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Daily Archives: January 25, 2011

Portfolio Magazine last edition

Portfolio has decided that, after 22 years of continuous publication, this will be our final issue of Portfolio Magazine. More information is contained on the Editorial page of this website.

Between 1988 and 2010, Portfolio Magazine collaborated with photographers and writers to present the most important developments in contemporary photography in Britain. In the early years Portfolio also staged workshops and courses in practical photography from our studio premises in Edinburgh, and from 1988 to 2001 Portfolio Gallery presented up to twelve exhibitions a year, with sales of photographic prints. Between 2003 and 2008 Portfolio organised the annual Jerwood Photography Awards, selecting five Award winners each year from over 500 applicants, whose work was then published in Portfolio Magazine and presented through UK touring exhibitions. We have decided that, following publication of Issue 52 in November 2010, the time is right to end this extensive project.”

Photography and the Law

This problem of where and when you are not allowed to take photographs is worldwide and in terms of being told “you can’t take pictures here” getting worse. This article which is US centric makes many points that are valid anywhere and offers good advice on how to avoid trouble. If you are considering going out to photograph in the streets, shopping malls, railway stations, in fact anywhere other than empty spaces you will find this useful