The LUMIX Stories for Change Commission is part of an ambitious ongoing collaboration between LUMIX and British Journal of Photography that celebrates the power of photography in driving positive change.
LUMIX Stories for Change, in collaboration with British Journal of Photography, provides photographers with creative grants and Panasonic LUMIX S Series kit to create photographic projects of their choosing that explore some of the most important issues of our time.
With categories loosely based on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, the first three grants in the LUMIX Stories for Change series explore the themes of Inclusion and Belonging. Photographers have had the creative freedom to explore the subject matter in their own way. The resulting bodies of work get published online and promoted on British Journal of Photography’s channels.
Laura Pannack is a London-based, award-winning photographer. Renowned for her portraiture and social documentary artwork, she seeks to explore the complex relationship between subject and photographer. Pannack’s work has been extensively exhibited and published worldwide, including at The National Portrait Gallery, Somerset House, The Royal Festival Hall and the Houses of Parliament.
Her work has received much acclaim and won numerous awards, among which are the John Kobal Award, Juliet Margaret Cameron award, Prix de la photographie , World Press Photo and the Vic Odden award.
Catherine Hyland is an artist based in London. Her photography centres around people and their connection to the land they inhabit. Primarily landscape based, her work is rooted in notions of fabricated memory, grids, enclosures and national identity.
Her large format images depict humanity’s attempts – some more effective than others – to tame its environment. An observation that has led to both artistic and commercial outreach, with residences at venues such as Focal Point gallery in Southend for the RADICAL ESSEX programme and has exhibited work at Month of Photography Los Angeles, Renaissance Photography Prize, National Portrait Gallery, Royal Photographic Society, LES MAGASINS GÉNÉRAUX, Somerset House, Design Museum in London, ICA & MAC in Birmingham. Hyland’s ongoing projects highlight humanity’s attempts to tame and transform nature, both past and present.
Frederick Paxton is an Emmy-nominated filmmaker, photographer and artist currently based in London. After graduating with honours from New York’s School of Visual Arts, he quickly established himself and captured a broad body of work.
Whether in conflict zones like Iraq, Syria, Ukraine and the Central African Republic or North Korea, Russia and Europe’s periphery, there is a consistent arc of Paxton’s work: capturing the intersections and boundaries that help reveal so much about humanity.
Established in 2001, LUMIX is the photographic brand of the Panasonic Corporation. In 2008, it introduced the world’s first mirrorless interchangeable lens camera. With the launch of the Micro Four Thirds G Series – GH5, GH5s and G9 – LUMIX was propelled into the professional market, a position that was further cemented with the recent launch of its full-frame S Series cameras: S1, S1R and S1H.
British Journal of Photography is the longest-running photography title in the world. The monthly magazine celebrates photographers who are reinventing the medium and how it shapes the way we see the world. From long-form features to the daily editorial published on BJP-Online, BJP explores the work of artists freed from the aesthetic conventions and ideologies that held back their predecessors.
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