Exhibition – Robert Blomfield: Student of Light (University of Edinburgh)

Exhibition, University of Edinburgh Main Library, 6th May – 1st October 2022
Robert Blomfield: Student of Light

Header image – Forth Road Bridge, through telescope, 1965 © Estate of Robert Blomfield

The beauty of street photography unfolds over time as it unerringly becomes a documentation of social history. Capturing lifestyles, fashions and general day to day living, a picture can give so much more detail than a textbook, and this newly curated exhibition does just that. Details from the press release below.

‘Spellbinding images that capture a city in the midst of momentous change are to be exhibited for the first time. Scenes of Edinburgh in the 1950s and 60s, taken by acclaimed street photographer Robert Blomfield, will go on display at the university where he studied and honed his artistic talent.

Robert Blomfield: Student of Light will be the first presentation of the late photographer’s work since a blockbuster show at Edinburgh’s City Art Centre four years ago. Blomfield was completely unknown prior to the 2018 show, but the beauty and significance of his work immediately struck chords. Now an exhibition at the University of Edinburgh – the first to feature his colour photography – looks set to enhance his blossoming reputation.

© Estate of Robert Blomfield

The show, in the university’s Main Library, will have a particular focus on Blomfield’s time as a student. The exhibition also showcases some of Blomfield’s camera equipment, including lenses, enlargers, filters and an astronomical telescope used to achieve far depths of field.

Blomfield came to Edinburgh to study medicine in 1956 and found himself in a city full of light and shadow, and a university bursting with post-war enthusiasm and vigour. He took a camera with him almost everywhere, even into class, producing shots of lectures, labs and student life that are unique in their access and their composition’.

Robert Blomfield: Student of Light will be on display at the University of Edinburgh from 6th May until 1st October 2022

Main Library, George Square, Edinburgh EH8 9LJ
Opening times: Mon – Sat 10 – 4 

Photos and details above reproduced with permission from the University of Edinburgh’s press office.

11th May 2022

Exhibition – For The Record: Photography & the Art of the Album Cover (The Photographers’ Gallery)

Exhibition, The Photographers’ Gallery, 8th April – 12th June 2022
For the Record: Photography & the Art of the Album Cover 

Header image – Vinyl: Miles Davis, Tutu, Warner Bros Records – 1-25490, United States 1986. Photography: Irving Penn. Design: Eiko Ishioka.

When CDs began to nudge records off shop shelves in the 90s, something that was sadly missed by collectors was the opportunity to own cover artwork worthy of display and conversation. Singles were for fun but albums, with seemingly endless possibilities around double albums, gatefold sleeves, embossing and lyric sheets, held the potential to be serious pieces of art.

A new exhibition opening at The Photographers’ Gallery in London on Friday celebrates the album cover as an art form, curated and presented in collaboration with collector and exhibition originator, Antoine de Beaupré, whose extensive and impressive collection form the basis of the display.

Left – Vinyl: Led Zeppelin, Physical Graffiti, Swang Song – SSK 89400, England 1975. Photography: Elliott Erwitt. Design: AGI / Mike Doud / Peter Corriston.

Right – Vinyl: Prince, Lovesexy, Paisley Park – 9 25720-1, United States, 1988. Photography: Jean-Baptiste Mondino. Design: Laura LiPuma.

Vinyl: Grace Jones, Island Life, Island Records – 207 472, France 1985. Photography: Jean-Paul Goude. Design: Greg Porto.

Showcasing the talent of photographers and artists including  famous names such as David Bailey, Andy Warhol, Joseph Beuys, Helen Levitt and Cindy Sherman, the exhibition takes us on a journey through the changes to music and art through the years. There will be covers you recognise, maybe some you own, and certainly some that bring new stories to the table.

Left – Vinyl: Serge Gainsbourg, Love on the Beat, Philips – 822 849-1, France 1984. Photography: William Klein.

Right – Vinyl: Everything but the Girl, Before Today, Virgin – VST 1624, England 1997. Photography: Jürgen Teller. Design: Form / EBGT.

Details from the press release:

For the Record brings together over 200 album covers, highlighting the central role photography plays in defining artists and bands, and showcasing some of the most iconic album covers of our times. While many of the artistes on the covers will be instantly recognisable, the exhibition illuminates the often overlooked and multifaceted contributions of photographers and other visual artists to the identity of the ‘stars’ and the labels themselves.

For the Record: Photography & the Art of the Album Cover will be on display at The Photographers’ Gallery, London from 8th April until 12th June 2022.

The Photographers’ Gallery, 16 – 18 Ramillies Street, London W1F 7LW (nearest tube Oxford Circus)

Usual opening hours are as follows – please check the website for news, admission charges and concessions before visiting, tickets may be booked in advance:

Monday (& Bank Holidays): Closed
Tuesday – Wednesday: 10.00 – 18.00
Thursday – Friday (Lates): 10.00 – 20.00
Saturday: 10.00 – 18.00
Sunday: 11.00 – 18.00

All images and exhibition details are reproduced with permission from The Photographers’ Gallery.

Words excluding press release by Siobhan

6th April 2022

International Women’s Day 2022

International Women’s Day, 8th March 2022

International Women’s Day calls for all of us to
– Celebrate women’s achievement
– Raise awareness against bias
– Take action for equality

For this year’s IWD, we’ve gathered together photos of inspirational women taken by amazing women photographers; we hope you’ll enjoy looking through the images and check out more of everyone’s work.

Today’s feature is dedicated to Jennifer’s mom, Fran.
(header photo and below)

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Jennifer Mullins 

Photographer, Phoenix

This is a photo I took of my mom, who died on January 23, 2022, from a once-in-a-lifetime trip that we took to Hawaii in July 2015. I always loved photographing her when she didn’t know I was doing it. I would often catch her in a reflective pose. I have this photo hanging on my wall. It’s been a sad time, but I feel this is a way to honor her.

Website | Prints | Instagram | Twitter

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Cath Dupuy

I’m Cath Dupuy, a music photographer from SE London. I didn’t start shooting music until well into my 50s, though been going to gigs since I was 15! It’s good to see more women in the pit now, even if I am the oldest.

Grace Jones

Website | Instagram | Facebook

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Gosia at Nettlespie Photography

My name is Gosia aka Nettlespie Photography, originally Polish, based in the north west. Music photography is my absolute love and catching a glimpse of the artist’s energy and the feel of the moment is what it’s all about for me!

Lowes at Reading & Leeds Festival

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Samantha Quinn Photography

Photographer, Northern Ireland 

I’m Samantha, a wedding photographer who used to specialise in gig photography!

Kelli & Rachel had the most beautiful intimate day in a gorgeous Georgian house during the first Covid lockdown. They knocked it out of the park!

I had the privilege of capturing this absolute badass of a bride who had the most perfect home wedding with a stunning Victorian twist.

Instagram | Facebook

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Kaza Black Photography 

Photographer, Melbourne

Adalita – an inspiration to me, who fronted a band in the 90s which was rare at the time, and continues to do so in a male dominated industry. Adalita continues to front Magic Dirt as well as her solid solo career. This photo was taken at the Reclink Community Cup 2019.

Website | Instagram

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Amelia Jones – inkblots

Amelia Jones (inkblots) – a photographer, filmmaker and motion graphics editor from the North West, based in Manchester, England and specialising in portraits, gig and concert photography and videography.

My Mum captured on 35mm film

My friend Jess playing YES last year

Instagram | Facebook | Twitter

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Mia ‘Jean’ Tolley 

Photographer, Exeter

I’m a commercial photography student who likes to explore her own sexuality and femininity through her work. This image doesn’t have a solid story, other than it was part of a project exploring women’s body image throughout the fashion industry.

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Maddie Drake 

I’m a student taking pictures at gigs all around the city (Manchester) mostly just to see live music for free. The photoset is of Talie of the Red Stains, headlining at Castle Hotel in December 2021.

Instagram

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Anya Weston-Shaw 

Photographer, north west

A large volume of female musicians inspire me to use my camera and feel good in myself. Ellie Rowsell. She inspired me to capture the world’s beauty. This shows you Wolf Alice as if you were looking through my eyes.

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Alex Curran

My name is Alex Curran. I am a music and event photographer based in Dublin. I have experience in live performance photography. I chose the image below as it captures the authentic emotion of the musician just before her performance. Her name is Rachel Mae Hannon.

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Ingrid Turner

I’m Ingrid Turner, a Manchester based photographer. My passion for taking pictures began with street photography, catching poignant moments and chance encounters, and this background is reflected in my event and charity photography. I love capturing intimate, special moments that take place when people connect.

A woman supporting the Together With Refugees Rally in Oct 2021. She looked really serene and kind.

A dancer rehearsing

Website | InstagramFacebook | Twitter

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Rachel Wonders

My name is Rachel Wonders and I am a music photographer based in London & The North West. My style is very soft, feminine and ethereal and I view my practice as an art form as opposed to something more documentary. This is a photo of Foxes at the Islington Assembly Hall shot for Square One Magazine.

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Hannah Mesquitta Photography

Hannah Mesquitta – photographer from Portsmouth. Enjoys shooting live and landscape.

When I’m not snapping away, I’m either busy being a retail manager (my job) fussing my cat (or other people’s cats haha) adding to my ever growing houseplant collection or spending hours on Animal Crossing. 

Lauran Hibberd live

My friend Carrie

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Ange at Cobspix Photography

I’m a freelance gig photographer shooting bands around Greater Manchester for the last 4 years. This is Annabelle Zaychenko, lead singer for Circus 66, an upcoming rock band from Maidenhead. Annabelle delivers powerful soaring vocals and owns that stage. Go check them out!

Instagram | Facebook | Twitter

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Jess Robinson

I’m Jess and I’m a photographer from Manchester. I’ve been taking shots of live music for a few years now and here is one of my favourites! The shot is of the wonderful Martha Phillips from The Elephant Trees.

Website | Instagram

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Siobhan at 16 Beasley St Photography

I’m Siobhan, I live on the Sussex coast and mostly shoot gigs, festivals and other events. I started Breaking Glass as a platform for my own and other like-minded people’s work. It’s amazing to have contributors from all around world.

Beth from brilliant Brighton band LibraLibra

Lifted by Mimbre

Website | Instagram | Twitter

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It’s been a pleasure to put this feature together and celebrate a whole range of talent; huge thanks to all who have contributed. You can check out  more from each photographer on the links shown. All images are copyrighted by the photographer credited; please do not use without gaining their permission first.

Happy International Women’s Day 2022! See you back here next year – and keep the sentiment going every day between now and then…

8th March 2022

Gallery – Black and White

Timeless, classic and evocative – there’s something about black and white photography that doesn’t just grab your attention but holds it too. In our latest gallery we’ve revisited the monochromatic style to bring you a set of images from photographers far and wide, each capturing their own moments across a range of subjects.

“To see in colour is a delight for the eye but to see in black and white is a delight for the soul” – Andri Cauldwell

Header photo by Gregor Boyd; details in article

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Bob Vylan – The Ferret in Preston 27/8/2021

Colin from GBH at North West Calling, O2 Ritz, Manchester 30/6/2018

By Gary Hough at allthecoolbandsphotography – Website | Instagram | Twitter

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SS Nomadic – Titanic Quarter, Belfast 2019

Apocalypse Action Man – 2014

By Seb K Akehurst at Jolly Bearded Promotions – Instagram | Facebook | Twitter

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Untitled

By Gregor Boyd – Website | Instagram

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Danielle Durack at Valley Bar on the 1st anniversary of her album No Place release

Glass blower at Bud’s Glass Joint on Roosevelt Row 1st Friday, downtown Phoenix

By Jennifer Mullins –Website | Prints | Instagram | Twitter

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Sand, Sea, Sky (Aberystwyth looking toward Constitution Hill)

Guitar Man (Park Street, Birmingham)

By Mac McCreery – Instagram

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Jehnny Beth supporting IDLES at Victoria Warehouse in Manchester, Feb 22

The crowd at Enter Shikari playing Victoria Warehouse in Manchester, Dec 21

By Amelia Jones at Inkblots – Website | Instagram | Facebook | Twitter

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Coi Fish Pond, State College

Outdoor Portrait, Harrisburg, PA

By Erin Servey – Instagram

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Churches

By Becky Jones – Twitter

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HENGE at Manchester Academy on 30th October 2021, frontman Zpor and the crowd 

By Ingrid Turner Photography – Website | InstagramFacebook | Twitter

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The Black and White Sheep of the Family

Inside Looking Out

By Charlie Smith – Twitter

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada

By Steven Medeiros Photography – Website | Instagram

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Wear a Mask

Dale Barclay, Broadcast, Glasgow, May 2018

By Siobhan at 16 Beasley St Photography – Website | Instagram | Twitter

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As always, big thanks to all the photographers who have shared their wonderful images. If you like what you see, you can find more of their work on the links shown.

All pictures are copyrighted by the photographer credited; please do not use without gaining their permission first.

24th February 2022

Contribute to Breaking Glass

Contribute to Breaking Glass

We get lots of enquiries from people asking how they can become a contributor for Breaking Glass. There are a number of ways you can do this and we thought it might be helpful to put all the details in one place.

A few things to mention:

– Breaking Glass is not a profit-making publication; we can’t pay for contributions nor do we charge for submissions as some sites do.
– Copyright remains with the photographer or writer; by submitting your photos or writing, you grant us permission to include them on the website and our social media with credit; if you ever want us to take your work off the website you can just let us know.
– Please get in touch to discuss before sending completed content. The best way to do this is by email to breakingglassmagazine@gmail.com
– Please do look at the website before making contact to see if your content fits with ours.

Ongoing features:

The Vinyl Countdown:

We’ve all got playlists of our favourite songs, mixtapes if we’re talking old school. If you’re interested in sharing your very own Desert Island Discs, choose any 10 tracks and include a sentence or two about each. Tell us why they’re on your list, do they make you laugh, cry, dance on the kitchen table?

In Focus:

We’re happy to showcase new photographers. If you’d like an introductory feature, get in touch. We generally include 8-12 of your favourite photos with some info about you, your images and any projects you’re working on.

New Music Reviews:

We have loads of music submitted for review – if you’d like to write about some of it, have a look at the kind of stuff we cover to see if this might be for you. We’re looking to write about things we like, there’s enough negativity online and it‘s not what we’re here for.

Other options:

– From time to time we run features and galleries with different themes and have year end galleries for live music shots and general photography; these are always promoted on our socials. 
– If you have a particular subject you’d like to write about or a specific photography project you’d like to share and think it’s a good fit, drop us an email to discuss. We’re interested in music (with most of our focus on newer or emerging artists), all genres of photography, and associated exhibitions, films and books.

Technical stuff:

– Photos should be sent as jpg files please – portrait / landscape / square / colour / black & white are all fine, any style, you can send with or without watermark.
– Please ensure there is no offensive content and that you have permission to share images of people not taken in a public place or including minors.
– Include your name, how you would like to be credited and links you would like us to include to your work, e.g. website / socials.

Any questions just ask and thanks for your interest!
Siobhan, Editor

Photos © 16 Beasley St Photography

25th January 2022

Best Music Shots of 2021

‘I’ve been looking so long at these pictures of you
That I almost believe that they’re real’ – The Cure

Here we are again with our annual Best Music Shots of the Year gallery, thankfully 2021 reopened the doors of venues big and small and reminded us exactly what we’d been missing. And so it’s even more of a privilege than usual to bring you this amazing selection of live music shots captured around the world.

Photos are in no particular order, mixed by genre and style, so grab a cup of tea and take a break while you check them all out to avoid missing anything… enjoy.

(Header photo above by Tina Sherwood, details in article)

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Genn
Chalk, Brighton – October 2021

By Rob Orchard – Website | Instagram

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Rachel Mae Hannon
Whelans, Dublin – November 2021

By Alex Curran – Instagram

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Ben Sargent of Hell’s Addiction
Rockin’ The Bowl Festival, Sheffield – September 2021

Hazel Jade Rogers of JOANovARC
Rockin’ The Bowl Festival, Sheffield – September 2021

By Tina Sherwood – Instagram | Facebook

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Bob Vylan
The Ferret, Preston – August 2021

Steve Diggle of Buzzcocks
Waterloo Music Bar, Blackpool – August 2021

By Gary Hough at allthecoolbandsphotography – Website | Instagram | Facebook | Twitter

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Cody Hibbard
Ft Worth Panther Island River and Blues Fest – November 2021

Rachel Stacy
Texas Lottery Pavilion, Irving, Texas – October 2021

By Robert C Maxfield II – Website | Instagram | Facebook

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Oracle Sisters
The Glue Factory, Glasgow – November 2021

Callum Easter
Sneaky Pete’s, Edinburgh – September 2021

By John Mackie – Instagram

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Doug Aldrich of The Dead Daisies
Nottingham Rock City – November 2021

Angelo Tristan of Collateral
Sheffield Don Valley Bowl – September 2021

By Cobspix Photography – Website | Instagram | Facebook | Twitter

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Judgement
Biltmore Theatre, Ontario – November 2021

Excuses Excuses
Biltmore Theatre, Ontario – November 2021

By Mirjana (Mikki) Simeunovich – Website | Instagram | Facebook

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Freya Beer
Paper Dress Vintage, London – November 2021 (shot for dead good music blog)

By Rachel Wonders – Instagram | Facebook | Twitter

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Nile Rodgers and CHIC
Dreamland, Margate – September 2021

The Ks
Dreamland, Margate – September 2021

By Katie Stokes – Website | Instagram | Facebook | Twitter

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Royal and the Serpent
XL Live, Harrisburg PA – August 2021

Nick Reese of Joyous Wolf
Reverb, Reading PA – October 2021

By Erin Servey Photography – Instagram | Facebook

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Sydney Sprague
Rebel Lounge, Phoenix AZ – June 2021

Danielle Durack
Rebel Lounge, Phoenix AZ – June 2021

By Jennifer Mullins –Website | Prints | Instagram | Twitter

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Steve Diggle of Buzzcocks
Gateways Festival – August 2021

Lauren Tate of Hands Off Gretel
Long Division Festival – September 2021

By Steve White – Instagram

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Daniel Filth of Cradle of Filth
Bloodstock Festival – August 2021

Benji of Skindred
Bloodstock Festival – August 2021

By Clare Ratcliffe – Instagram | Facebook

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Julia Bardot
Bodega, Nottingham – October 2021

Paul Weller
Octagon Centre, Sheffield – November 2021

By Nigel King Photography – Website | Instagram | Facebook | Twitter

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Sons of Liberty
Don Valley Bowl, Sheffield – September 2021

The Outlaw Orchestra
Don Valley Bowl, Sheffield – September 2021

By Andy Houghton – Website | Instagram

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Alex Southey
Bar Cathedral, Toronto – November 2021

The Sarandons
Dakota Tavern, Toronto – November 2021

By Steven Medeiros – Website | Instagram 1 | Instagram 2

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False Heads
The Boileroom, Guildford – November 2021

Girli
The Boileroom, Guildford – November 2021

By Matt Chapman – Website | Instagram | Twitter

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The Sixth Lie
London

By Najm Clayton – Website | Instagram

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Priestgate
The Hope and Ruin, Brighton – October 2021

Walt Disco
The Hope and Ruin, Brighton – November 2021

By Siobhan at 16 Beasley St Photoraphy – Website | Instagram | Twitter

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As always, a massive thank you to all the awesome photographers who have shared their images. If you like what you see, go and give them a follow on the links shown. Whether you’re a photographer, musician, gig-goer or involved/interested in the music industry in any way, keep supporting your local scene and please, please keep taking a test. Wishing you all a safe and happy Christmas and New Year – take care of yourselves and each other.

All images are the copyright of the photographer credited; please do not use without gaining their permission first.

17th December 2021

 

2021 Through the Lens

“Photography is a way of feeling, of touching, of loving. What you have caught on film is captured forever. It remembers little things, long after you have forgotten everything.”
– Aaron Siskind

Throughout this year, photographers have had the chance to get back out into the world and capture their favourite things forever. From theatre to nature, sports to protests and the little bits of everyday life that we maybe just don’t take so much for granted any more, we’ve put together a collection of images of people and places that played a part in making 2021 unique.

As with all our galleries, there is no specific order; the images have been mixed by format and content so enjoy from start to finish…

(Header photo above by Steven Medeiros, details in article)

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Together with Refugees Rally, London

By Ingrid Turner – Website | Instagram | Facebook | Twitter

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A Full 360
Matty Hemmings at the Test Your Skills area of The Photography Show at the NEC

Attempted Stumping
Notts Outlaws v Lancashire Lightning T20 match at Trent Bridge Cricket Ground

By Nigel King – Website | Instagram | Facebook | Twitter

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Preparing for the Fight

By Najm Clayton –  Website | Instagram

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Dwerja Bay

The Boathouse

By Derek Rickman – Instagram | Twitter

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Eye Spy

My Ball

By Alan Cruickshank – Instagram

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I Can Touch the Sky

By Charlie Smith – Twitter

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Chalk Artist and Helper
Phoenix Farmers Market

Lady in Red

By Jennifer Mullins – Website | Prints | Instagram | Twitter

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Glastonbury Tor through the Mist

Chimneys and Rooftops at Vicar’s Close, Wells

By Petra Eujane Photography – Website | Instagram

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Free Palestine, Cardiff City Centre, Wales

Kill the Bill, Bute Park, Cardiff, Wales

By Tom Davies, Photojournalist – Instagram

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Toronto, Canada

By Steven Medeiros – Website | Instagram 1 | Instagram 2

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The British Engineerium, Hove

By Becky Jones – Twitter

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Worthing Pier

Make Up, Brighton Fringe

By Siobhan at 16 Beasley St Photography – Website | Instagram | Twitter

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Huge thanks to all our photographers for sharing their images and memories with us; it’s always a pleasure to put these galleries together and see the variety of talent in the field. Do check out more of each person’s work on the links shown. Wishing contributors and readers alike all the very best for the Christmas period and here’s to a happy and healthy 2022.

Our Best Music Shots of 2021 feature will be published later this week.

All images are the copyright of the photographer credited; please do not use without gaining their permission first.

15th December 2021

 

Breaking Glass Magazine – December 2021

Breaking Glass Magazine – December 2021

Firmly on our favourite new bands list, we planned to have LibraLibra on one of our monthly covers just over a year ago. That plan was thwarted by a day of extraordinarily heavy rain followed by a plunge back into lockdown. We’re delighted that we’ve finally made this happen and to see how much recognition and support the band has gained in the meantime.

As an added bonus, it was a huge pleasure to catch a packed hometown show at Brighton’s Hope & Ruin a couple of weeks ago; their new music sounded great, their energy is infectious and the crowd had an absolute ball.

Now that we all have the opportunity to get out to gigs again, it’s easy to get caught up in the moment and forget that lots of artists and others in the industry have had a tough time throughout the pandemic. It’s so important to keep supporting the music scene to make sure we all keep getting the chance to experience the sheer joy it brings.

Vocalist Beth told us, “Not gonna lie, 2021 has been one of the worst years yet, not musically but mentally & physically it’s really taken its toll, we would love to be all sweetness and light but for us collectively it’s been full of heartbreak, an oophorectomy, instability and mental breakdowns. However ironically the only saving grace for us in 2021 has been the music. We finally released our new single, Candy Mountain, and got to throw our souls into some killer shows. 2022 presents a glimmer of hope for us, our EP is coming out, a tour has been booked & lots of things to come. Here’s to the future and to thriving not just surviving!”

If you haven’t been lucky enough to catch LibraLibra yet, this week they’ve announced performances at Icebreaker Festival, 2000 Trees and a slot on The National Lottery’s #ReviveLive tour with Music Venue Trust. Check out their new single Candy Mountain, and link to their socials and music here for more details of live dates.

No more than they deserve, we’re wishing LibraLibra the best of years in 2022, and extend that to all of you as well – thanks to everyone who contributes to, reads and supports Breaking Glass in any way; we wouldn’t still be here without you.

Words and photos by Siobhan

1st December 2021

Women of Protest

Women of Protest
By Tom Davies

Protesting is political and social; it is an outlet for those who have their voices unheard and provides a safe platform for education. For most people though, protesting is speaking out against injustice and taking a stand with minority communities. Despite continued fights for equality some women still do not feel truly equal or have a safe platform to discuss and solve issues that are affecting them. For the Women of Protest in Cardiff, this is a way they can get their voices heard and push for change.

These recent protests have not just been about BLM (Black Lives Matter), many different groups have taken to the streets of Cardiff in the last 18 months. Groups such as Extinction Rebellion, Justice for Palestine and Kill the Bill are just a few of the organisations that have marched through the city.

”Protesting means being loud and proud, it means being unapologetically black, it means putting pressure on systems and the media for change and educating everyone.” – Bianca Ali, 30

Protesting has noticeably increased over the last few years, with more than 20 protests taking place over the last 18 months. The death of George Floyd in America at the hand of the police sparked much of the social unrest across the world. Though not long after this, incidents similar to this started being brought to the public’s attention in South Wales.

For example, there have been multiple deaths linked to the alleged actions of South Wales police in the last two years. In 2019 Christopher Kapessa, a 13-year-old black boy from Cardiff, was allegedly pushed by a group of white boys into a river where he drowned. South wales police initially ruled it as an accident, no charges were pressed against those who allegedly pushed him, and it was hardly covered by the media at the time. In 2021 Mohamud Hassan, a 24-year-old black man, was arrested by South Wales police on suspicion of breach of the peace, he was released the next day without charge but died within a few hours of arriving home. Both cases have elements to them that should warrant further investigation, however the police only started investigating both issues after community pressure through protesting and accusations of institutional racism.

When protesting became more apparent in Wales Hannah Newbury, 23, explains how she felt about her role in the protests. “When it finally came to Cardiff it really hit home because I always knew there were issues in Wales. When the protest came here, it was almost like they were knocking on my door and giving me a reason to come out and join in.”

Initially, there was a high media coverage of the protests happening within Cardiff, such as the first BLM protests focused media attentions on the growing community of protesters within the city. However, even though events surrounding a stand against injustice continued, media coverage did not follow suit, even though women protesting in Cardiff was still apparent.

The Protests were not just BLM though as soon many other groups that call for social justice started organising protests. Extinction Rebellion organised a massive group march that included multiple different groups. This willingness to protest was also shown by the middle eastern community of Cardiff. Protests were organised for Afghanistan and Palestine just hours after news broke of the siege of Gaza and the Taliban take-over of Afghanistan.

Nelly Adams, 36, believes that the protests have not been publicised in the media as much as they deserved, “If these protests had been sufficiently covered in the media, then I would not still be subject to racist attacks. The large media companies will only publish what they deem it as profitable. If real change is to happen then there needs to be a lot more media coverage and continued coverage of ongoing events.”

Left: Nelly Adams, Right: Jessica Dunrod 

Jessica Dunrod, 32, believes that “Protests haven’t really been covered at all. We didn’t see the same numbers for Mohamud as we saw for George Floyd, and this is a boy in our community. So, I don’t think we’ve had anywhere near the right amount of coverage for what has happened. Christopher Kapessa’s mum still doesn’t have justice, so I don’t think we’re getting the media coverage.”

The protests have also been able to achieve a lot of positive change, since they started taking to the streets there have been two notable changes in Wales for minority communities. While investigations are still ongoing the protesters can be proud of the fact that the deaths are now being investigated and details are being released to the public.

The introduction of Black History to the school curriculum and the second being the new statue of Headmistress Betty Campbell, the first black head teacher in Wales. Many protesters do not believe either of these things would have been possible without the protests as it has raised awareness for a cause that a lot of people where not knowledgeable of.

Left: Yasmine Belhadj, Middle: Tara Turner, Right: Seun Seriki

The positive impacts of the protests extend to more than just government and police accountability, protesting is also about education and community, Hannah Newbury says, “I think we’ve managed to encourage a lot of different people that may not have protested before to join in. A lot of my white friends who haven’t been involved in protesting have come out in support for no other reason than to show that they care.”

The Cardiff Women of Protest are extremely proud of what they have accomplished so far and are determined to continue their efforts in standing in solidarity, continuing to fight for positive change, supporting those in society who need it, and stand up against injustice.

These strong women have spoken out about issues in our society and have created a safe platform for the oppressed to be heard. As Bianca Ali says she sees a bright future for women in Wales, “It makes me feel incredibly proud not only being Welsh but being a black Welsh woman, we had a march for black women last year and I led that march. It really empowered me to lead all these women from different backgrounds in protesting, and it made me feel incredibly proud as I have four younger sisters to look up to me. I hope I can continue inspiring them.”

Words and photos © Tom Davies, Photojournalist – Website | Instagram 

16th November 2021

Gallery – Back to Nature

There are lots of aspects of lockdown that have been difficult, however, one real advantage has been that we’ve had a little more time to appreciate nature and watch wildlife take a foothold back into our wider view. We’ve loved seeing these images come through for our latest gallery – Back to Nature – and there are some really stunning shots here. As always, photos are in no particular order other than to be split by shape, size and subject, so please scroll all the way through to avoid missing something special …

Header photo by Najm Clayton; details in article

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Freshwater West in Pembrokeshire at dusk

Hastings in East Sussex on a windy summer day

By Petra Eujane Photography – Website | Instagram

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Little Moments; Natural Highlights

Images taken in Diss, Suffolk

By Gary Catlin Photography – Website | Instagram

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Up and Away

Arctic Fox Chilling

Images taken in the Scottish Highlands

By Alan Cruickshank – Instagram

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Out for a Run

Tree with a Bit Missing

By Nigel King – Website | Instagram | Facebook | Twitter

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Eagle in Flight, Isle of Mull

Hare on the Hill, Cairngorms

By Martin Ross – Instagram 1 | Instagram 2

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Abegaveny, Wales

By Malachi Francis Photography – Instagram

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Flower Study Images

By Robert H King – Website | Instagram | Twitter

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Angry Squirrel

Image taken at Towne Lake in the Dallas Texas suburb of Irving

By Robert C Maxfield II Photography – Website | Instagram | Facebook

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Portland Bill Lighthouse, Jurassic Coast, Dorset

Flowers at West Lulworth, Jurassic Coast, Dorset

By Clare Ratcliffe – Instagram | Facebook

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Hungry Rabbit

Shade Garden

Images taken at Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix, AZ

By Jennifer Mullins – Website | Instagram 1 | Instagram 2 | Prints

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Kingfisher at Chart Mills

Trees & Roots, Rydal

By Derek Rickman – Instagram | Twitter

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Watching Over the Family, Sutton Coldfield

Peacock, Birmingham Nature Centre

By Najm Clayton Photography – Website | Instagram

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Fishguard Harbour, Wales

By Seb K Akehurst at Jolly Bearded Promotions – Etsy |  Instagram | Facebook | Twitter

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Duck!

Houseboat on the River Adur

By Siobhan at 16 Beasley St Photography – Website | Instagram | Twitter

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Thank you to each of the photographers who have shared their pictures; you can see more of their work by following the links shown.

All images are copyright of the named photographer and may not be reproduced without their permission.

Looking forward to our next gallery planned for October, we’ll be asking for shots of your favourite album covers (so many to choose from!) – submissions open late September. There are more details here and we’ll post reminders on socials nearer the time.

17th August 2021

Lockdown and Out

How’s everyone doing out there? The removal of lockdown restrictions next week is leaving a lot of us with a mix of anticipation and fear. While I’m sure we all want our lives back, jumping out from the cotton wool wrapped cocoon we’ve been forced into feels quite scary now.

Whatever you’re thinking, and whatever feels right for you, please keep sight of the fact that not everybody is in the same boat. Some people are still waiting for their second vaccination, some are more vulnerable than others to health issues, or may be protecting someone close to them who’s in that position. If you feel comfortable heading to gigs and festivals, have a brilliant time, but please keep testing (before and after) and if anyone wants to keep their distance and carry on wearing a mask, be a good guy and respect their choices.

Stay safe, stay kind, and look after each other.

Words and photos by Siobhan

16th July 2021

Breaking Glass Magazine – July 2021 – music, photography & more…

Breaking Glass Magazine – June 2021

Cover image Alfie Ordinary presenting Now That’s What I Call Bingo at Spiegeltent for Brighton Fringe © 16 Beasley St Photography 

Despite ongoing restrictions, Brighton Fringe has once again pulled together a great range of shows in venues big and small across the city. Things may have been socially distanced but that didn’t detract from the performances, and the audience appreciation was clear to see. Check out our gallery of favourite productions below…

Make Up by NoLogoProductions at The Rialto

The Night Circus Cabaret at Sabai Pavilion

Dressing up Dietrich by Patricia Hartshorne at the New Steine Hotel

The Boys from The Chorus by Brighton Gay Men’s Chorus at St Nicholas Church 

The Lady in The Van by Sarah Mann Company at Brighton Open Air Theatre

Tell Me Why by NoAgEnDeR at One Church 

Warhol: Bullet Karma by Garry Roost at The Rialto 

Now That’s What I Call Bingo with Alfie Ordinary at Spiegeltent 

Electric Cabaret at Chalk 

Words and photos by Siobhan

1st July 2021

 

 

 

 

 

 

Exhibition – Holding the Baby (Museum of the Home) | Interview with Polly Braden

Exhibition, Museum of the Home, 12th June – 29th August 2021
Holding the Baby   

Header shot: Barbeline and Elijah, Holding the Baby, 2021, courtesy of Polly Braden

A striking new exhibition of work by photographer Polly Braden opened at the weekend at Museum of the Home. Holding the Baby takes an immersive look at the lived experience, challenges and strength of single parents facing austerity.

We spoke to Polly about her interest in not only capturing the image, but capturing something of the person in the picture too…

Your style of photography gives a real insight into its subjects – what drew you to documentary work rather than any other genre?

I’ve always been interested in people. When I worked at the Guardian, the picture editor would tell me off for taking too long, I’d want to find out all about a person before taking their picture.

Gemma with Freya, Jack & Elsie
Holding the Baby, 2021, courtesy of Polly Braden

What was your first camera, how old were you?

My first camera was a Canon. I took a small darkroom kit with me to China when I taught at a University in Yangzhou in my early twenties.

And are there any other photographers whose work inspired you?

I love Susan Meiselas amongst others.

Your latest project Holding the Baby highlights the lived experience of being a single parent – can you tell us how you came to be involved?

Three years ago I became a single parent. At the same time I saw a report by the UN expert on poverty, Philip Alston, who came to the UK to look at the effects of austerity. He concluded that single parents had been hardest hit by changes to tax and benefits since 2010. 

The overall impact of policy decisions taken between 2010 and 2017 has meant lone parents lose around 15% of their net income on average – almost £1 in every £6. By contrast, the losses for all other family groups is much smaller, from nothing to 8%.

Equality and Human Rights Commission research report: ‘Tax, welfare, social security and public spending: a cumulative impact assessment’, November 2017.

I started to look at some of the prejudices leading to policies that scrutinise and punish the parent who has stayed and decided to make a new body of work highlighting the strength and resilience of being a lone parent, in order to change the dialogue. One in four children in the UK live with a lone parent and over 90% of them are single mothers.

Holding the Baby, 2021, courtesy of Polly Braden

Aaron with his children Esme and Kai and partner Chloe
Holding the Baby, 2021, courtesy of Polly Braden

How do you build the trust you obviously have with people that allows you to capture quite personal aspects of their lives?

The first time I meet someone I very seldom take their photo. First we speak about the project, see what they think about it. Talk about how it might work, where the photos will be shown, look examples of other similar projects and previous work. Then they need some time to think it through. From then on, as with all relationships, they grow, slowly sometimes, more with some people than others, openly and through dialogue.

For this project in particular, what were the things that stood out to you as being most important to the people who took part?

Having a sense of control and understanding about how much they wanted to be involved, what the point of view was, how they would be seen, looking at the pictures and letting me know if something wasn’t right. For example, with Jana, for the first few months she didn’t want to be identified, so I shot all the photos with her facing away from the camera. Then she decided she wanted to show her face. One of the photos in the first edit was really strong but Jana spotted her bra strap showing. We reshot the image in a different outfit. The new image is one of the main images in the exhibition. She’s become really involved in the project, helping with research and we’ve spent a lot of time together.

Jana with Yaana
Holding the Baby 2021, courtesy of Polly Braden

How do you select and prepare your images for exhibition?

I make a first edit, then print lots out. I have a magnetic wall in my studio, so I put them up and live with them for a bit. Some keep resonating, others less so. Then it’s great to see other peoples reaction to the photos and it tends to be quite a quick process of pulling the best ones out. Sometimes you go back to files years later and realise you missed good ones but generally the ones you pick start to have a life of their own, if they have that magic, their power grows.

And how does it feel to be able to have your work seen again in person with lockdown restrictions starting to lift?

It’s really exciting to be working towards showing this work at the museum. I can hardly even let myself imagine a lively opening with people in the gallery, it feels a world ago that we gathered in for exhibitions.

Holding the Baby, 2021, courtesy of Polly Braden

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A series of portraits and interviews conducted over a year long participatory project, Polly’s images are accompanied by text from Claire-Louise Bennett and Sally Williams.

The exhibition will tour to Open Eye Gallery, Liverpool and Arnolfini, Bristol, as part of the Museum of the Home’s new dynamic contemporary programme and mission to reveal and rethink the way we live in order to live better together.

Holding the Baby runs from 12th June – 29th August 2021

Museum of the Home – 136 Kingsland Road, London E2 8EA (the museum entrance is opposite Hoxton Station, on Geffrye Street)
Opening times: Tuesday – Sunday, 10am to 5pm. Entry is free but, for now, all visitors, including babies, children, Friends and Patrons, need to book a timed ticket in advance. Please check the website for any updates before visiting.

All images and exhibition details are reproduced with permission from Flint Culture and are under the copyright of Polly Braden.

Interview by Siobhan

15th June 2021

Gallery – Toy Story

For our latest gallery, we’ve been to infinity and beyond (and that’s a long way) to find a selection of toys in a variety of situations. From structured toy photography to snaps of childhood favourites, take yourselves back in time and let’s play…

Header photo by Cath Dupuy, details in article

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Toy Photography

Best viewed with the songs by Johnny Cash: Ain’t no Grave or God’s Going To Cut You Down.

“In all the Toyboxes, with all the kids out there, I had to stumble on my own messed up Toybox. We are all lost here, although we know some toys just gotta be taken down a peg or two. Sometimes we have to not play nice either.”

By Seb Akehurst at Jolly Bearded Promotions – EtsyInstagram | Facebook | Twitter

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Rocking Horse

This much-loved rocking horse seems to have provided a lot of fun to children over the years.

Hush Little Baby

A well-preserved baby doll, washed in the afternoon light, kept safely in its cradle.

Photos were taken at Sahuaro Ranch, Glendale, Arizona

By Jennifer Mullins Photography – Website | Prints | Instagram | Twitter

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The Bugs Family go on Holiday

A lockdown ‘Create a Scene’ photography project! Created with a cardboard box, one of my photos of an Australian beach and some aquarium gravel!

These are my 2 best childhood toys, which I have had for over 60 years! The grey cat was given to me when I was 3 months old… so 65 yrs ago!

By Cath Dupuy – Website | Instagram | Facebook

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Matryoshka

By Tina Sherwood – Instagram

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Looking for a New Home

By Becky Jones – Twitter

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Gardening (Guarding) Against Predators

This is my 1966 Action Man that I’ve had since I was a boy, first time he’s been outdoors during the pandemic.

’Robin, I said don’t park the car there’

Batmobile and Bat Copter are well used toys that I’ve had since the 1960s. This Batmobile pictured is a Corgi 267 Batmobile and this one was first produced in October 1966. It was painted matt black and had wheels with red bats on gold hubs. It is known as the ‘red-hubs’ Batmobile and was produced for about 6 months.

By Gary Hough at allthecoolbandsphotography – Website |  Prints | Instagram | Twitter

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Hang On Woody!

A house in town has been keeping us entertained with their window displays during lockdown. Not sure if Buzz and Woody are escaping or trying to get back in but they’ve been hanging around for some time now.

Say Cheese

Photographers are looking younger all the time.

By Siobhan at 16 Beasley St Photography – Website | Instagram | Twitter

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Tyred

Who needs toys when a tyre will do? This image reminds me of the simple pleasures of childhood when the box was more fun than whatever was inside.

By Charlie Smith – Twitter

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Thank you to all the photographers who have contributed their pictures and stories; we look forward to seeing more of your work as things begin to open up in the world and you’re able to start covering your regular events and subjects again. You can check out more from all involved on the links shown.

Copyright for images remains with each named photographer, please do not reproduce without permission.

Our next gallery in August takes us back to nature with landscapes and wildlife in the great outdoors – submission details here.

9th June 2021

Kraszna-Krausz Photography & Moving Image Book Award Winners 2021

Header photo: Dream is Wonderful, Yet Unclear by Maria Kapajeva 

The winners of this year’s Kraszna-Krausz Foundation annual Photography and Moving Image Book Awards have now been announced, with the winning titles chosen as stand out examples of books representing each category. As always, the long and short lists were full of contemporary issues, including cultural identity; collective experiences; social injustices; migration and memory from around the world. It’s heartening to see an award that doesn’t focus solely on commercial popularity and opens its doors to a diverse range of creatives.

Amidst tough competition, the Photography Book Award has been awarded jointly to Sunil Gupta for Sunil Gupta: From Here To Eternity and Maria Kapajeva for Dream is Wonderful, Yet Unclear.

Sunil Gupta: From Here To Eternity by Sunil Gupta, edited by Dr Mark Sealy MBE (Autograph in association with The Photographers’ Gallery and Ryerson Image Centre)

Dream is Wonderful, Yet Unclear by Maria Kapajeva (Milda Books)

Sunil Gupta is known for his photographic work depicting the injustice suffered by the LGBTQ+ community and highlighting race and migration against the constant of family life. His images form an important social commentary and have been exhibited globally. This book forms his first major retrospective.

Sunil Gupta: From Here To Eternity by Sunil Gupta

Maria Kapajeva’s work focuses on women’s position in contemporary society; the title of her book Dream is Wonderful, Yet Unclear comes from the lyrics of March of Enthusiasts, featured in the Soviet movie The Bright Way (1940) about a female weaver making her journey from peasant to Stakhanovite (a group of workers who regularly surpassed production targets and were specially honoured and rewarded). The book is centred on a textiles factory in Estonia.


Dream is Wonderful, Yet Unclear by Maria Kapajeva

The winners of this year’s Moving Image Book Award are Marie-Hélène Gutberlet and Brigitta Kuster for their books On the Run: Perspectives on the Cinema of Med Hondo and 1970—2018 Interviews with Med Hondo.

On the Run: Perspectives on the Cinema of Med Hondo and 1970—2018 Interviews with Med Hondo edited by Marie-Hélène Gutberlet and Brigitta Kuster (Co-published by Archive Books and Arsenal – Institut für Film und Videokunst. Funded by TURN Fund of the German Federal Cultural Foundation)

Marie-Hélène Gutberlet and Brigitta Kuster have used their combined skills and knowledge in art history, philosophy, film studies, cultural research and writing to document the talent of Med Hondo, a Mauritanian film director, producer, screenwriter, actor and voice actor who gained acclaim for his work until his death in 2019.

On the Run: Perspectives on the Cinema of Med Hondo and 1970—2018 Interviews with Med Hondo edited by Marie-Hélène Gutberlet and Brigitta Kuster 

Digital live-streamed events centred around the winning titles will take place on 1st June for the Photography Book Award and 3rd June for the Moving Image Book Award, hosted by and in partnership with The Photographers’ Gallery.

You can find more details about the awards on the Kraszna-Krausz website.

Words by Siobhan
Images reproduced with permission via Flint Culture and copyrighted as detailed, book spread shots by David Tett Photography 

24th May 2021

Exhibition – On the Outskirts of the Toy Box (The Market Place Theatre)

Exhibition, The Market Place Theatre & Arts Centre, Armagh, 28th May – 17th July 2021
On the Outskirts of the Toy Box  

Previously on Breaking Glass, we’ve featured the photography of Seb Akehurst, aka Jolly Bearded Promotions. Now we’re absolutely delighted to see Seb launching his own exhibition featuring his meticulously detailed brand of toy photography.

He explains, “Think back to your younger self and delve into memories of your favourite toys. Do you remember taking them on adventures? In this body of work, I explore the joys of play and imagination, using childhood toys to forgotten toys from charity shops to toys passed on to me by friends.

These toys can be recognised from all different toyboxes in movies, cartoons and comics. By intertwining these toy storylines, I have sought to recreate the limitless imagination which we had when we were kids playing and creating our own worlds for these characters. My hope when viewing this collection is that you are brought back to a time without rules and restrictions, to a time when you wrote the storyline about what happens outside of the toybox”.

The opening event will be held on Friday 28th May, and limited capacity viewing slots can be booked here. Thereafter, from Saturday 29th, the exhibition is free to the public. Do get along if you’re in the area, this is sure to bring back some memories and put a smile on your face.

On the Outskirts of the Toy Box runs from 28th May – 17th July 2021
The Market Place Theatre & Arts Centre, Market Street, Armagh, Co. Armagh BT61 7BW
Please check the website for further information about your visit

You can find Jolly Bearded Promotions on Etsy, Instagram, and Facebook

Images © Daniel Fagan

17th April 2021

Kraszna-Krausz Photography & Moving Image Book Awards 2021

Header photo – Sunil Gupta: From Here To Eternity by Sunil Gupta 

Bringing together another excellent collection of photography and moving image books, The Kraszna-Krausz Foundation has announced the long and shortlists for its 2021 awards. It feels fitting that after a year where protests against unjust events have been prevalent in the public eye worldwide, the books up for consideration address issues including gender, identity, history, social injustice, community and memory. The awards offer an opportunity for creatives from all backgrounds and genres to gain recognition and have their work reach a wider audience.

The judging panel for the Photography Book Award commented:
“This year’s longlist demonstrates that photography books with substance are more powerful than simply beautiful photography. The submissions revealed a strong sense of innovative storytelling about contemporary society, made clear through the way images have been combined as well as the texts included and the design of the books. The longlist is an incredible mix of archive, artists, historians, photographers and theorists.”

Professor Gideon Koppel, Judge, Moving Image Book Award noted:
“Now seems to be a particularly relevant time to be thinking about moving pictures and sounds, and how this field interacts with other ideas about humanity. We are in the middle of a technological revolution, where there is an acceleration of new ways to make and experience moving images and sound. So it didn’t surprise me to see a noticeable collection of books musing on the future by looking to the past.”

You can find more information about the work of the Kraszna-Krausz Foundation and the selected books listed on their website.

2021 Photography Book Award Shortlist

Destiny edited by Myles Russell Cook with contributors 

– Centralia by Poulomi Basu (Dewi Lewis Publishing)

– Destiny edited by Myles Russell-Cook with contributors (National Gallery of Victoria)

– Dream is Wonderful, Yet Unclear by Maria Kapajeva (Milda Books)

– Sunil Gupta: From Here To Eternity by Sunil Gupta, edited by Dr Mark Sealy MBE (Autograph in association with The Photographers’ Gallery and Ryerson Image Centre)

2021 Moving Image Book Award Shortlist

Making Images Move: Handmade Cinema and the Other Arts by Gregory Zinman

– Dialectics without Synthesis: Japanese Film Theory and Realism in a Global Frame by Naoki Yamamoto (University of California Press)

– Making Images Move: Handmade Cinema and the Other Arts by Gregory Zinman (University of California Press)

– On the Run: Perspectives on the Cinema of Med Hondo and 1970—2018 Interviews with Med Hondo edited by Marie-Hélène Gutberlet and Brigitta Kuster (Co-published by Archive Books and Arsenal – Institut für Film und Videokunst. Funded by TURN Fund of the German Federal Cultural Foundation)

– The Process Genre: Cinema and the Aesthetic of Labor by Salomé Aguilera Skvirsky (Duke University Press)

2021 Photography Book Award Longlist

Santa Barbara by Diana Markosian

– Centralia by Poulomi Basu (Dewi Lewis)

– Constructed Landscapes by Dafna Talmor (Fw:Books)

– Destiny edited by Myles Russell-Cook with contributors (National Gallery of Victoria)

– Dream is Wonderful, Yet Unclear by Maria Kapajeva (Milda Books)

Encampment, Wyoming: Selections from the Lora Webb Nichols Archive 1899-1948 edited by Nicole Jean Hill (Fw:Books)

– Hayal & Hakikat: A Handbook of Forgiveness & A Handbook of Punishment by Cemre Yeşil Gönenli (Gost)

– I Can Make You Feel Good by Tyler Mitchell (Prestel Publishing)

– Road Through Midnight: A Civil Rights Memorial by Jessica Ingram (University of North Carolina Press)

– Santa Barbara by Diana Markosian (Aperture)

– Sunil Gupta: From Here To Eternity by Sunil Gupta, edited by Dr Mark Sealy MBE (Autograph in association with The Photographers’ Gallery and the Ryerson Image Centre)

– The New Woman Behind the Camera by Andrea Nelson (National Gallery of Art, Washington)

– Unfixed: Photography and Decolonial Imagination in West Africa by Jennifer Bajorek (Duke University Press)

2021 Moving Image Book Award

Dialetics without Synthesis: Japanese Film Theory and Realism in a Global Frame by Naoki Yamamoto 

– Against the Avant-Garde: Pier Paolo Pasolini, Contemporary Art, and Neocapitalism by Ara H Merjian (University of Chicago Press)

– Bombay Hustle by Debashree Mukherjee (Columbia University Press)

– Cinema Expanded: Avant-Garde Film in the Age of Intermedia by Jonathan Walley (Oxford University Press)

– Dialectics without Synthesis: Japanese Film Theory and Realism in a Global Frame by Naoki Yamamoto (University of California Press)

– Ends of Cinema edited by Richard Grusin and Jocelyn Szczepaniak-Gillece (University of Minnesota Press)

– Making Images Move: Handmade Cinema and the Other Arts by Gregory Zinman (University of California Press)

– Nightmares in the Dream Sanctuary: War and the Animated Film by Donna Kornhaber (University of Chicago Press)

– On the Run: Perspectives on the Cinema of Med Hondo and 1970—2018 Interviews with Med Hondo edited by Marie-Hélène Gutberlet and Brigitta Kuster (Archive Books)

– Paris in the Dark: Going to the Movies in the City of Light, 1930–1950 by Eric Smoodin (Duke University Press)

– The Process Genre: Cinema and the Aesthetic of Labor by Salomé Aguilera Skvirsky (Duke University Press)

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6th May 2021