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Pop-Up Issue – World Photo London

April 2012

© Dave Parker

© David Parker // Watford Market

On Sunday 29th April, Backyard Magazine teamed up with the World Photography Organisation to curate and produce a special pop-up issue. This was just one of the many events held during World Photo London, as part of the Sony World Photography Awards Exhibition.

With the help of guest curators Man Chueng, Jonathan Goldberg and Andy Preston, a number of invited contributors became part of the process and voted, debated and negotiated which projects should feature in the special edition.

With one or two exceptions there was a general consensus – but as always, the editor gets the final say!

We are really excited to be presenting all of this work (including some so new the ink has barely dried!) and to have discovered projects which Backyard will return to in the future.

Thanks to everyone who submitted work, who came along to our pop-up event and to the WPO for hosting Backyard at Somerset House.


The Best of the Rest




All of the contributors who took part in our pop-up event have been included in this issue of Backyard. This gallery features a taste of their projects.

© Tom Leighton
© Andy Preston© Andy Preston© Clara Turchi© Clara Turchi© Dave Parker© Dave Parker© Hamish Stewart© Hamish Stewart© Jessica Arneback© Jessica Arneback© Max Colson© Max Colson© Sujay Shah© Sujay Shah© Tom Leighton© Tom Leighton

The Chickens

Julia Spicer

© Julia Spicer

Battery hens find freedom in a prison.

© Julia Spicer© Julia Spicer© Julia Spicer© Julia Spicer© Julia Spicer

The Elephant

Michael McGuinness

© Michael McGuinness

Former residents return to their old neighbourhood. It’s now being rebuilt, but with no place for them.

© Michael McGuinness© Michael McGuinness© Michael McGuinness© Michael McGuinness© Michael McGuinness

Corin Ashleigh Brown

© Corin Ashleigh Brown

A rural connection to the land within an urban community.

© Corin Ashleigh Brown© Corin Ashleigh Brown© Corin Ashleigh Brown© Corin Ashleigh Brown© Corin Ashleigh Brown

New Family

Beth Crosland

© Beth Crosland





A new baby is welcomed into a new family.

© Beth Crosland© Beth Crosland© Beth Crosland© Beth Crosland© Beth Crosland

Wash

Cristina Boyton

© Cristina Boyton

An unexpected community created through menial necessity.

© Cristina Boyton© Cristina Boyton© Cristina Boyton© Cristina Boyton© Cristina Boyton