Look & Learn: The Education Issue
In our fourth annual Look & Learn issue, we continue our focus on the world’s elite photography educators. Something they all have in common, besides their reputation for guiding and inspiring students, is a clearly understood philosophy, which informs their unique learning environments and leads to specific goals, modules and exercises that are carefully honed over years.
Aaron Schuman talks to acclaimed photographer, book-maker and educator Jason Fulford about his approach to teaching workshops, and their relationship to his own photographic practice. Daniel Boetker-Smith profiles Yumi Goto’s “fortress” in Tokyo, finding out the secret to the success of her highly coveted workshops at the Reminders Photography Stronghold, taking the photobook into new realms of “narrative sculpture”.
Cat Lachowskyj visits Amsterdam’s Gerrit Rietveld Academie, to discover how its cross-disciplinary teaching methods instil a collaborative work ethic on the road to nurturing individual creative freedoms. And Gem Fletcher talks to Viviane Sassen, Jack Davison, Lisa Barnard and Alma Haser about the importance of continued experimentation in their work.
Elsewhere, we present our first selection of Class of 2018, our pick of the best of this year’s graduates from colleges in the UK and Ireland. Photographer and Belfast School of Art lecturer Ken Grant talks about the “unique joys of teaching” and the value of maintaining his own practice.
Laurence Butet-Roch reports back from an ambitious show staged at the Ryerson Image Centre in Toronto, initiated by Susan Meiselas and Wendy Ewald, highlighting the hidden history and potential for collaboration in photography.
Plus, we preview the latest edition of Street London; we present the best photobooks of the year so far, as chosen by Rob Hornstra, Mark Power, Marloes Krijnen, Yumi Goto and Mariela Sancari; we feature Holly Hay of Wallpaper* as our Creative Brief; and Damien Demolder picks four camera systems that are versatile, sturdy and future-proof enough for the fledgling professional.
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