Sjon Barnes is a British photographer based in York. His main theme for the past three years has been the “Non-Place”, which he has defined as a space that, without humanity or the idea of capitalism, would cease to exist in our world. Moving Shop echoes this definition, documenting empty spaces during the Covid-19 lockdowns. The pandemic has negatively impacted businesses, forcing hospitality and retail owners to respond to a new reality. Sjon also shows the grim reality of football club owners moving stadiums; it’s another scenario which ties in with the idea of a “Non-Place.” “A lot of fans would consider a new stadium not home and not human,” Barnes notes.
Mia Ferullo uses self portraiture as a method to regain control over the perception of one’s body, depicting her figure unapologetically in paintings.
Photographer and photo editor Rachel Howard explores cultural and socio-political issues relating to mental health, sexuality and gender.