Shortlist: Best Use of Photography
Judging for the Stack Awards have begun, and until the awards ceremony on 20 November, we’re taking a closer look at each of the categories. Today, we’re focusing on the most impactful and memorable photography that have been shortlisted. We’re excited to have Clare Grafik, head of exhibitions at The Photographer’s Gallery in London join Ben Hillwood Harris, owner of Artwords in judging this category.
Aint-Bad | Savannah
Championing new photographic art, Aint-Bad is a thick volume of outstanding contemporary photography. Their submitted issue, ‘Curator’s Choice’, sees a collaboration with 15 curators, editors and educators from around the world.
Brick | London
Brick is a hip-hop magazine that wants to subvert ‘traditional’ hip-hop photography and styles by commissioning people who work in fashion editorial or in a portrait studio.
Cartography | Milan
This is a travel magazine that blends the rigidity of a suggested itinerary with the whimsical experience of immersing oneself in a foreign place. They delve into each region they visit through large pages of patient and thoughtful photography.
Closing Ceremony | Shanghai
A magazine dedicated entirely to celebrating photography, Closing Ceremony’s debut issue sees street photography from cities around the world.
Else | Lausanne
Else wants to change the way we gaze at images. The photographs in their submitted issue are surreal, bizarre and subtly impactful, forcing the reader to take their time and flick through in a more considered way.
Four & Sons | Victoria
Four and Sons is a magazine about dogs, and their distinctive camerawork does a great job of bringing their furry, four-legged friends to life on the printed page.
Gather | Brooklyn
Gather takes food as its muse to create extremely artful and beautiful images of the things we eat. Part recipe book, part art review, this is a magazine that will inspire you to create as much as it will make you hungry.
Ladies, all the ladies, louder now… Presenting the Summer 2017 edition of Gather, Heroines: Women and Art issue. Pre-order yours now at gatherjournal.com (link in bio) or go to our stockist page to find a store near you (they'll be arriving in a few weeks). Cover photo: Gentl and Hyers, food styling: Maggie Ruggiero, prop styling: Ayesha Patel. #wcedition
Hole & Corner | London
Celebrating craft and skill, Hole & Corner works with high-end, world renowned photographers to explore new and contemporary ways of presenting craftsmanship and the artisanal.
Magazine | Cover We're excited to finally reveal the cover for Issue 12! The Journey Issue sees us travel around the world to celebrate the power of the global as well as local – from Indian jewellery makers to Irish basket weavers, Italian cashmere kings to classic British boatbuilders. It's as much about the journey as the arrival. Avaliable to pre-order now. Follow the link in the bio…
Loupe | London
Created on improved newsprint, Loupe is an affordable way of presenting photography. Their aim is to help photographers get started; the magazine shows primarily the work of early career artists, featuring student projects and reader submissions.
Mais55 | Sao Paulo
Aiming to produce “new, irreverent images” in fashion, Mais55 is a playful and tongue-in-cheek culture magazine with a penchant for mischief.
Perdiz | Barcelona
A magazine about happiness, Perdiz hones in on weird and wonderful individuals and their quirky obsessions that give them joy each day. From a Disney fanatic to a traffic roundabout enthusiast, this is a magazine that never fails to make us smile.
Petrie | London
Combining thought-provoking journalism with fashion, Petrie is a magazine with a mission. Their photographic works in this issue celebrates diversity and equality while calling for action against prejudice.
Record | New York
An interview magazine about vinyl culture and music, Record takes an unhurried look at musicians’ studios, bedrooms, record shelves, and neighbourhoods to produce an insight into their creative sanctuaries.
The Exposed | Copenhagen
The Exposed brings you closer to the photography in their magazine by integrating sound-based stories and video pieces that enrich your reading experience.
Victory | Brooklyn
Victory is a large format sports magazine with impactful photography that makes the sweat and adrenalin of its subject feel completely immediate.
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