SOURCE is the essential magazine for intelligent and independent discussion of contemporary photography. Each issue brings you the latest news, portfolios by emerging and established photographers, well researched feature articles, reviews of the most important exhibitions and books, and specialist columns offering deep analysis on various photography related subjects.
Published since 1992, Source is a quality quarterly magazine that provides readers with a critical discussion of photographic practice and an appreciation of the importance of photography in the wider culture. Your subscription will include access to over a dozen back issues of the magazine.
Photographers recently featured in Source include: Victor Burgin, Hannah Collins, Thomas Joshua Cooper, Sarah Dobai, Richard Gilligan, Emma Hart, Anthony Haughey, John Hilliard, Karen Knorr, Sirkka-Liisa Knottinen, Hew Locke, Mari Mahr, Trish Morrissey, Suzanne Mooney, Wendy McMurdo, Mark Neville, Roger Palmer, Steven Pippin, Paul Seawright, Simon Starling, John Stezaker, Jane and Louise Wilson and Donovan Wylie.
Our regular contributors include leading writers on contemporary photography such as David Campany, David Bate, David Brittain, Pavel Buchler, Stephen Bull, Justin Carville, Mark Durden, David Evans, Colin Graham, Alison Green, Roger Hargreaves, Rebecca Hopkinson, Daniel Jewesbury, Martha Langford, Anthony Luvera, Mary Warner Marien, Alicia Miller, Matt Packer, Eugenie Shinkle, Lucy Soutter, Ian Walker, Edward Welch and Judith Williamson.
The Insiders issue: three photographers who examine their own position in relation to the people and situations that they are photographing. The Lisa and John Project is a re-examination of an archive of material from David Moore’s Pictures from the Real World made in Derby in 1988. Moore developed a script for a stage play that is anchored around a discussion of images they selected from the archive. The new work also includes an installation of room models, based on the original images and situating the photographer in the scenes.
David O’Mara has spent the last fifteen years working on building sites in London. Throughout this period he has carried his camera to make the time more his own and as a way of remembering what would otherwise be lost in the daily routine. He has looked back over this archive of material to edit together a new piece of work If you can piss… that documents his experience in the construction industry.
Louis Quail’s project Big Brother explores his brother Justin’s struggle with schizophrenia. For Quail, what distinguishes this work from other documentary projects that he has worked on is that he is part of the story rather than looking in from the outside.
This is the season of photography festivals and we have reviews of the latest events in Cardiff, Belfast and Derby. The BBC have also just broadcast their first significant photography series since The Genius of Photography in 2007; Annebella Pollen charts the changing attitude to the medium on television. Finally, David Brittain samples the latest clutch of new photography magazines. Who are they for?