This issue of BJP is themed Spatial Awareness, a motto we've liberally interpreted. For Argentinian Sebastian Bruno, who made our cover image, this awareness refers to Wales - a country he expected to live in for a few months but went on to make his home. For Ettore Moni, the space is a studio he's set up in his house in Parma, a free zone in which people can simply be. Tarrah Krajnak's spatial awareness references her personal history as someone born in Peru and brought up in the US, as well as the idea of taking up space - as a woman photographer reclaiming the studio, or an artist who has shot, printed and installed her work in one performance.
Spatial awareness also has an alternative twist concerned with how to show work. Letha Wilson, Gareth Philips, Sofia Karim, Maya Rochat and Alix Marie discuss how photography features in their installation-based practices, and the impact this experimentation has on meaning. We've also interviewed four curators on how they approach images and physical space. And Audrey Hoareau, director of the Centre regional de la photographie Hauts-de-France, explains the institution's relation to its surroundings, a post-industrial former mining community.
30 × 23 cm, Softcover, 2023, 9770007119142