Looking onwards: 18 photographers envision hope for the future

We invited 18 photographers from around the world to share an image each that envisions something hopeful for our future after isolation.

Nick Scaife – Alamar

Nick Scaife documents Alamar, 15km east of Havana, one of the largest social housing projects in the world, built by 'microbrigades' of worker-residents.

YES FUTURE 2020 – Études and photographers against COVID-19

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Études has reached out to its creative community to launch YES FUTURE 2020, a print sale of photographs to raise funds for All United Against Coronavirus.

Michael Lundgren – Geomancy

Since the late 1990s Michael Lundgren’s photographic pilgrimages into the deserts of Arizona, Utah and Mexico have been an attempt to restore what he feels we have lost touch with – an Earth-centred mythology.

Interview – Paul Knight: jump into bed with me

A modern-day love letter between Paul Knight and his partner Peter, 'jump into bed with me' reveals intimacy in all of its guises.

Interview – Elena Subach: Grandmothers on the Edge of Heaven

Elena Subach talks to Leila Kozma about her series 'Grandmothers on the Edge of Heaven', venerating the elderly women of Ukraine.

Interview – Cherine Fahd: Apókryphos

Interview – Cecilia Sordi Campos: Tem Bigato Nessa Goiaba

Cecilia Sordi Campos' 'Tem Bigato Nessa Goiaba' represents the need Campos felt "to devour my Brazilian influences, my hybrid identity, and my emotions to then transform them into a new form of expression."

Interview – Matteo Dal Vera and Michael Weatherill: The Bridge

Domonkos Varga – Acts of Cassandra

In 'Acts of Cassandra' Domonkos Varga examines utopianism and dystopian thought in relation of present-day technological and social changes.

Theo Deproost – Still Works

Rather than focusing on the sharpened and shining finished products, Theo Deproost's 'Still Works' honour the erosion, scars and callouses that adorn the tools and machinery of the workshop.

Instagram Takeover – David Rothenberg

This week on the Paper Journal Instagram, David Rothenberg is sharing photographs from 'Roosevelt Station' and 'Landing Lights Park'.

Joshua Tarplin

'I am interested in finding my sealegs. I need my sealegs to stay balanced between all that I know and all that I see, especially as I remain adrift among an infinite swamp of imagery.'

Instagram Takeover – Michele Palazzi

This week, Italian documentary photographer Michele Palazzi is sharing some of his recent work on the Paper Journal Instagram.

Yorgos Yatromanolakis – The Splitting of the Chrysalis & the Slow Unfolding of the Wings

Yorgos Yatromanolakis' 'The Splitting of the Chrysalis & the Slow Unfolding of the Wings' is inspired by the anthropological rites of passage that mark the transitions from one phase of life to another.

Instagram Takeover – Arch McLeish

Dylan Lewis – Dusker

Dylan Lewis' 'Dusker' disrupts the already-fraught relationship between image, language, and narrative to create a space where new forms of meaning-making emerge.

Instagram Takeover – Maximilian Semlinger

Maximilian Semlinger's 'Godspeed' charts a journey of self-discovery, as both a young man and an artist. Moody glances and folorn gazes speak of a dispirited generation.