The month of May

The Guardian comes hot off the press at the print site in Watford. Photograph by Alicia Canter for The Guardian

The Guardian comes hot off the press at the print site in Watford. Photograph by Alicia Canter for The Guardian

Dear fotoblog readers, I am thrilled to have been asked to be a guest blogger by Nadine Barth. I work in London as a news picture editor on the Guardian’s print edition. Over the next month I plan to share some experiences from the newsroom. I hope to give an insight into the workings of our newspaper, where questions about photography and publishing are constantly being grappled with. I’d like to talk about how and why decisions over images are made and the kinds of discussions we have about these choices.

May is also a big month for photography in London. We have the fourth edition of Photo London, which is looking like it’s going to be a great event. I’ll be sharing my favourite exhibits as well as reporting on some of the talks. I’m excited about this year’s program, which includes artists as diverse as Es Devlin (who will be in conversation with Jeremy Deller) and Vera Lutter. The events and exhibitions happening across the city to coincide with the fair are also looking great this year. I am particularly interested in seeing the emerging talent that Peckham 24 has to offer, A Shade of Pale group exhibition at Store X, and FOAM Talent at Beaconsfield.

It feels like interest and commitment to photography in London has taken off in the last couple of years. It wasn’t that long ago when we only had a couple of places to view photography in this enormous city, whereas now there are regular exhibitions exploring the medium in every major museum and gallery. London really is bursting at the seams with photography and long may it continue!