Excess Baggage

In her second personal reflection on this year's Arles Rencontres, Rebecca Dearden reflects on scale and size, focusing on the Manchester-based Roast Beef collective.

Arles in Black

Guest Opinion: In the first of a series of pieces from the 2013 Rencontres d’Arles, the annual photographic festival in the south of France, writer and photographer Rebecca Dearden gives a personal perspective on the theme, and her ambivalence to monochrome. It's summer in the south of France. The sunflowers are blazing yellow, the sky's blue, the sea's turquoise, but the town of Arles is all in black. In place of the bright aubergine, carrot and blue fox of previous years' international photo festivals, the 2013 mascot-logo is a black and white swan, albeit with a green beak and blue eye, and I realise I'm hoping there will be some similar touches of colour in what promises to be a worthy, nostalgic and dry festival. This is my sixth time in Arles and I'm lacking enthusiasm for monochrome.

Reflections on the Redeye Printing Bursary with Rob Sara

Emma Freeman won the 2012 Redeye Printing Bursary with Rob Sara, awarded to one Redeye member whose work would benefit from master printing. Here Rob and Emma reflect on what happened after the bursary was awarded, and the route the pair decided to take to print the project.

Preserving while exhibiting photographs - new challenges

Guest opinion:
Bertrand Lavédrine, Director of the Centre de Recherche sur la Conservation des Collections (CRCC), CNRS, MNHN, MCC, Paris, France, outlines the latest research on the effect of lighting while preserving photographs.

Case study: starting a photographic collective

Guest opinion:
Roxana and Pablo Allison outline how a respected new photographic collective emerged from Redeye workshops.

Prepare for the Future: Collecting Contemporary Art

Guest opinion:
Stephen Snoddy, director of New Art Gallery, Walsall, argues that regional museums and public galleries must put more resources into building their collections of contemporary art and photography.

Directors in regional museums in Britain need to place the buying of contemporary art at the top of their institutions' agenda. It is as simple and important as that.

Winning new clients in 2012

Guest opinion:
Len Grant considers the most effective way to develop your photographic business

New year. New start. It's the time when we all lift our heads up from our day-to-day responsibilities and try and see into the future. Where do we want to be and how are we going to get there?

How British Photography Found Its Voice

Guest opinion:
Paul Hill looks back at a transformative decade in British Photography

The Responsibilities of Photographers

Guest opinion:
Larry Herman explores the crossover of politics and photography

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