Hello Magenta Friends,
We hope you’ve been staying tuned to Flash Forward/Flash Back, our engaging new platform under the direction of editor Laurence Butet-Roch. Each week we post new content, from conversations by Flash Forward artists, to in-depth looks at important work.
“I’ve modelled the Flash Forward Flash Back website along the lines of my real-life encounters with fellow photographers, editors and academics. Those conversations often lead to the discovery of new work and new artists, the recommendations of shows to attend and books to purchase, and discussions about approach, ethics, representation and responsibility,” says Butet-Roch. You can read her full editor’s letter here.
Don’t miss one of the most recent roundtable posts that poses one of photography’s most challenging questions: How do artists honour the dignity of those they are representing?
Let us know what you think, we’re on Twitter at @MagentaFDN and Facebook as
Hello Magenta Friends,
As you might recall some 6 months ago, we announced that Stage 1 of our new website Flash Forward/Flash Back was live. And we’ve been hard at work since, creating a space for inspiration and discussion.
We’re happy to announce that Laurence Butet-Roch is taking on the role of editor. Aside from continuing to celebrate the works of past and present winners, through profiles and highlights, the site will also host discussions with practitioners around questions relating to the medium and its usages. We will invite guest editors to present their coup de cœur, and lists some of the incredible new projects, commissions, exhibitions and publications.
New content will be added each week, starting with a look at four Flash Forward winners whose work touched on this year’s four special categories. Please come and join us in this exciting new direction at Flash Forward/Flash Back.
Thank you to Presenting Sponsor TD Bank Group for its help in all the areas of Flash Forward. And a thank you to everyone: our artists to our jurors, editors and friends. Have a great month!
We are so happy to announce this. Stage 1 of Flash Forward Flash Back is now live! There is much more to come in the days and months ahead, but for now, please enjoy the past and present winners of the Flash Forward Competition as we showcase their stories on our new platform here: flashforwardflashback.com.
Also DO pay attention to all the early bird entries for this years 2018 competition. We will highlight some very special entries, such as Kirsten Leah Bitzer’s, over here: flashforwardflashback.com/flash-forward-2018-best-entries.
And a special note from all of us at The Magenta Foundation… We want to wish everyone a very safe and happy holiday season with all the very best for 2018. Let’s all step in the right direction and make positive changes to the world by being kind and thoughtful to everyone we meet. See you in 2018!