relied on to inspire us with a menu of delicious work & talks to linger over.

It’s Nice That: Photography Articles & Talks A good resource for creatives because of its holistic approach to creativity. Lots of support and guidance on offer!

 


Support in the Creative Industry

Sources of creative support

We are all going through waves of change and uncertainty right now, so receiving and offering support is more important than ever. Here are some ideas on how to do just that – hopefully they will spark some thoughts about what you need and what you can offer to others.

Mentoring for creative women inVisible Creatives has launched Mentor-at-Home, a speed-dating-style online mentorship programme.

Get a mentor! Arts Emergency helps marginalised young people overcome barriers to participation and success in the creative and cultural industries.

Join a collective or creative meet-up Rye Here Rye Now is a Peckham-based monthly meet up. They can be a great source of support & shared experience.

Don’t abandon all the ideas you have nurtured! This great article from Lecture in Progress gives some useful advice on how to do this.