Yesterday I was speaking to a student about how to keep up to date with what is going on in current photography and I thought it may well be a good thing to share on the blog. So here is a brief list of some of the websites I use, some are blogs, some are online magazines and some are organisations that have useful mailing lists. I may remember some more later on so this could well be ‘Part 1’ (click on the sites title to go to the web page).
PURPOSE – is an online magazine based in France and has been one of my favorite discoveries of last year. Each edition has a theme and the chosen artists are interesting and varied.
LENS CULTURE – another online magazine with an accompanying blog. I like lensculture because it shows a very broad range of styles/artists and has an excellent archive of audio interveiws.
FOTONET – is based around the south of England and lists events, exhibitions, awards as well as the occasional online portfolio, it was through this site that I got the chance to show my work to the German Artist Gerhard Stromberg.
PHOTOWORKS – a magazine (print, not online) and funding organisation based in Brighton. Sign up for the mailing list to keep up to date with their projects.
WE-ENGLISH BLOG – the blog of photographer Simon Roberts for his current project about ‘The English’. I like this blog because much of Simons interests in identity and history overlap with mine and his ‘net’ of research is wonderfully broad.
ART JOBS (UK) – an email mailing list from the arts council. If you are a student looking for work experience this is a good thing to sign up to as many of the requests for practical photographers are unpaid.
SEESAW – an online magazine that has some very interesting articles and a broad range of styles (as well as being very supportive of young photographers).
Im sure more will follow.