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Is Age the Secret to Creativity

The June issue of British Journal of Photography is all about age, and more specifically its correlation with the best work produced by some of the greatest photographers of the past century, including Don McCullin, David Goldblatt, Martin Parr, and Alec Soth.

 
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London, UK -- (SBWIRE) -- 05/29/2013 -- Photographers aged 19 to 100 were asked when they were at the height of their creativity, and how, as time progresses, they’ve kept their work fresh in the face of what photographer Martin Parr describes as “probably the greatest taboo subject of all” – creative decline.

Editor Simon Bainbridge states “The idea has been brewing for a while, starting with the observation that over my past 11 years editing BJP, I’ve come across relatively few photographers who, like Parr, were making interesting work in their twenties. Most hit their stride in their thirties, once they’ve got a good decade of experience behind them, and this is often the most significant work they’ll ever make.”

The June issue sets out to test this theory, and in the process question our obsession with youth. It will be on sale on 5th June and is available in print and on the iPad.

BJP now offers a monthly iPad edition available in the App Store, which contains the same articles as those published in print – albeit with extra images, text and videos.

Notes to editors

About British Journal of Photography
Established in 1854, British Journal of Photography is the world’s longest-running and most influential photography magazine, defining the future of photographic journalism. It is available as a premium-quality monthly magazine across the UK and selected cities in Europe, North America, the Far East and Australasia. BJP was one of the first photography magazines to launch online, starting BJP-Online.com in 1997, now reaching more than 100,000 unique visitors per month, and is now also available on the iPad and iPhone. BJP was named Photography Magazine of the Year at the Lucie Awards 2012.

About Apptitude Media
Based in the heart of London, Apptitude Media publishes award-winning magazines on tablet devices, smartphones and in print, and is the publisher of British Journal of Photography and Fade To Black. Apptitude Media also helps other creators of print products make the transition to bespoke, re-imagined digital products, offering a full digital contract publishing service. Apptitude Media has been appointed as the UK agent for the Mag+ system. For more information, visit www.apptitudemedia.co.uk

For more information, please contact

Simon Bainbridge, Editor of British Journal of Photography
Tel: 0044 (0)208 123 6873 or bjp.editor@bjphoto.co.uk

Olivier Laurent, Acting Deputy Editor of British Journal of Photography
Tel: 0044 (0)208 123 6224 or bjp.news@bjphoto.co.uk

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