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British Journal of Photography, August 2019
Our August issue is dedicated to journeys, exploring photographic odysseys from across four continents
From Marcus Lyon’s 22,000 km trip through Brazil to Lisa Barnard’s global investigation into the history of gold and its role in the global economy, and Andy Sewell’s expedition back-and-forth across the Atlantic Ocean, our August issueexplores the theme of journeys.
For her latest project, The Canary and the Hammer, Lisa Barnard crossed four continents for a four-year investigation into our ongoing obsession with gold. Barnard considers its enduring allure, links to politico-economic power, and the metal as “a potent symbol of value, beauty, purity, greed and political power”.
Elsewhere, we see work by Prasiit Sthapit, who visited a Nepalese village in limbo after a river shifted course, leaving its people adrift and at the centre of an international boundary dispute, and Andy Sewell, who journeyed across the Atlantic Ocean to explore the imperceptibility of what lies beneath.