Homeless Truths Commission

The  CALM Homeless Truths commission will award one photographer £10,000 to document the lives of ten people experiencing homelessness in London.

Over the ten-week shoot period, the photographer will immerse themselves in the lives of ten people who are currently homeless, documenting their experiences and mentoring them to create their own images.

The photographer will receive support from BJP’s in-house creative team, Studio 1854, and CALM throughout the commission.

The Homeless Truths commission is a collaboration between CALM (Campaign Against Living Miserably) and British Journal of Photography, which seeks to create an honest and intimate portrait of homelessness in London and dispel some of the common misconceptions, providing a platform to some of society’s most vulnerable, and often overlooked, individuals.

Extended Deadline: 4th August at 23:59 BST



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The Connor Brothers

Artists and CALM Ambassadors 

The Connor Brothers is the pseudonym for British artists and CALM ambassadors James Golding and Mike Snelle. They have exhibited work internationally from New York, Sydney and Dubai to London, Hong Kong and Berlin. Works can also be found in major public and private collections including The Victoria and Albert Museum, The Penguin Books Art Collection and both the Omar Koc Collection and Niarchos Collections.

Simon Bainbridge

Editorial Director – British Journal of Photography

Simon Bainbridge has worked in arts journalism for 25 years. He has served as editor of British Journal of Photography since 2003, transforming the magazine from a weekly trade journal into an award-winning monthly, which showcases the best of contemporary photography. Bainbridge acts as a judge and nominator for numerous photography awards and festivals. He has curated two exhibitions around the medium and is currently undertaking picture research for an upcoming book exploring portraits of artists.

Izabela Radwanska Zhang

Assistant Editor – British Journal of Photography

Radwanska Zhang is the assistant editor of the British Journal of Photography print magazine, a position she has held since 2016, after graduating with an MA in Journalism from City, University of London. She completed her BA in European Studies with Spanish and Italian at the University of Bath. Aside from speaking about photography and judging a number of competitions, her words have also appeared in Disegno magazine and The Independent.

Marigold Warner

Associate Online Editor at the British Journal of Photography

Marigold Warner joined the British Journal Photography in April 2018, and recently took up the position of Associate Online Editor, managing editorial content for BJP-online.com. This was preceded by a degree in English Literature and History of Art at the University of Leeds, followed by an MA in Magazine Journalism from City, University of London. Her work has been published by titles including the Telegraph Magazine, Disegno, and the Architects Journal.

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