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Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2017

I saw this poster for the Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2017 on the tube yesterday and it reminded me how cross I was when I first saw this image of One Of Them Is A Human #1 (Erica: Erato Ishiguro Symbiotic Human-Robot Interaction Project) by Maija Tammi.

Why it was allowed into the competition is beyond me. It is not of a picture of a person. It is a picture of an object.

I do hope the technology of creating robots that have the sole purpose of mimicking human behaviour joins Betamax, Segway and Google Glass on the scrap heap.

Firecrackers v girlgaze

Since getting Girl on Girl, I found a couple more books which showcase the work of female photographers.

Firecrackers: Female Photographers Now by Fiona Rogers and Max Houghton is a showcase of the Firecracker project to promote the work of women in the photography industry.

#girlgaze How Girls See The World by Amanda de Cadenet, with contributions by Lynsey Addario, Inez van Lamsweerde and Sam Taylor-Johnson is also a showcase of their project.

Is one book better than the other? For me, Firecrackers is a much more serious book while #girlgaze has a more tabloid feel to it. I think that it is a good thing that there are two different approaches to the problem of the lack of female representation in the industry. It is always good to have a choice.


With thanks to Amelia and Studio Photo Gallery for the facilities.

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